Thank you Leo and Bob.
I'll try what you suggested the next time I have a drop-out. This problem seems quite common among iPad users but there's still no conclusive view about what may cause it.-- hide signature --
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Not this iPad user, however I have the 4th iteration. WiFi is excellent, and in fact as I roam my house browsing I no longer check the signal as it just works, even with a wifi router that is 5 years old with no added signal boosters.
Perhaps you have a really old wifi router?