Long story short: Had an apple 4th gen router, replaced it with a 5th gen. I'm getting signal drops, weak signal 20 feet away, etc. Called apple, did some things, they determined its interferrence. I looked up few things (cordless phones, other networks near by) and tried some stuff. So far I switched to the 5GHZ network mode, and ipad 2 seems ok, but its' still shaky on holding a signal all the time. iphone, macbook all having same issue and were talking a line of sight from one room to another. I selected wide channels, 5GHZ, lowered the signal power, etc. Is there anyone who has dealt with these issueS? For 180 bucks I expected a lot more from Apple. My 30 dollar linksys was much more reliable, and I'm disappointed. ** also forgot to mention my cordless phones were cutting out as well as the router..cable checked the connection, cable modem is fine..so I guess I need to do something with my portable phones?