Hey just wanted to update, I got my Touchpad on
2/7, hp box inside a Woot box. Cosmetically 10/10, everything else has worked perfectly so far, out of the box had 50% charge, charged up, updated to 3.0.5, then put CM9 on. After 3 days everything is still working well, however after through research on our device there seems to be a rather large amount of problems people have reported regardless of being brand new, refurb, etc. For anyone that is having wifi problems, after reading literally hundreds of people having similar problems, if your device boots and looks good out of the box, check out some of the forums precentral, xda, rootzwiki for some solutions. I'm sure its defintly plausible that there are devices with true malfunctions from there internal wifi controller but the vast majority of people are able to fix them by following some of the suggestions like some of the ones i have seen posted here as changing the channels, it seems the wifi in these devices is very nit picky unfortunately. I read one post that had a solid foundation of problems with most routers that did not have a broadcom chipset. Others are putting dd-wrt on their devices, by changing the firmware on the router and using advanced options seems to solve issues(Be careful if you have to use dd-wrt as installing firmware incorrectly can brick your router, so if you don't have the technical background please be careful). Lastly, just so you know, I have a Linksys 3200 at home set on channel 9, wpa2. A router that a lot of people feel is very compatible is the older version of my router the Linksys 3000, which you can find on sale at various places for around 60-70$. CM9 is what it is an "Alpha" I have not had any problems with it so far but i knew the issues regarding netflix and hardware accelerated video.
I will post a collection of threads later this evening for anyone interested or may be having some problems. Here is a thread that explains some of the issues that plague all touchpad's.
Thanks & sorry for the long post.
Go back to the beginning of the thread for more info the page i selected is specific to certain issues.