Monday, July 16, 2007

Infrastructure Protection: IPhones Flooding WLAN at Duke University

John Cox writes on NetworkWorld:

The Wi-Fi connection on Apple’s recently released iPhone seems to be the source of a big headache for network administrators at Duke University.

The built-in 802.11b/g adapters on several iPhones periodically flood sections of the Durham, N.C. school’s pervasive wireless LAN with MAC address requests, temporarily knocking out anywhere from a dozen to 30 wireless access points at a time. Campus network staff are talking with Cisco, the main WLAN provider, and have opened a held desk ticket with Apple. But so far, the precise cause of the problem remains unknown.

More here.


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