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iPad being banned from university campuses

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Apr 2010 20:21 User comments (7)

iPad being banned from university campuses A few of America's larger universities have banned the Apple iPad from their campuses, saying the tablet device causes problems with their wireless networks.
For example, Princeton University recently blocked 20 percent of the iPads on campus because of "malfunctions that can affect the entire school's computer system." The University says the iPad is the root of DHCP client malfunctions, meaning it causes interference for other devices on the school's network.

In another situation, George Washington University said: "Our current authentication system isn't supported by the iPhone or the iPad." That means the devices aren't banned, but cant log in to the network.

Princeton said it is actively working with Apple to solve the problem, GWU said it will likely not be fixed until next year.

On the other hand, rival Ivy League school Cornell says they have about 80 iPad's connected to their network, with no problems whatsoever.

The news comes after the entire country of Israel decided to ban the device, citing a conflict in Wi-Fi standards used.

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7 user comments

120.4.2010 22:59

So much for the iPad replacing text books any time soon!

I love the GWU response, they might have just as easily said, "That toy can't even make a secured connection"

221.4.2010 11:42

Quote:
KillerBug

So much for the iPad replacing text books any time soon!
Of course it won't. Then the e-text book business will be pirated like the music and film industry. It's no coincidence that these items are not able to log in. It's their way of helping pad and protect the deep pockets of the scum bag text book companies that over charge for books...and change the text books every 2 years to force people to have to buy new.

321.4.2010 17:20

Seems as though Israel was on to something.

422.4.2010 6:58

Originally posted by Silo45:
Seems as though Israel was on to something.
my thoughts exactly :) only we were on it before it even got here.
good work for once, and good riddance oversized overpriced ipod :)

once and for all silencing all those idiots that said it was a stupid decision based on nothing and maybe we should change our frequency etc etc..seems like "apples standard wifi" is disrrupting even your own wifi frequencys :)

525.4.2010 21:47

As I have said before, Apple is a cyber-totalitarian company. Their primary goal: build a device that others pay good money for while they (and only them) decide what you can do with it. Programmers and applications have to be "approved" by them. Standards have to be bent to comply with them. Wow! NO WAY I will ever buy anything Apple.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 25 Apr 2010 @ 21:48

626.4.2010 16:38

Originally posted by jookycola:
Quote:
KillerBug

So much for the iPad replacing text books any time soon!
Of course it won't. Then the e-text book business will be pirated like the music and film industry. It's no coincidence that these items are not able to log in. It's their way of helping pad and protect the deep pockets of the scum bag text book companies that over charge for books...and change the text books every 2 years to force people to have to buy new.
Reason? Wifi bandwith allocation and security problems? http://j.mp/apple-ipad-banned-in-prestigious-universities

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