iPad DHCP bug causes universities to deny WiFi access

Discussion in 'iPad' started by kdarling, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Several universities have reported this.

    Apparently there's a bug in the DHCP client, causing it to keep using an old IP address if it expires while the tablet is asleep.

    Princeton University's explanation of the problem

    Princeton's IT department automatically looks for this IP mistake, and after it happens several times, locks out the device.

    About half of the iPads on their campus have been locked out because of this bug.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  3. kdarling thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Thanks. I had searched and didn't see the topic. Must be too early for me :)
     

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