Princeton, George Washington & Cornell Universities ban iPad

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  1. LadyHoneyBabe macrumors 6502

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  2. hith macrumors newbie

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    I'm curious how they can just ban the iPad. That would be similar to saying you aren't allowed to bring an iPod or iPhone or (name your fav gadget). I suppose they could say you can't connect it to the college wifi.
     
  3. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    I eat lunch with a group of network technicians for my university, and they are also working on solutions to problems students, staff, and professors have reported with the iPad and university Wifi. If they can't solve it on their end then a ban will follow until Apple comes up with a fix.
     
  4. LadyHoneyBabe thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How many students are using iPads to cause that much of a bandwidth problem? I thought students were sticking to netbooks and laptops.
     
  5. hith macrumors newbie

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    Also what about an iPad makes you download more than a laptop / netbook. I would assume with a laptop you'd be downloading larger files and doing more things. Then again I don't have my iPad yet so maybe I'm missing out on some serious downloading joy.
     
  6. LameLefty macrumors member

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    Reports I've seen indicate that the iPad DHCP client isn't releasing IP addresses properly at the end of the lease time, which causes conflicts as all the other devices on the campus-wide networks log on and off. So only a relatively few misbehaving devices might be enough to cause a lot of problems throughout the network.
     
  7. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    It's not a bandwidth issue. The iPad doesn't release it's iP address unless you power it down. For the residence halls at my U available IP addresses are limited and for iphone and touch and laptop users get re-assigned frequently as new users connect. The network techs notice that iPads are staying connected for 8 to ten hours at a time, whereas iphones and Touches usually connect and disconnect for 5 to ten minute access periods.
     
  8. hith macrumors newbie

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    Seems reasonable, so its not so much the users of the iPads but possibly a poorly behaving network stack.
     
  9. LadyHoneyBabe thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Maybe this is another reason why they're banned in Israel too.
     
  10. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    In the case of Princeton, they haven't actually banned all iPads. They will only block your iPad if it has the DHCP problem.
     
  11. Nash Bridges macrumors regular

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    This can be easily fixed with a firmware update.
     
  12. minik macrumors 65816

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    That's interesting, I have been using my iPad at school for 2 weeks now. I should talk to my boss and see.
     
  13. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

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    This is not even an iPad problem. Wireless networking bandwidth that these schools are having are related to iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. iPad just came out. I hardly believe that iPad is causing that big of a bandwidth hog. Maybe something different for iPhone.

    And if I was using iPad for school, I would be using it for non wireless purposes.

    This article is complete fail on these schools.
     
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    Ummm. Yes it's an ipad problem. Why is this article fail again?
     
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    My initial reaction is to berate the Universities (even though I'm not an iPad fan). But considering it's 3 universities, and a country - I think there must be a genuine problem at the heart of it now.

    No probs, Apple will fix it. Other parties have to protect their interests too, I'm sure Apple understand that.
     
  17. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Because the knee-jerk reaction of someone that doesn't understand the situation / is blinded by the Apple light is to blame the other party.

     
  18. tigres macrumors 68040

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    Yep. That's what I got out of it too.
     
  19. iCheddar macrumors 6502a

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    My University has been great about dealing with iPad. They use Cisco's Clean Access to control what sort of devices can connect to the network. As of yet the IT department hasn't upgraded to the latest version of CCA that supports iPad, so connecting to the campus WiFi network wasn't possible.

    Their workaround is great though, they're just asking iPad users for MAC addresses so that they can filter our iPads manually, allowing them to join the network.

    What I like best about this system is that I no longer have to log into the network like I'd have to do on my Macbook Pro or iPhone.:D
     
  20. Zepaw macrumors 65816

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    My University is wireless all over the place and its pretty easy to connect anywhere with anything, but if you aren't in a good spot the connection is slow as hell.
     
  21. nsorrelle macrumors member

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    Take off the fanboy goggles for just a minute to read what the actual issue is here. I know many people on these forums feel compelled to defend Apple products, no matter the situation, but please be reasonable for once.
     

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