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Phelyx
07-17-2007, 12:08 PM
Source: Networkworld.com (http://www.networkworld.com/news/2007/071607-duke-iphone.html)


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 help desk ticket with Apple. But so far, the precise cause of the problem remains unknown.


So apparently the iPhone is very spammy and basically pings over and over till it finds a solid wifi connection. I don't know what that does to the battery but... heh. Duke sucks anyway.

mommalina
07-17-2007, 12:35 PM
I don't know what that does to the battery but... heh. Duke sucks anyway.

Phelyx, you don't happen to be related to our Doug or Dan, are you? .. ;)

Maybe their keen sense of humor is contagious .. :)

Lina

Phelyx
07-17-2007, 12:50 PM
http://youaintnopicasso.com/images/dukesucks.jpg

Just getting warmed up. When a school of 3500 gets an endowment of 900 million a year, and these high school kids who barely get a 20 on their ACT desires to go to DUKE over other schools then some money must be applied one way or another. The thing is the NCAA makes so much money off Duke televised games that they don't care to infestigate.