iPhones KO WiFi At Duke

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.

IPhones flooding wireless LAN at Duke University – Network World

Well, ain’t that something.  No one is sure why the iPhones are triggering ARP floods on the wireless LAN at Duke, but it sure is something that will need to fixed.  I wonder if this is happening elsewhere.

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