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The Apple Falls Far From the GW Network

iPad creates issues for George Washington University network



    The Apple Falls Far From the GW Network
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    NEW YORK - APRIL 03: An early customer at the Apple store on Fifth Avenue tries Apple Inc's new iPad on April 3, 2010 in New York City. Hundreds lined up in front of the technology company's flagship New York store to be among the first in the world to acquire the device. The much heralded iPad looks to be a bridge between a laptop and smartphone. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    If you’re reading this article on your brand new iPad, there’s a good chance you’re not on the George Washington University campus. Or at least you aren’t using the school’s network.

    GW said its network is having problems with Apple’s hottest new product.

    “Our current authentication system isn’t supported by the iPhone or the iPad,” Chief Technology Officer Guy Jonestold TechNewsDaily. That means you can’t log on to the network with the popular devices.

    As if that weren’t bad enough, there is also news that a solution to the problem may be months away. In fact, the iPad may not work on the George Washington network for a year or longer.

    GW isn’t the only college having iPad issues. Princeton and other universities are also struggling to handle the computer on their networks.