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Duke eyes new Apple iPhone as source of wireless network problem


RALEIGH (AP) -- Apple's flashy new iPhones may be causing problems with the wireless network at Duke University.

Technology officials worked with the company today to fix problems before classes begin next month. Spokesman Bill Cannon says an analysis of traffic found that iPhones flooded parts of the campus' wireless network with access requests, freezing parts of the system for ten minutes at a time.

Cannon says while the network has 100 to 150 iPhones registered, a single iPhone was powerful enough to cause the problem. Network administrators have noticed the problem nine times in the past week.

A computer science professor at the University of Maryland thinks both the phone and Duke's network are to blame for the glitches at the university.

An Apple spokeswoman says the company is working with Duke to quickly resolve the issue but didn't know details or the source of the problem.

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