Network, Not iPhone, To Blame For Wireless Glitches At Duke

It's not the iPhone that's causing the problems with the wireless network at Duke University. It's the network itself.

Duke spokeswoman Tracy Futhey says there were some conditions that led to minor and temporary disruptions in service. Futhey says the conditions involve deploying a very large Cisco-based wireless network.

Cisco says it's worked with Duke and Apple this week to identify the network issue that was causing the problem. A Cisco spokeswoman declined to be more specific, and officials at Duke did not immediately return a message seeking additional comment.

The school's wireless network had jammed nine times for spans of about ten minutes, and a review of network traffic led Duke's technology team to iPhone users.

Apple released the iPhone at the end of June. The phones retail for 499 dollars to 599 dollars and combine cell phone capability with a media player and wireless Internet.