Princeton University is keeping some iPads off the campus wireless network because of a glitch that causes performance problems on the entire system.
That’s according to an alert issued today on the university’s Office of Information Technology Web site, which says about half of the iPads that have attempted to connect have clogged up the network.
The university has alerted Apple technicians and is hoping for a fix, but until then the alert asked students and professors who bought iPads to stop surfing with them on the campus.
“iPad devices that malfunction in this manner while connected to the campus network may need to be blocked to maintain the stability and reliability of campus network services,” the alert says.
The Daily Princetonian reports that “roughly 25″ iPads have been blocked so far.
Last week officials at George Washington University said they expected that the devices would be incompatible with its campus network because of unusual security features used by the campus. But the Princeton glitch seems to be a different issue entirely, suggesting that the iPad may be getting off to a rough start as a campus productivity tool.