Revolution Wi-Fi: Are Apple iPhones Misbehaving on Wi-Fi

Andrew von Nagy looks into a strange bug (?) in the Broadcom wireless chipset used by the popular Apple iPhone and iPad, along with many other portable devices. This issue threatens to lock out a network for no reason, a serious denial of service situation.

The latest generation of mobile devices, including the Apple iPhone 4S, may be causing performance degradation on your Wi-Fi network, which could be reported as a Denial of Service (DoS) attack by WIPS (wireless intrusion prevention systems).

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Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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