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Hamjat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Am patiently waiting for the delivery of my iPad Wifi set to deliver Apr 16th. I am a student at Devry and college require us to have an anti-virus program to connect to their wi-fi network. Does the iPad comes with any?

Any Devry iPad owner here? Can you share your experience on campus with the iPad?

PC, Windows 7
  • Mac Beep Beep Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
    No don't need one
  • Johnathan Burger Level 6 Level 6 (15,695 points)
    The ipad does not allow downloads except from iTunes or app store.
    Ipad does not allow multitasking or background processess.

    How would you get a virus on it, how would it run?

    Also, considering the above-how would antivirus software work on it?
  • Hamjat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Am only interested in knowing if I will be able to use my iPad in a college campus wi-fi that requires an anti-virus program to be present in your device.
  • WBmacUser Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)
    You definitely won't be able to install any antivirus software on an iPad, and actually, none exists.

    However, you can also ask here if any Devry students use their iPhones on the college wi-fi network. It basically runs the same operating system as the iPad and also doesn't/can't have antivirus software on it. Same answer should apply to the iPad.
  • ronDZ Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I currently attend DeVry at Fremont, CA and it definitely doesn't work on the schools network, it's a bummer but maybe Apple will figure something out in a future update.
  • thephotodork Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
    Seems like something that DeVry would need to figure out. Not Apple. How would Apple be able to change the policy of a private educational institution?

    I don't see why they wouldn't allow iPads (or iPhones) on their wifi...
  • Johnathan Burger Level 6 Level 6 (15,695 points)
    I would have to seriously question the value ofThe education from a tech school that worries about virii from an ipad/iPod/iPhone on their network.
  • HyperNova Software Level 6 Level 6 (8,530 points)
    An excellent observation!
  • Hamjat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Johnathan Burger don't be stupid...Devry is not all about Technology. In addition to the College of Engineering & Information Sciences we also have College of Health Sciences, College of Media Arts & Technology etc. If you don't have an answer to my question, don't try to be cynical.
  • ronDZ Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    It turns out after visiting the IT department of my campus, they ended up patching the network so that the Apple iPad can connect to the network now, all is perfect now!
  • Johnathan Burger Level 6 Level 6 (15,695 points)
    I am in no way being stupid.
    The tech school is not about technology, yet 2 of the "degrees" listed are computer and tecnology related?

    I did answer what I thought your question was in my first post.
    I did not try to be cynical-I flat out question the value of an education from any institution that does not employ people who understand the fields it teaches.

    Even though you called me stupid, I am sorry that your feelings got hurt by me questioning the value of your tech school.
    I do wonder why you are hypersensitive about it.
  • lordtie20001 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have heard in a few forums that AVG will be coming out with a software for the iPhone and the iPad. When I have no clue but I am sure we will not hear more until 4.0 comes out.
  • Chris_Underwood Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am working with the Devry trying to get citrix app and the webx app to work on the IPAD as well so I can at least run my labs from the IPAD. If citrix works then you should be able to run application on citrix with it.
  • Jon.E Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Mr.Burger. The technical concern are files that contain viruses transferring to a PC. While these files have no effect on the iPad, they may affect the pc to which they are transferred. And yes, there are NO av programs for ipads, that does not mean that iPads are incapable of being carriers. Finally, even though a device is not jailbroken, there are many legitimate ways to transfer files to computers that do not require a cable or iTunes.

    I think the corporate and academic institutions have a legitimate concern that apple has failed to address.
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