If that was the issue, it sounds less like a hardware issue, and more like an issue with the implementation of their DHCP client. I find this one intriguing, will check into it.
Originally Posted by bobsentell
Also, I'm going to be using my TP at work next week, and will check with our Networking team to find if it's holding DHCP leases (if that was the iPad issue).
OK, did a quick check and found this article from Princeton. The article, though a little technical, does a pretty good job of describing the issue (as well as a link to the new issue Apple created with the fix).
The short answer to your question is - this was a bug in Apple's DHCP client (both of the issues), and there is no reason to believe that there will be any similar issue with the TouchPad.