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[ARSTechnica] WiFi connectivity under iOS 6 temporarily broken by server problem

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When iOS attaches to a WiFi network, it checks to see if that network requires additional credentials by attempting to access this file on Apple's website. If it sees the file, iOS knows it has Internet connectivity and it will remember that WiFi network. If it can't see the file, iOS assumes that the network requires some additional form of authentication (like a user name and password, or a WiFi access code).
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This is fine, but things kind of fell down yesterday. The success.html file was missing or otherwise unavailable; if you tried to hit its URL directly with a Web browser, you were redirected to Apple's generic "Page not found" 404 error page

Source

I can't remember clearly. Have Apple's launches always been this way, or were they more polished several years ago?
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You're connecting it wrong.
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You're connecting it wrong.

Lolled so hard, especially after the map drama.
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You're connecting it wrong.

Yep. This has to be user error. Apple makes perfect products for perfect people. If you're having issues connecting to wifi, clearly you're not worthy of apple's perfection.





All kidding aside, did apple actually test iOS 6 before releasing it? They're having a lot of bone-headed issues with it right now.
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Broken is right. School requires a login, and this exact screen has denied me. The only thing worse than Verizon screwing the GNex is their 3G.
 
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I'm confused, I don't know what wifi networks most people have been connecting to in the last 3 years, but you usually put a wep/wpa/wpa2 key then connect to the network, assuming it has internet, you can open a page and surf. Simple.

What the hell does a success.html file from Apple have to do with me connecting to my wifi or not? I mean that in the technical and logical way.
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You can actually sabotage people who're running ios6 on your network by blocking https://www.apple.com/library/test/success.html.
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You can actually sabotage people who're running ios6 on your network by blocking https://www.apple.com/library/test/success.html.

Hahahaha this should be fun...
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You can actually sabotage people who're running ios6 on your network by blocking https://www.apple.com/library/test/success.html.

Hahahaha this should be fun...
This.

#ios6problems
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You can actually sabotage people who're running ios6 on your network by blocking https://www.apple.com/library/test/success.html.

That may work on Sprint iPhone 5's, and VZW (I don't know their LTE speeds personally), but I doubt anyone who has an iPhone 5 on AT&T will care. tongue.gif

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIbyul0xtAU
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