WIFI BUG > Is apple WATCHING US? please read

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by danyg, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. danyg macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi,

    Suddenly all iOS6 devices could not login on our wifi routers.
    The iDevice was directed to a login page at apple.com
    And a page not found error (a success page) was given.

    Why ?????

    Then, suddenly, it was fixed...
    Probably they created that success page....

    But why login ?
    For what ?

    Anyone can explain this ?
    Apple ?
     
  2. deannnnn macrumors 68000

    deannnnn

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    #3
    You know if "please read" is in the title then it's got to be good.
     
  3. smileyborg macrumors 6502

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    Why this happens: when you connect to a public WiFi router (say, at Starbucks) the router is set up to prevent you from reaching the public Internet before you get redirected to go through their gateway and login/accept terms of service.

    The way iOS devices check on whether they need to pop up the "Login" sheet is by testing to see if they can reach a specific URL on Apple servers: http://www.apple.com/library/test/success.html

    This whole bug was caused by that URL on Apple's servers going down, so your iDevice thought it needed to make you login to get on the public Internet. And then of course this wasn't actually the case, so when you closed the login sheet, iOS assumed you didn't want to connect to the WiFi network (since it appeared as though the public Internet was inaccessible) and disconnected from it automatically (to try connecting to the next preferred network, if available).

    Obviously, to prevent this in the future there should be more than one URL to test to determine if public Internet connectivity actually exists.
     
  4. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    The main thread in which discussion is occurring around this topic has a lot of people that don't know how to read.
     

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