A Wi-Fi problem plaguing some iOS 6 users yesterday was reportedly caused by a down Web page, which is since back up.
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The root of the problem remained unknown for awhile. It's not certain who first solved the mystery, or how. But a Twitter user named tylerc found that iOS checks a certain Apple Web page to make sure that Wi-Fi doesn't require a login. For some reason, that page was down.
The page was soon brought back up, presumably by Apple, thereby restoring Wi-Fi connectivity for iOS 6 and perhaps for other iOS versions.