I found that having IPv6 disabled on my router (which it was) prevented any of my iOS devices from working. As soon as I enabled IPv6, everything started working again.
If you have an older router, it may be not IPv6 enabled.
My 10 year old WRT54G v1.42.2 simply didn’t have IPv6 capabilities. I had to run to the store across the street and grab one with “IPv6 enabled” on the box.
After that my iPhone 5 miraculously connected to Wi – Fi
In the following link kindly provided by one of the readers – wychodzca- you can find all the iformation about Spassky : chess-news.ru/en/search/node/spassky. He is in Moscow and he explains what has happened during all this time. (You can also see: <Why Chess> Internet portal.) I thank you Mr. Wychodzca for his kindness.
I have been so surprised that I have nothing more to say except that unless there is a major turn of events I will close here this matter . You can see the interview in the above mentioned Internet portal.