Location, location, location...

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Alpacaman, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. Alpacaman

    Alpacaman New Member

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    How does the iPod touch find out your location, I heard somewhere that of uses wifi to find out, but how? I mean, wifi networks are by no means permanent, and anyone can make one, so how can it use them to find your location?
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    Matt-09 New Member

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    IP Address?
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    giannaros New Member

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    I dont know how it works, but it never found my location. Never.
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    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    tracks your i.p adress.
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    If ound my location on a airport(hethrow,england, don´t n´know how to write)
    He probably gets the location form open wifi ports like t-mobile
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    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    nope, my ipod finds my ip fine. Try it on your computer

    http://www.ip-adress.com/


    Its a bit off but should be close.

    My IP address: 86.1x.23.xxx

    IP Location: xxxx in United Kingdom
  7. 1YNQMWQVHZ

    1YNQMWQVHZ Active Member

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    By your IP address!
    It didn't work for me before, but it does now... Maybe I had some kind of problem with my router. IP Address - that's how police "can find you" if you are doing something illegal, etc. on the internet...
    That's how the iPod Touch finds your location))
    http://www.ip-adress.com/
    ^ you can find your location there from your computer...
    But sometimes it shows the wrong city for me!! Like now!
    But it's fine on my iPod Touch

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    hakk79 Well-Known Member

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    I think it uses the IP address. Just like the iPhone triangulates cell tower signals to get GPS.
  9. NeSEncHo

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    It's not by IP Address... It's by the MAC Address of your Router. I know because I just watched the Stevenote talking about this.
  10. Alpacaman

    Alpacaman New Member

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    Okay, so it's eiher the ip or mac address, that explains a lot. Thanks

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