No luck with location services

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  1. EricJD

    EricJD New Member

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    Any time an app requests to discover my location, it always fails. Any ideas on how to get it working?
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    Go somewhere with lots of wifi!
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    you need an iphone. LOLOOLOLOOLOLOLOL
    you kids.
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    ACTUALLY YOU DONT.

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    iPod Touches use something like Wifi Triangulation...or something like that. Im not 100% sure, but I do know that it requires a strong WiFi connection to get your position just right!
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    The Wi-Fi Locate-Service only works with Wifis, that broadcast some information about their location I guess. Though I don't know how to broadcast location-info on Wi-Fi I think that it will only work with public ones. But maybe there's a way to do it with your own Wi-fi at home (which would not be that smart, because I guess we all should know the location of our private networks...)
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    The wifi locate seems to work for me from my home... which means it eventually (3-4 min) comes up with an location. The odd part is that it "found" me at my address from 2 years ago.... and I've switched ISP's since then.
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    Hopeful

    Here's the theory....
    Location services works when you're in range of a wifi access point that is registered with Skyhook: http://www.skyhookwireless.com/howitworks/submit_ap.php

    Anyone can register a wifi access point, and all you need is the MAC address of your router - mine was both on the bottom of my router, and it was displayed when I ran the software that supports my router (airport utility). There are also applications that can identify your MAC address.

    The reality is that I've just submitted my MAC address and it can take a few weeks for a location to be added - wish me luck!
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    I submitted my home WiFi MAC address and location to Skyhook in mid November. Location services started working at home on my Touch last week, so it took about 3 weeks to become registered. Locations services can also find me at work (about 75 miles away) where I can see around 6 WiFi hot spots (all encrypted). I haven't been able to make it work anywhere else yet but one of the requirements is that you have to be connected to a WiFi hot spot in order for location services to work. Not exactly a replacement for GPS.
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