How does MBA get it's location for 'Find my Macbook'

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Syntec4, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I presume there is no GPS chip and it's just via the IP address when connected to the net. But I am very surprised just how accurate the location is, within a few yards on the map. Anyone know how it works?
     
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    The same way an iPod touch or an wifi iPad gets its location - there's a database of wireless access points associated with their geographical locations, and it simply compares the two.
     
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    Is the Dennis Miller way of saying:

    "by IP address"
     
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    Nope, the Wireless AP database is by their MAC Address, it might use both tho.
     
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    Interesting. I shall make some alphabet potato shapes in order that I may eat my own words.
     

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