Can I register the location of my home wifi so iPhone 3G knows where it is?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by johnwin, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. johnwin macrumors 6502

    johnwin

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    My iPhone GPS does not work inside my home. It also will not triangulate an approx location from the cell towers at home!

    But I know that the 3G has 'enhanced GPS' and will also attempt to locate me based on the wifi connection.

    So - how do I 'register' the location of my wifi router so that when my iPhone connects to it it knows it is a home?

    TIA
     
  2. marksman macrumors 603

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    I believe the company uses for the WiFi information is Skyhook. You can check ouit their site, but I do not believe they take submissions. They gather all the data themselves sending out vehicles with scanners to pick up networks and peg them to locations.

    But check, it has been a while since I looked at their website, and they might have a way to submit your wifi information.
     
  3. Snips macrumors regular

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    I registered my hub. Waited a week or two, now works a treat.
     
  4. CyberGreg macrumors regular

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  5. ipedro macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for the Submit link. :)

    I used iStumbler to identify all the WiFi devices of my neighbors and submitted them as well for even better accuracy.
     
  6. johnwin thread starter macrumors 6502

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  7. Ljm6969 macrumors newbie

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    Sky hook dose not work for apple products i was told by sky hook
     

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