Google Maps and Mac Pro location

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by SDAVE, May 13, 2013.

  1. SDAVE macrumors 68040

    SDAVE

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    i just got a new router and it seems that google maps can't determine my location.

    is there a setting in my router that's preventing this?

    I'm directly wired to it (Mac Pro).
     
  2. initialsBB macrumors 6502a

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    Ethernet connections can't reliably give position data, you have to activate wifi, even if not connected to any network, to get location data in browsers.
     
  3. SDAVE thread starter macrumors 68040

    SDAVE

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    Ahhh, that worked.! Cheers.

    I removed the WiFi, so there is no wifi connection. Works now.
     
  4. FiveD macrumors newbie

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    Apple's location services use a third-party database of wifi base station hardware addresses. That is, companies drive around neighborhoods sniffing wireless networks, saving the approximate GPS coordinates of those signals. Works very well all things considered.
     
  5. monkeybagel macrumors 65816

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    Actually, Smartphones also report this data when GPS is on. I know Droid phones do it. Not sure if iPhones do or not. Kind of an invasion of privacy in a way IMO.
     

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