How to reset wlan location?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by 3Gmatt, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. 3Gmatt macrumors newbie

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    I've done some searching and came up with nothing, but apologies if this is a re-post.

    Recently I moved to a location with no mobile signal - no 3G, no 2G, no nothing. Because location services has no cell tower to go off, it uses my wireless router - which it still thinks is at my old address 500km away.

    So every time I open Maps or Google Earth and hit the 'my location' button (or whatever it's called) it zooms in on my old address in another state! Very frustrating.

    Obviously what I need to do is say to the phone 'Ok, I have moved and this wlan is now located at this address'. So far I have tried re-naming my wireless network and resetting location services and the wifi connection on my phone, to no avail.

    Any ideas?

    Oh, and first post, so hi :cool:
     
  2. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

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    Skyhook is the company that provides that location data. It's based off of the lat/log of the access point and it's MAC address, so changing the name of the network won't do anything.

    You can try to update your Access Points information here:

    http://www.skyhookwireless.com/howitworks/submit_ap.php
     
  3. basaltfd macrumors regular

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    ive just added my wap to the system here in denver area
     
  4. 3Gmatt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok I've submitted my wireless lan mac address to skyhook, thanks for the tip. They said to wait a few weeks for the system to update so we'll see then.
     

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