iMac (Late 2013) location question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by myname70, May 13, 2014.

  1. myname70 macrumors 6502a

    May 5, 2014
    Guys, I do not use WiFi on my iMac because it is connected to the router via !GB LAN cable. But, if I keep WiFi OFF, it cannot receive my location and cannot use Map or Where is My Mac.. It is strange why it cannot get the location from the LAN internet, since the IP and Internet provider is the same as WiFi to router or LAN-to-router... :)
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    You are correct it requires wifi on even if you are using ethernet. That is because the services use wifi geolocation to locate the device. I know Apple was using Skyhook for this, but I don't know if they still do.

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