- Jul 31, 2007
Is it just me or did my ipad just locate my position at BB? with a dot and everything.
No, it doesn't use cell towers. It can't. It has no cell radio.Yes, the WiFi iPad has pseudo GPS like the 1st iPhone. It triangulates cell tower signals to approximate where you are located.
Is that on just one wifi hotspot, or have you tried it on several? If it's just at one hot spot, maybe you need to register the access point's location with Skyhook.The wifi location services doesn't work at all on my iPad for some reason. In an app like AccuWeather, it won't auto-find my location and gives me like an error. I have auto-locations turned on too in the settings. Not sure what gives...
Submitted my info and stuff to them, hopefully it'll work. Thanks!I think there's a good chance it will fix your issue. Can't hurt anyway.
If you don't have miles of tumbleweeds as your next door neighbors, then your WiFi base station and all of your neighbor's WiFi base stations are probably in the database. Skyhook Wireless employees drive specially equipped vehicles around the US to detect and map WiFi signals. They've been doing it for 8 years or so.I tether using my iphone 3GS and it finds my location in Maps to the T. Im sure my wifi hotspot isn't in any database.
I just did a test with my iPad, mainly to make sure it wasn't the problem. I took a short drive around the neighborhood. Worked fine picking up different locations in Google Maps.If you don't have miles of tumbleweeds as your next door neighbors, then your WiFi base station and all of your neighbor's WiFi base stations are probably in the database. Skyhook Wireless employees drive specially equipped vehicles around the US to detect and map WiFi signals. They've been doing it for 8 years or so.
Basically, think of it as the same a Google street view. If your house or apartment building is on Google street view, the chances are high that Skyhook mapped your WiFi.
Just throwing a "me too" out there. iPod Touch works fine in my house, but the new iPad can't pick up the current location. I turned Location Services off & on, then rebooted, and tried again. No luck.I'm pretty sure it's just because there are no other hotspots around me. I'm going to take it out today to see what it can pick up.
The thing that's driving me crazy is in my house the Touch works fine. Can't figure it out. Why would the Touch be able to locate me perfectly every time, but the iPad struggles?