WiFi iPad 2 GPS

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Hexley, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Hexley macrumors 6502a

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    Would anyone know how my WiFi iPad 2 can pinpoint my approximate location without the help of a cellular connection? Is it doing so via my hotspot's SSID and IP address?

    I find it odd as my hotspot is just connected via fiber.
     
  2. FloatingBones macrumors 65816

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    IDK if they are using SSIDs, since they are hardly unique. I think they're keying off of the MAC address of the WiFi router. They use data which has been gathered by other users.

    Why do you think that a hotspot connected to fiber couldn't be geolocated?
     

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