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    Exclamation Wifi IPad can do precise Gps Navigation, take a look non-believers ;-)

    Check out this link I found to real world test on this subject. A iPhone or any gps enabled phone Tethered to a WiFi only iPad version CAN give u precise and accurate gps navigation and routing. Meaning as u move, iPad is being tracked. I've said this several times as I have done this b4 but some folks won't never believe till they see the proof in da pudding. Well here's ur pudding people...lmao
    Does Tethered iPhone Send GPS to Wi-Fi iPad? | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

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    I think people are referring to when there is no data connection and when it is using a landline based wifi router .
    If I'm outside using a star map and the wifi in the house it doesn't move with me vs when I'm hot spotting with my Inc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demandarin View Post
    Check out this link I found to real world test on this subject. A iPhone or any gps enabled phone Tethered to a WiFi only iPad version CAN give u precise and accurate gps navigation and routing.

    This is not the iPad Wifi ONLY - there is a GPS-enabled device tethered. Not the same as taking your ipad alone out into countryside with no other phone or device and trying to get GPS-accurate Long/Lat.

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    I think the iPad is using the ip address given to it by the phone. The ip address changes based on location so when your phone changes from tower to tower it gets a new ip.

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    The iPhone does not share its public IP address when in hotspot mode. It uses a private IP just like most other hot spots.

    What is most likely happening here is simply that Kyle doesn't understand that the iPad can use even the faintest of wifi signals for location services and does not have to be actively connected to it to use it. It only needs to grab its MAC ID and signal strength. This can be done with a signal too weak to even list the wifi network in the list of of available networks.

    Looking at the map in that video shows it is not a remote area at all. There was likely wifi networks in range all of the time... or certainly every 60 seconds.

    Finally, this really doesn't prove the WiFi only iPad can do GPS navigation on its own. Of course it can when used with an external GPS--either by using the GNS 5870 GPS receiver which requires no jailbreak, or many other bluetooth GPS receivers if you do jailbreak.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinman
    The iPhone does not share its public IP address when in hotspot mode. It uses a private IP just like most other hot spots.


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    Still an ip address.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grayshark95 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tinman
    The iPhone does not share its public IP address when in hotspot mode. It uses a private IP just like most other hot spots.


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    Still an ip address.
    Yes, still an IP. However, it is the same IP for as long as it is connected to the iPhone and has nothing to do with the iPhone's IP at all. There is no correlation between the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Somerled

    Yes, still an IP. However, it is the same IP for as long as it is connected to the iPhone and has nothing to do with the iPhone's IP at all. There is no correlation between the two.
    I said I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Somerled View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by grayshark95 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tinman
    The iPhone does not share its public IP address when in hotspot mode. It uses a private IP just like most other hot spots.


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    Still an ip address.
    Yes, still an IP. However, it is the same IP for as long as it is connected to the iPhone and has nothing to do with the iPhone's IP at all. There is no correlation between the two.
    Exactly. Thanks for clearing that up in less words than it would have taken me.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinman
    The iPhone does not share its public IP address when in hotspot mode. It uses a private IP just like most other hot spots.

    What is most likely happening here is simply that Kyle doesn't understand that the iPad can use even the faintest of wifi signals for location services and does not have to be actively connected to it to use it. It only needs to grab its MAC ID and signal strength. This can be done with a signal too weak to even list the wifi network in the list of of available networks.

    Looking at the map in that video shows it is not a remote area at all. There was likely wifi networks in range all of the time... or certainly every 60 seconds.

    Finally, this really doesn't prove the WiFi only iPad can do GPS navigation on its own. Of course it can when used with an external GPS--either by using the GNS 5870 GPS receiver which requires no jailbreak, or many other bluetooth GPS receivers if you do jailbreak.

    Michael
    Really? That sounds complicated. How would the iPad get location when location is ip address based and you don't get an ip unless you connect to the network? Sure it gets the mac but that doesn't tell anything.


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