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    Ipad cannot be located, locational services is on...

    Anyone know why I would not be able to be located by any of my programs? Maps/find my iPad/google earth etc, all say they cannot determine my location, yet my locational services is on.

    Any suggestions would be great thanks
    Craig

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    Quote Originally Posted by wareagle1999 View Post
    Anyone know why I would not be able to be located by any of my programs? Maps/find my iPad/google earth etc, all say they cannot determine my location, yet my locational services is on.

    Any suggestions would be great thanks
    Craig
    What type of iPad do you have?

    Do you have the 3G or WiFi-only model?

    GPS capability is only included on the 3G iPad, the WiFi iPad cannot use GPS and determines its location - if it can - from a database of WiFi hotspots. Even if you're connected to WiFi, unless that hotspot is in Apple's WiFi hotspot location database, your iPad cannot determine its location.

    Even if you have the 3G model with GPS, the iPad needs a reasonably good 'view of the sky' to be able to receive the GPS satellite signals, which are very weak and do not penetrate very far into buildings etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim SPRACKLEN

    What type of iPad do you have?

    Do you have the 3G or WiFi-only model?

    GPS capability is only included on the 3G iPad, the WiFi iPad cannot use GPS and determines its location - if it can - from a database of WiFi hotspots. Even if you're connected to WiFi, unless that hotspot is in Apple's WiFi hotspot location database, your iPad cannot determine its location.

    Even if you have the 3G model with GPS, the iPad needs a reasonably good 'view of the sky' to be able to receive the GPS satellite signals, which are very weak and do not penetrate very far into buildings etc.

    Tim
    Thanks Tim, I do just ave the Ipad2 with wifi only. Guess I never noticed it before, could have sworn it was locating ok before. Must have been my iPhone then.

    Much thanks

    Craig

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    The Skyhook database is used to determine your location for wifi. You can submit the coordinates of your wifi router below. It took about 4 weeks for my entry to go live.

    http://www.skyhookwireless.com/howitworks/submit_ap.php

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    I have wifi only. Sometimes it can locate me and other times it can't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montereybob
    I have wifi only. Sometimes it can locate me and other times it can't.
    Before my router entry went live, my location would work depending on which side of the apartment I was in, which put me just in range of a wifi router that was already in the system. Also you might have a neighbor that is turning his router off when not in use.

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    I have iPad 2 and iPhone 4 on 3G, and iPad 1 and touch on wi-fi, and all can be located, but they all show on slightly different locations on my street, even when they're all on my desk. Weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montereybob View Post
    I have wifi only. Sometimes it can locate me and other times it can't.
    This is exactly what happens to me. Sometimes it locates my iPad other times no, and only when I have it at home.

    My wife's iPad2 is Wi-Fi only. No 3G. And to locate the iPad at your own house is not much usefull, shall someone steal it. Better the app would require 3G to install..

    Warm Regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kin Lau
    The Skyhook database is used to determine your location for wifi. You can submit the coordinates of your wifi router below. It took about 4 weeks for my entry to go live.

    http://www.skyhookwireless.com/howitworks/submit_ap.php
    Cool thanks!

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    Just a side note: In April 2010 Apple ditched Skyhook in favor of it's own location service. You can still submit your location to Skyhook, just don't expect it to ever make it's way onto the iOS location database.

    http://techcrunch.com/2010/07/29/apple-location/


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