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Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by patroche99, Jan 5, 2011.

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    I have an IPad WiFi with the verizon MiFi cellular router. Should the IPad be able to find my location via the Verizon MiFi router?
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    No. The Mifi is mobile. Your cellphone has a gps in it. The Mifi doesn't. When you are at home, your Internet modem and your wireless router or dhcp gateway give your iPad an ip address to access the Internet. Your iPad uses that ip address to tell where you are. Depending on where you live you get a different ip address. The mifi has a set ip. And it relates that ip address to your iPad. But give it a try! Connect to your mifi and open the maps app. Tap the arrow in the top center of the app which will give the iPad your location. See if it works and let me know! :)
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    I would assume the mifi could at least use tower triangulation to give an approximate location, not as exact as gps but doable.
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    Can't find location

    We're driving from New Jersey to the Gulf coast. When we are connected to the internet via the MiFi the IPAD cannot find our location. We were at a motel last night connected to the hotel WiFi and it couldn't find the location there either. We are at another hotel now and it doesn't seem to be able to find the location here either.
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    I wish verizon put that much technology in the mifi!
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    This is why I keep saying mifi sucks.. (sprint mifi here)

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