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HT4995 Wrong current location?

540 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 27, 2013 7:18 PM by Moonlightcrow RSS
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Jan 27, 2013 2:57 AM

I have 5 current apple devices. All Current location returns to Blakehurst NSW when I live in Devonport Tasmania. More than 500 kms away. Any suggestions about how to fix it?

ipad, iOS 4, Laptop PC
  • JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (21,510 points)
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    Jan 27, 2013 5:35 AM (in response to Moonlightcrow)

    If you have the WiFi-only iPad your location is determined by the location of nearby WiFi routers. This is done by using a Apple location database which contains the MAC addresses of routers and their physical location. A MAC address is a unique number which is built-in to all network devices when manufactured. The Apple database is built and updated by GPS-enabled devices actually seeing your router and then adding/updating the router's location in the database. An Apple iPhone is an example of such a device.


    Bottom line: Your Router is location is old or incorrect in the Apple location database. Hopefully when it's correct location is seen and amended in the database this problem will disappear. There isn't any problem with your router or your iPad.

  • JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (21,510 points)
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    Jan 27, 2013 4:42 PM (in response to Moonlightcrow)

    The device would probably have to be an iPhone or iPad with cellular capability.


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