4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 24, 2013 6:11 AM by JimHdk
gutembergfox Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have been having problems with location service in regards to my home wi-fi hot-spot, it just does not locate me anywhere. I bought the router in the US. Does anybody know whether that fact has anything to do with the fact that I cannot locate myself?


MacBook Air (11-inch Late 2010), iOS 6.1.2, Ipad and Ipod
  • Rudegar Level 7 Level 7 (22,130 points)

    only the wifi only ipads don't have a gps and rely on the wifi router for location and if the router does not support that you will not get any location

  • JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (27,690 points)

    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 Apple GPS-enabled devices (primarily iPhones) actually seeing your router and then adding/updating the router's location in the database.

     

    Bottom line: Your Router is not yet in the Apple location database. It hasn't been seen yet and added to the database. There isn't any problem with your router or your iPad.

  • gutembergfox Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, you defenitively answered my question, although it's been more than a year I bought my router and every time I come back home none my devices (MacAir, Ipod Touch, Ipad) locate anything. Is there a way how I can send this information to Apple so I can start checking in on my 4square? :-)

  • JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (27,690 points)

    gutembergfox wrote:

     

    Yes, you defenitively answered my question, although it's been more than a year I bought my router and every time I come back home none my devices (MacAir, Ipod Touch, Ipad) locate anything. Is there a way how I can send this information to Apple so I can start checking in on my 4square? :-)

    I don't know of any manual interface to inform Apple of location information.