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Jul 24 2012
By: MikanYui11 Sackboy 461 posts
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Location insanely wrong.

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Hi guys,

 

I am on vacation in germany and tried using the GPS on WIFI (Frankfurt Airport). it says I am in florida, in a location I have never been to... this normal?

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Re: Location insanely wrong.

Jul 24, 2012

Yes. It is normal. The Wi-Fi location method depends on a database of Wi-FI SSIDs; but Wi-Fi SSIDs are not unique globally, consistently maintained, or centrally-registered.  It isn't a very reliable method, even in the USA; and it certainly is not intended to work well globally.  It isn't a substitute for a real GPS. 

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Jul 31, 2012

Try Skyhook Wireless. I beleive Sony partnered with them for Wifi assisted GPS.

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