1. Check out our companion app, Forums for Android! Download from Google Play

General Determine location through wi-fi?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Rapax, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. Rapax

    Rapax Member
    Thread Starter
    35

    Feb 7, 2009
    18
    0
    35
    So, we all know that in the Settings you have two options for determining your location:
    GPS
    mobile networks and wi-fi

    It's easy to see how the localization through mobile network works, but how is localization by wifi supposed to work? Can I somehow connect my home wireless router with the coordinates of my house?
     

    Advertisement

  2. deadite66

    deadite66 Well-Known Member
    36

    Feb 4, 2009
    117
    6
    36
  3. Rapax

    Rapax Member
    Thread Starter
    35

    Feb 7, 2009
    18
    0
    35
    That would be pretty useless to me, unfortunately. I'd love to use the loale software to turn the wireless on when I get home, but the localization without GPS constantly puts me in the middle of a forest about 20km south of where I actually am.
    Any other ideas about how I could teach my G1 where I live?
     
  4. ge0rgecz

    ge0rgecz Member
    5

    Nov 4, 2008
    6
    0
    5
    Im not sure how wifi based location works in android but maybe android collects information about wifi hotspots location everytime you have real gps turned on ... and if you dont have real gps then it tries to calculate your position using those previously colected and shared with everyone informations about wifi names location and gsm spots location ... so .. try to turn your wifi and also gps on for a moment and maybe android will teach himself
     
  5. Sweed

    Sweed Well-Known Member
    56

    Sep 27, 2009
    208
    1
    56
    I'm pretty sure it's all based on geo ip address.
    also: when your using it you should see a little bubble over your "location" in google maps saying that it's accurate to 60km i think
     
Tags:

Share This Page

Loading...