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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by nitramus, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. nitramus

    nitramus Well-Known Member
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    Trying to figure out something with YAWA - Wifi Automate when near cell tower and AP - Tasker Wiki

    I have downloaded and imported the profiles.
    Besides scanning for the cell towers (at home) is there anything else I have to do? are the profiles enough (it looks like it cause the tasks seem to be incorporated in) or I need to add tasks in the "tasks" tab?
    Am I supposed to enter my wifi ssid and mac somewhere?

    By what I can understand is all I need to do is scan for cell towers and turn on profiles. Is that correct?

    Please someone help

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  2. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator

    So you'll need to modify the Context portion of the Wifi Near profiles as well.
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  3. nitramus

    nitramus Well-Known Member
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    So I added my ssid and mac in the wifi connected and Wifi near. Before only the wifi connected was green cause I was connected and now wifi near is also green but cell network still white.
    Will test that tomorrow. Today every time I open my phone wifi was on and would turn off a couple of seconds later.
  4. nitramus

    nitramus Well-Known Member
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    For the first time earlier I saw cell network in green but not for long maybe just 30 to 60 minutes at the most.
  5. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator

    To be honest, activating wifi based on proximity to cell towers isn't likely to truly provide much of a difference in battery life (which I assume is the goal). The wifi radio uses very little power when it's in standby - and significantly less power than the cellular radio when it's connected. And, as I'm sure you've noticed by now, detecting and registering nearby cell towers can be kind of flaky.

    If you're determined to use Tasker to automatically toggle Wifi based on your location, I'd suggest just using the Location context. Restrict it to network-based location only (no GPS) and set the radius to a largish value (I'd suggest 400m or more) to give a bit of leeway.
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  6. nitramus

    nitramus Well-Known Member
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    Thank you very much. It seems to be working fine right now. Isn't the cell network the same as using the location like your mentioning? I'm just learning for now but planning on using it for other stuff as well.
  7. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator

    They are very similar tests I imagine, but I think there's more wiggle room with defining a location-based area rather than just checking for the presence of a certain cell tower.


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