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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Sokudo Ningyou, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. Sokudo Ningyou

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    This is kind of a weird Tasker+Google Map problem. I've noticed when looking up my location at home on my X (which is in the country, but is a suburb of a city) on Google Maps, it persists in saying I'm almost a mile away from where I actually am. And it won't update to my actual location, or anywhere closer to it. (For the record, if I search directly for my address, it does exist, picture and all, but simply telling it to locate my phone is way off.)

    So, I'm trying to make a Wifi Near profile by location, and sure enough, it keeps saying I'm a mile away. I don't want to use GPS if I don't have to (and even that doesn't seem to recognize where I am), and I really don't want to have to extend the radius by several kilometres just to get it close to my actual house. Has anyone else had a problem with their location being off? And if you have Tasker and have tried a similar profile, how did you fix it?
     

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  2. Lars

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    Cell tower positioning will only do so much much it costs less battery. If you turn on the gps and wifi for a while it will teach google about the access points around your house.
     
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    Do you want to turn Wifi on when you're close to your house? And turn it off when you're out of range?

    If you use the cell towers only, you *have to* set the range to about 2kms for the wifi on/off to work properly. And for this particular purpose 2 miles is fine.

    It's what I do.

    Once in my driveway, my phone connects to my home wifi and by the time I walk through the door, my home profile is activated (volumes set, keyguard off, etc).
     
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    I finally threw up my hands and downloaded some profiles off the wiki, but yeah, that was basically what was throwing me. I didn't expect to need to have to set the range so far, but I was also thinking it was working off the range of my router, not the cell tower. :eek: (Yes, I was being a bit dumb.) Now if I can just figure out that reboot task for Sunday mornings...
     

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