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25 Feb 2012
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Hello,
 
Am very satisfied with my PS Vita (WiFi only model), but I have a problem ...
 
If I go to the 'near'-app, the PS Vita has a totally wrong location to where I live. The location is 55 km (35 miles) wrong. Also at 'maps' is the same problem.
 
My router (Apple Time Capsule) is not the problem, because on my iPad 2 (also WiFi-only model), he givesback the correct location from where I live. (on same WiFi router)

also at a different WiFi network around here tested and "problem" remains the same ...
 
HELP ......
 
Greetings Jonas89 :)

 

(sorry for my bad english)

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Im getting the same issue but mine is nearly 300 miles out - I live in Suffolk, its showing Manchester for me! On the bright side it shows there's ALOT of gamers in Manchester. However if I leave this area and go to the nearest town it gets it pin point right at my girlfriends house within 1m of myself. strange
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First please use search as there's a few threads about this now, from what people can make out there is a general problem with the location settings on the vita as it is affecting both 3g and WiFi models, there has yet to be a official response from Sony on this issue (other than deleting a lot of the threads about the problem!!)
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mine is showing me the road i live on, will people be able to see this?
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No, people can only see how far others are from them.

When getting your location on the WiFi model, it can only go off the location of the IP address which is rarely ever accurate, sometimes it'll go to your nearest exchange, sometimes it won't even do that!

Otherwise, it may try and do it via your MAC address from the router, to see if it is in the skyhook database or something. But it'll never be 100% accurate for everyone on the WiFi model.
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I would have thought it would just go off your postcode in your account data if you were on your home network - would make sense to set this as an option really...or to manually set a location.
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it should do - mine picks up my road and area ( not the door number as that would be tooo accurate for my liking)

 

 

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Location problems may be fixed by doing this :

http://www.skyhookwireless.com/howitworks/submit_ap.php

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Mine picks up my location fine using 3G and just wifi. I'm one of the lucky ones going by this forum :)

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no it wont @hand and nail cream

it doesnt even show a map just a cross hair with a raduis, dont worry near is cool , if you dont like it dont send your avatar ( in the near options)
mine picks me up nicely and ive found a few mates who i didnt even know had a vita
im using the airport express as well i think a software fix will sort this
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Mine is also a little bit wrong. My 3G Wite is saying I live in the street next to mine lol.

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Mine picks it up right :D My street aswell :D
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It worked fine the first time I used it, right down to getting what road I live on right but now it thinks I'm in somerset when I'm in Bristol.
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I have 3G model. I see that google map is fine, but near is ok only when wifi is disabled and just have 3G connection otherwwise it says i am at my previous address 53 miles away.

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Home wireless routers are never going to be accurate, as already stated. 3G will always give you a better location.
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Yes it's not a Vita problem it's a WIFI/ip problem.
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Indeed. I've proved it. I have a WiFi Vita and when I try and locate myself from my ISP it always fails.

 

Use 3G via my phone and it works perfectly.

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I have a 3g vita with 3g connection and the machine didn't locate my location correctly. And the maps function is useless as hell, because it didn't locate the right place where you are, and going to stand by after maximum five minute. So i don't know why didn't tell us that the gps useless with this machine and the 3g only usable to firmware update. If they told me that than i have bought the wifi model not the 3g :S  im really disappointed!

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says im in Georgia.....im in Ohio lol

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Mine has my location bang on.

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Zsphere wrote:

I have a 3g vita with 3g connection and the machine didn't locate my location correctly. And the maps function is useless as hell, because it didn't locate the right place where you are, and going to stand by after maximum five minute. So i don't know why didn't tell us that the gps useless with this machine and the 3g only usable to firmware update. If they told me that than i have bought the wifi model not the 3g :S  im really disappointed!



You are on your own there I think, on mine the Maps clearly uses the GPS as I tested it on the bus and it shows exactly the same results I get on my phone using Google Maps.  The digital compass is useless though, it seems to be pointing diagonally out of the left top corner of my Vita.

 

Near on the other hand I do not believe uses GPS at all which is why its accuracy varies so wildly depending on if you are on WiFi or 3G.  Although I would think that if you are on WiFi with 3G enabled it would use both with 3G getting priority as cell towers do not move but WiFi access points might.

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