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This morning I picked up a 3G PS Vita - everything is fine and dandy, except for the 'Near' feature. I tried it with both using Wifi and 3G and in both cases I get an error saying that the data cannot be retreived.

 

I have enabled location in parental controls.

 

Any idea what is wrong?

 

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Hi guys,

 

It seems that the Near issues experienced following launch have been rectified with the 1.66 system software update.

 

If any of you are still having problems please let me know or update this thread.

 

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The way I fixed it was to actually set up parental controls with no blocking on everything and changing the level of the games (it was automatically on level 9). When I did this, location data was set at blocked. Then go to location data in settings and turn that on as well. Hope this helps!

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it works on my my 3g vita ,but its showing my location as someone elses address  about 2 miles away ,anyone know how to fix

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ive had this same problem also had mine a day early so i thought it might be to do with that but alas it still says this when i try to connect "no location data found" which is really pising me off so much for a vita community tsk typical sony

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Mine is definitely working was kinda dead earlier will see how it fairs tomorrow I'm on the outskirts of a Town so was a surprised to find anyone at all 3G version .

 

 

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It worked earlier although showed no map. Now I can't even get/find the screen that shows people around me. Otherwise seems to work ok, as it shows increasing number of people around me playing games.

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near couldnt find my location over my wifi, but finally ive cracked it once and for all.

first you need your routers mac address, to find this goto start, run and type cmd and press enter, this will (for all you beginners) bring up a little black box. in that box type arp -a and then press enter

under the physical address you want to write down the top line (  it will be somthing like 07-5b-34-db-6y-t7  )

so far so good, nearly there.

next goto www.skyhookwireless.com/howitworks/submit/_ap.php

then enter the details there.

check your email, you should get one str8 away saying its all good and then near again.

BOOMSHAKKERLAKKER, SORTED!!!!!!

I searched the internet for answers to this problem and I, ME sorted it myself.

glad to help folks, PROBLEM SORTED!!!

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You can get the MAC address by going to 192.168.0.1 or whichever IP is given by the router and logging in as the administrator. It's listed in the menus :P
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It doesnt work for me either I am using wifi model on 1.69 fw it always comes up with the error. I have never been able to sucessfully use near at all :(. i have even tried skyhook webpage but still no luck. Please fix this.

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crazydaveuk wrote:

near couldnt find my location over my wifi, but finally ive cracked it once and for all.

first you need your routers mac address, to find this goto start, run and type cmd and press enter, this will (for all you beginners) bring up a little black box. in that box type arp -a and then press enter

under the physical address you want to write down the top line (  it will be somthing like 07-5b-34-db-6y-t7  )

so far so good, nearly there.

next goto www.skyhookwireless.com/howitworks/submit/_ap.php

then enter the details there.

check your email, you should get one str8 away saying its all good and then near again.

BOOMSHAKKERLAKKER, SORTED!!!!!!

I searched the internet for answers to this problem and I, ME sorted it myself.

glad to help folks, PROBLEM SORTED!!!

crazydaveuk



Err, thanks? 

 


acridweasel wrote:

Incidentally, anyone wishing to find out the MAC address of the nearby routers/access points, don't bother with the software Skyhook or whoever recommend unless you really want it.

 

On Windows, go to Start and type cmd and hit Enter. XP and before is Start then Run then type cmd.

You should get the command window (white text on black).

In there, type in netsh wlan show networks mode=Bssid and hit Enter.

(You can copy this text but you won't be able to Ctrl+V to paste, instead right-click the top of the window (not on the black part), hover over Edit and then select Paste).

When this is done, you get a list of all the wireless access points your computer can see (with their names next to SSID 1, SSID 2, etc.) and the MACs are listed as "BSSID 1".

 

You can do this anywhere you can pick up a wireless point, whether you can connect to it or not.

Get the MAC and send to Skyhook. Job done! :)


 

Thread *is* over 40 pages strong, so perhaps you didn't see the many references... :)

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Near is finally working on my device!  I resubmitted the MAC address using the suggested software from Skyhook and all is working well.

 

Skyhook now have a dedicated page for Vita users but contains basically the same information.

 

Now, is there a thread to discuss what Near actually does, as it was a bit of a loss last night!  There were a few folk around me but not sure what the point of it all was.

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Hi guys,

 

It seems that the Near issues experienced following launch have been rectified with the 1.66 system software update.

 

If any of you are still having problems please let me know or update this thread.

 

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Hey, I have a WiFi Vita, and Near just will not work at all!

 

All my Vita and game firmwares are up to date but it just constantly tells me "Error retrieving location"

 

I've fiddled with the settings a thousand times and i'm getting nowhere! =/

 

Any help would be appreciated thanks!

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I am also having the same issues as everyone else, i have the WiFi only Vita and have registered my information with Skyhook twice now and still getting the usual 'could not obtain data for your location' which is frustrating as i have been trying to use the application from day one without success and even sent the console to Sony as i thought this would be a hardware issue.

I hope that this can be sorted soon. Sony were able to get it to work when they had it but nothing i do works... :-(
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i hv the 1.69 software  but it is still not working  pls help me

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ami toda via no me da la imformacion  de mi localizacion y ya tengo una actualizacion mas adelantada que es la 1.86 y me sigue enviando a error

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My ps vita wifi can't obtain my location I've checked all the perental controls and it just says could not obtain location data you must connect your ps vita to the Internet when it is connected and all the Internet features work 

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map work but near will not record or obtain my location but im am connected to wifi and have system 2.01 any idea
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hello it seems alot of people have solved the problem by registering there mac address with skyehook but i use my mobile phone for internet is there another way to solve it

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this is what i see every time i try

 

 

 

these are all n though

 

 

i dont get it all this time they had to try it out and this happens

 

P.S to take a screenshot on you vita for error codes, and such just hold press ps button and start at exactly the same tim dosent work while watching video content though

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i should also add that for some reason it also states that i have travelled  for 1km on out & about today  ,when i havent ,also when i tap on someones id itr doesnt name the game they`re playing only the code

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