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22 Feb 2012
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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?

 

Thanks!

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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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Not working for me on my ps vita wifi. On 1.67. But never worked before then either. Registered my router on skyhook two weeks ago, still the same issue. Could not obtain data for your location when using wifi. I can get it to work if I use my phone as a hot spot though, but my signal sucks at home and is impossible to use it as a hot spot there
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Could everyone who is still having the issues state which device they're using?

I'm pretty sure it's only Wifi users now from earlier posts and from friends.
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my doesnt work After both updates i have a wifi model

Are you still working on it or are you saying that the update fix some peoples problem o deal with it
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ranga2233 wrote:
my doesnt work After both updates i have a wifi model

Are you still working on it or are you saying that the update fix some peoples problem o deal with it


They're constantly working on fixes. ;)

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I have the wifi model and it is still not working with 1.67

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bushdoctor777 wrote:

I have the wifi model and it is still not working with 1.67


Hi bushdocter,

 

Just to clarify you have tried the Skyhook method of putting the IP address of the router on their website? It can take up to 4 weeks for the IP to be registered however.

 

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You guys are supposed to be professional, you are supposed to fix this problem which is a part of your software without inconviencing your customers, yet still the only absurd fix you do not even understand. 

 

You do not fix this by "putting the IP address of the router on their website", you are supposed to enter your mac address for your router.

 

Quote : "Although MAC addresses themselves don't include information about the hardware's physical location, several large searchable online databases associate public hotspots with their MAC addresses, leading to concerns that hackers could somehow take advantage of this information."
Mind, for registering with skyhook this is giving them your hardware's physical location.
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Phantom_Blaze wrote:

You guys are supposed to be professional, you are supposed to fix this problem which is a part of your software without inconviencing your customers, yet still the only absurd fix you do not even understand. 

 

You do not fix this by "putting the IP address of the router on their website", you are supposed to enter your mac address for your router.

 

Quote : "Although MAC addresses themselves don't include information about the hardware's physical location, several large searchable online databases associate public hotspots with their MAC addresses, leading to concerns that hackers could somehow take advantage of this information."
Mind, for registering with skyhook this is giving them your hardware's physical location.


No need to have a dig at them! They're only trying to help. Just like myself and everyone else here. They're not obliged to post at all here, and they're doing so to help, so don't talk down to them. It's not RabidWalkers fault your "near" isn't working. He's Technical Support, not Sony itself.

 

Anyone reading this thread looking to set up SkyHook will find instructions easily. It is explained on their website in a simple manner and can be done straight from here. It takes up to 4 weeks for the info to be applied though.

 

 The fear of hackers locating the router is ridiculous tbh. Using near, you're publicly posting your location to everyone. In using near you've already broadcast your location over the internet. :\ If you don't want people to know where you are or have been. Don't use near. Simples ;)

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Ok. Registered with Skyhook and works fine. I still think the vita should do this automatically.
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Phantom_Blaze wrote:
Ok. Registered with Skyhook and works fine. I still think the vita should do this automatically.

This would probably result in people setting public locations incorrectly and be abused for it's simplicity. The fact people have to go and look for the mac address is good as it is just inconvenient enough to stop abuse, but still allow people to easily set it up :)

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strangeplaice wrote:

Phantom_Blaze wrote:
Ok. Registered with Skyhook and works fine. I still think the vita should do this automatically.

This would probably result in people setting public locations incorrectly and be abused for it's simplicity. The fact people have to go and look for the mac address is good as it is just inconvenient enough to stop abuse, but still allow people to easily set it up :)


If Near is unable to get your location, I wish there was an option where you could manually place your location on a map.

 

After re-registering this morning and trying for over an hour to get a location, Near was able to find a location. If it takes this much effort in the future, I won't bother with Near.

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Pin-Pin-Ire wrote:

strangeplaice wrote:

Phantom_Blaze wrote:
Ok. Registered with Skyhook and works fine. I still think the vita should do this automatically.

This would probably result in people setting public locations incorrectly and be abused for it's simplicity. The fact people have to go and look for the mac address is good as it is just inconvenient enough to stop abuse, but still allow people to easily set it up :)


If Near is unable to get your location, I wish there was an option where you could manually place your location on a map.

 

After re-registering this morning and trying for over an hour to get a location, Near was able to find a location. If it takes this much effort in the future, I won't bother with Near.


That'd be handy, though could again be abused to grab items from places you aren't near. 

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Hi RabidWalker
I registered my MAC address at skyhook today and the problem was instantly fixed.Maps and Near work fine now
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Registered my MAC address with skyhook and the problem was instantly resolved.

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Still working at home, but when I go to my parents' Near is finding me in the south of France... they actually live in the north, miles away !

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If you're on a wifi connection, this may be because someone has set their location wrong to throw you off. Set your own Wifi correctly using SkyHook to rectify this ;)
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I have the same problem, my PSVITA doesn't get my location data in Near, also in Maps and Foursquare, i don't know if the problem is because im from Mexico or not, but if it is, does any knows when is going to be accesible for us?

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Are you using a WiFi Vita? If so, then read the last few posts of mine here to see how to resolve the issue. ;)
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my near app still doesn't work,it still says im 160 miles away in south Wales.
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Try resubmitting your SkyHook details.
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WOW... i just submitted my info to SkyHook wireless and Near started working straight away.. thanks for the help guys.

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