Since I have registered my Internet box mac address with Skyhook, Near works perfectly for me. But I hope it will soon be an official Sony answer to Near problems, because a lot of people I know still can't obtain their location data.
well i've been without near for 4 days now. it was working perfrectly since day 1 on my wifi vita (it worked at home & out & about using my xperia play as a wifi hotspot)
it says it gets my location but when sending says an error has occurred.
i reset settings which didnt work so am currently backing it up to my ps3 & am then going to restore the vita system.
PS is the number of players supposed to keep going up & up? as i used it mainly at home i thought it should just keep saying say 10 people, but each time i think its just adding them on again & again so am up to about 200!
EDIT system restore didnt work
Did a system restore and it didn't help, but 6 days after regsitering my MAC address with Skyhook it works perfectly.
I have done the same for when I visit my parents, but I can't help but think that this is a bit of a waste of time for people with a WiFi-only version (like mine) and in an area with poor Skyhook coverage.
The website says it should cover my area, but that clearly wasn't the case...
Near isn't workin for me either i get "An Error has occured" it doesnt give any codes or any thing near used to work i have tried reseting the vita using 3g only and wifi same thing
1. You get a location data cannot be obtained error, in which it has been suggested that registering with skyhook would help.
2. You get an error has occured message, in which case reseting to factory defaults after properly backing up has been suggested to help and as far as I can gather, is the standard answer from sony tech support at the moment.
There is absolutely no reason for people of the one category to try the solution for the other category. There's nothing to suggest that if you get an error has occured message will be solved by registering with skyhook. You are already being located properly, that is not your issue, your issue is probably a software bug related to how near processes past location data. Exactly because by all indication this HAS to be a software error and because resetting your device every once in a while is not and should not be acceptable consumer behavior, this will be fixed by Sony as soon as possible, I'm pretty sure of it, so just wait a few days, I know near is nice, but play the games, have fun with the rest of the device and just give it some time. Every newly released software is bound to have problems, cut them some slack.
Respectively, if you can't get located, reseting to factory defaults will probably not help. Don't go into the trouble of backing up and resetting for nothing. Go with the skyhook solution.
Any update from anyone on near not working. Workd fine at work, but when I gewt home, can not find my location. Lots of people seem to have this problem, but nobody actually answering what to do about it. Any omne heard from Sony on an official answer as to why Near does not work?