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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.

 

Cheers,

 

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I got a wifi Vita 8th June 2012, "near" shows people around me but says I live in a street in Atherstone when i live on the outskirts of Atherstone in Nuneaton, how do i find this skyhook thing, 

 

Also I have a sky broadband hub and if I go to the end of our street I can't get a connection to the network, Help Please!

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Mine near or maps isn't working I've had it since launch day wifi model with up to date firmware and they have never worked . I registered on skyhooks cause my phone was saying I was in the street next to mine when I went on google maps on my phone while only using WiFi for my location.

so that is spot on now but my vita can't even get a location for me and I get the same error code as everyone else who's maps don't work.

I've done a rest on the vita still not working the even tried tethering it to my phone and that doesn't work, I've checked all the location and sharing boxes
I've tried every thing I've heard which might fix it with no luck is there any thing I've missed I'll be more than happy to try but Sony I think it'll be down to you to sort a fix out but I'm not holding my breath for that LOL
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As far as your location is concerned that is to do with skyhook as there location technology is built in to the system, i contacted them by email, they asked for some info and a screenshot of my wifi and surrounding wifi points on INSSider (its a free program that shows wifi points your MAC code and other stuff) they contacted me to say thanks to the screenshot I sent they know the problem that places me in the next street and after the next system update it should have my location.

 

If I were you i'd send them a mail describing your problem and give them the info they ask for.

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My issue is the exact same as yours!

 

Hopefully they get this sorted soon as i want to see what Near is actually like lol :Stupid:

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Well I had a mail 2 days ago saying that they had updated and it should work, but i'm still located in the next street.

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I am from India ...... Near not working at my home but worked pretty well when I was travelling.......but still a shame that I can't access it at my home....won't go running on streets just to access it.......done with the skyhook thing today......got an email from them saying it may work instantly or may take a week......hope this solves the problem......any 1 with the same issue?????
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Ok guys I have found the solution to the Near location data issue.

I contacted Skyhook for further information and the woman emailed me stating that the MAC address needing to be registered is NOT the one that is printed on the back of most wireless routers... The one needing to be used is the one that your Vita will pick up.

What needs to be done is go to Settings>Network>Internet Connection Status and under the header BSSID you shall find your true MAC address.

Simply go back to Skyhook and re-submit your information using this and hey presto you should be able to use Near (it worked instantly for me and i've never been able to use the application until today).

Hope that this solves the issues for everyone :D
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i thinki know what the problem is , you have to go to your router teeings in browser by typing in the ip address in a web browser then from there go to sttings if there is a option called ip address filter turn it off. that what worked for me anyway, im not sure bout normal home routers but thi worked for my metoer wifi hotspot 

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Well... I'm from Mexico and had the same problem. I did follow the instructions on skyhook for PS Vita users and worked almost instantly.

 

Personally I don't think that is the best solution because it is like I request a P2P connection, and is supposed that WiFi should work anywhere, not only at specific point.

 

aaaanywho'  :)  ... is working now from home.

 

Have a good one!

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Any chance of a official update?  Near still doesn't work.:Ill:

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Any update??? Foursquare dosent work neither
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Pilksflyer wrote:

Any chance of a official update?  Near still doesn't work.:Ill:



have you read this...

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

 

...and done this..

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

 

i did and it worked fine....

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Near is working perfectly for me now, it has my exact adress, no more problems here.

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Can someone help? i accidently purchased a game from the psvita and accidently pressed the confirm purchase button. all i know is that my mum will go mad. Can anyone tell me how to refund or get my money back?
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good

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Are you unable to use near when you are 15?
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Bought my psvita bundle Assassin's Creed Liberation in Québec, Canada for me and my son and in both systems, neither Near nor Maps works :Shame:

 

Hope Sony is going to find a solution soon. :Mad:

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Go to SkyHookWireless.com and enter your router and location details. After a few days your location should start to appear :)
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I try with SkyHookWireless.com but I saw my area covered

I live in United Arab Emirates not only me also all who live in UAE

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