Lägg in ditt trådlösa nätverk hos Skyhook

18 02 2008

Nu har Skyhook Wireless gjort det möjligt att lägga in sitt eget trådlösa nätverk hos dem för att bidraga till den konstant ökande databasen av trådlösa nätverk med possitionering.

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Lägg till ditt trådlösa nätverk hos Skyhookwireless

23 01 2008
För er som kanske såg eller har hört om Apples Keynote Address vet att Apple tillsammans med företaget Skyhookwireless gjort det möjligt att med trådlösa nätverk triangulerar din position. Precis som en GPS men utan GPS. Så hjälp till att göra Sverige lite mer trådlöst. Det tar endast några få minuter.
1. Find your location as latitude, longitude.
First we need to determine the location of the AP. Go to Google Maps
(http://maps.google.com) and find the location of your access point on the map. Center the map (double-click on it) on the location and then enter the following into your Address Bar:

java script:void(prompt(”,gApplication.getMap().getCenter()));

This will open a prompt giving you the latitude,longitude of the center of the map. Copy and paste that into an email. If you are having problems there is a little more detailed tutorial here.

2. Find the MAC Address of your wireless access point
Next we need to get the MAC Address of your AP. This can be tricky, so its best to use software to find it. We recommend NetStumbler and iStumbler on Windows and Mac respectively. You can download the programs at the following links:

Windows: http://www.netstumbler.com/
Mac: http://istumbler.net/

Find your AP in the list and the associated MAC address for it. Now paste the MAC address in the email.

Now you should have a MAC address, latitude and longitude. Its good to recheck the location by pasting the latitude, longitude back into Google Maps to make sure its the right location. Once you verify it, send us the information and we’ll add them to the database. It may take up to a week before the AP is available when using your iPhone or iPod touch. If it after a few weeks you are still having problems, let us know.