Reverse Geolocation - Wired / Wireless Question
OK, I am working on my first HTML5 geolocation project (reverse to be exact). Nothing major, just a simple form to display the users location on screen.
I have used two tutorials to base my work on:
Now using both sites, I have created two local working examples which is great, however the issue I am having is that they only work when I am connected to the internet using WIFI. If I switch off WIFI on my desktop and use a network cable (to the same router) the examples fail to run.
Am I misunderstanding how geolocation works?
Does a user have to be connected to a WIFI network for it to work???
I also tried connecting to the first site above via 3G on my phone and it also fails to work.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!
HTML5's geolocation depends on either an Internet connection in order to obtain an IP address for the user which can be (roughly) translated into a location, or the user's actual location determined by an on-board GPS device. If you disconnect your desktop or laptop from the Internet, there's rarely any GPS support, so no location data is available.
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