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Re: Waiting for GPS E-72

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jawaidfaisal
Posts: 22
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Waiting for GPS E-72

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When I search a location it provides me the list using the A-GPS. when I select the Drive To option to that location my E-72 just shows waiting for GPS for ages.

Please help.

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Mobile Visionary
thetao
Posts: 1,016

Re: Waiting for GPS E-72

I have the same problem occasionally on my E73.  Sometimes it gets the satellite link quickly, and other times it can take 5 minutes or longer.  If you search these forums, you will find similar complaints.  I would like to think my GPS reacts faster today because I know to not hold it in such a way that my hand blocks the GPS antenna...but I don't know this for certain.  I don't use GPS enough/drive long distances enough, to have a really good grasp of the problem.  It certainly seems like a bug.

 

(hello Jawaid!)

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Mobile Overlord
aspergerguy
Posts: 10,000

Re: Waiting for GPS E-72

@jawaidfaisal

 

Please could you post version of OVI Maps installed on your E72?

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Lexusfan
Posts: 195

Re: Waiting for GPS E-72

I once had this problem. How I solved it was enabling Wifi/Network positioning method in addition to A-GPS and Intergrated GPS, and I chose specific access point for positioning server. In Ovi Maps, I set connection to Offline, and used WAP services for Network Destination

Don't know why but after I did that, I had my position and navigation in just few seconds (on the road) or one minutes (at home)

And please update Ovi Maps to latest version (3.04)

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jawaidfaisal
Posts: 22

Re: Waiting for GPS E-72

Following Positioning Methods selected

1)Assisted GPS

2)Integrated GPS

3)Wi-Fi/Network

4)Network Based

Positioning Server access point defined.

I think i have version 3.04 how to check the version please guide.

How to set connection to offline

And network destination

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Lexusfan
Posts: 195

Re: Waiting for GPS E-72

Open Ovi Maps application then Options / Support / About, you will find the version number of Ovi Maps.

In Ovi Maps, go to Options / Settings / Internet, here you can set connection type and network destination.

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jawaidfaisal
Posts: 22

Re: Waiting for GPS E-72

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My maps version is 3.04 and thanks your suggestion worked.

a question why we set network destination to wap services.

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Lexusfan
Posts: 195

Re: Waiting for GPS E-72

Actually, you can set any option available as network destination. Wap service is only my personal choice, because I don't have a 3G data plan with my network operator, and using Wifi on the road is impossible. And wap service (GPRS) is always available, so Ovi Maps can always use it.
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jawaidfaisal
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Re: Waiting for GPS E-72

Thanks for your help  but i have a data plan and before wap services it was set to internet and it is taking ages to connect, is it a bug.

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aspergerguy
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Re: Waiting for GPS E-72

@ jawaidfaisal

 

Just wanted confirmation that you are using OVI Maps v3.04_10wk32 as here:

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jawaidfaisal
Posts: 22

Re: Waiting for GPS E-72

Yes i am using the same version as it is.

Can you tell me why i have to set Network Destination to WAP Serives in order for it to take less time.

Why it takes long time 20 min  sometime to calculate route when network destination is set to Internet.

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Mobile Overlord
aspergerguy
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Re: Waiting for GPS E-72

 


jawaidfaisal wrote:

Yes i am using the same version as it is.

Can you tell me why i have to set Network Destination to WAP Serives in order for it to take less time.

Why it takes long time 20 min  sometime to calculate route when network destination is set to Internet.


 

Assisted GPS feature has to have network access point to reach "supl.nokia.com"

 

In your case it is relying upon Integrated GPS only for positional fix, hence takes this long to achieve.

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jawaidfaisal
Posts: 22

Re: Waiting for GPS E-72

I am sorry to irritate, can you please tell me why it is not using assisted GPS as i have selected it.

I have data plan also.

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Mobile Overlord
aspergerguy
Posts: 10,000

Re: Waiting for GPS E-72

In Menu > Ctrl. panel > Settings > General > Positioning > Positioning server > Positioning server use - have you tried setting to "Always ask" so it forces you to choose as an experiment?

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