[Bug 398205] [NEW] Geolocation via WLAN doesn't seem to work

Launchpad Bug Tracker 398205 at bugs.launchpad.net
Wed Sep 2 14:44:24 UTC 2009

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Binary package hint: firefox-3.5

1) $ lsb_release -rd
Description:	Ubuntu 9.04
Release:	9.04

2) $ apt-cache policy firefox-3.5
  Installed: 3.5+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.04.1

3) When I go to http://en-us.www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/geolocation/
and click the "Give it a try!" link and "Where am I?", I'll just get the
general area I'm currently in. It looks like the detection or
transmission of my surrounding WLANs doesn't work and the geolocation
lookup just uses the IP address.

4.) When I use the official Firefox build from Mozilla on the same
computer, the geolocation demo returns a location very close to my
actual location. Thus, it seems to use the WLAN data.

** Affects: xulrunner-1.9.1 (Ubuntu)
     Importance: High
     Assignee: Alexander Sack (asac)
         Status: In Progress

** Tags: firefox geolocation
Geolocation via WLAN doesn't seem to work
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