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Thinkpad laptop and GPS

2016-07-10, 4:48 AM

Does thinkpad laptop have GPS function? How to check if my Thinkpad X-series has GPS hardware/function?

 

What is the name of the hardware that is responsible for GPS

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Re: Thinkpad laptop and GPS

2016-07-10, 9:13 AM
Hi

Internal wwan modems for x250 have built-in GPS/GNSS sensor. Laptops don't have separate location sensors.



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Re: Thinkpad laptop and GPS

2016-07-10, 9:33 AM
I have contacted the customer service and they said my Thinkpad X laptop does not have any WWAN card, does it mean I do not have GPS function
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Re: Thinkpad laptop and GPS

2016-07-10, 9:57 AM
You haven't answered my question regarding your laptop's MTM in another thread, so I can't confirm nor deny information you have.



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Re: Thinkpad laptop and GPS

2016-07-13, 14:12 PM
Hi sorry for missing and late reply

Thinkpad X250 20CM-A03VHH

Please help confirm if it has GPS function. The customer service confirmed to me that it has no WANN card
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Re: Thinkpad laptop and GPS

2016-07-13, 17:57 PM
There wasn't factory preinstalled wwan modem in this laptop. Laptop is wwan upgradable only, i.e.has the wwan antennas set and the sim card reader. So, there isn't GPS/GLNSS reciever in the laptop.



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Re: Thinkpad laptop and GPS

2016-07-13, 18:27 PM
Hi. Does it mean the physical location of my laptop could not be detected if I do not connect to home broadband?

If I only use the WiFi provided by pocket WiFi device (WiFi egg) to connect to the internet, could my location be detected?

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Re: Thinkpad laptop and GPS

2016-07-13, 18:44 PM
It means location services might be available during the public wired broadband access (based on the operator's data) and wiless (wifi) access via public hotspots, with less accuracy than GPS.



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Re: Thinkpad laptop and GPS

2016-07-13, 20:14 PM
For the wireless connection, how can the location be known without the help of GPS? Do location services analyze the public IP from the database which registers the IP of the public sites ? (indirect method)

How about if the WiFi is from mobile WiFi egg that uses phone/data SIM? Could location service be available partly? (Of course assume without GPS)


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Re: Thinkpad laptop and GPS

2016-07-13, 21:13 PM
I hope the wiki article might help:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wi-Fi_positioning_system



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