How Wi-Fi Positioning Works

Wi-Fi positioning uses the signals from nearby Wi-Fi access points to determine the location of a device. By measuring the signal strength and comparing it to a database of known Wi-Fi locations, the device can triangulate its position with surprising accuracy. 

This technology is especially useful in indoor environments where GPS signals are weak or unavailable. The process involves scanning for Wi-Fi networks, collecting data on signal strengths, and using algorithms to estimate the device's location based on the known positions of the Wi-Fi access points. Wi-Fi positioning offers a practical solution for indoor navigation, asset tracking, and enhancing location-based services.

Mar 1st 2024