Looking for some help with Tasker

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  1. jim1974

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    I want to set up a profile that:

    Recognizes when I am at "home"
    Turns on Wifi
    Recognizes when I leave "home"
    Turns off Wifi.

    Repeat

    I thought I had accomplished it, but after testing I found I was wrong. This is so frustrating to me. Tasker is such a great app, I wish it was more user friendly, more plain English and less ambiguity. There seems to be some pretty Tasker savvy members here, hopefully a few of you can help me out.
     
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    what do you have and what happens when u use it
     
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    I have a Profile set up with a Location context fixed on where my house is. I then have my wifi set to turn if the location matches. I also have an exit task set up to turn off wifi if location doesn't match. My thinking seems right to me, but im not sure I have the Task Edits set up right.
     
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    maybe make the location task is set to a larger radius and make it net and gps

    and an exit task is just pressing on the task to make an exit task. you shouldnt have to make another profile
     
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    Yeah, the exit task is part of the entire profile. Its not a separate action.
     
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    is your gps enabled?
     
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    No, but from I've read it doesn't need to be. I have a Network fix and a large enough radius. The problem is I can't figure out how to get the wifi to turn on and off b/c the Tasker wording/programming isn't user friendly. I know what I want and how to get there, now I need help with the fine tuning.
     
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    oh ok i didnt understand i thought you werent gettting it to read your location

    well just set it up to toggle your wifi (assuming its off to start) and it should connect (connection is set to prefer wifi over 3G) assuming the wifi network is set up correctly
    and exit task to toggle it again
     
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    Ok, maybe I'm not being clear. What should the Task Edit look like? Right now its:

    Wifi
    Set Toggle

    If

    What should the equation be for the If portion??

    This is where I'm getting lost.
     
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    you dont need an if statement

    heres a list if you really want to incorporate one
    Tasker for Android
    near the bottom

    right now, it set up to turn on wifi (assuming its off to start) when you get in the location you have pinpointed.

    just make the exit task wifi toggle again and you should be good
     
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    Sorry to bump this old thread but just wondering if this actually worked. I've been trying to set something like this up myself but have had no success. It seems so simple but it doesn't want to work.

    How would I set this up using Wifi Near my home SSID? I want GPS, Bluetooth, and Mobile Data off when at home, and vice versa when not at home. Can someone give me a profile to accomplish this using Wifi Near?
     
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