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Best location for wireless router near Model X?

Discussion in 'Model X: User Interface' started by UncaNed, May 23, 2018.

  1. UncaNed

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    Despite what should be a strong WiFi signal, my X won't upload the latest maps. Is there a sweet spot where I should place my wireless router in the garage with my Model X for best results? There must be one optimum place, be it in the car, in front, behind, or something. Anyone know?

    The Tesla barely shows a weak signal when the router is in the adjacent room, even while my laptop connects perfectly as I circle around the car rapidly loading YouTube videos via the same WiFi.
     
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    As I recall, the WiFi antenna is in the dash for the S & X (the dash end pieces... One side has the cell antenna & the other is WiFi, right?), so reception isn't going to be great in the first place. That said, I haven't had any issues with WiFi signal in the garages since switching to a single Ubiquity UniFi AC Long Range access point in the center of the house--the whole 1/2 acre property is covered now.
     
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    Not sure what you mean by this. Are you saying in the car you only have 1 BAR for WiFi? If so, and the router is in the next room I would say you have a problem with the Router. My router is like in the next room as well and I get almost full strength.

    I did not have a problem before (when using multiple Apple Airport Extremes) but I also just recently changed routers to use Google Wifi mainly because I wanted the statistics (per client) and a MESH Wifi.
     
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    I've always read here that the WiFi antenna was in the right side mirror. I have a repeater in the kitchen, one wall away from the car and on the right side of it. I get a full strength reading from the car.
     
  6. UncaNed

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    One wall away I only have one bar of WiFi... From a router that otherwise serves my needs with a fast, strong signal. But the info about positions of you guy's routers and Tesla orientations I find interesting. Thanks to all, please keep the info coming!
     
  7. jboy210

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    Are you using 5GHz? 5GHz moves a lot of data but has less penetration through walls. If your router also does 2.4 Ghz switch to that and see if it helps.
     
  8. bmah

    bmah Moderator, Model S / Model X Forums

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    MCU1 cars (X/S builds before about March 2018) only did 2.4GHz. MCU2 can do both 2.4GHz and 5GHz.

    Also this thread might have some useful tidbits:

    Wifi Router chatter

    Bruce.
     

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