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Looking for wifi... while connected to wifi?

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by morbot, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. morbot

    morbot Member

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    Anyone else experience this?

    Most mornings when I come down to my car, it's sitting there with the message that I should pick a wifi network to connect to... but it also shows that I'm connected to my wifi.

    I live in the city so my car can see about 15 other wifi networks that are being broadcast... but I don't want to connect to those networks obviously. Two problems with this are:

    1. I don't get the calendar popup in the morning which my settings are set to, which I like.
    2. I'm concerned there's an issue with my signal strength or connection to my wifi which is why it's prompting to connect to another?
     
  2. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    I had this happen with 6.0 consistently but, in the few days with 6.1, it hasn't happened yet.
     
  3. SteveS0353

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    This is reportedly a bug. The workaround is to remove all WiFi connections and reenter them. This worked for me some time ago. Here is a thread on it -> wifi constantly asking to connect?
     
  4. morbot

    morbot Member

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    Thanks for the heads up, I'll try that tonight. I really want to make sure I'm actually connecting so I can get 6.1 :)
     
  5. russman

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    If removing and re-adding still doesn't work, it could be a bug where the car thinks your connected to a hotspot. You'll have to let the service center know and they can tell your car it's not a hotspot.
     
  6. wayner

    wayner Active Member

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    Isn't there a Tesla Service Center Wifi connection that you can't remove?
     
  7. morbot

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    I told it to "forget" my home network this morning, then re-added it. Will see how it behaves tomorrow :)
     
  8. JPP

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    Mine does it regularly on 6.0...will have to try deleting and re-adding WiFi locations as above.
     
  9. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    I have a dedicated router sitting 3ft from the driver's B pillar and sometimes only get one bar of reception, which seems crazy to me. I know that I have seen another thread that talks about where the WiFi antenna is, but I can't find it again. Does anybody know where it is. Though I must say, it seems odd that a couple of feet would make that much of a difference.

    Thanks!
     
  10. SteveS0353

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    #10 SteveS0353, Jan 13, 2015
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    Yes, don't remove that one.

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    I believe I saw one report which identified that the WiFi antenna (and the 3G one too, as I recall) is inside the driver's side mirror skull cap. I found the picture -> IMG_3826-web900.jpg
     
  11. morbot

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    My wireless router is 3 stories above the car... however the signal strength shows as strong (not full, but 1 short)... so I hope its not an issue of connection strength.
     
  12. SteveS0353

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    I use a Ubiquiti UniFi AP-LR access point (AP-LR long range, Ubiquiti Networks - UniFi® AP), and it's in center of the house, on the second floor ceiling, covering the entire property. The car is about 30 feet from the AP, through timber and drywall, and I have full bars in my Model S.

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    There are multiple antennas under the skull cap on the passenger's side mirror too. It could be that the WiFi antenna is on the passenger's side, and the 3G on the driver's side. The Model S needs to "see" the key fob, so I suspect those antennas are under the mirror skull caps too.
     
  13. ken830

    ken830 Model S (Res#P12,447)

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    Happens every morning. Don't even bother removing and re-adding. Done that a few times, and it never works. My car recently got the very latest version of FW 6.0 and the message is now gone.
     
  14. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Thanks guys. I think I'll move the router to the garage ceiling right over the centerline of the two mirrors and see if that helps. I am using an older N router because I'm too cheap to buy another!
     
  15. morbot

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    Been several days now and haven't been prompted again, thanks for the tip!
     

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