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Model 3's Wi-Fi connection should coming soon(pic)

privater

2016 Model S and 2017 Model 3 owner
Jun 22, 2016
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735
CA
Got this snap photo from current Beijing Auto show:

It's Chinese, but it clearly says:

'Add Wi-Fi Connection' in title and the two button underneath are 'Not now' and 'Connect to Wi-Fi'

This might be a beta firmware, so take it with a grain of salt.

WechatIMG18994.jpeg
 

ShawnA

Supporting Member
Supporting Member
Nov 13, 2017
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Edwardsburg, MI
Hi Privater,

This is exactly the screen we (and you should) have in Model S and Model X to add the Tesla

to a WiFi network, usually our home network in the garage...

Doesn't the Model 3 have this out of the box?

I do not think this is to make the Tesla a WiFi hotspot. (I reserve the right to be wrong.)

Shawn
 

classicjoy

Member
Sep 13, 2017
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Silicon Valley
Security reasons to not enable it so far, a tech told me.
To me, they can delay it as long as its secure enough when they add it.
I heard in the news 2 months ago that M3 was hackable to gain control via Wifi.
Car is on LTE that's free for now - I don't see a strong benefit.
 
Oct 12, 2016
1,086
962
MD
As a shareholder, I'm hoping they add WIFI soon to the 3. The data charges for all these updates (esp. maps) must be killing them.
 

xmetal

Member
Dec 28, 2014
178
242
Sarasota, FL
Security reasons to not enable it so far, a tech told me.
To me, they can delay it as long as its secure enough when they add it.
I heard in the news 2 months ago that M3 was hackable to gain control via Wifi.
Car is on LTE that's free for now - I don't see a strong benefit.

Why would the Model 3 would be any different security wise from the Model S and X though? Seems like that would be all over the Tesla-doom news outlets if the new car was much less secure. The Short Sellers would have a field day!
 

pkshiu

New Member
Apr 19, 2018
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MA
Sorry to change the topic slightly, currently LTE is free on Model 3? Who is the carrier in the US? Is there a simcard slot somewhere hidden? I am wondering if eventually we will have to pay for it.

Thx,
P.K.
 

privater

2016 Model S and 2017 Model 3 owner
Jun 22, 2016
254
735
CA
Sorry to change the topic slightly, currently LTE is free on Model 3? Who is the carrier in the US? Is there a simcard slot somewhere hidden? I am wondering if eventually we will have to pay for it.

Thx,
P.K.

1. Yes
2. At&t
3. Maybe
4. Tesla says 4 years
 

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