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

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by privater, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. privater

    privater 2016 Model S and 2017 Model 3 owner

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    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
     
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  2. ebmcs03

    ebmcs03 Active Member

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    WiFi to connect the car to the home network or make th car a hotspot?
     
  3. ShawnA

    ShawnA Supporting Member

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    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
     
  4. Az_Rael

    Az_Rael Supporting Member

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    Not yet. They haven't enabled that feature.
     
  5. classicjoy

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    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.
     
  6. MacGreiner

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    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.
     
  7. xmetal

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    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!
     
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  8. Moderatefan

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    That'd be a doomsday scenario. Remember Terminator-3? Cars hijacked by an evil robot.
     
  9. MP3Mike

    MP3Mike Well-Known Member

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    The Model 3 comes with the new maps, so I don't think there are any OTA map updates to use up bandwidth yet.
     
  10. SageBrush

    SageBrush 2020: Drain the Sewer

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    Yes -- I think
     
  11. pkshiu

    pkshiu New Member

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    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.
     
  12. privater

    privater 2016 Model S and 2017 Model 3 owner

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    1. Yes
    2. At&t
    3. Maybe
    4. Tesla says 4 years
     
  13. run-the-joules

    run-the-joules Active Member

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    …clearly you live somewhere with a better signal than I do at home.
     
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  14. run-the-joules

    run-the-joules Active Member

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    Those software updates aren't small. 2018.14.13 was 1.18GB.
     
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    thx!
     

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