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Tesla LTE Connection is Unusable.

Discussion in 'Model X: User Interface' started by KBurbridge14, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. KBurbridge14

    KBurbridge14 Member

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    I learned early on that the beautiful 17" Touchscreen's internet connection is a joke. Even with 2 or 3 bars, and even connected to wi-fi, the speed when surfing the net is an absolute joke. Has anybody ever had success with this? It's like a throwback to using dial-up.
     
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  2. Andyw2100

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    I could be mistaken, but I don't think the slowness has much to do with the connection speed. I think the browser and the 17" display hardware are both just slow.
     
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    I use it a little bit for weird things. Sometimes I have it for a monthly calendar, sometimes I google something at a long light as that's legal since I'm not on my phone.
     
  4. TexasEV

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    It's not the LTE connection. It's the browser. You'll see it's no better with a wifi connection. Well documented issue going back to 2012-- search here will bring up dozens if not hundreds of posts.
     
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    8.1 update is supposed to bring updates to the kernel and browser. It's expected to be improve the browser experience. No idea of when 8.1 is coming out yet, maybe in a few months.
     
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  6. BigMskiman

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    Can't blame the hardware, because I upgraded to the newest (from older), and it's still dog slow.

    But I don't care, just need maps with traffic on occasion, and the Yahoo TSLA ticker chart :cool:
     
  7. K-MTG

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    IMG_0978.JPG This is the max speed I got from the web browser while my car was connected to my 1000 Mbps network
     
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  8. Andyw2100

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    Looks like a bit of a bottleneck somewhere...
     
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    Same for me...yet if I sit in my car and try other devices, they can easily get over 50 Mbps.
     
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    I think the web browser is so slow/CPU intesitve that it affects the speed test.

    Using fast.com, I get 3Mbps over LTE with the browser open 1/2 screen, but less than 2Mbps when it's full screen.

    Also, if I switch to the music screen right after starting the speed test, then switch back after the test is done, it shows 6Mbps.
     
  11. Tdriver

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    You forget that Tesla is paying for this connection, not you. It satisfies the needs of the car as it is. A faster connection and everyone would be abusing it and Tesla would have to start charging you just like the new Supercharger plan.
     
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  12. MorrisonHiker

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    In that quote, @KBurbridge14 specifically mentioned wifi speeds. Like @KBurbridge14, I'm seeing slow speeds when I'm on wifi (that I'm paying for). Why should our wifi bandwidth be throttled? In my experience so far, my LTE connection has scored higher speeds than when I'm connected via wifi.
     
  13. HankLloydRight

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    Also, isn't all traffic going through Tesla's proxy servers anyway? That's going to throttle bandwidth quite a bit regardless of your LTE/Wifi connection.
     
  14. MorrisonHiker

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    Ah. I hadn't thought of that. If that's the case, then no wonder it's so slow! Kind of like when I use a VPN when on public wifi. Things drag to a crawl.
     
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    The web browser doesn't use a VPN, when I google my ip. It is my ip
     
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    What about when you're on 3G/LTE?
     
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    Don't know what IP address it should be
     
  18. HankLloydRight

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    When I've tested it, it's usually a Jasper Networks IP address (proxy network), and not AT&T, which is the local US cell provider.
     
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    The wifi reception/radio/range could be the bottleneck here.
     
  20. Sasha_Vienna

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    Hi there.. There are actually 2 bottle necks here.. :) One is the browser that is damn damn slow, and another one is Proxy servers that are used by tesla.. For exmpl, i live in Vienna (Austria).. When i connect over my WiFi i am getting speed of up to 5 - 8 Mbit/s on and of course i see my Austrian IP.. When i connect to the Internet over SIM in car, i am measuring max of 2,5 Mbit/s and i am connected over KPN IP (Netherlands).. So, it is cool that LTE connection has been established between the car and mobile operator here (T-Mobile in Austria) but as for surfing speeds you can forget it!

    That brings me to the question.. Is it possible to to make some kind of request and change the SIM card in the car with your own or simply use an AP in car and then gain full access to Internet (Youtube and other video sharing sites)..

    Thank you..
     

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