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Wi Fi Range Extender question

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Impala1ss, May 7, 2018.

  1. Impala1ss

    Impala1ss Member

    Jun 30, 2017
    Melbourne, FL
    cliffs: Which symbols mean I am conected to internet? Bars [​IMG]or WiFi [​IMG] symbol?

    My MS is connected wirelessly from desktop router. On the top of my MCU I can see bars (like on my cell phone) although I could not see that I was connected to my modem/router in my office. I'm still on 2018.10.4 software so thinking I was missing updates due to no connection, I bought a Range Extender and plugged it in kitchen, just outside of the garage. Now at the top of the MCU I see the wifi ice cream cone icon. I can see that I am connected to my internet.

    Do the bars mean that I was connected or not connected (I have received every update this way in the past). Does the WiFi ice cream cone display mean that I am connected now.
  2. GatorGuy

    GatorGuy Member

    Feb 25, 2018
    Bars are LTE. It should've said LTE right next to them.
  3. Derek Kessler

    Derek Kessler Active Member

    Apr 15, 2016
    Both mean internet. Bars = LTE, arcs = Wi-Fi
  4. boaterva

    boaterva Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2016
    Northern Virginia, USA
    If you want to be pedantic (nah, that never happens at TMC! :D ), nothing says an AP is actually connected to the Internet. In normal practice, yes, of course! But a good test is to turn off wifi, since it removes all that crap you personally set up and you can see if it works now if it didn’t before.

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