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Wifi issues in new Tesla

5553 Views 18 Replies 6 Participants Last post by  Luke Henley
I've just received my new Tesla Model Y and cannot connect to wifi.

When I try and connect, it searches for networks but doesn't find any. My phone however does connect to my home wifi so the Tesla should be within reach (it is parked on my drive). But even then, it's not just that it doesn't find my home network, it doesn't find any!

Just worth mentioning the following before anyone mentions them...
  1. I have tried rebooting the Tesla
  2. Wifi is definitely on, not off.
  3. I have not yet connected the car to my phone (if it makes a difference) as I'm still waiting for my lease company to transfer ownership to me or something like that.
Any ideas? Until this is sorted I'm unable to download updates, get traffic info when using sat nav, etc.
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Before I got the car I put a wifi analyser app on my phone - there are several to choose from for Android but I don't know about Apple - and used it to work out that there was miminal signal where the car was going to sit - even though it is quite close to the router the signal wasn't getting through the walls. I use Google Wifi units so got another one (cheap on eBay) and put in the window nearest the car, and that solved the problem for me. If I had a garage I'd likely have used an extender.
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