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Wifi issues in new Tesla

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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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Yes good point about traffic updates. Yes the car does connect to mobile hotspot so seems it is just a range issue.

Regarding premium connectivity, I have a few questions if you don't mind..
  1. I don't currently have my Tesla synced up to the app, let alone the one month premium connectivity trial. My lease company told me I should get the car added to my app account within 48 days of receiving the car, you reckon I will get the premium connectivity with this?
  2. Once I do get premium connectivity, will I ever need wifi? Or will everything be done through the car's sim? E.g. updates, video streaming, etc (If so, I don't need to bother with buying range-extenders/mesh networks just so the car can connect to wifi)
2. You still need a WiFi connection for over the air updates unfortunately. But if you can get a hot spot connection with your mobile phone then that's an option.
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