Tesla Model S Connecting to Wi-Fi – Not all cars have the ability to connect to the internet. Not even the newest cars have the technology so they can connect to wi-fi. Unlike the Tesla Model S, which from the beginning already had technology that could connect this electric car to the internet network. Let’s see how to connect the Tesla Model S to the internet.
Tesla Model S Connecting to Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi is available as a data connection method and is often faster than cellular data networks. Connecting to Wi-Fi is especially useful in areas with limited or no cellular connectivity. To ensure fast, reliable delivery of Model S updates, Tesla recommends leaving Wi-Fi turned on and connected to a Wi-Fi network. To connect to a Wi-Fi network:
- Touch the 3G (or LTE) icon in the touchscreen status bar. Model S will start scanning and display the Wi-Fi networks that are within range.
- Select the Wi-Fi network you want to use, enter the password (if necessary), then touch Connect.
You can also connect to a hidden network that isn’t shown on the list of scanned networks. Just touch Wi-Fi Settings and enter the name of the network in the resulting dialog box.
Once you have connected to a network, Model S auto-connects whenever the network is within range. If more than one previously connected network is within range, Model S connects to the one most recently used.
- You can also use a mobile hotspot or your phone’s Internet connection via Wi-Fi tethering.
- At Tesla service centers, Model S automatically connects to a Tesla Service WiFi access point.
Tesla’s infotainment system is a huge and media-rich platform. Everything from streaming Netflix to turning the car horn to farting sounds is at your fingertips. The suite of connected features Tesla builds into Tesla’s media system doesn’t come without data costs. Tesla offers a paid standard default and premium connectivity plan. The reality is that you will really need the paid options to experience all the benefits the system has to offer.