How to Connect Tesla to Wi-Fi

November 26, 2023
David Sunnyside

Adding a WiFi connection to your Tesla Model 3 or other model vehicles is simple, but not always foolproof. Your Tesla needs a good internet connection to download software updates and access map features. Connecting to a local network will often be faster than using your phone as a mobile hotspot.

In some cases, your Tesla may not be able to connect to your home Wi-Fi because it isn’t near enough to the router. You can try moving the router closer to your vehicle or using a different wireless network. If your Tesla can’t find any networks, it may need to reset its WiFi antenna.

Another potential problem is that your wifi router might be outdated and doesn’t have a strong signal. In this case, you might need to purchase a wifi extender to boost the signal between your Tesla and your router.

Tesla WiFi Tips

Your Tesla can connect to your wireless home network if you have a high-speed wireless router. To set up the connection, simply tap on the connectivity icon found on the upper right corner of your touch screen. A list of detected WiFi networks will be displayed. Select the one you want to use, enter the password (if necessary), and press Confirm. The vehicle will then automatically connect to the selected network whenever it is within range. In this way, you can easily enjoy fast and reliable WiFi data connections while your car is parked overnight.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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