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  • Rolands
    Member Since: 08 Apr 2019
    Location: Riga
    Posts: 6
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    2017 Discovery Sd4 (180) HSE Indus Silver

    Wifi hotspot

    What for wifi hotspot feature if there is no SIM?
    Phone connects fine to the car over wifi, but no internet connection of course. Anyone tried using usb 3g/lte dongle?
    MY17 HSE Infotainment still on S18B software.
  • jimbg
    Member Since: 23 Jun 2016
    Location: Devon
    Posts: 990
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Silicon Silver

    Do it the other way around and use the phone as a hot spot?

    Then the car has access and also your passengers.
  • Rolands
    Member Since: 08 Apr 2019
    Location: Riga
    Posts: 6
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    2017 Discovery Sd4 (180) HSE Indus Silver

    Apparently there is no Wifi connectivity method for a car itself, thus it can't connect to an external wifi. On my Features>Connectivity menu there is only Wifi Hotspot settings available. Maybe Wi-Fi menu is possible with a newer than S18B software version. Could someone comment please?
    Much appreciated your response anyway
  • jimbg
    Member Since: 23 Jun 2016
    Location: Devon
    Posts: 990
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    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Silicon Silver

    Not sure if it is software version or market issue.

    I use my phone as a hot spot for live traffic as I do not have a valid Sim at the moment and obviously any one else can connect to it if they know the password.

    While it is plugged in I can also use Apple Car Play.
  • Rolands
    Member Since: 08 Apr 2019
    Location: Riga
    Posts: 6
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    2017 Discovery Sd4 (180) HSE Indus Silver

    On which sw version you are in?
  • jimbg
    Member Since: 23 Jun 2016
    Location: Devon
    Posts: 990
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    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Silicon Silver

    I have been on them all! For the last 2 weeks I have been on 19A
  • Labbix
    Member Since: 05 Mar 2018
    Location: Albania
    Posts: 542
     
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Silicon Silver

    It is market specific, my18 HSE lux for the Balkans has no connectivity option at all, while in the software there initially was the hotspot settings to choose from, but later versions of the software didn’t show it anymore, although the car emits a signal but it is not usable...
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