Wi-Fi Stories November 16, 2013

Tesla updated my, as well as many other, Model S cars this weekend with the 5.8 firmware.  5.8 doesn’t seem to be a big update from 5.6 that I got just 10 days ago. Some drivers have reported:

* A wipers service mode. Who would’ve know? 🙂 * A reset TPMS button. Nice. * MAC Address display in Wifi settings. Who was it again asking for this to setup their router’s MAC filter? + all the goodies which were already in 5.6, of course.

Also – it seems to accelerate a little smoother all of a sudden but that’s likely just me being overly sensitive.

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Wi-Fi Stories November 6, 2013

I just got my 5.6 firmware update without calling Tesla. I was on 4.5.1 previously. It took about 20 minutes to install after a 2 minute shutdown procedure.  After the update I got the screen above.

I did have some trouble connecting to my home Wifi networks as you can see toward the end there.  I’m going to give it another try tomorrow, I wonder if it isn’t encryption problems. I also want to try a Verizon LTE Mifi.

I really love the updates to maps. Right away I can see the usefulness of the compass and directional UI.

I know 5.6 has been rolling out to Europeans for around a month but I don’t know many folks stateside that have it via OTA without it being pushed for issues.

Also, I hear this update reduces the vampire drain effect. That would be a big deal for me because I lose at least 5 miles per 24 hours unplugged.  expand full story

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