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 Post subject: WiFi Range Extender
PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:54 am 
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Having just bought a three year old GX4HS I was surprised at many aspects of the car, most good, but needed to be within spitting distance of the car to get my iPhone to connect to the cars WiFi to get a connection for the app to work.

I read somewhere a Belkin N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender worked for another Outlander owner, I tried other extenders and failed.

I can confirm £15 from Argos was well spent. Extender is plugged in 3m from the car and I can now communicate from a respectable distance.


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 Post subject: Re: WiFi Range Extender
PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:16 pm 
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Great tip, thanks. I am tempted to do that too, as I have to stand in the window overlooking the car for a connection at the moment.

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 Post subject: Re: WiFi Range Extender
PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:38 am 
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Omendes - thanks for posting this 8-)

I've been struggling to connect from house to garage so on your suggestion bought one of these this morning and now able to connect from comfort of armchair in lounge :mrgreen:

Happy New Year folks :D

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 Post subject: Re: WiFi Range Extender
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:58 am 
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Having a connection that I can use, all be it in only the one wing of the house I thought I'd try another repeater to see if I could get a connection a little further.

I set the repeater in the study, which is halfway through the house and I can now connect to the car from the whole property.

To do list will now include to improve the signal from the cars Wi-Fi transmitter.

If anyone has been down this route I'd love any input.


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 Post subject: Re: WiFi Range Extender
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:30 am 
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+1 for the Belkin N300 range extender. Really easy to set up and works perfectly. For £15 from Argos (for once, cheaper than Amazon), a bargain.


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 Post subject: Re: WiFi Range Extender
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:36 am 
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Has anyone tried adding the car wifi to your home network? It is a pain to flip back and forth between internet access and car access. I'm thinking of either making the wifi ssid's match, or using a router to add the car's wifi subnet as a routed subnet. Problem is - will the car learn/use the default route? Might have to use NAT?

Would also be nice to add the wifi iOBD2 adapter as another routed subnet.

I'm testing out one of those small mobile wifi routers - hoping it can tie all these separate wifi networks together plus add Internet access from nearby xfinitywifi access points, tied to the home network over a vpn. In progress.


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 Post subject: Re: WiFi Range Extender
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:53 pm 
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N6IO wrote:
Has anyone tried adding the car wifi to your home network? It is a pain to flip back and forth between internet access and car access. I'm thinking of either making the wifi ssid's match, or using a router to add the car's wifi subnet as a routed subnet. Problem is - will the car learn/use the default route? Might have to use NAT?

Would also be nice to add the wifi iOBD2 adapter as another routed subnet.

I'm testing out one of those small mobile wifi routers - hoping it can tie all these separate wifi networks together plus add Internet access from nearby xfinitywifi access points, tied to the home network over a vpn. In progress.


I found it easier to just leave an Android phone in the car that can be remotely controlled from anywhere.

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 Post subject: Re: WiFi Range Extender
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:13 pm 
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I found it easier to just leave an Android phone in the car that can be remotely controlled from anywhere.[/quote]

Can you explain what you did for that to work?


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 Post subject: Re: WiFi Range Extender
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:30 pm 
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dominicsewell wrote:
Can you explain what you did for that to work?


Here ya go:

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=3359

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 Post subject: Re: WiFi Range Extender
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:50 pm 
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generaltso wrote:
dominicsewell wrote:
Can you explain what you did for that to work?


Here ya go:

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=3359


So one would need a phone plan for this spare phone?

That'll probably cost at least $10/month, right?


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