cornclose wrote:It should be easy to set up routing from your normal home/work network to be able to connect to the Outlander WiFi;
1. Install a WiFi Access Point close to the Outlander, with the same SSID and password as the Outlander's, and set it up in 'repeater'/'extender' mode so that it connects wirelessly to the Outlander (depending on the AP, it may be required to set it up in 'router' mode, with the WiFi as the 'internet'/'red' interface, but this is not possible on all routers/AP's..)
2. At the cable side (Ethernet RJ-45) of the Access Point, have this connected to your existing home/work network with a static IP.
3. On your main home/office router, set up a static route to the subnet of the Outlander's WiFi network (192.168.8.x if I recall correctly..) specifying the gateway as the static IP address of the new Access Point (item 1/2 above).
4. Connect your phone to the WiFi of your home/work as usual, launch the Mitsubishi app, connect to the car as usual from anywhere you are connected to your WiFi.
This is something I will be doing shortly as the range of the Outlander's AP is abysmal..
You could, if you wanted, install an AP inside the Outlander itself, with a 3G/4G SIM, and configure to access the Outlander from anywhere in the world, although this would be more involved.
I believe this must be easy for you.
I like to hack a bit with routers, I'm using some static IP address in my home WiFi for my custom home server (cabled to the WiFi router) ... but I believe you are on a different league
Time ago I got multiple WiFi repeaters for trying to extend the range of my old Bebop Parrot (only the weakest repeater was compatible
) ... maybe one of them could be used as per your point 1 ... but ... I'm not enough passionate over the PHEV WiFi apps ... the constrains on the programmable timers is already a show stopper for invest my time on trying to use this apps outside its original scope.