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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-30-2016, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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2017 Acadia Denali Wifi

I got a new 2017 Acadia Denali with the Tech Package and was going through all of the settings and I saw a place to connect to a wifi hotspot. It had my home wifi listed, so I clicked on it and entered my password. And then nothing exciting happened at all. What the heck can connecting my car to my home wifi do? And now when I pull into the driveway, I hear the connect chime when the car connects to my home wifi. So strange. Just wondering what it could be for.

I am thinking about setting something up with my home automation system so when it connects, it automatically turns lights on. But other than that, I don't see what it can do.

Maybe I can put a fileserver in the car and load music to it over FTP when my car is in the driveway

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I guess you could sit in the car while in the garage and stream bowl games from the ESPN app. LOL

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You should have gotten 3 free months of AT&T WiFi with your purchase. During our initial setup with OnStar the rep was really pushing the WiFi even though we kept telling her we wouldn't use it, finally our salesman gave me a look and I said OK just to get he to shut up.

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The salesman tried to sell me on a NAV system when I bought my car. I told him, "It wouldn't do me any good. Shoot! There aren't any satellites where I like to go." The look I got was pretty priceless. LOL

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You should have gotten 3 free months of AT&T WiFi with your purchase. During our initial setup with OnStar the rep was really pushing the WiFi even though we kept telling her we wouldn't use it, finally our salesman gave me a look and I said OK just to get he to shut up.
I did get the three months of AT&T wifi (which I will never use). I am asking about my car having the ability to connect to my home (or any) wifi access point. I connected it to my home wifi, but I don't know what good it does other than chiming whenever I pull into my driveway to let me know that it has reconnected to my home wifi.

Maybe it is for streaming ESPN to my car while in the garage!

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Do you still have the free WiFi? I haven't tried to connect ours to our home WiFi. I'm with you about using the WiFi in the car. I guess they're trying to market it to families for use by the kids on trips.

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Do you still have the free WiFi? I haven't tried to connect ours to our home WiFi. I'm with you about using the WiFi in the car. I guess they're trying to market it to families for use by the kids on trips.
I don't need I'd either.

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We used our free wifi, the kids burned through it in no time but its to expensive to keep it, theres some features like the weather app and traffic app that only work if you have wifi, I've never tried to connect to our home network, not sure either why i would need it.

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I ran a port sniffer (nmap) on the IP address my router gave to the car when it was connected and I didn't see any open ports. I was hoping that there would be a way to transfer media to the car when it was connected to my home wifi, but that doesn't look possible. Yeah, it's a mystery. I have no idea why the car would have the ability to connect to my home wifi.

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I ran a port sniffer (nmap) on the IP address my router gave to the car when it was connected and I didn't see any open ports. I was hoping that there would be a way to transfer media to the car when it was connected to my home wifi, but that doesn't look possible. Yeah, it's a mystery. I have no idea why the car would have the ability to connect to my home wifi.
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