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      05-16-2019, 09:49 AM   #1

Drives: M850i convertible and X4
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iDrive 7 and WiFi Hotspot help?

This applies only to owners with iDrive 7 vehicles: I need a bit of help troubleshooting my WiFi Hotspot, which is not at all hot. It will not connect to the Internet.

What model BMW do you have and does your iDrive 7 Wi-Fi Hotspot connect to the outside world?

If so, what in-car network is it connecting to? Is it one that begins: "Direct....[last five VIN numbers]" or is it a network called "My BMW Hotspot"?

I can find the former and it does not work. I cannot find the one called "My BMW Hotspot," which the BMW Genius claims is the one I should be finding and using, even on our iDrive 7 system.

Again, I obviously don't need your password. I just need to know the label of the in-car Wi-Fi network that is connecting you to the outside world.

Many thanks.
- 2019 M850i convertible, Dravit Grey Metallic/Ivory White Extended Merino, DAP/Drivers Assistance Pro, glass controls, neck warmer, coded by r33_RGSport
- 2016 X4 xDrive: Alpine White/Saddle Brown, M Sport, DAP/DAP Plus, Premium Package, Technology Package, HK sound, heated seats, coded by Octopump
- Retired: Three previous BMWs.
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