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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I recently purchased a CPO 2018 PacHy Limited.

I can't find a way to turn on the wifi in order to stream/cast from my phone to my vehicle's screens.
Possibilities:

1. The wifi is disabled, I'm just stupid and can't figure out how to navigate to the "enable wifi" button. I didn't see it under settings>UConnect. Is it hard to find? Can anyone help guide me?

2. The Wifi is dead/glitched/disabled. I can add it to my list of nits for the dealer to fix before my short-term unlimited CPO warranty is up.

3. I have to pay for the Uconnect Subscription in order to enable vehicle wifi of any kind. The manual sort of hints at this, but this seems unlikely and would be a little bit of a bummer, if true, because I'm not buying a hotspot plan or paying for any subscription service. I already have it on my phones, and I don't need all the Chrysler remote vehicle app stuff. I can do all that with cheap OBD tools. I just want to cast Netflix, Youtube, or something to my vehicle screens, and maybe see what else I can mess with through the onboard wifi.

Can anybody help me figure this out? Thanks!
 

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Oh, I do not see my vehicle's wifi--or anything that looks like it could be my wifi (previous owner might have renamed it)--from my phone when looking for local networks.

Also, where is the menu to rename the wifi?
 

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Well, I found it. However, the network name is "Direct - #" where # is a letter that seems to change every time I turn wifi off and on. I also found the hotspot on switch. I have both custom names and set the hotspot wifi password (no option for the wifi projection manager), but my phone can't connect because the password is not correct.

Is there a default password for streaming? I have a feeling I'm in some sort of wifi fault mode, and that is why I can't connect or change the wifi name.
 

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The wifi hotspot of the van costs money. It's powered by AT&T but since you have a 2018 it requires a bunch of updates(there are like 4-5 at this point) so you would have to find out what version your on first to know how high you need to go. The dealer will have to do all the updates though or swap the radio. I'd highly suggest you get them to do it all as soon as possible because at least my dealer charges 50$ PER UPDATE so 5x50$=250.. super stupid tbh. Anyways if you just want to do a mira cast that is in your projection settings.
 

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So the hotspot settings are separate from the mirror cast projection. Got it.

That means I can leave the hotspot off while turning on the projection wifi. I have a feeling I need software updates for the mirror cast as well. Or possibly a module reset or replacement.

Does the mirror cast wifi have a place to set the password, or a default password? I found a place in the projection settings to rename it, but no place to put in a password. The renaming doesn't work, but I do see a wifi connection (with some sort of default name) appear when I check the "on" box. When I try to connect my phone to it, it asks for a password.

Or am I going about this all wrong? Do I have to start the video on my phone, then hit the "mirror cast button" on my phone, and THEN select the van's wireless? I kinda remember doing it that way with a TV once or twice.
 

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So the hotspot settings are separate from the mirror cast projection. Got it.

That means I can leave the hotspot off while turning on the projection wifi. I have a feeling I need software updates for the mirror cast as well. Or possibly a module reset or replacement.

Does the mirror cast wifi have a place to set the password, or a default password? I found a place in the projection settings to rename it, but no place to put in a password. The renaming doesn't work, but I do see a wifi connection (with some sort of default name) appear when I check the "on" box. When I try to connect my phone to it, it asks for a password.

Or am I going about this all wrong? Do I have to start the video on my phone, then hit the "mirror cast button" on my phone, and THEN select the van's wireless? I kinda remember doing it that way with a TV once or twice.
Honestly, I've never used the miracast system a single time. The wifi hotspot is for access to the internet and I guess it's like a router as well but I don't think the other clients interact with each other. I think you just turn on projection and tell your phone to mirror to it. Like mine is samsung so it's technically samsung dex. I don't believe I've ever seen a password on miracast before because your supposed to agree on the screen to allow for it to project. Anyone successfully used Miracast yet? <- this link discusses it

I actually just use a roku with plex and stuff or a chrome cast and use my phone's hotspot data since I have 50 gb and honestly never burned through all 50 even on a 7+ day trip.
 
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