Onstar Wifi Hotspot Gone now !!

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huey45
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Onstar Wifi Hotspot Gone now !!

Post by huey45 » Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:21 pm

Hi Lads

I was hoping that I might use Wifi to connect to AA but as Onstar is now gone
would have to resort back to Bluetooth and USB cable to connect up, and
sometimes very iffy to say the least....

Unless somebody knows of another solution

Y0shster
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Re: Onstar Wifi Hotspot Gone now !!

Post by Y0shster » Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:40 pm

As far as I know you could never connect your phone to Android Auto using WiFi in an Astra, regardless of whether OnStar was there or not, it's always had to be done via a USB cable.

huey45
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Re: Onstar Wifi Hotspot Gone now !!

Post by huey45 » Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:21 pm

Hi thanks for that reply, who knows what might happen in future ?

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Re: Onstar Wifi Hotspot Gone now !!

Post by astraowner » Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:23 am

The Astra radio's will never have android auto wireless, maybe the next iteration of the Astra, which will probably be called the "Astra 308" will have it.

For now the best bet is to get AAWireless dongle, this is a dongle that connects to your car's USB socket, and acts as the wireless connection to the phone.

The phone connects to the AAWireless box and the box relays the data.

This way you could get wireless android auto on "any" radio that has wired android auto, but lacks the wireless option.
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