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Old 6th February 2020, 02:44 PM
Stib2003 Stib2003 is offline
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Afternoon all, new Audi owner here
Sooo, my 2013 A8 doesn’t have a SIM slot, doesn’t show ‘Audi Connect’ on the MMI and most importantly, doesn’t show traffic (which I assume it would if it could connect)?
My MMI is 3G and I have recently upgraded firmware and maps to the latest versions.
I have read through a few threads about swapping out units etc which seem quite expensive.
As a lower cost option, I am hoping to do is
• plug a 4G dongle into a small router (usb powered),
• RJ45 Connection out of router to a RJ45 - USB A adapter,
• into the USB - MMI cable I currently have plugged into the MMI socket under the drivers armrest (which works for music via USB stick and power to the phone)
Does anyone have a clue if this would work? If it did, I assume I would need VCDS then to enable the Audi Connect feature?
Any assistance / knowledge would be greatly appreciated, this is my first venture into Audi land so I am on quite a learning curve at the moment
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Old 6th February 2020, 06:13 PM
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Have a read of this thread, it is possible......

http://www.ozaudi.com/forums/showthr...ghlight=google

Led to products like this

https://autofidelity.com.au/product/mmi-tetherbox-v2/

Not sure on UK availability, as never had to look....

A simpler option maybe to use an rSAP enabled mobile handset (not apple) to get a data connection on the MMI.
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Old 10th February 2020, 01:27 PM
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Thanks Paul, really useful links.
The Autofidelity product isn't made anymore, can't find a second hand one for love nor money.
I have gone the route of a small router, 4G Dongle connected via MMI port, but until I can get VCDS sorted and the correct inputs and applications enlivened, can't do much more.
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Old 2nd March 2020, 10:36 AM
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Did it, it works
Just need to work out what to do with it
You do need to buy the correct D-link part though:
D-Link DUB-E100 High-Speed USB 2.0 Fast Ethernet 10/100 Mbit/s Ethernet Adapter
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