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Old 10-07-2019, 08:27 AM
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So if you need to do a test drive out of wifi range, you're screwed, right?

Not sure if once your connected your good but if not bring your cellphone connected to the tool as a wireless hotspot.
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So if you need to do a test drive out of wifi range, you're screwed, right?
Yes, but we live in 2019 where almost all smartphones have hotspot for free. So it shouldn't be a problem. The real problem is where you live and how your service acts in certain places. That is going to be a headache. And again, snap-on will NEVER add prox functions because people can steal cars very easily. Like super easy to get into a car and program new keys. Specially if the tool can provide the PIN. Chinese tools can do it, but lets be honest, do they ever get into REAL trouble? No.
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So if you need to do a test drive out of wifi range, you're screwed, right?
from my knowledge, the sgw is in read only mode normally, so reading faults, and parameters only. but no clearing faults, bi directional control, flashing ect.

in order to get those functions, one must authenticate the scan tool with the sgw module. this is done with the wifi function and server with the scan tool.

once the sgw recognizes and creates the certificate. it unlocks for 8 hours to allow full access.

once the 8 hours is up. you have to authenticate again.
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Yes, but we live in 2019 where almost all smartphones have hotspot for free. So it shouldn't be a problem.

No problem unless you don't have a smart phone and even if you did, whose paying for the data minutes usage, you or your employer? Also that is another piece of equipment to fiddle with while trying to test drive, often by yourself. If stuff like this is going to be a trend, Snap on might should consider incorporating the hardware into future tools so the cell phone would not be necessary as the tool could receive the signal by itself.

The real problem is where you live and how your service acts in certain places. That is going to be a headache.

You nailed the problem right there. I don't think there will ever be global 100% coverage 24/7 with no blackout spots in my lifetime.

And again, snap-on will NEVER add prox functions because people can steal cars very easily.

They can anyway. If I'm a crook and want your car, it's "gone in 60 seconds" security systems notwithstanding. The only purpose "security systems" accomplish is to make things more difficult and expensive for both the owner and the mechanics working on it. There are two ultimate goals here 1.Greed. if it is too expensive to fix, owner buys another car instead.
2. Control. And this is the main goal. If you control a population's transportation, you control THEM

Like super easy to get into a car and program new keys. Specially if the tool can provide the PIN. Chinese tools can do it, but lets be honest, do they ever get into REAL trouble? No.
Hats off to the Chinese if they make my job or life easier.
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Not sure if once your connected your good but if not bring your cellphone connected to the tool as a wireless hotspot.
If this kind of stuff is in the future, or even if not -
I would suggest to Snap on to build this feature into future tools, at least
the top of the line ones so no cell phone is needed. What do you think?
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