Few issues with my Escort redline 360c

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Hey guys I’m hoping someone may be able to shed some light to my issues.
I recently bought the redline 360c for my other car (Have V1 gen2 already). I did already update the unit

While my Bluetooth is connected to the escort unit, it seems to drop location and the speed limit goes away, I have to open to app even though it’s running in the background for it to reset the speed limit.

When I set it the audio on phone to hear it through my car Bluetooth, the voice to tell me alerts is very low BUT the voice to tell me I’m going over the speed limit is just fine. Is there a way to adjust the voicemail for the alert voice?

When the unit is triggered and the alerts start going off, I’ll press the mute button on the power cord, this quiets the beeping however the voice doesn’t stop and keep telling me about the alert.

Any cool features you guys have found handy that I should mess with? Currently my setting mimic Vortex Radar’s recommendation

As always, I appreciate any and all feedback.

TIA
 

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That's the way I have my RL360c set up. What you describe looks like it's something to do with the type of WiFi you have in your car. What happened to me was my 2017 Impala and my Red Line worked just fine I then replaced it with a 2021 Cadillac XT5 and now the Red Line shows that it's connected to my phone and my cars WiFi but no info flows to or from the detector.
This is because my Red Line has a 2.4 network chip and my XT5 has a 4G LITE network system. My detector needs a hard ware upgrade to work in my car. I'm stuck with this right now. You have a 30 day return window find out about your cars WiFi system if it's not 100% compatible with your car SEND IT BACK.
Go and get yourself a Uniden R7 it will do the same thing as the Red Line for $200 to $300 less. Good luck.
 

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Red Line shows that it's connected to my phone and my cars WiFi but no info flows to or from the detector.
This is because my Red Line has a 2.4 network chip and my XT5 has a 4G LITE network system.
You keep missing the point we have been bringing up to you over and over. The 4G LTE network has NOTHING to do with the wi-fi being broadcast in your car. The 4G network is what your VEHICLE uses to connect to CELL TOWERS to access the internet. This is not free either, so if you do not have a plan you can access the internet, just like you house.

Once your vehicle gets has access to the internet over the 4G CELL network it will then use a router (of sorts) to broadcast a wi-fi signal in your vehicle for to connect.

Your vehicle could connect to the cell towner with 3g, 4g, or 5g and it does not matter.....what matters is how your vehicle broadcasts it wi-fi signal.

Your vehicle comes with 3 months of free data, after that you have to pay. If you have not paid, you have no internet access.

I did a quick look but can't confirm how your caddy broadcasts it's wi-fi. I still say if you get the white screen you have 2.4ghz and have an internet access issue.

I have tried to connect my RL360c to a few different 5ghz wi-fi sources and it rejects it every time, refuses to connect, which tells me if you are getting connected but no data.....it is a data access issue, not a connection issue.
 

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You keep missing the point we have been bringing up to you over and over. The 4G LTE network has NOTHING to do with the wi-fi being broadcast in your car. The 4G network is what your VEHICLE uses to connect to CELL TOWERS to access the internet. This is not free either, so if you do not have a plan you can access the internet, just like you house.

Once your vehicle gets has access to the internet over the 4G CELL network it will then use a router (of sorts) to broadcast a wi-fi signal in your vehicle for to connect.

Your vehicle could connect to the cell towner with 3g, 4g, or 5g and it does not matter.....what matters is how your vehicle broadcasts it wi-fi signal.

Your vehicle comes with 3 months of free data, after that you have to pay. If you have not paid, you have no internet access.

I did a quick look but can't confirm how your caddy broadcasts it's wi-fi. I still say if you get the white screen you have 2.4ghz and have an internet access issue.

I have tried to connect my RL360c to a few different 5ghz wi-fi sources and it rejects it every time, refuses to connect, which tells me if you are getting connected but no data.....it is a data access issue, not a connection issue.
You are wrong. I got this from the chief engineer at Cedar Electronics who tried to get my Red Line to work. The 2.4 chip will not work in some cars, it shows that it's connected in my car and on my phone and in the app but no info flows to or from the detector. It may work in some cars in fact Vortex in his latest video on the RL360c warns potential byres of this. It looks like it works in certain cars but not for me.
I'm replacing my 2013 BMW with a 2021 BMW and I have ordered it with WiFi. I will try to set up the Red Line and will post the results here.
 

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OP is talking about Bluetooth connection, there is no WiFi issue here!


Hey guys I’m hoping someone may be able to shed some light to my issues.
I recently bought the redline 360c for my other car (Have V1 gen2 already). I did already update the unit

While my Bluetooth is connected to the escort unit, it seems to drop location and the speed limit goes away, I have to open to app even though it’s running in the background for it to reset the speed limit.

When I set it the audio on phone to hear it through my car Bluetooth, the voice to tell me alerts is very low BUT the voice to tell me I’m going over the speed limit is just fine. Is there a way to adjust the voicemail for the alert voice?

When the unit is triggered and the alerts start going off, I’ll press the mute button on the power cord, this quiets the beeping however the voice doesn’t stop and keep telling me about the alert.

Any cool features you guys have found handy that I should mess with? Currently my setting mimic Vortex Radar’s recommendation

As always, I appreciate any and all feedback.

TIA

Depends on if your are using iphone or android phone, for iPhone make sure the background refreshing for EL is enabled. If not, you won’t get information updated on detector if app is running on background.
 

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You are wrong. I got this from the chief engineer at Cedar Electronics who tried to get my Red Line to work. The 2.4 chip will not work in some cars, it shows that it's connected in my car and on my phone and in the app but no info flows to or from the detector. It may work in some cars in fact Vortex in his latest video on the RL360c warns potential byres of this. It looks like it works in certain cars but not for me.
I'm replacing my 2013 BMW with a 2021 BMW and I have ordered it with WiFi. I will try to set up the Red Line and will post the results here.
Your new vehicle is likely pushing 5ghz WiFi which Escort detectors DO NOT operate on, they need 2.4ghz. My Jeep has this issue - the UConnect platform it uses ONLY has WiFi at 5ghz therefore I cannot connect to WiFi via my connected car. Bummer, I know, but certainly not a deal breaker as WiFi isn't necessary to run the detector.

As a workaround you could use a travel router that will rebroadcast the 5ghz signal to 2.4ghz allowing you to connect your Redline. Or, you can simply connect when you pull into your garage using your home's WiFi network. This is what I do, and my Redline connects and updates in the garage no problem.
 
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You are wrong. I got this from the chief engineer at Cedar Electronics who tried to get my Red Line to work. The 2.4 chip will not work in some cars, it shows that it's connected in my car and on my phone and in the app but no info flows to or from the detector. It may work in some cars in fact Vortex in his latest video on the RL360c warns potential byres of this. It looks like it works in certain cars but not for me.
I'm replacing my 2013 BMW with a 2021 BMW and I have ordered it with WiFi. I will try to set up the Red Line and will post the results here.
Yes and no....it will not work if the wi-fi signal being broadcast from your vehicle is only 5ghz. It will not and cannot connect to that network. I have yet to see any documentation showing your vehicle only broadcasts a 5ghz signal. I have looked and can't find it online, you would have to call your dealer to confirm (although most dealers know very little about their products and hate research).

If I were a betting man I would bet strongly you have a 2.4ghz signal and the issue is with your data access. Like I said, I tried many times to connect to multiple 5ghz networks and it would never connect, however, since you are connectiong without issue and getting the white box you are connected, just cant send/receive data from the RD.

It looks like we will agree to disagree with this situation. Good luck with your work around and/or any future troubleshooting with Escort or Caddy.
 

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Yes and no....it will not work if the wi-fi signal being broadcast from your vehicle is only 5ghz. It will not and cannot connect to that network. I have yet to see any documentation showing your vehicle only broadcasts a 5ghz signal. I have looked and can't find it online, you would have to call your dealer to confirm (although most dealers know very little about their products and hate research).

If I were a betting man I would bet strongly you have a 2.4ghz signal and the issue is with your data access. Like I said, I tried many times to connect to multiple 5ghz networks and it would never connect, however, since you are connectiong without issue and getting the white box you are connected, just cant send/receive data from the RD.

It looks like we will agree to disagree with this situation. Good luck with your work around and/or any future troubleshooting with Escort or Caddy.
I can confirm the XT5 does have a 2.4Ghz signal on its WiFi. As to whether or not it's able to be configured to allow data between the RL360C or not, I can't answer as he did not have one on hand to try. But there are settings on the car that can be done to try, but I don't see the point. I doubt it would help anyhow.
 

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Your new vehicle is likely pushing 5ghz WiFi which Escort detectors DO NOT operate on, they need 2.4ghz. My Jeep has this issue - the UConnect platform it uses ONLY has WiFi at 5ghz therefore I cannot connect to WiFi via my connected car. Bummer, I know, but certainly not a deal breaker as WiFi isn't necessary to run the detector.

As a workaround you could use a travel router that will rebroadcast the 5ghz signal to 2.4ghz allowing you to connect your Redline. Or, you can simply connect when you pull into your garage using your home's WiFi network. This is what I do, and my Redline connects and updates in the garage no problem.
Believe it or not I have tried the travel router and it's NG once more for me. It shows up in the hot spot list but I not able to sign on to it for some reason. My XT5 is a WiFi miss fit...LOL
 

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Believe it or not I have tried the travel router and it's NG once more for me. It shows up in the hot spot list but I not able to sign on to it for some reason. My XT5 is a WiFi miss fit...LOL
Sounds like it! Just connect your Redline with your home WiFi and every time Escort pushes out a firmware update your detector will ask if you'd "like to update yes/no". It's very easy and that way it takes what you're trying to do out of the equation and makes things much simpler.
 

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But one thing is still top notch and that's the radar detection of the Red Line. I had a grate save four days ago on a back road here in NJ. The officer was off the road behind some trees as I came over a little rise in the road speed limit 25MPH. I was doing about 30 to 35MPH before the Red Line started going off I would say about 1/2 mile or so before the little rise in the road. This why we have are detectors for stuff like this. The red light & speed cam info is spot on also when I'm on Staten Island. In my view without the WiFi features working the Red Line is over priced. My R7 will do the same for much less $$$.
 

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Bizarro world...where WiFi is worth 250-300 dollars on a Radar detector.
 

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I have a R360c and I get that Escort's flagship should work on the latest cars. However, the wifi issue has been raised again and again for over 3 years and Escort's RD's are still on 2.4g. The issue was raised with Escort back when the M360c was introduced and three years later, the R360c still uses the same chip.
Frankly, IMHO, Escort's RD wifi just does not offer that much. A good friend has a phrase that I think applies to Escort's wifi..."its a lot of squeeze for not a lot of juice"
I'm sure there will be disagreements about this point, but in the end, nothing has changed in 3 years. The whole discussion seems more effort than its worth. The R360c is a really good RD, but the angst over the wifi just is not worth it
 

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I have a R360c and I get that Escort's flagship should work on the latest cars. However, the wifi issue has been raised again and again for over 3 years and Escort's RD's are still on 2.4g. The issue was raised with Escort back when the M360c was introduced and three years later, the R360c still uses the same chip.
Frankly, IMHO, Escort's RD wifi just does not offer that much. A good friend has a phrase that I think applies to Escort's wifi..."its a lot of squeeze for not a lot of juice"
I'm sure there will be disagreements about this point, but in the end, nothing has changed in 3 years. The whole discussion seems more effort than its worth. The R360c is a really good RD, but the angst over the wifi just is not worth it
The radar detection and the cam locations are fine. But for $750 plus tax this detector should work as advertised for ALL cars. Foe me my R7 is just as good right now as the Red Line for $200 to $300 less. Not a peep out of them about this issue, that is one of the reasons customers don't like Escort.
 

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