Ford Explorer: Wi-Fi Hotspot / Creating a Wi-Fi Hotspot

Ford Explorer 2020-2021 Owners Manual / Wi-Fi Hotspot / Creating a Wi-Fi Hotspot

You can create a Wi-Fi hotspot in your vehicle and allow devices to connect to it for access to the Internet.

Press the button to enter the settings menu.

  1. Select Connectivity Features.
  2. Select Vehicle Hotspot.

    Note: The vehicle hotspot default setting is on.

  3. Select Settings.
  4. Select Wi-Fi visibility.

Note: The Wi-Fi Visibility default setting is on.

Finding the Wi-Fi Hotspot Name and Password

Press the button to enter the settings menu.

  1. Select Connectivity Features.
  2. Select Vehicle Hotspot.
  3. Select Settings.

    Note: The SSID is the hotspot name.

  4. Scroll to Hide password.
  5. Uncheck the box.

Connecting a Device to the Wi-Fi Hotspot

  1. On your device, turn on Wi-Fi and select the hotspot from the list of available Wi-Fi networks.
  2. When prompted, enter the password.

Purchasing a Data Plan

  1. Connect a device to the hotspot.

    Note: The vehicle network carrier’s portal opens on your device.

  2. If the portal does not open on your device, open a website and it redirects to the vehicle network carrier’s portal.

Note: Secure websites do not redirect.

Note: If you have an active plan, the system does not redirect to the vehicle network carrier’s portal when you connect a device. Visit the vehicle network carrier’s website to purchase more data.

Note: If data usage information is available in the vehicle hotspot menu, it is approximate.

Note: If you carry out a master reset, the system does not remove your vehicle from your vehicle network carrier’s account. To remove your vehicle from the account, contact your vehicle network carrier.

Note: The vehicle network carrier provides Vehicle Hotspot services, subject to your vehicle network carrier agreement, coverage and availability.

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    Changing the Wi-Fi Hotspot Name or Password

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