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Old 09-25-2012, 03:52 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Sgt1255 View Post
So you can not set one up through Sync. If not, then why does it have WIFI with its own password in the Setting function in Sync? I thought Sync was its own hotspot for the vehicle. So I have to get a separate hotspot devise from my provider and the Sync WIFI is basically worthless then. I would like someone to explain this to me please. I place the Sync password in my IPhone 4S and IPad 3 and once in a while I will get the WIFI symbol on the Sync screen but mostly I don't. Before I pay extra for a wireless WIFI devise and add money onto my plan, I would like to know if I can do it through Sync or not.
Thanks for anyone's assistance.
Good Day
Ken
Hey, Ken -

Hopefully you received my PM.

For anyone else interested in creating a Wi-Fi hotspot, you must tether a line on your phone or use a wireless air card. I recommend using one of following:

Sierra Wireless USB 598
Sierra Wireless USB 308
Sierra Wireless 250U – SYNC supports CDMA only
Sierra Wireless Overdrive
Mercury USBConnect Mercury

Here's a link for how to get started:

http://Support.Ford.com/sync-technol...c-myford-touch

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Originally Posted by whynotthinkwhynot View Post
You could try asking "FordIVTeam" in a PM. That's our on-site Ford Sync corporate rep, and she should have answers for you. Her name is Jacyln IIRC. Just go to the User CP link in the dark blue banner above, then look for "Send a New Message" over on the left hand side about halfway down under "Private Messages", start typing "FordIVTeam" in the Recipent box, and a link for FordIVTeam should pop up.

Don't expect a response until Monday during regular work hours.
You know me well, whynotthinkwhynot, thanks for the referral!

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