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Old 01-27-2018, 10:55 AM
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Finding MAC address

Hi, new to the forum. I searched and could not find relative information. With SYNC's wifi on I can see my home network. Because it is a closed network I need to get the MAC address from the truck in order to connect for updates using my home's network. Does anyone know who I have to contact (online help is not helpful) or how to do it through the system to find the MAC address for the truck?

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Old 01-27-2018, 02:05 PM
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Go to your truck - setup a wireless network you can connect to. Connect your phone to the network - open FING and scan. You'll get the IP and the MAC address right below it for all devices on the network - your phone and your truck. The one for your truck is appropriately named Ford Motor Company.
 
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Old 01-27-2018, 03:22 PM
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Go into your router admin and temporarily disable MAC filtering. Connect the truck, look in the router's admin for the MAC, add it to the permitted list, and re-enable filtering.

Another option is upgrade Sync with a USB flash drive, after doing the update it will dump a XML file onto the flash drive, open that on a computer and read out the MAC.

If you have a phone that's capable of being a hotspot, turn that on and connect the truck, you should be able to find the MAC of the connected device.
 
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Old 01-30-2018, 09:42 AM
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Thumbs up I used FING

Originally Posted by ManualF150 View Post
Go to your truck - setup a wireless network you can connect to. Connect your phone to the network - open FING and scan. You'll get the IP and the MAC address right below it for all devices on the network - your phone and your truck. The one for your truck is appropriately named Ford Motor Company.
Thanks this worked like a charm. FING is a pretty handy app.
 
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Old 01-30-2018, 09:44 AM
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Thumbs up Thanks GLC

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Go into your router admin and temporarily disable MAC filtering. Connect the truck, look in the router's admin for the MAC, add it to the permitted list, and re-enable filtering.

Another option is upgrade Sync with a USB flash drive, after doing the update it will dump a XML file onto the flash drive, open that on a computer and read out the MAC.

If you have a phone that's capable of being a hotspot, turn that on and connect the truck, you should be able to find the MAC of the connected device.
I appreciate your help!
 
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