Use the Wi-Fi In Your Mercedes-Benz for Fast and Reliable Internet Connection

By Product Expert | Posted in Mercedes-Benz Tech on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 at 9:30 pm
smartphone screen connecting to a Wi-Fi connection

How to Setup and Connect to Wi-Fi In Your Mercedes-Benz 

One of the greatest technological innovations to be added to Mercedes-Benz vehicles in recent years is the ability to connect to a Wi-Fi hotspot in your vehicle. This has a couple benefits. For one, you can avoid overage charges with your cellphone carrier, which can just be annoying. And two, it allows devices like tablets or laptops that may not have 4G capability to easily connect to the Internet with a connection that is secure and fast.  

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Of course, if you want to use this feature, you’ll need to know how to set it up and how to connect your devices to the Wi-Fi hotspot in your Mercedes-Benz. Don’t worry though. We are here to walk you through it. 

How to Get Wi-Fi In Your Mercedes-Benz 

To setup the Wi-Fi in your vehicle, you’ll need to access the infotainment system. Use the dial in your vehicle to navigate through the screen menu. 

  1. From the Main Menu, select System. 
  2. Then, select Connectivity. 
  3. Select Set Up Hotspot. 
  4. Select Activate Vehicle Hotspot. 

Once that’s taken care of, stay on the screen for a moment. The Wi-Fi in your vehicle should be activated at this point but you’ll still need to connect your device. Here’s how: 

  1. From the same menu, select Connect Device to Vehicle Hotspot. 
  2. When the popup screen appears, locate the password for your Wi-Fi hotspot. It should be a collection of numbers and letters.  
  3. Go to the Wi-Fi settings menu in your device and find the hotspot named MB Hotspot. Select it and then enter the password on the infotainment screen. 

It’s really that simple to get speedy and simple connectivity in your vehicle for up to 8 devices. To learn more about your Mercedes-Benz and its technology capabilities, check back to the Mercedes-Benz of Hilton Head blog. 

10 Responses to “Use the Wi-Fi In Your Mercedes-Benz for Fast and Reliable Internet Connection”

  1. Cham says:

    I imported a 2018 Mercedes C200 AMG line from UK through a dealer. but my problem is unable to connect to Wi-FI or get internet connectivity in the vehicle command system. when i goto System>Connectivity i get two options bluetooth and wifi.. but there is not options such as Wifi settings or such.. please help me to clarify wether its abailable or not . even bluetooth tethering function does not allow me to connect to internet. Thank you

  2. Tony says:

    Same problem here. No setup option.
    I should have the audio 20 and thus have this option.
    I’m watiing for an answer from the dealer.
    Currently the only option to get internet in the car is via the payable InternetInTheCar option.

  3. Dhaif says:

    Same problem. No internet settings in the options.
    Any one can help

  4. Digitalberg says:

    Same problem!

    Does anyone have an update on this?

  5. Tim Gollner says:

    I have the same issue, 2019 C300. When O follow the instructions I have no option for hot spot!!!

  6. Brian richardson says:

    Can’t get the hotspot for wi fi

  7. Adi says:

    That’s because it requires a MercedesME subscription. They don’t tell you that here.

  8. Flo says:

    MercedesME is free for 3 years –
    You need a data subscription from AT&T – either add it to your ATT cell plan then it uses the data package from your cell phone OR get an unlimited car plan for $25 / mo or $250/year

  9. Chris Myers says:

    How do I get my free service for 3 years. I just bought GLC and want to connect my devices.

  10. Rob Brown says:

    On my 2017 S550 4matic you also need to go to the “settings” on the bottom of the internet page and click “share WIFI hotspot”. Otherwise the WLAN will not connect to the internet even though it will show up on the WIFI list on the connected device.

    My car has the following installed options:

    Other 2017 models might have different equipment.

    With this system (when the network is up) I get about 8-10 MBps down and 5-7 MBps up.

    I had to figure out the additional step for myself. MBRACE did not know about it.

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