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How to connect BMW ENET Cable with BMW ISTA Rheingold

Here is a guide to show you how correctly connect and set up BMW ENET Cable with BMW ISTA Rheingold software! It is the first step to use this cheap BMW F Series coding cable instead of BMW ICOM!

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Step 1

Connect your laptop/PC with vehicle using the ENET cable.

After that, go to Control Panel→ Network and Internet→ Network Connections.

Select the Ethernet that is connected to the vehicle and open the Properties screen.

Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP / IP) and click the Properties button.

Enter 169.254.1.1 for the IP address and 255.255.0.0 for the subnet mask then press the OK button.

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Or if you install ISTA in VMWare, try this way:

Open Virtual Network Editor and disconnect form the host all adapters with Subnet Address 169.254.0.0. Uncheck the box “Connect a host virtual adapter to this network”.

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Step 2

Turn on car ignition and run BMW ISTA Rheingold.

Click the Setting button as below:

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Select “VCI Config” tab and “HO-ICOM ENET local and ISIS network” option, click the OK button.

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Back to main menu and click the Operations button. Select “Read out Vehicle Data” tab and click “Complete Identification”.

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Step 3

Select your ENET connection from the list and click “Set up connection”.

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And just wait the vehicle identification process complete!

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Or here is another alternative way after you click the Setting button and select “VCI Config” tab:

Choose “HO-ICOM ENET direct connection” option and set ENET mode with empty IP-Address.

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That’s all about how to set up BMW ENET cable with BMW ISTA. This guide is tested OK but not responsible for any potential lose or damage!

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