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25/10/2018

How to solve SD CONNECT C4NOT Connected via LAN or WIFI

Here are optional solutions for those with a Sd connect C4 but cannot be connected via LAN (or wifi).

Operation system: Window 7

Static IP172.29.127.xxx

Battery: the 6 batteries are installed, fully charged

 

Error message:

when I connect it to the MUX (the 6 batteries are installed) it tries to connect but it gives up after a minute or two and I have a yellow triangle over the network icon in the taskbar.

The display on the MUX shows that its number is 00, it also displays a cable icon and a countdown timer and the message “Device not in use”

SD connect C4 NOT Connected via LAN or WIFI

 

The display doesn’t show the wifi option, only the cable icon.

When I start SDConnect Administration Toolkit it says the MUX is not cable accessible.

 

How-to:

 

Here are possible solutions from users (try on your own risk) and working solutions from real professionals but for SD connect mux off obdexpress.co.uk (confirm yours is the same as that in obdexpress if you want use the solution).

 

Possible solutions from users:

 

Option 1: LAN adapter

Open it and check the LAN adapter soldering if it gone loose

 

SDConnect relies on broadcasts/multicasts (like the DHCP protocol) to discover SDConnect devices.  They can be con completely different subnets and be “detected” but you cannot interrogate or configure them until you get their IP addresses configured for basic management setup.

 

 

Option 2: Toolkit

For Connection you´ll need the Toolkit.

WLAN is not seen until configured, if you reseted the SDConnect you´ll need to reconfigure it with the Toolkit.

 

 

Option 3: Battery

You may try forcing your NIC in your laptop to 100Mb/Full Duplex, as many will default and negotiate to 1Gb/s, which I don’t believe some of the SDConnects talk over too well.

 

Also, FWIW, I have been getting an error 750 when trying to communicate to the SDConnect recently.  The connection seems very unstable. I have only used a direct Ethernet connection.  I have not investigated it very much, but I have resorted to the C3 for right now, which has never failed with 1.2012.

I reset it back to factory settings as well.  I have not had an opportunity to investigate it to any extent, so I am unsure what the problem may be, but SDNetContol is stating a Network Error to the SDConnect. It is all connected via CAT6 and no WiFi.

It is best practice to remove the batteries form the SDConnect when not changing firmware or leave them in there?  I have quality rechargeable batteries I use and typically leave them in when changing firmware, but I have left them in for a longer period.  When I removed the first set, the batteries clearly leaked but didn’t appear to damage the SDConnect and I throughly cleaned it and it has worked since them.  If anyone has any suggesting regarding this issue, it would be much appreciated.

Working solution from pros working for obdexpress.co.uk:

 

This issue usually can be solved as follows:

 

– re-set IP address:

1) Connect MB SD Connect C4 with LAN cable

2) Open Virtual Network Editor and use vmnet0 (Auto-Bridging )

3) Install (2 ) Local Area Connection

4) Set IP:

Local Area Connection ( 1 ) IP 172.29.127.XXX this for IP MUX

Local Area Connection ( 1 ) IP 192.168.1.XXX this for IP network or IP Network you use

5) Make configuration for SD connect wireless,

(SD C4 usually solve the issue after IP re-match)

 

 

– setup the PC date

The date must be the same as the software version

E.g. Your DAS is 2016.09 version, then your PC date should be 2016/09

 

 

– replace the Config file in c:programmecredes-benzconfig

(this is for MB STAR C3 users)

 

STAR C3 Config file download

 

16/10/2018

Mercedes diagnostic software: Xentry or DAS

Mercedes diagnostic software: Xentry or DAS

 

DAS (older models, but still most cars communicate through this program)

Xentry (new model cars)

If you set it up correctly, you can program offline in DAS only. Then if we need to go online with DAS we switch the modified flash folder to the original.

Xentry there is no offline programming to my knowledge, only online. Obviously, you need to have login and pass to go online.

And yes we can do 'synchronizations', miss daimler calls them adaptations.

 

 

Besides,...

 

Xentry is for cars from 204 "upwards" but if you have a setup with direct DAS access, then you can do 204 diagnosis from DAS too (at least up to certain MY cars).

 

You are never supposed to get into Xentry from DAS car selections but if you select e.g. 211 from Xentry, Xentry starts DAS and diagnosis is performed like if you started DAS directly and selected 211 from there.

 

HHT is for the oldest models but the line between DAS and HHT is not that clear because cars like 210 perform some diagnosis within DAS and for some control units DAS opens HHT for the actual task.

 

 

In short,

 

All MB from late 80’s to 99 = HHT-WIN

All MB from 2001 to 2009 = DAS

All MB from 2010+ = Xentry

 

The year 2000 is a weird transition period — some MB made in 1999 but the model year is 2000 will be diagnosed from the 38-pin under the hood and thus use HHT-win. Other MB made in early 2000 and sold as a 2000 model will have the OBD port and the SDS will require the OBD cable to diagnosis….and will use DAS.

 

And then there are orphan cars, like some SLK models — some 2000-2001 SLK require the 38-pin.

 

 

IMPORTANT: Software released in 2017 and 2018 doesn’t come with HTT-WIN. But now, it comes again! HHT-WIN is updated to 09.2018 Mercedes software disk.

 

Attachment: SDconnect C4 FULL Mercedes Vehicle List

SD connect C4 with Xentry/DAS can work with Mercedes-Benz Passenger car, van, truck, unimogs, buses, super sports cars, industrial major assembikes

 

Look here:

xentry-xdos-car-list-1

 

xentry-xdos-car-list-2

 

xentry-xdos-car-list-3

 

xentry-xdos-car-list-4

 

xentry-xdos-car-list-5

 

xentry-xdos-car-list-6

 

xentry-xdos-car-list-7

 

xentry-xdos-car-list-8

 

xentry-xdos-car-list-9

 

xentry-xdos-car-list-10

 

xentry-xdos-car-list-11

 

      

Passenger Cars:

A(176), A(169), A(168), B(246), B(245), CLC(117), C(204) C(203), C(202), 190(201), E(212), E(211), E(210), 124(124), S(222), S(221), S(220), S(140), S(126), E(207), CLK(209), CLK(208), CLS(218), CLS(219), CL(216), CL(215), CL(140), SLK(172), SLK(171), SLK(170), SL(231), SL(230), SL(129), SL(107), SLS(197), M(166), M(164), M(163), G(463), G(461), E(212), E(211), E(210), 124(124), S(222), S(221), S(220), S(140), CLK(209), CLK(208), CLS(218), CLS(219), CL(216), CL(215), CL(140), SLK(172), SL(231), SL(230), SL(129), SL(107), SLS(197), M(166), M(164), M(163), G(460), GL(164), GLK(204), R(251)....

Vans:

MB 100(631), T1, SprinterIII, SprinterII, SprinterI, Sprinter900, Citan, Vito(639), Vito(638), V(638), Viano(639), T2, Vario, Vaneo(414)...

Truck:

Actros963/4, Actros2,3, AtegoIII, AtegoII, AxorII, Eonic, Zetros, Actros, Atego Light, Atego Heavey, HPN M96, Atron, HPN M2000, SKL, FSK...

Unimog models:

U20, UGN, UHN....

Bus models:

TRAVEGO, INTOURO, INTEGRO, CITARO, CAPACITY, CITO, TOURISMO, O350/ O403, CONECTO, O404, O405- O408, Minibus, OC500, TOURO, TOURINO, MBC, MULITEGO, O500, O500/ OH, OH, OH368, OF, OF384, LO, O400...

Super Sports Cars:

SLR(199)...

Smart models:

Fortwo 450, Fortwo 451, Fortwo 452, Fortwo 454...

 

You will also see some MAYBACH,SETRA, COBUS, MITISUBISHUI FUSO models (belonging to Benz Group) in XENTRY/ DAS, but SD connect c4 or star c3 cannot support it.

Disabled MAYBACH,SETRA, COBUS, MITISUBISHUI FUSO models

 

More Mercedes models will be updated to the SD connect C4 software disk

 

Source:https://obdexpresscouk.blogspot.com/

 

13/10/2018

BMW F30 Flashing/Programming with ISTA + ICOM A2 Clone

This is how to do Flashing or Programming on BMW F30 using ISTA (ISTA-D v4.3.21 and ISTA-P v3.60.2) PsdZData Full, using an ICOM A2 emulator china clone

 

Here you go…

 

Environment/Setup

I have set up ISTAD and ISTAP within Oracle VirtualBox virtual machine.

Windows 7 x64 Enterprise with SP1

ISTAD v4.3.21

ISTAP v3.60.2

PsdZData v60.1 Full

BMW ICOM A2 Clone

Using my girlfriend’s loaner F25 X3 28i as a power supply in order to keep voltage between 14.0 and 14.9. This seemed sufficient for maintaining voltage and a temporary alternative to purchasing a Schumacher INC-700A power supply/charger.

ISTAD v4.3.21

My understanding was that ISTAD v4.x.x was supposed to be able to do flash programming and eventually replace ISTAP. I have not been able to get this working with my setup after weeks of trying. Not sure if anyone else has gotten this functionality to work. Otherwise, ISTAD has been great in terms of serving as diagnostic software and factory service manual.

VCI configs…

It would seem to calculate measures fine which is another way of saying determine which modules need to be flashed. However, pressing “Execute measures plan” would result in no action.

ISTA P v3.60.2

http://www.obdexpress.co.uk/wholesale/bmw-icom-software-h...

I finally decided to give ISTAP a try. I know flash programming can be done via ESYS after talking with number more experienced forum members, but I prefer a factory all-in-one solution for simpletons like myself. Fortunately, ISTAP worked when ISTAD did not.

ISTAP reading vehicle data after starting New Session…

ISTAP preparing vehicle for programming…

ISTAP programming vehicle in progress. You can see the status bars below the module names.

What the display says when in the first few minutes of programming…

I did see the “Emergency call malfunction” warning after I restarted the car after completing the flash. It went away after driving for a bit.

A few notes:

– Total duration for everything was about 57 mins

– ISTAP will flash firmware onto the modules and then code them. The coding process is automatic and it is fairly short. However, there will be a few dialog boxes that pop up to warn you or instruction you to do certain things such as calibrate the steering wheel angle, close all doors, etc. You’ll see your instrument cluster, climate system, windows/sunroof activate and deactivate. Don’t worry. Your car is not possessed, it’s just ISTAP doing everything to re-initialize your vehicle.

– You will lose your previous coding. For example, I had VO coded Bluetooth Audio/Media, tire pressure and temperature displays, and 6 blinks instead of the default 3 blinks for the turn signals. You will have to re-code all of that.

PsdZData Full

So one major issue that I foresaw was that ISTAD, ISTAP, and ESYS all have different places they want to access PsdZData Full. You don’t want to have 3 separate places to store all this data because it would consume a ridiculous amount of space. PsdZData Full is about ~70 GB. The solution is to decide where you want to keep the real physical PsdZData Full and create symbolic links for the other two applications to utilize.

Code:

mklink /J “C:RheingoldPSdZdatapsdzdata” “C:ISTA-PBMWServicesdataecudatapsdzdata”

Where ISTAD thinks psdzdata is.

Where psdzdata really is.

I obtained most of my factory BMW software from CarTechnology forums. BIG THANKS!

 

The last, attach a test report basically describes which control modules have been updated. It’s neat because it provides a “diff” between beginning and end.

Look here:

F30 Final Report: Done with ISTA-P 3.60.2.001

F30 Final Report  1

 

F30 Final Report

 

F30 Final Report 3

 

F30 Final Report  4

 

F30 Final Report 5

 

F30 Final Report 6

 

F30 Final Report 7

 

F30 Final Report 8

 

F30 Final Report  8

 

 

F30 Final Report  9

 

F30 Final Report  10

 

F30 Final Report  12

 

F30 Final Report  13

 

 

 

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