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How to: ICOM Next DHCP Configuration + WiFi Connection

Guide:How to do BMW ICOM Next DHCP Configuration + WiFi Connection


Tool: ICOM Next

Car: BMW F10 series



  1. DHCPI have configured this to work before with a chinese clone but ISTA+ wont connect with ICOM Next. Configured ICOM to DHCP, did the same to TP-Link router. Submask for LAN the same for ICOM and router. I get identification error. If I remove router, connection is OK except for ICOM Direct interface option in ISTA. I followed the numerous DHCP configuration instructions found around the internet.
  2. WIFI OptionIt is quite frustrating finding info from the forums. All posters assume everyone is at the knowledge level they are at. I have Icom next genuine and TP-Link router. I tried setting up WLAN and my icom came up with "UNSUPPORT service" in itoolradar and green light in WLAN when ethernet disconnected. However my ethernet was then failing to connect so restored the ICOM. Got me really worried.Well, searched a lot on the web..

And almost solved!!!

Managed to set up the WIFI. You set up TP-Link as an access point, access key similar to that in ICOM,access point name common to both router and ICOM configuration. Then connect TP-Link to ICOM with ethernet cable, in wifi, connect to the WIFI network you just set up. I can now receive IP address in itoolradar as if it was in DHCP mode.

BUT IT CANT CONNECT TO CAR. IDENTIFICATION FAILURE. Tried all interface options. Needless to ask, interface set up with Easy connect. I can see icom interface in connection manager, KL15 has voltage, I have ethernet and Dcan shown as available protocols in connection Manager but still no luck. Direct connection with ethernet works a treat. Where is the quirk in DHCP or WIFI connection?


Well, I can now work wirelessly with any ICOM!!!

My connection issue was VMware adapter. Disabled it and now I can connect by plugging in the TP-Link router to ICOM and setting it up as an access point. ICOM in DHCP, laptop in DHCP. Perfecto!!

Only method that I cant get to work is pure WIFI i.e ICOM to car, Wifi router as accesspoint on power, laptop connected to access point wifi. I don't get any IP on itoolradar this way. ICOM may not be connecting to the router but honestly, I don't care since my set up works I,e router connected to icom via ethernet

Tried Mypublic wifi software but it does not run on my win 10, No idea why, It just does not set up.

How to update ETKA 8.0 to ETKA 8.1 Update 1245

Has someone yet found a solution to update ETKA 8.0 to 8.1? This concerns, both the German and the international version. The German Version comes with the VW update 1240.


When ETKA is updated to version 8.1, the error code might pop up, such as:

" no valid ETKA Installation found" "Installation will now Exit"

or “there is no Etka 8.0 installed on your system”


And no worries!

Here are good tips and guides confirmed to work for some one.

Have a try and you’ll find your way.


Tip 1:

people mix in discussion international and country versions.

the versions are different and you can't mix them.

at this time only the country version need update to 8.1 after 1241.
without having 8.1 you can't update 1242 and so on
international version don't need it till now


Tip 2:

update 1242 (and now 1243 and 1244) + etka 8.0 is possible.

Using etka torrent from rutracker + algeni loader.

Etka 8.0 isn't asking for 8.1 update. Let's see long will it work.

1244 could be last one with 8.0!SYkRVBIC!qFYjI7Grw_Mv2OaRgd4eYthKcIyz6A...







Tip 3:

  1. Vorraussetzung: Der Ordner "C: ETKA PROG IX " ist in Ihrem ETKA-Ordner verfügbar.2. Kopieren Sie den Inhalt des Ordners "C: ETKA PROG IX PROG " nach "C: ETKA PROG1 " und überschreiben Sie die vorhandenen Dateien.3. Kopieren Sie den Inhalt des Ordners "C: ETKA PROG IX DATA" nach "C: ETKA DATA" und überschreiben Sie die vorhandenen Dateien.4. Kopieren Sie den Inhalt des Ordners "C: ETKA PROG IX PROG " nach "C: ETKA PROG2 " und überschreiben Sie die vorhandenen Dateien.



Works fine.

Tested on Windows 7 32bit and Windows 10 64bit


IMPORTANT: for sake of security, youre advised to use the ETKA 7.5 tested version.

Contact via

  1. Online Customer Service
    3. Skype:
    4. WhatsApp: +86-18750906257


Good to know: ETKA 8 torrent download free & how to install


link 1:…

link 2:…/0B1QukJCtZTR1aGxFSVc1MHNrbEE/v...

link 3:!0YcnTQwI!JOV8tmOCw9u_-KeXAGzDfA


link 1: tested on Win7 32 bit. The simpliest install.

link 3: CAN be installed on Win7 x64, working fine.


ETKA 8 Installation Instructions: (for link 3)

  1. Download all .rar Files, extract it and start ETK75P_v2017.exe
    The Installation Wizard will guide you through the installation.
    Needed Files in the attached link: ETKA75_Germany_International_2017.part01-15.rar

Use WINRAR or 7-ZIP to decompress the Files or you'll get "Wrong Password" Error !

  1. The Install Password (not archives password) is: 2017@by-carfreak.kiss
    Note: Please type in the password manually, the setup doesn't like Copy & Paste.
  2. The install process continues with the necessary Hardlock Driver Installation.
  3. The System will be restarted automatically, if not please do it manually.
  4. Before you start ETKA
    Run the Patch ETK75P-PATCH-INT.EXE after installing ETKA 7.5 PLUS International
    Run the Patch ETK75P-PATCH-GER.EXE after installing ETKA 7.5 PLUS Germany
  5. YOUR ETKA 7.5 PLUS IS READY ! - but outdated
  6. Now we have to install the Updates
    We will need Update State 1185-711-717-1185 for upgrading to ETKA 8

If you have installed the Germany version, download the Germany Updates

file, unpack it and install the updates one by one in ascending order.

Wait until you start the next update until the previous update is finished.

Needed Files in the attached link: ETKA75_Germany_Updates_2017.rar

If you have installed the International version, download the International Updates

file, unpack it and install the updates one by one in ascending order.

Wait until you start the next update until the previous update is finished.

Needed Files in the attached link: ETKA75_International_Updates_2017.rar

Don't try to abbreviate or you can start from scratch !

  1. Make sure you have the Update State 1185-711-717-1185, you can
    see the actual state at the bottom line on the start page of ETKA 7.5,
    by clicking on the brands the state of the respective make is shown.
  2. We are ready for the ETKA8 Upgrade now.
    Run the Upgrade ETK8-UPGRADE-1186-712-718-1186.EXE from the
    ETKA8_Germany_Upgrade_2017.rar archive for the Germany Version.
    Run the Upgrade ETK8-UPGRADE-1186-712-718-1186.EXE from the
    ETKA8_International_Upgrade_2017.rar archive for the International Version.
  4. To keep you installation up-to-date you can use the ETKA Updater - start etka updates v1.8.exe
    The Updater will always download the latest updates. After Downloading you have to
    start ETKA and follow the update process. Needed File in the attached link: ETKA Updater.rar



Can it be installed on 32Bit and 64Bit Systems ?

It can be installed Native only on 32Bit Systems, if you have a 64Bit System please use

a Virtual Machine (e.g. VMWare) with an installed 32Bit System.


What are the Installation Requirements for this program ?

- Full Admin Rights

- 15GB free disk space

- NET Framework 2.0 or 4.0

- Deactivated Windows Defender / Anti-Virus & Deactivated Firewall

- Index for fast file search










How to set up Country Specific Settings ?

You will find the Instructions in the "Country-Specific Settings.pdf" in the install folder.

Vw diagnostic tool reliable source:


BIG THANKS to all contributors share their great experience and download links with all!

Links and solutions from your guys here are all used for educational purpose only!


How To Fix E-Sys can’t connect. Open Connect Target blank..

BMW E-Sys cannot connect:

I just can’t seem to connect using E-Sys (With E-Sys Launcher)

I’ve tried 2 computers with the same result.

E-Sys V3.27.1

Using Launcher with F080

Basically I am unable to select a target.

Connect via VIN looks correct

Connect button isn’t highlighted.



Suggestion from Shawnsheridan: (Big thanks)


If the “Open Connection” window under “Target” is empty (no targets), verify the following:

  1. That the “psdzdata” folder is installed properly (From the PSdZData_Lite or PSdZData_Full extraction, copy the “psdzdata” folder to “C:Data” (i.e. “C:Datapsdzdata”)
  2. That the psdzdata chassis folders each have an empty “dist” folder. Make sure that there is an empty “dist” folder in each of the psdzdata chassis folders, and if missing, create as needed, e.g.:
    1. C:DatapsdzdatamainseriesF001F001_xx_xx_xxxod xdist
    2. C:DatapsdzdatamainseriesF010F010_xx_xx_xxxod xdist
    3. C:DatapsdzdatamainseriesF020F020_xx_xx_xxxod xdist
    4. C:DatapsdzdatamainseriesF025F025_xx_xx_xxxod xdist
    5. C:DatapsdzdatamainseriesF056F056_xx_xx_xxxod xdist
    6. C:DatapsdzdatamainseriesI001I001_xx_xx_xxxod xdist
    7. C:DatapsdzdatamainseriesK001K001_xx_xx_xxxod xdist
    8. C:DatapsdzdatamainseriesKE01KE01_xx_xx_xxxod xdist
    9. C:DatapsdzdatamainseriesRR01RR01_xx_xx_xxxod xdist
  3. The the E-Sys “Options” => “Settings” => “Directories => Data: path” is set properly (e.g. “C:Data”)

You can wait 2 more days, or just follow the instructions provided to you:

* NOTE: E-Sys Launcher 2.x Car Series MUST be set to exactly match the car’s chassis type you are coding (e.g. F01, F06, F07, F10, F12, F15, F25, F30, F82, F83, etc.)If after install it defaults to F999 and it cannot be changed, change PC Date ahead 4 days, then change E-Sys Launcher Car Series, then change PC Date back to current date. DO NOT create .EST Token and PIN with PC Date advanced 4 days as the Validity Start Date for the token will be 4 days in the future.


For F80:

E-Sys Laucnher Car Series = F080

E-Sys Connection Target = F020

If you are missing E-Sys Connection Targets, then something is not correct with your PSdZData. You need to replace it.


BMW ESYS confirmed to work: