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13/04/2017

Switch-mode K+DCAN cable manual: a lot of reviews of DCAN USB interface

How to use/switch/connect to K-Line or Dcan pin 7&8? I have one of those K+DCAN USB cables and I am confused about how to switch the modes of it. Here are good tips i found, of the switch-mode k+dcan usb cable user manual. All i’ve collected just for education.

 

 

About the switch-mode K+DCAN interface

I assume the reasons being that on DCAN cars one pin is used for a ethernet connection and the other to the K data line – on K line cars, both pins are connected to K data lines and that creating a switch mode circuit would cost more than the interface is worth. The 2 most sensible options are both hardware-related:-

  1. Use an adapter (such as the one sold by One Stop electronics) which internally bridges pins 7 & 8 or,
  2. Mount a small switch on the OBD plug end of your adapter, which can bridge (for K line) or separate (for DCAN) the connection between pins 7 & 8.

 

Tip: the normal dcan cable vs. switch-mode k+dcan cable:
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– So you have to physically connect (K-Line) or disconnect (DCAN) pin 7&8?

– Yes, I think connection by soldering is a bad option as it limits the usefulness of the interface, I have an adapter but consider a switch to be a better option.

 

 

– Is there anything else to do for switching from K-Line to DCAN then disconnecting pin 7&8? Unfortunately I don’t have a DCAN model available.

– As soon as you connect the interface to the car and your computer, run DCAN.exe to configure the comms rate. I have only used my K+DCAN interface with DCAN cars.

 

 

– Is it necessary to do so every time I want to use DCAN or is the interface staying in DCAN mode once I ran DCAN.exe?

– You only need to run it when you are switching between modes. If you run it the first time you connect to a DCAN car, your computer will retain the settings.

 

 

– How do I switch back to K-Line? Just by connecting the two pins or is further action on the computer required?

– Earlier e39 had both the OBD port in the cabin and the round 20 pin connector under the hood.

 

The OBD port only allowed access to limited modules, I think only the DME in fact.

 

I always switch my K+D CAN adapter between K and D CAN protocols as I need to, depending on the car that I’m connecting to.

I use the DOS version of the DCAN utility. As mentioned if you only use the adapter on the e39, run the utility once and set the adapter to K CAN and leave it at that.

 

In fact thinking about it I use the same adapter for INPA, DIS and ISID.

 

With these K DCAN cables there are two subtle different versions, one with pin 8 enabled, one with it disabled. The one with it disabled is ideal for e90 newer than 03/07 & that era, these leads often come with a black adapter to re-enable the pin 8 (by just tying it to pin 9) so it will also be suitable for e46/e39/e63 etc. The ones with pin 8 active are just older versions of the cable. Worst cast scenario you just need to modify the cable & stuck a switch on it to toggle pin 8 on/off as needed.

 

Finally there are a lot of rubbish adapter cables out there. Finding a good one can be tricky.

 

 

– I have a 2003 E39 so there is no OBD1 anymore. How do you switch the modes physically? Do you use such a adapter to connect Pin 7&8?

– If you don‘t plan to use the cable on any cars that have DCAN(2007+) then you can pop open the case and solder a jumper between them. When you do this the DCAN functionality will no longer work though.

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page, enter the dealer to the account and password;

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4.Select the required models in the main interface Icon;

 

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Select "Open Cloud diagnostics" and enter the cloud server(Note: to enter the cloud server must be connected to the device);

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5.Open diagnostic software for vehicle diagnosis。

 

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Related Information:http://www.vxdiag.net/

Allscanner Cloud diagnostics user manual PDF

 

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08/04/2017

How To Install FGTech Galletto V54 correctly with Win 7

Here is our customer experience of how to install FGTech Galletto V54 correctly with Windows 7

(Big thanks to Mr.Tim Thiessen ,good info to share with  FGTech Galletto users in obd2express.co.uk)

 

Here is the error when he was installed the FGTech Galletto V54 on Windows 7

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Solution :

Hello, I would like to explain to you step by step how to install your FGTech Galletto V54 correctly with Windows 7. To do this, you must first uninstall the already installed software and the drivers.

Then we start with step:

1. Run “FGTech Galletto Edited v1.0.exe” as an administrator. Important: Do not create a desktop icon and run the program yet.

2. Next, connect the Galletto device to the power supply and then connect it via USB. The automatic driver installation fails. But do not worry, the installation is done manually.

3. Right-click on the “Computer” icon and select “Manage”. As soon as the window opens, click on Device management and select the USB port “FGTech”. Here you have to click “Update driver software”. And then click “Browse the computer for driver software”, then “Select from a list of device drivers on the computer”, then “Have Disk” and “Browse”.

4. Now look for the folder of “FGTech” on drive C. Here you open the folder “fgtech_new_driver” and select the following file: “fgtibus.inf”! Confirm everything, wait for the installation, and close all windows.

5. Run “FGTech Galletto Edited v1.0.exe” again as an administrator. Important: Do not create a desktop icon and run the program yet.

6. Run “Galletto win7.exe” as administrator. Create and install the desktop icon. If the installation is complete, start the program as an administrator.

7. Ignore the next two windows with hints and confirm with OK. FINISHED!!!

Hopefully this guide is understandable.

06/04/2017

SDconnect C4 Wlan Error 2 Solved: Reset IP address

I have bought a Chinese SD Connect C4 MUX. Connected via the green LAN cable everything is working great on a EVG7 tablet with SSD and 2017.3 Xentry.

 

Problem is i cannot get the wireless working.

MUX display WLanError 2 , and the Wlan mac id is blank on the unit.

 

the Wlan Error2

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see the screenshots

 

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Here is a solution…tested OK by professionals.

 

RESET LAN & WLAN IP address as follows:

 

On Desktop, right click to go to Personalize

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Control Panel-> Network and Internet-> Network and Sharing Center

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Network Connection-> Local Area Connection 2 Properties-> Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/Pv4) Properties

Use the following IP address:

IP address: 172.29.127.119

Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0

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Change adapter settings

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Network Connection-> Wireless Network Connection 3 Properties-> Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/Pv4) Properties

Use the following IP address:

IP address: 192.168.2.110

Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0

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Open Road24h Ad-Hoc Connector for C4 Mux

Click on -1- Make Roard24h Ad-hoc Profile, then OK

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Click on -2- Connect to MUX via Road24h, then OK

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Road24h now is connecting

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Open Administration

SDconnect Toolkit

Information

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Register/Configure

Setup Encryption: WEP/ Hex

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Enter the key

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Copy the key as the network security key

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Start

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Road14h is connected

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The network location is now Work

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SDconnect Toolkit Preview

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It’s working!

 

Xentry/DAS can be used via WIFI.

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