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10/10/2018

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

 

BMW ICOM NEXT

  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.

 

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15/05/2017

BMW ICOM NEXT A Reviews

Here is some custome‘s reviews on the new BMW ICOM NEXT A  frequently asked questions and answers (FAQs) of icom next a are attached here. 

 

What are the advantages of an ICOM NEXT vs the old ICOM?
My current “old” ICOM works fine, just wondering what I’ll gain from upgrading?

 

-it is faster in F and G series ..

– and supports gigabit Ethernet too to be future proof, there currently is not gigabit Ethernet protocol defined yet for autos. Also it has USB3.0 instead of USB2.0 and a better wifi card. 

 

 

Does ICOM NEXT have WiFi functionality ? WiFi I mean wireless connection between ICOM head and laptop

 

Yes. There are some software checks in place for certain operations (eg, programming) that will instruct/prevent user from continuing until they swift from WLAN to directly connecting.

 

 

Does anyone have updated part numbers for ICOM Next A?

 

Received Icom Next 2 days ago OEM part number has no change –

81 31 2 360 883

 

 

Which ICOM Next should i get for 2009 Mini R56.

 

ICOM NEXT A is enough.

Only for checking the cars you don’t need a ICOM.

 

 

Who has really tested the new BMW icom next? is really good? Please your opinion?

 

Unless you have lots of spare money, I would not rush to buy it just yet, wait for a few more firmware releases first, you can read a few documents on issues with ICOM Next and using ISTA and ISTA-P and BMW’s official workaround is “Use ICOM”. So at the moment you really need both.

 

 

Has somebody tested successful the Icom Next A with an Icom B to flash a CIC or CCC with WinKFP?

 

– I`m using ICOM NEXT A constantly, with E series software pack ( inpa-ncs-winkfp) and F series ( Esys-bmw-aicoder) and obviously ISTA , and no issues . All working good.

 

 

Any good site to recommend for a working icom next?

 

I got mini from http://www.obdexpress.co.uk/wholesale/bmw-icom-next-a-b-c...,  have had no issues with daily use using multiple ICOM NEXT A’s on E series with standard tools (don’t forget to reserve head first in itool radar) or Ista, F series with Ista, even BMWTIS

 

 

How to update ICOM Next A firmware?

 

In order to solve your incident, please apply the following steps:

Note: DO NOT UNPLUG the {ICOM Next} from the {OBD II} jack after an update via {ISTA}, a web interface or an emergency software update.

The {ICOM Next} starts with flashing green SYSTEM {LED}s. After about 10 seconds it shows red {LED}s for about 2 minutes. After this, the {ICOM Next} reboots due to a firmware update.

If the {ICOM Next} {LED}s remain red for more than 10 minutes, or if the {ICOM Next} is unplugged directly after an update, please carry out the following procedure:

1. Please ensure that ALL of the following prerequisites are satisfied:

1.1. You require a {USB} 2.0 or {USB} 3.0 flash drive. ({USB} 1.x flash drives are not supported).

1.2. The {USB} flash drive must be formatted with a {FAT32} file system.

1.3. A minimum of 60 {MByte} free space is required on the {USB} flash drive.

2. Navigate to “{C:ProgramDataBMWISPIdataTRICICOMNextICOM-Image-03-14-08}”.

ProgramData folder is hidden by default. In that case, you have two options in order to access the file or the folder:

– change the settings directly in the Windows Explorer (“Tools => Folder Options => View => Show hidden files, folders or drives”)

– or enter the whole path into the Windows Explorer’s address bar and press enter.

3. Copy “{ICOM_Next-rootfs-010002.tar.gz}” to the root directory of the {USB} flash drive.

4. Copy “{ICOM_Next-app-010008.tar.gz}” to the root directory of the {USB} flash drive.

5. Disconnect the {ICOM Next} from the power supply.

6. Plug the {USB} flash drive into the {ICOM NEXT}.

7. Press and hold the button pressed on the {ICOM Next} and connect the {ICOM NEXT} to the {OBD II} jack of a vehicle.

8. Keep the button pressed. The {ICOM NEXT} starts with all {LED}s glowing red. The {LED}s stay red; some may flicker orange/yellow. Keep the button pressed.

9. Keep the button pressed. After about 4 seconds, all {LED}s turn orange/yellow. All {LED}s now glow in the same colour.

10. Release the button and then press it three times within five seconds. The {LED}s glow or flash red and orange/yellow again.

11. Wait: This procedure may take several minutes. Do not disconnect the {ICOM NEXT} as long as any {LED} glows red.

12. After about 5 minutes the SYSTEM {LED} turns green again. The {ICOM NEXT} has been updated and is ready for use.

13. If the issue is not solved:

13.1. Please submit a support ticket via the {OSS Cockpit}.

13.2. Please provide the “{restore.log}” from the {USB} stick.

IMPORTANT: When the software update is complete, the {ICOM NEXT} needs to be connected to the dealer’s network in order to be reconfigured.

All previous settings are lost during the update. If there is a “{user.settings}” file on the {USB} flash drive, it will be applied after the firmware update.

 

 

Enjoy!