How to Setup BMW ISTA for Use with BMW ICOM?

BMW ISTA ICOM Next setup

The goal of this post is to assist DIYers or in-house technicians in configuring BMW Rheingold ISTA with BMW ICOM. You can also use BMW K+DCAN or BMW ENET or Enet WiFi Adapter to run the BMW Rheingold ISTA software.

BMW ICOM Configuration Procedures with BMW ISTA
  1. Navigate to the properties of the network adapter used for the connection, then to the “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” properties, and then enter 169.254.1.1 for “IP address” and 255.255.0.0 for “Subnet mask.”
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  2. If VMware is installed, launch Virtual Network Editor and disconnect any adapters with Subnet Address 169.254.0.0 from the host.
    how to Setup BMW ISTA Using a BMW ENET Cable
  3. Open Notepad and look for “Port = 6801” in TCP settings in “C:EDIABASBINEDIABAS.INI”
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  4. Connect the car’s ICOM to the PC.
  5. Now, launch BMW Rheingold ISTA via the start menu shortcut, wait until it boots, and then press the settings button.
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  6. Choose the “VCI Config” tab and “HO-ICOM/ENET local and ISIS network,” then click “OK.”
    how to Setup BMW ISTA Using a BMW ENET Cable
  7. Select “Operations,” then “Read Out Vehicle Data,” and finally “Complete Identification.”
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  8. Choose your ICOM from the list and click the “Set up connection” button.
    BMW ISTA ICOM Next setup
  9. DONE
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