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We are happy to introduce you our new wireless ENET adapter, compatible with F-series, G-series and I-series. We named it “modBMW WIFI ENET adapter“.
It is compatible with BMW ISTA, BMW ESYS, Aicoder, xDelete, Bimmercode and many other diagnostic, coding and flashing programs.
In short, it’s doing the same job as BMW ENET adapter, but wireless, so instead the need of cable connection between your computer/phone/tablet and the car, it allows you to connect your computer/phone/tablet/notebook and your car via wifi connection.
There is really big difference between our modBMW WIFI ENET adapter and D-CAN based adapters. modBMW WIFI ENET adapter uses ETHERNET connection (100mbps) to the car, not D-CAN (0.5mbps), so the speed of the data transfer is theoretically more than 200 times faster, which in the real life brings as low as 20 times faster speed, which means that if any coding/flashing job needs 2.5 minutes via our adapter, it will need 50 minutes if you’re using D-CAN based adapter (like the most on the market).
*What is ETHERNET (a.k.a ENET) connection when we are talking about BMW? In 09/2008 BMW introduced new way for communication between the modules. They added Ethernet connectivity, which means that all car’s modules are connected in local area network, which allows times higher speed communication and that’s really awesome. In all F/G and I series the OBD2 port in the car contains ETHERNET (LAN) connectivity and all car’s modules are connected in high speed local network.
The other really huge benefit of using our adapter is that it’s compatible with all original BMW software, available for these models – ESYS, ISTA+, as well as great Android/iOS applications like Bimmercode, xDelete, xHP and many others.
How our adapter works: just plug it in to your car’s OBD2 port, pair your mobile device to the wifi access point created by modBMW WIFI ENET and that is, you are now able to connect your mobile device with your car. It has a router inside it, so it’s not just an serial-to-wifi or can-to-wifi adapter, but it uses full functional LAN connectivity between the car and the adapter, which allows the fast speed described above.
Changelog history and firmware description: HERE
From Dec.2019 to May.2020 modBMW WIFI ENET adapter used to have OpenWRT firmware installed on it. At one point we realized that OpenWRT’s firmware doesn’t work good with Samsung
*We highly recommend you to unplug modBMW WIFI ENET adapter after doing the job, so please don’t leave it plugged for days, it will drain your car’s battery.
Note to all users: if you have a problem with “Read coding data error”, while using Bimmercode (or any other app), please keep your phone closer to the adapter when it reads/writes or find a location where there are no other wifi networks nearby. Even just one missed byte, caused by interference/poor wifi recemption, disrupts communication and Bimmercode takes the right decision to say -> it’s better to start over.