How to setup BMW ICOM Rheingold on ENET cable for F-series

BMW Rheingold –the replacement ISTA-D system for BMW diagnosis works with E and F series. Rheingold is default to work with BMW ICOM A2 emulator, but some have achieved it on INPA and ENET cable.
BMW Rheingold on INPA K+DCAN cable works for BMW E-series. Rheingold on ENET cable will works on F-series. ICOM ISTA-D 3.46 is more stable. You are on your risk.
Tools needed:
BMW ENET (Ethernet to OBD) Interface Cable for F series
BMW Rheingold software
A laptop (running VMware is required)
ENET cable comes with E-sys software CD, E-sys will not do programming, Rheingold will.
Configuring Rheingold ISTA on ENET cable:

  1. Open used for connection network adapter properties, then “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” properties, then enter for “IP address” and for “Subnet mask”.
  1. If VMware is installed, open Virtual Network Editor and disconnect from the host any adapters with Subnet Address
  2. Connect ENET cable with car and the other end to PC, turn ignition on

  1. Now run BMW Rheingold ISTA using shortcut in start menu and wait until it boots, then press setting button
  1. Select “VCI Config” tab and “HO-ICOM/ENET local and ISIS network”, then press “OKBMW-Rheingold-on-ENET-cable-4
  2. Go “Operations”, then “Read Out Vehicle Data” and “Complete IdentificationBMW-Rheingold-on-ENET-cable-5BMW-Rheingold-on-ENET-cable-6
  3. Select your ENET connection from the list and press “Set up connection” button.BMW-Rheingold-on-ENET-cable-7
Vehicle IdentificationBMW-Rheingold-on-ENET-cable-8
  1. Alternatively you select “HO-ICOM/ENET direct connection” in “VCI Config” tab and “ENET” mode with empty “IP-Address” filed during connection setup.BMW-Rheingold-on-ENET-cable-9BMW-Rheingold-on-ENET-cable-10
  2. Installing BMW Rheingold on ENET cable for F-series is completed. Start running software.