BMW ICOM A2 WiFi or Wired Connection Instruction

Here’s the user manual for ICOM A2 network connection (wired or wireless) setup for diagnosis with ISTA+ or programming with ISTA/P. All situations you may encounter are solved here.

*****Part 1 Wired connection when ISTA-P programming

it’s better to use Lan cable to connet to network instaed of wifi, for wifi is not stable sometime and cannot start programs ISTA-P (ISS-NEXT)


how to connect to network via Lan cable?

method 1: PC – router – ICOM

connect PC to the router, then connect ICOM to router

method 2: ICOM – PC

directlt connect ICOM emulator to PC

*****Part 2 Wireless/WiFi connection when ISTA+ diagnostics

you can use wifi during diagnosis with ISTA+. but sometimes, the connetion will be cut off automatically and program prompts you to continue connection

Wlan settings

go to ICOM Configuration Manger, and select Wlan settings-> Security type:WPA2 personal. the password should be the same with that of router. then save data and unplug and re-plug the Lan cable to connect to icom. it is impossible to diagnose via wifi if password is not set

(NOTE: this is not for USB WiFi; USB wifi comes with password and router setup)


what to do if WIFI fails to connect?

go to VCI settings, then select “HO-ICOM/NET”, NOT Ediabas


open Itool Radar to change ICOM IP address


find out IP address:


then go to “Confort Module” to change ip





how to solve “Reserved”

during diagnosis, if the state is “Reserved”, it means the program is occupied. to exit the program illegally should be remain Reserved and cannot go to diagnostics.

when you meet with “Reserved”, please unplug the ICOM mux or close at Easyconnect, then “Reserved” turn to be “Free”.

go to Easyconnect Utility to set IP address:, Mode: DiagBus, then click “ICOM Lock” and “Check” to check the battery voltage and ignition




how to solve “Firmware”

if the state displays “Firmware”, it means the ICOM firmaware need to be updated



Steps to update China ICOM firmware:

1). Use your cable and connect ICOM to port

2). Power ICOM by 12V power adapter or from 1x DLC

3). Use your browser (IE) and browse

User name: root

Password: NZY11502

4). Click “Update Firmware”,and you can find the version of firmware.

5). Select ICOM-BootImage-XX-XX-XX.bin, set image type to “SYSTEM”, click “Send the file”

6). When it will say “Write the image file to the flash?”, click “Yes”, then the ICOM led it will been RED

7). When it will say “The SYSTEM IMAGE update was successfull”, click “Update Firmware”

8). Select ICOM-ApplicationImage-XX-XX-XX.bin, set image type to “APPLICATION”, click “Send the file”,the file is big so it will take some minutes to finish have patience.

9). When it will say “Write the image file to the flash?”, click “Yes”, then the ICOM led it will been RED again

10). When it is ok, click “reboot”.