Here comes the guide on how to configure BMW Rheingold ISTA with BMW ENET cable.It is highly recommend for the individual DIYer,because the ENET cable is only cost you less than $20.And hope this guide is helpful to you.
And I wrote other two post about ISTA with BMW ICOM and K+DCAN:
Build BMW ENET Cable:
BMW ISTA Download & Installation & Usermanual
Procedures of configuring ISTA with BMW ENET cable:
1.Open used for connection network adapter properties, then “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)”properties, then enter 169.254.1.1 for “IP address”and 255.255.0.0 for “Subnet mask”.
2.If VMware is installed, open Virtual Network Editor and disconnect from the host any adapters with Subnet Address 169.254.0.0.
3.Connect car with ENET cable to PC, turn ignition on.
4.Now run BMW Rheingold ISTA using shortcut in start menu and wait until it boots, then press settings button.
5.Select “VCI Config” tab and “HO-ICOM/ENET local and ISIS network”, then “OK”.
6.Go “Operations”, then “Read Out Vehicle Data” and “Complete Identification”.
7.Select your ENET connection from the list and press “Set up connection” button.
8.Alternatively you could select “HO-ICOM/ENET direct connection” in “VCI Config” tab and “ENET” mode with empty “IP-Address” field during connection setup.