How to get VCM2 WiFi to work with new IDS versions

02.04.2018

Thread about VCM2 WiFi on newer IDS software.

I think its pretty clear why it doesn't work now from watching the serial connection to the VCM's output....The drivers aren't loading on the VCM. That was what I was pointing out.

My wifi works only with v86 not with any other versions but haven't worked out which file to swap

He alluded to the key being getting the v86 VCI to work with the newer VCM firmware in another post. I was able to beg v86 VCI to talk to v101.04 VCM firmware without saying it needed to upgrade the other day but not to my benefit :/

I am currently getting a laptop deployed that has more than one USB 2.0 port. I tried using 3.0 by setting the vmplayer to USB3 mode adding adding the driver on the guest OS for the USB 3 host controller which all went fine but the Host OS isn't passing devices through to the vmplayer guest OS that I plug in to USB3 ports :/

I never thought having a newer model laptop would hurt me

And...... Physical hardware with v86 installed directly on it worked just fine for WiFi! Gonna grab the individual VCM's config file from the VCI manager and see if that works in 101.04 The file is generated when you first plug in the VCM to software for the first time.

Another note you'd better read:

it wont work , if it is detected that you are trying to use an older version VCI Manger , the setup installs the vci manager from another location , might work upto about 97 version , but deffo not in 100 or 101 version, to get and older vci manager to work in 100 plus version requires quite a lot of work to be fair .

swapping individual files wont work either, thats why the firmware patch only worked to 97 version, after that the vci manager changed the install location of the firmware files and stuff, look at your two different setup's 86 - 101 to see what i mean.

Advice form experts:

Better use genuine VCM2 or HQ cloned VCM2 SP177-C1, no issues of WiFi & IDS compatibility.

Easy to find out a genuine Ford VCM2 unit via Google;

But attention please when you wanna go to a VCM2 clone -READ IT:

Where to buy Ford VCM2 clone SP177C or SP177C1

https://blog.obdexpress.co.uk/2017/05/05/where-to-buy-ford-vcm2-clone-sp177c-or-sp177c1/

Src:

https://blog.obdexpress.co.uk/2018/04/02/vcm2-wifi-to-work-with-new-ids-versions/