Which to choose,Nexiq 1 or 2 WiFi or Bluetooth

Looking at buying a condo nexiq usb link… but have now found there is a nexiq 1, and NEXIQ USB Link. is there any major difference between the two as the price difference isn’t much? And Which one would you recommend wifi or bluetooth?

Nexiq 1 or Nexiq 2?

Nexiq 1 is discontinued. no more updates but for most people it will still work just fine.
Nexiq 2 is the current model and has more future potential than what the nexiq 1 could do.

Cables for each are different so they are not interchangeable. When ordering, you should make sure you get 3 different cables. The standard 6/9 pin y-cable with the green connector on the 9 pin plug so you can communicate to the newer 500k baud network. A standard OBD II cable and an OBD II Cat cable to talk to Caterpillar engines in GM trucks. If you need to communicate to trailer ABS, you will also need a PLC adapter.

Do NOT buy the inexpensive clones that normally come with multiple cables. The clones are not reliable and if they update with nexiq software, they will become a brick.

The nexiq 2 clones don’t have 26 pin cables just the standard fitting also the usb connector is different and there is a hole by the usb connector on the clones as well.

Nexiq wifi or bluetooth?

Both will work off bluetooth but I find bluetooth very slow. It’s faster and easier just to use a cable to connect to the laptop. The cable is a standard USB “printer” cable. I like using a 5 meter cable so I can move the laptop out of the truck is I have to. There are times I’ve used the laptop on the other side of the truck and even under the truck. The long cable makes it easier. Occasionally, I’ll use bluetooth.

I have no idea what the wifi option is. To me, that would mean if the nexiq is communicating to the laptop over wifi then the laptop’s network connection isn’t connected to a router. Just ignore any wifi options.

SnapOn is the vendor for NEXIQ and a new NEXIQ will run you around $1000. I have seen original ones sell on Ebay in the $500-$600 range.

There is plenty of information here on MHH and on Google on how to identify a real NEXIQ from a clone. Look here:

www.obd2tool.com

Nexiq 1 or 2? wifi or bluetooth?

I’ve been able to talk to everything I need to with my Nexiq 1. It all depends on what software you’re using and what type of cable connections you have but they all will work with a nexiq. With the right software and an OBDII cable, I can even communicate to automotive. I used the OBDII cable yesterday to talk to a Hino.

There are a lot of other types of datalinks you can use and they will all work fine. Nexiq has sort of become the standard that all the software will work with plus you can get some add ons to make it better. The nexiq 1 didn’t originally come with a cable lock and the USB cable could break the connector on the motherboard if it was hit, bent etc from normal usage. I think they all come with the cable lock now which prevents the connector from being damaged. Mine also has a rubber protective boot that keeps it from getting damaged while being bumped and banged around from normal use.

There are a few vehicles that the nexiq just won’t talk to. Things like Mitsubishi (GM city delivery trucks etc) require a propriety datalink and there are a few others like that also. Espar heaters comes to mind. You need special hardware to communicate with them and it’s never inexpensive.

I just went to the nexiq site and downloaded the nexiq 2 wifi manual to see what it says. There are 2 options for wifi. peer to peer where the nexiq is connected directly to the laptop which means a second wifi card is required for the laptop if you want to stay connected to the companies network or you can allow the nexiq 2 to connect to the companies wifi network and your laptop connects to the nexiq through that network.

I find network communication to be sketchy at times. The position of the router in our shop gives poor wifi outside the shop so if you’re out of wifi range, you need to switch to a peer to peer connection. Personally, just go with the bluetooth version if you really need to do a wireless connection. 99.999% of the time, I connect through a USB cable because it connects quicker and the connection speed is much faster. If you ever need to do reprogramming, cable connection is highly recommended.

Wifi may have a much longer range but bluetooth will normally have around a 20-30 foot range. If your laptop is 20-30 feet away from the vehicle you are connected to, that’s a lot of walking to go back and forth from the truck to the laptop. A simple USB cable works much better.

I also noticed that the Nexiq 2 uses a different USB cable than what the Nexiq 1 uses. I guess the simplest way to describe it is the Nexiq 1 uses a USB printer cable end and the Nexiq 2 uses a digital camera end. I can’t remember the technical names from each end but they’re all easy to find cables if you need them in different lengths.

In conclusion, you’ll get what you pay for. Be careful to buy a  Heavy Duty Scanner Nexiq clone off! You may have issues with all the lights blink and they can not connect any more, you can not get warranty on Chinese clones so you are out of luck. If you still want to have a cheap clone one, obd2tool.com is the the only supplier i recommend; he’s a man of his word to trust in. It begins as obd2tool.com and turns to be obd2tool.com. I’ve known this site for 7 years around, items from him are used with relief be’coz of professional tech support there. For others, I don’t support them and Nexiq won’t warranty them. Anyway, good luck.

How to use Nexiq with John Deere Service Advisor software

Hi, I have two scanner, John Deere EDL v2 and NEXIQ USB Link. EDL connection with service advisor is perfect. But with usb link, it doesn’t work. The only way where i have connection with usb link is in GetEcuId.

But finally I got Nexiq usb link to work with Service Advisor software

Here is how to operate…

First, you must reflash your Nexiq with John Deere EDL firmware. When you do that, you\ll got EDL as connected device in device manager.

Find original firmware and save it (backup)
C:\NEXIQ\RP1210A\usblink.bin
In John Deere Service Advisor find EDL.bin
I do not remember where it location …
Copy and rename EDL.bin to usblink.bin
replace original C:\NEXIQ\RP1210A\usblink.bin
Go to C:\NEXIQ\Test
open binload.exe
check checkbox – Enable automatic USB-Link firmware update
open CommCheck.exe
firmware will be update
and Nexiq name will be changed – now EDL-Link

Please take a note, that firmware reflash is possible only with original nexiq or HQ nexiq clone, LQ clones can’t be reflashed, even with newer nexiq firmware

It depends on what clone you have, my clone get all updates,works with OBD volvo,and have no issue.

Second, you must modify standard Heavy Duty Scanner Nexiq 9 pin deutsch cable. just simply revert positions of CAN lines. There is two pairs of CAN lines. Here is instruction and picture how to do that here

Standard Nexiq 9 pin Deutsch cable

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How to make Cummins Insite 8.2.0 work with Nexiq usb link

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Cummins INSITE 8.2.0.184 truck software is compatible with Inline 5, INLINE 6, DPA5NEXIQ USB Link adapters. Here’s the guide on use INSIET 8.2 with Nexiq usb link.

Procedure:

Preparation:

Download INSITE 8.2.0 patch

Cummins insite 8.2.0 lite version patch

Cummins insite 8.2.0 pro version patch

Step 1: Install Nexiq drivers

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Run USB-Link_9.5.0.1 setup on desktop as Administrator

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Click Next to start install NEXIQ USB Link drivers
Accept copyright notice
Click Next

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Installing Microsoft Visual C++ 2005

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Click Next to install Device Tester Setup
Accept license agreement

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Tick Device Tester Install, click Next

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Install software on C:/Program Files/NEXIQ/Device Tester,click Install
Click Next
Device tester setup installation completed. Click Finish

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Accept windows security warning
NEXIQ USB link drivers installation completed.

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Click Finish.
Restart computer

Step 2: Install INSITE 8.2.0.184

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Extract INSITE8.2.0.184 zip folder to desktop
Open INSITE 8.2.0 folder

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Open autorun
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Click Manual Install Options->Required Installs->Install INSITE
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Select software language

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Install Microsoft.NET Framework 4.5 Full, INSITE data pack, INSITE CSS service

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Verify PC date and time, click Next
Accpet license agreement

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Finish install INSITE 8.2 software

Step 3: Activate INSITE 8.2.0

Run Cummins INSITE software on dekstop as Administrator
Accept 2 license agreements
Exit INSITE software
Delete all INSITE files on desktop

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Download and paste the Cummins INSITE 8.2.0 pro or lite version patach on desktop

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Run “820 PRO” and send the ID to your dealer

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The dealer will send you user name and activation key

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Paste user name and registration key to corresponding area

Click on Register.

Activation success.

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Now you can use INSITE software with NEXUQ/Xtruck USB Link hardware.

When you purchase a NEXIQ USB-Link

 

When you purchase a NEXIQ USB Link you can rest assured that NEXIQ is working closely with each of the OEM’s to make certain that your purchase will be able to run operate all the OEM software and have the proper connector and communications with the truck.

Kind of like the Rolex, you don’t want to know what is inside the fake USB-Link from China. It might work, it may not work, and it may destroy the customers ECM. Hey, but you saved $50? We can guarantee that when you need new drivers for the next OEM software update that the China built NEXIQ USB Link will not work with the driver updates.

Nexiq’s next-generation NEXIQ 2 vehicle interface is designed to be five times faster than its predecessor and to support heavier bus loads on simultaneous channels. A Bluetooth module with an enhanced data rate has been added to support wireless vehicle-to-PC communication, while the USB connector now is built with a more robust automotive-grade connector and a latching mechanism for increased reliability.

ATEQ VT55 OBDII software is compatible for all Asian and European vehicle brands that require OBD synchronization and its software is updateable by using a standard USB cable connected to a PC. Our very simple PC interface guides the user through a minimal number of steps. An upgradable TPMS tool has never been so important as new Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors are being fitted to new car models at an increasing rate.

What’s the Advantage of Nexiq USB Link 2

NEXIQ USB Link 2 is multi-brand truck diagnostic tool,it includes:volvo,cummins,Bendix, Allison .etc truck software.NEXIQ Support Heavy-Duty, Light-and Medium-Duty Trucks, CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT like (Wheel loader, Articulated Hauler and Excavator), Genset.
NEXIQ-2 USB Link
What’s the Advantage of OBD2TOOL Nexiq USB Link 2  ?
1.Fives time faster than its predecessor (125032)
2.Sixteen times more RAM (random access memory)
3.Supports heavier bus loads on simultaneous channels
4.New Bluetooth module with enhanced data rate to support wireless communication (500K b/s on J1939)
5.USB connector is a more robust, automotive grade quality connector with latching mechanism

Description of Nexiq USB Link 2
Class 1 Bluetooth provides up to 100 ft. of wireless freedom
Flexible configuration supports wired or wireless connectivity
Compatible with applications that diagnose engines, transmissions, ABS, instrument panels and more
Reduce reprogramming times with direct USB connection
Mixed fleet capabilities with broad protocol support

The NEXIQ 2 the next generation vehicle interface from NEXIQ Technologies, has arrived. Dependable and rugged, the new USB-Link 2 is five times faster than its predecessor. It has sixteen times more random access memory than the old USB-Link, and it supports heavier bus loads on simultaneous channels.

What is a Drive Cycle in OBD-II?

Drive Cycles are a warm up sequence that the vehicle must complete to allow conditions for all of the onboard tests.  When codes are cleared, so are diagnostic results, this means that if you are going for an emissions test and you have a fault code, if you clear the code just before the test, there will be not only a Distance since DTC Cleared setting, but your vehicle will not have ran through several drive cycles which are required and your vehicle will fail by default.

There is a flaw in the NEXIQ USB Link 2 driver installer that causes any J1534 compliant software to look in the “WINDOWS” folder for the dll files, if your windows folder is called WinXP, Win7, WINNT or any other name, PF-Diagnose is fine but the Nexiq driver will fail to load.  This is known by Nexiq and is to be corrected in the latest driver install, I recommend you install the latest Nexiq drivers or .contact Nexiq.  This is a Nexiq problem.  Pocketfleet is not a Nexiq Distributor. if you have one of our approved adapters by DG Technologies, you will not have this issue.

There are 2 main scan tools used for GM vehicles, the GM Tech II handheld and the MDI-2 GDS2 laptop based system. From 1992 to 2009 + certain newer vehicles,  GM vehicles use the Tech 2 handheld scan tool.The Tech 2 is the same scan tool as is used also for GM, Saab,
Izusu, Suzuki and Saturn including the Saturn Astra (Opel import).

The Tech 2 scan tool simply uses different 32 MB software cards which are removable and switchable. We are lucky it is so versatile. Extra memory cards which cost an average of $449.00 allow us to expand our diagnostic capabilities really cheaply.

The automotive diagnostic equipment Tech 2 scan tool is also used for reflashing GM vehicles.It uses a serial adapter with a network cable to connect the tech 2 to your laptop. NOTE  a serial adapter is used on the laptops 9 pin serial port.DO NOT try to connect the tech 2 directly to your laptop with just a network cable. IT WON”T WORK.

A way to remove NEXIQ USB-Link 2 with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

NEXIQ USB-Link 2 is a program offered by the software company IDSC Holdings, LLC. Some computer users decide to erase this application. Sometimes this is troublesome because deleting this manually requires some experience regarding Windows internal functioning. The best QUICK manner to erase NEXIQ USB Link 2 is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don’t have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your Windows system, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and all around utility to maximize the performance of your Windows computer.

2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It’s recommended to take some time to admire the program’s interface and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful Windows tool.

3. Press the General Tools button

4. Click on the Uninstall Programs feature

5. All the programs installed on the computer will appear

6. Navigate the list of programs until you locate NEXIQ USB-Link 2 or simply click the Search feature and type in “NEXIQ USB-Link 2″. If it exists on your system the NEXIQ USB-Link 2 program will be found automatically. When you click USB Link 2 in the list of programs, the following information about the application is shown to you:

7. Click the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will come up. Confirm the removal by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then uninstall NEXIQ USB-Link

8. After uninstalling NEXIQ USB-Link 2, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Press Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items of NEXIQ USB-Link 2 that have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling Auto Scanner Tools NEXIQ USB-Link 2 using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry items, files or directories are left behind on your computer.

This is the GM factory scan tool used in all GM dealers since 1996. Model coverage includes all makes and models of GM vehicles including passenger cars, trucks and vans. Model year coverage is from 1992 to 2013. For GM vehicles prior to 1992 you will need a Tech1A or a MasterTech listed below to achieve OEM level functionality.

The GM Tech 2 Scanner will allow your shop to be to ‘dealer level’ capable on all covered GM cars. Scan, pull codes, graph data and have all bi-directional controls available for all vehicle systems including Powertrain, Body, Chassis and Network. This tool will also allow you to re-program controllers with the optional TIS-2-Web program.

Comparison Table Among of comprehensive Truck Diagnostic Tool

Comparison Table Among of comprehensive Truck Diagnostic Tool:
dpf-doctor-diagnostic-tool-for-diesel-cars-1 augocom-h8-main-unit-1 nexiq-125032-usb-link-software-diesel-truck-interface-and-software-1
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Title NEXIQ USB Link +Software Diesel Truck Interface AUGOCOM H8Truck Diagnostic ToolFor Engines Transmissions

ABS Instrument Panels

DPF DoctorDiagnostic ToolFor Diesel Cars

Particulate Filter

Update Cannot update Update dependson dealer device developing update via email
Operation System Winxp/Win7 32 bit Winxp Winxp
Language Multi-language Multi-language English
Functions Diagnose and programming Diagnose and programming DPF Reset and Regeneration
Support List Volvo Truck,Volvo Bus,Hino,

Isuzu_GMC:

1996-1999 NPR Diesel and F Series

Heavy Duty,Light and Medium-Duty Trucks, Construction Equipment(like Wheel loader, Articulated Hauler and Excavator), Genset;Protocol Coverage:CAN – J1939/CAN125/CAN250/CAN500/CAN1000

2nd CAN – J1939/CAN125/CAN250/CAN500/CAN1000

J1587/J1708 J1850 J2534

ISO 15765 (Diagnostic CAN)

ISO 14230 (KWP2000 over ISO9141) ALDL ATEC 160 (160 baud)

Detroit Diesel, Caterpillar, Cummins, Perkins Engines.

Diesel Cars:Opel,Ford,

Peugeot,

Citroen,

Renault,

Volvo,

LandRover,

Fiat

total 16 car makers from American,

European and Asia vehicles.

 

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