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Mastertech Vehicle Communication
Interface (VCI) User's Guide
F00E900173

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  • Page 1 Mastertech Vehicle Communication Interface (VCI) User’s Guide F00E900173...
  • Page 2: Fcc Compliance

    The right is reserved to make changes at any Operational Temperature: 0°C to 50°C warranted by Robert Bosch LLC to be free of defects time without notice. Electrical Input: 7-32 VDC at 750mA max. u Cautions indicate the possibility of damage to in material and workmanship for two years.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    VCI Manager Application Mastertech Vehicle Communication Interface Features Data Link Connector And Cable Power Source Battery Operation LEDs Robert Bosch LLC VCI User’s Guide | Version 3.1 | April 2012 VCI User’s Guide | Version 3.1 | April 2012 Robert Bosch LLC...
  • Page 4: Product Description

    PC running diagnostic software both ends of an ethernet compatible with the VCI, refer to the Bosch diagnostics and the VCI Manager application regardless of changes cable are latched. To disconnect them you must press website;...
  • Page 5: Lan With Network Router -straight Ethernet Cable

    Although an ad-hoc connection can be done Figure 1-5. USB is the first connection from the PC’s internal wireless card and the VCI, Bosch recommends that the ad-hoc u VCI Explorer - Connect/Disconnect, Interface Details, connection between the PC and VCI be done Product Help.
  • Page 6: Mastertech Vehicle Communication Interface Features

    0 °C TO 50 °C (32 °F TO 122 °F) u The Vehicle System application support manuals are brief power interruption. available on the Bosch web site; Storage Temp. -20 °C TO 70 °C (-4 °F TO 158 °F) www.boschdiagnostics.com.
  • Page 7: Update Vci Tester Software

    VCI Manager application, you will need to update your new files are being written to the SD card. Shop Foreman Pro software. You can download the latest Shop Foreman Pro software version from the Bosch Diagnostics website, www.boschdiagnostics.com. VCI Network Communications Setup C. Select software version...
  • Page 8: Clear Network Settings

    Refer to Setup your VCI for DHCP LAN 9. Click OK Wired Ethernet Communication—Straight Ethernet Cable. Robert Bosch LLC VCI User’s Guide | Version 3.1 | April 2012 VCI User’s Guide | Version 3.1 | April 2012 Robert Bosch LLC...
  • Page 9 10.190.171.“x” where “x” can be any number except 4. The subnet mask must be the same on both the PC and the VCI. Robert Bosch LLC VCI User’s Guide | Version 3.1 | April 2012 VCI User’s Guide | Version 3.1 | April 2012...
  • Page 10: Setup The Vci For Ad-hoc Wireless Communication

    The process described in the following Protocol This will be explained for the PC in Setup Your PC for Ad- procedure is specific to the Bosch-recommended Hoc Communication. Panasonic ToughBook, however the process should be 9. Enter the Subnet mask. The subnet mask on your...
  • Page 11 10. When the VCI Manager Information dialog appears, click OK. 9. Ensure your PC wireless interface is ON. Robert Bosch LLC VCI User’s Guide | Version 3.1 | April 2012 VCI User’s Guide | Version 3.1 | April 2012 Robert Bosch LLC...
  • Page 12: Setup Your Pc For Ad-hoc Communication

    No. your VCI. Robert Bosch LLC VCI User’s Guide | Version 3.1 | April 2012 VCI User’s Guide | Version 3.1 | April 2012 Robert Bosch LLC...
  • Page 13: Recover Vci Tester Software

    Your wireless ad-hoc network is now be ready to use. 4. Select the latest version of the VCI Recovery Image. Robert Bosch LLC VCI User’s Guide | Version 3.1 | April 2012 VCI User’s Guide | Version 3.1 | April 2012...
  • Page 14: Power On Self Test

    120VAC/12VDC, 1A Power Supply Robert Bosch LLC VCI User’s Guide | Version 3.1 | April 2012 VCI User’s Guide | Version 3.1 | April 2012 Robert Bosch LLC...
  • Page 15 23 | Notes Notes | 24 Notes Notes Robert Bosch LLC VCI User’s Guide | Version 3.1 | April 2012 VCI User’s Guide | Version 3.1 | April 2012 Robert Bosch LLC...
  • Page 16: Glossary And Abbreviations

    Access point A device that connects wireless communication devices together to create a wireless Shop Foreman Pro PC application used to view and store data from Bosch diagnostic tools. network. SSID Service Set Identification. This is the name of the network you set up to allow your PC to Ad-hoc mode A direct connection between the Mastertech VCI and the PC without a network.
  • Page 17 Automotive Aftermarket Division Diagnostics Business Unit 2030 Alameda Padre Serra, Ste 300 Santa Barbara, CA 93103 Phone 800-321-4889 © 2012 Robert Bosch LLC, USA. All rights reserved. BOSCH is a trademark licensed by Robert Bosch GmbH and/or its affiliated entities.

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