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allright, I enabled it. I was able to connect to it (no DHCP service though...) as a client, and it told me to enable DLNA music/video streaming. The hostname of my connected laptop shows up in the display, and has the icon for video and audio next to it. I now have a new media source (next to bluetooth streaming, usb or library). Now the bad news is that I didn't get it to work yet... I don't have much time today so I'll look into it a bit more in the next few days.

screenshots: http://imgur.com/a/W3u6T

the wifi module supports client mode as well, I'll try that next to make it connect to my home network (it is supposed to support "HomeSync"... whatever that is... I presume its a way to sync your library with your home computer?). I believe that this functionality is not ready for general consumption yet as the menus are a bit bugged (empty menu items etc).
There are 2 power levels that can be coded, "incar" or "outdoor". Incar is weak signal for in car use (duh), outdoor is pretty powerful, the car is in my basement and I can connect to it easily from the other side of my house with 2-3 bars out of 5.
There is also an option to enable a webserver, that may be interesting, I'll try that too and report my findings.
 

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yeah the use case is that you'll put your laptop in your car, connect to the car wifi, and then your windows media player library will be shared, and you'll be able to browse this through the idrive. Pretty nice imo.
 

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awesome, I got it to work. I installed a DLNA/UPnP media server (pixel media server) on my android phone and can now browse directories and play audio and video on the device. Works quite well. Cover art display works too. I'll take some pics and upload them.
 

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and here are the settings to get all of this working:

HU_NBT > 3003 > WLAN_STATUS > aktiv
HU_NBT > 3003 > WLAN_MODUS > ap
HU_NBT > 3003 > WLAN_SIGNAL_STRENGTH > ***8220;incar***8221; for low power, ***8220;outdoor***8221; for high power
HU_NBT > 3000 > ENT_MC_WLAN_STREAM_DMP_COVERART > aktiv
HU_NBT > 3000 > ENT_MC_WLAN_STREAM_DMP_VIDEO > aktiv
HU_NBT > 3000 > ENT_MC_WLAN_STREAM_DMP > aktiv

I tried the other WLAN_MODUS settings (client mode etc) but those didn't appear to work
 

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And which options do I need for this to work?

navi pro and combox come to mind, anything else?

How does one get the combox anyway? I'm not even sure I've understood what it actually is.
I'm pretty sure that it's only supported with the HU_NBT (new idrive hardware which has a built-in combox), so pro nav in a vehicle made in/after november 2012 (for F3x, F10 has had the NBT a bit earlier I think).
 

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after enabling the IPCE_WEBSERVER option in the HU_NBT > 3000, a webserver is reachable in the network you connect to via the wifi at 172.16.222.1.

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It appears to be lighttp, which means that the HU_NBT is unix/linux based.

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There are two subdirs I could find: /core/ and /trace/. /core has nothing in it, probably used for core dumps after a crash, but /trace/ has detailed logs of every run.

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These logs contain quite a lot of information, including all the destinations you programmed, voice commands, music listened to, and lots and lots of diagnostic info. The HU_NBT appears to be a dual core system, indicated by the cpu load info contained in the log.

I'm analyzing the log further and I hope to be able to gain shell access to the underlying OS of the NBT, this would give me the possibility to expand functionality through custom applications etc.
 

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If you have the NBT yea.

But its disturbing they log all this in the first place. Why would you think its not logged elsewhere along with the fact that its been deleted thru the web interface
it probably is. I found sql DB's with filenames such as trips.sqlite on the filesystem

The system appears to be running QNX (just like the previous edition)
 

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it appears the system supports video input through usb and over TCP/IP (some stuff points to a /dev/cam0 device, as well as stuff to handle network video)

The USB stick is mounted at /mnt/quota/mm/EntServer/USB DISK/

There is a startup script that tries to initialize a USB ethernet adapter...

speech appears to be handled through lua scripting (/opt/speech/data/lua)

maps data is stored in /mnt/data/nav/


(just dumping my findings)
 

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Just another thought, there are some wifi DLNA hard drive available in the market now. Could we store movies within the hard drive then stream it on the HU? Theorically should be able to since it is using DLNA protocol.

Anybody tried it & whether does VIM vpcomes into play?
yes this works. I have VIM enabled and this works too.
 

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In /mnt/data/nav/ do you see any POI data? This may give us a view of how to get our own POI data input into the system, at least in the newer iDrive system.

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I can't browse the filesystem directly, I'm only seeing files being mentioned in the trace logs.

there is however a mention of this:

"db_poiinfo = /mnt/data/nav/comp/POIINFO_ECE/2.1.10/POIINFO.iso"
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"CPoiSearchDirectSqlAccessor::CPoiSearchDirectSqlAccessor open db /mnt/share/nav/JDSI_DB_GT_v2.gtdb"
 

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Can you post the log file or picture of these coding related messages?
This is one piece I should share though:

CODING FILE: ExBox, block length: 151, pointer: 0x9636d38
CODING FILE: Audio_System, block length: 150, pointer: 0x9636bf8
CODING FILE: Telefon_Telematik_Online, block length: 150, pointer: 0x9636ab8
CODING FILE: System_Adjustment, block length: 150, pointer: 0x9636978
CODING FILE: APIX_CID, block length: 150, pointer: 0x9636838
CODING FILE ERROR at: File: HMI, Feature: SPEEDLOCK_X_KMH_MIN, coded Value 255
CODING FILE ERROR at: File: HMI, Feature: SPEEDLOCK_X_KMH_MAX, coded Value 255
CODING FILE: HMI, block length: 152, pointer: 0x9636e78
CODING FILE: ExBox, block length: 151, pointer: 0x9636d38

Apparently the speedlock FF werte throws an error (internally in the device)...
 

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I enabled this feature on my 2013 M5 the question I have is, Is there any way to use this Wifi as a hot spot with the Cars web ? I have BMW Online. I have a wifi only ipad it would be nice if the car could act as a Hotspot over the build in wifi?

I get an ip when I connect, but like everyone said its only a media server. I'm willing to use my car for testing. Also long as nothing blows up lol
Internet sharing/routing is not supported as far as I know. The internal dhcp server in mine doesn't hand out a default gateway or dns server address either. Can you post your "ipconfig /all" output?

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I get 172.16.222.105 subnet 255.255.255.0 no gateway

DCHP server and DNS are 172.16.105.1

I set dns to 4.2.2.2 and gate way to 172.16.222.1 no luck with internet.

I also NMapped 172.16.222.105 and it is open on port 80 I try to browse to that port no luck

I wonder what ip the car gets when it use BMW connect ? there must be a way!
Quite interesting that it listens at port 80 even when the webserver is disabled. You can enable it through the IPCE_WEBSERVER option in hu_nbt, then you'll be able to get the debug logs (in http://172.16.222.1/trace/)

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