Cummins INLINE 7 has three ways to connect including USB, WiFi and Bluetooth. All of them have their advantages and disadvantages. You may do a better choice for different situations.
Be aware of the system requirements before connected
|1GHz processor or more
RAM: 256MB or more (512MB recommended)
USB port, version 1.1 or higher
|Operating system||Windows 7
|Bluetooth adapter||Bluetooth Class 1 USB Adapter (up to 100m
Note: PCs that have Integrated Bluetooth
typically use a Class 2 Bluetooth module, which has limited range (typically 10m).
|Wi-Fi wireless network||Dual band Wi-Fi (802.11a, b, g, or n)|
Wired USB Connection
A wired USB connection provides the advantages of high data throughput, low latency, and a high-reliability data connection.
ECU reprogramming typically requires both high throughput and critical timing, and should always use a USB-to-PC wired connection.
Wired communication between the INLINE 7 and your PC requires an Automo-Tive A to Mini-B USB cable.
Wireless Bluetooth Connection
The INLINE 7 Link Adapter can be configured to use Bluetooth wireless technology to provide communication between the INLINE 7 and your PC. Bluetooth has limited bandwidth and exhibits latency when compared to WI-FI or a wired USB connection. This may result in dropped messages in situations requiring high bandwidth.
If you decide to employ an external, Class 1 USB Bluetooth(100m) adapter, you will have to perform the following tasks:
1 Disable the integrated Bluetooth device
2 Install the drivers supplied with the external adapter
3 Configure the Bluetooth environment
Wireless Wi-Fi Connection
The INLINE 7 can also be configured to use Wi-Fi to provide wireless communication between the INLINE 7 and your PC.
Wi-Fi performance can be affected by network congestion or radio frequency interference if there are too many other wireless devices in the vicinity.These conditions may result in dropped messages. For this reason, Wireless communication is not recommended for ECU reprogramming.
Overall, USB connection is the most stable and efficient, Bluetooth and WiFi are more convenience but limited.