How to choose a good Nexiq USB Link 1 or 2

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How to choose a good Nexiq USB Link 1 or 2

This is for those who are looking for a working NEXIQ 125032 or NEXIQ USB Link 2, original or clone.

Nexiq 1:

http://www.obd2tool.com/goods-493-Best+quality+NEXIQ+125032+USB+Link++Software+Diesel+Truck+Diagnose+Interface+and+Software+with+All+Installers.html

Nexiq 2:

http://www.obd2tool.com/goods-5163-NEXIQ-2+USB+Link++Software+Diesel+Truck+Interface+And+Software+With+All+Installers.html

Is there any major difference between Nexiq 1 and Nexiq 2 as the price difference isn’t much?

Nexiq 1 is the past, Nexiq 2 is the future.

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 OBD2 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.

Which one would you recommend 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.

How can you tell original from clone, is clone called differently?

The Heavy Duty Diagnostic Tool 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.


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What’s the Advantage of Nexiq USB Link 2 ?

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In early 2015, Nexiq Technologies discontinued the “tried and true” original Heavy Duty Diagnostic Tools Nexiq USB Link. This adapter had been around for around 7 years, and was wildly popular. One of the main reasons that the Nexuq USB Link became so popular was because of their distribution. Nexiq is 100% owned by Snap On, so between the large marketing spends, industry trade shows, and Snap On tool trucks, Nexiq has an unmatched distribution network. The other large source of their distribution comes from formal truck dealerships, as Nexiq is the recommended product for various truck manufacturers such as International, Freightliner, and many others.

Compare with NEXIQ 125032 USB Link and T71 truck diagnostic tool , NEXIQ 2 is working more Faster and Powerful. It is the the Next Generation of NEXIQ 125032 USB Link. Nexiq is the recommended product for various truck manufacturers such as International, Freightliner, and many others.

What’s the Advantage of 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

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