Monday, February 17, 2014

Installing Zadig USB driver for RTL_dongle on windows 7

Installing Zadig USB driver for RTL_dongle on windows 7

Download the Zadig USB driver file from http://sourceforge.net/projects/libwdi/files/zadig/
If you don't have 7zip unzip program also download it from http://www.7-zip.org/
Here is where I install the 7Zip program


Here is where I use the 7zip program to unzip Zadig file that I have downloaded.



Unzip die the zadig_v2.0.1.160 (1).7z file and you should be left with the following file Zadig.exe
Plugin your RTL USB dongle.

I then Ran the Zadig.exe program


Select the Option menu and then all Devices.


Then select the Buil-in Interface (interface 0) and then replace driver or install driver



You will the get a warning  select the Install driver software anyway.


You should see a dialog box saying the driver was installed successfully,


Then unplug the USB RTL dongle wait for 5 seconds and reconnect the dongle.

Download the ExtIO_RTL.dll and copy it to the sdrSharp directory. ( I think the new SDRSharp version comes with the DLL) https://github.com/josemariaaraujo/ExtIO_RTL/raw/master/Release/ExtIO_RTL.dll

If you haven't installed the sdrSharp program before follow my instructions here http://zr6aic.blogspot.com/2014/01/how-to-install-sdr-sdrsharp-on-windows.html in how to do that.

If you have installed the SDRSharp software before then just select the RTL-SDR/USB in the option menu and you then  select start.
if all went well the SDR# should work now. ;-) "Have fun"



Here is the video of the SDR# connecting to RTL_TCP on Raspberry Pi.