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by zand
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting Help
Topic: RTL-SDR Dongle V3 knocking out Wireless Networks
Replies: 15
Views: 2844

Re: RTL-SDR Dongle V3 knocking out Wireless Networks

Well I didn't have any problems running it for a day with a 50 ohm terminator. With the distorted audio, its as if it starts dropping samples but I don't notice anything different visually. Also on a unrelated note, it seems that the forums is not keeping me logged in and after each login attempt I'...
by zand
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Troubleshooting Help
Topic: RTL-SDR Dongle V3 knocking out Wireless Networks
Replies: 15
Views: 2844

Re: RTL-SDR Dongle V3 knocking out Wireless Networks

Well been currently testing it with a 50 ohm terminator. I haven't been using an additional LNA, none of the old TV amplifiers I have are powered and all the homes I can check have never had an TV antenna installed since they where last rebuilt. The usb is dirrectly connected to the motherboard and ...
by zand
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting Help
Topic: RTL-SDR Dongle V3 knocking out Wireless Networks
Replies: 15
Views: 2844

Re: RTL-SDR Dongle V3 knocking out Wireless Networks

Hate to come back here again. 5 months ago I ruled what was happening with my 2.4Ghz access point to be caused by a firmware bug as even when the AP radio was disabled in the configuration it was still transmitting and handling clients so I replaced it with a different one. During that time I hadn't...
by zand
Sat May 20, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Troubleshooting Help
Topic: RTL-SDR Dongle V3 knocking out Wireless Networks
Replies: 15
Views: 2844

Re: RTL-SDR Dongle V3 knocking out Wireless Networks

Well I finally had it happen while not using the dongle so I'm considering that it was just coincidence and I just had a stroke bad luck. Even though I still don't know why it been happening, I am considering my problem resolved since I now have proof that I can present when people try to clam that ...
by zand
Wed May 17, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Troubleshooting Help
Topic: RTL-SDR Dongle V3 knocking out Wireless Networks
Replies: 15
Views: 2844

Re: RTL-SDR Dongle V3 knocking out Wireless Networks

Today I tried running it with out the antenna attached and lost connection on my phone within 8 minutes. After noting that SSID Broadcasts are still going out fine but was unable to connect, I logged into the access point/router over a wired connection and found that the config page for the Wireless...
by zand
Tue May 16, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Troubleshooting Help
Topic: RTL-SDR Dongle V3 knocking out Wireless Networks
Replies: 15
Views: 2844

Re: RTL-SDR Dongle V3 knocking out Wireless Networks

Ran rtl_fm for over an hour on my server and had no problems. Than removed the Wireless and Bluetooth cards from my laptop then ran gqrx with the dongle directly connected and after a while noticed my phone and other devices loss connection to the network. After stopping gqrx everything connected af...
by zand
Mon May 15, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting Help
Topic: RTL-SDR Dongle V3 knocking out Wireless Networks
Replies: 15
Views: 2844

Re: RTL-SDR Dongle V3 knocking out Wireless Networks

If it was causing interference it would should show up on the spectrum itself. It would have to be fairly powerful to knock out WiFi, and exceptionally powerful to knock out the WiFi all over your street. Any possible LO leakage coming from the RTL-SDR's clock simply wouldn't be strong enough to ev...
by zand
Mon May 15, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Troubleshooting Help
Topic: RTL-SDR Dongle V3 knocking out Wireless Networks
Replies: 15
Views: 2844

Re: RTL-SDR Dongle V3 knocking out Wireless Networks

The V3 and all RTL-SDR's are in fact incapable of transmitting anything so I don't see how it could be knocking out WiFi... That's what I thought as well. I had it happen 3 times on my laptop and a 4th time using rtl_tcp while its connected to an Ubuntu server without a wireless nic. It seems to be...
by zand
Sun May 14, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting Help
Topic: RTL-SDR Dongle V3 knocking out Wireless Networks
Replies: 15
Views: 2844

RTL-SDR Dongle V3 knocking out Wireless Networks

I bought a new RTL-SDR Dongle V3 and it seems that it knocks out all the wireless networks on my street after a few minutes of use. At first I thought it was just mine but latter found out that my neighbors are having there phones and computers lose connection all at the same time.