Renaming Dongle

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Renaming Dongle

Post by JYP » Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:15 pm

Can anyone help me out in renaming my RTL-SDR dongle.
I recently purchased two RTL-SDR dongle and want to use them on the same PC, but since they both have the same "Name" it's causing problems, so I would like to rename them.
I have looked for an answer, but the only thing I found was something called "rtl_eeprom".
I would really like to use it, but I have no clue on how to use it...
I DL a file "rtl_eeprom.1.gz" and extracted it, but the only thing inside is a note file...

Could anyone point me in the right direction?

Thank you

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Re: Renaming Dongle

Post by rtlsdrblog » Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:32 am

What program are you using them with? Most programs will allow you to specify a device flag, so that you can choose the dongle. If you do need to change the device string then:

Download the official rtl_eeprom from the Windows RTL-SDR driver and tools download on (link is called pre-built Windows version​), then use the instructions here ... rom.1.html.

Be careful to not interrupt the EEPROM flashing or you could brick the dongle. Also don't use the -w flag, there's no reason to as this could also brick the dongle.

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Re: Renaming Dongle

Post by Username » Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:25 am

i knok only rtl1090 who could change the serial under windows.

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Re: Renaming Dongle

Post by Ae7flux » Wed May 16, 2018 2:39 pm

I can confirm that this works for using two dongles with different drivers. Just change the serial number - nothing else.

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