How to identify each dongle pluged in my pc on sdr#

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philoua7
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How to identify each dongle pluged in my pc on sdr#

Post by philoua7 » Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:36 pm

Hello everybody. I wish for all of us a better 2021 than 2020.

As in the topic, I cannot easily identify each dongle plugged into my PC when using SDR #.
I explain: I have four dongles plugged into my pc. Two "RTL-SDR, blog", one V2 on a V3, a Nooelec SMart and the last one is a "modified Chinese" tuner dongle for listening HF using the Q branch of SDR # direct sampling.
For each, I modified the eeprom with its name i choosed (V2, V3 Smart and HF) and serial numbered 00 to 03.
In W10, the names of the dongles appear correctly named.
But when I use SDR #, the RTL-sdr controller only gave me "OEM Generic RTL283U (0)" to (3) in the "Device" window.
Thanks to their serial number I can choose which one to use, but for more convenience I would like the name of each dongle to be displayed in the "device" window instead of "Generic RTL2832.....". It would help me identify them faster.
Thanks

Phila7

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Re: How to identify each dongle pluged in my pc on sdr#

Post by Swarfmaker » Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:25 pm

What program did you use to modify the eeprom serial number? Where did you find it?

alanzfq
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Re: How to identify each dongle pluged in my pc on sdr#

Post by alanzfq » Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:54 am

I do not know SDR# but HDSDR will read the product and manufacturer.
You could try changing these or ask in the Airspy group.
Alan

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Re: How to identify each dongle pluged in my pc on sdr#

Post by alanzfq » Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:02 am

The software is RTL_test
My notes here https://sites.google.com/site/g4zfqradi ... aijr6xziaw

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Re: How to identify each dongle pluged in my pc on sdr#

Post by alanzfq » Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:04 am

RTL_Eeprom is what you need, in the package.

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Re: How to identify each dongle pluged in my pc on sdr#

Post by Swarfmaker » Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:28 pm

Thanks for the tip about RTL_Eeprom. It worked. First I had to figure out how to use it.

Here's what I did.
I opened up a Command Prompt window.
Changed the directories until I navigated to the folder the program was in.
Then I ran RTL_eeprom -h to bring up the help information (see below)...

rtl_eeprom, an EEPROM programming tool for RTL2832 based DVB-T receivers

Usage:
[-d device_index (default: 0)]
[-m <str> set manufacturer string]
[-p <str> set product string]
[-s <str> set serial number string]
[-i <0,1> disable/enable IR-endpoint]
[-g <conf> generate default config and write to device]
[ <conf> can be one of:]
[ realtek Realtek default (as without EEPROM)]
[ realtek_oem Realtek default OEM with EEPROM]
[ noxon Terratec NOXON DAB Stick]
[ terratec_black Terratec T Stick Black]
[ terratec_plus Terratec T Stick+ (DVB-T/DAB)]
[-w <filename> write dumped file to device]
[-r <filename> dump EEPROM to file]
[-h display this help text]

Use on your own risk, especially -w!

Then for my setup, I had to run RTL_eeprom -d 1 -s 00000002

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Re: How to identify each dongle pluged in my pc on sdr#

Post by alanzfq » Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:30 am

Oh yes! Just as detailed on my page..
Alan

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