Rtl2838uhidir Windows 10 Driver

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If you've used zadig before, the difference is it's no longer called 'Bulk-in Interface 0' anymore, you want to overwrite the drivers for the 'RTL2838UHIDIR' devices listed. WinUSB is the driver you want to inject/replace it with. You can also follow my instructions here RTl SDR dongles is available from G. 🙶Software-defined radio (SDR) is a radio communication system where components that have been typically implemented in hardware (e.g. Mixers, filters, amplifiers, modulators/demodulators, detectors, etc.) are instead implemented by means of software on a personal computer or embedded system. Driver Installation Procedure for Windows: Click here to download the latest version of Zadig, used to install the SDR driver for your NESDR. The driver is required to use RTL-SDR compatible SDR software on Windows operating systems.

The (SDR#) SDRSharp Community Plugin Package is the most comprehensive version of the popular “Software Defined Radio” software package for Windows. SDR# works with the Airspy, but the package is especially popular because it also works with the cheap RTL-SDR dongles.

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USB2.0 FM DAB DVB-T RTL2832U R820T2 RTL-SDR SDR Dongle Stick Digital TV Tuner Receiver with Antenna

In earlier blogs, you could read how to install SDR# on a computer with Windows Vista or Windows 7. This was followed by a blog about how to install SDRSharp (SDR#) on Windows 10. The newer versions are now much easier to install. That is why we look at the “Community Plugin Package” in this blog: a package that not only installs SDR# and the required drivers but also a large number of useful plug-ins.

SDR# Windows Software

The basis of the SDR# (SDRSharp) Community Plugin Package is, of course, SDR# itself, together with the associated utilities. The drivers for the well-known RTL-SDR dongle are also installed automatically. The installation includes the following components:

  • SDR# (SDRSharp)
  • Airspy R2/Mini Calibration Tool 1.0
  • ADS-B Spy – High-Performance ADS-B Decoder
  • Spectrum Spy 1.0 – Fast Sweeping SDR Spectrum Analyzer
  • Astro Spy 1.0 – Radio Astronomy Utility for Hydrogen Line Spectroscopy
  • SPY Server – Multi-client SDR Server with Fast DDC
  • RTL-SDR Dongle Installation Script

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SDRSharp Community Plugin Package

In addition to SDR#, the drivers and utilities, the following plug-ins are also installed automatically:


Audio Processor, Audio Recorder, AUX VFO, Aviation band 8.33 calculator, Baseband Recorder, Calico CAT, CTCSS decoder squelch, DCS decoder squelch, DDE Tracker, Digital Audio Processor, DSDtcp, File Player, Frequency Lock, Frequency Manager, Frequency Scanner, Gpredict Connector, IF Processor, IF Recorder, Level Meter, LimeSDR, Meteor Demodulator, MPX Output, PAL/Secam TV, Pluto SDR, RTL-SDR 820T, SDRSharp Net Remote, Time Shift.

Install SDR# Community Plugin Package

Installing the SDR# Community Plugin Package is easy and largely automatic.

  1. Go to https://airspy.com/download/ and download the “Community Package with Plugins“.
  2. Start the installer “SDRSharp-installer.exe” that you just downloaded.
  3. If “Windows Defender Smartscreen” prevents the installer from being started, click on “More information” to be able to run the installer.
  4. Agree to the license agreement.
  5. In the “Choose Components” screen you can de-select any plug-ins that you do not want to install, click on the “Install” button to continue.
  6. The selected components will now be downloaded and installed.
  7. When the installation is complete, click on the “Finish” button to complete the installation and start SDRSharp.
  8. Click on the “gear” icon at the top left in SDRSharp and choose your SDR device (eg RTL2832U).
  9. Then click on the “play” icon to the left of the gear, you can now tune into frequencies.

You can now fine-tune the settings and try out all the plug-ins.

Unlike previous versions, this installer does create shortcuts in the Start menu and on the desktop, so you no longer have to do that yourself.

Enjoy listening!

Tested and recommended by OneGuyOneBlog.com:
USB2.0 FM DAB DVB-T RTL2832U R820T2 RTL-SDR SDR Dongle Stick Digital TV Tuner Receiver with Antenna

Zadig: Driver Installation

These brief instructions describe how to install an RTL2832U TV tuner stick on your Windows PC. Your version of Windows must be XP SP3 or later. Microsoft does not support WinUSB on Windows 2000 or NT (and don't even ask about 9X/ME).

  • Boot up Windows and plug your RTL stick into an open USB slot.
  • Run Device Manager to verify that Windows has found the device.
  • Device Manager shows us what devices are attached and in what state. However, later versions of Windows made it harder to navigate to the right place to run Device Manager.

    This works with Windows 8.1 (only):

    Press the pair [Windows]+X where [Windows] is the Windows key and X is the 'X' key. A context menu will appear. Click 'Device Manager'.

    For XP, Vista, 7, and 8.0:

    Press the pair [Windpws]+R where [Windows] is the Windows key and R is the 'R' key. A popup dialog will appear prompting you to type a command or program name. Type 'control' and press return. This will run the control panel. From the control panel, click 'Hardware and Sound'. Under 'Devices and Printers', select 'Device Manager'.

  • Download Zadig from here.
  • There are two versions of Zadig. If you have Windows XP, you should download the XP version and read this.

  • Run Zadig to associate Microsoft's WinUSB driver with the device.
  • Zadig does a lot of work behind-the-scenes like copying the appropriate drivers, creating an INF file, and adding registry entries so that the numerous layers of Windows can find everything each time your USB stick is plugged into a USB slot.

    Zadig offers three choices - WinUSB, libusb0, and libusbK.

  • Choose WinUSB and click 'Install Driver'.
  • My only gripe with Zadig is it does not clean up after itself. It you re-install a driver (or swap out drivers), the old INF files are still there (more on this later).

    After Zadig points Windows to the correct driver, you should see this:

    For software that makes use of the rtl-sdr software library, download libusb. Extract the appropriate 32 or 64 bit version of libusb-1.0.dll and place it in the application folder. Do not copy it to your Windows folder. It's an application DLL, not a system DLL. One bad actor installs an old version of libusbx (1.0.8) in a Windows system folder, breaking programs that expect latest version (1.0.18 as of this writing).

  • At this point, you should be able to test programs like SDR# and Unitrunker with your RTL stick.

The following information may help advanced Windows users:

The INF file installed by Zadig goes in your WindowsInf folder and looks something like:

The actual file is longer. The above text should be enough to help you recognize it. The file is named 'OEMxx.inf' where xx is a number that increases each time you run Zadig. The old INF file isn't removed. Zadig also adds keys to the registry that point to this file.

Look under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetEnumUSB for a list of VID/PID pair registry keys. See the device ID in the INF above? The key will have a similar name. Your device may have a different VID and PID value. Under that key will be another key that is the eight digit serial number of your RTL stick. Using one of my sticks as an example:

Rtl2832u driver windows 10

Under this key are a dozen or so values. The Mfg and DeviceDesc values point to our INF file above. For example:

Suppose you accidentally installed the actual FM + DAB TV drivers that normally ship with these devices? Your INF file will look something like:

Realtek Rtl2832u Driver

Notice the 'Vender' typo. This INF loads the drivers meant for watching TV. If you're reading this page, probably not what you want.

Before mucking around with the registy and Windows folders; try un-installing the device from device manager. Plug the RTL stick into each USB slot and repeat - just to be sure. Once you're satisfied the un-wanted driver(s) are gone - reboot.

As always - when mucking around with Windows Registry settings and Windows system folders - create a Windows Restore Point and backup of the registry before any changes. Good luck.

Rtl2838uhidir Windows 10 Drivers