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Old 01-05-2013, 8:47 PM
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Default RTL over TCP for Windows 7

Hope you all could help me out here a bit...

I'm not so familiar with Linux, and while the raspi seems like a neat solution, I'm not quite up to tackling learning Linux from a command line perspective to do this.

I have a Win 7 laptop running two instances of ProScan that I'll be installing on a mountaintop in the near future. I just started playing around with the RTL stick using SDR# on another computer I have, and its uses are endless, and its so much fun.

Now I'm thinking there must be a way to set this up where I can attach an RTL stick to this Win 7 laptop and have it pass over IP, but I can't seem to find much in the way of doing this in Windows. Any ideas or links?

Also, is ethernet a necessity or will the laptop be able to pass this over an 802.11g wireless connection?

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Here you go windows port of the linux files
Rtl_tcp.exe is in the x64 folder

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Sorry forgot to mention x64 is for 64 bits windows x32 is for 32 bits Windows
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Pape, I owe you a beer, sir.

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You will need to install the rtl driver for Windows from the zadig apps.
You can find the zadig in the folder of SDR#
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I figured that much. Thanks again!
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Pape (or anyone else that may know)...

I have this running on my host machine now (rtl_tcp) and I'm having issues accessing it from within my home network.

Do you have any idea how to change the default IP address that rtl_tcp will listen to from 127.0.0.1 to the static local address I have assigned to the hosting computer?

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you need to use -a ip_address
rtl_tcp -a 10.10.10.10
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Awesome, thanks. Figured out you can add parameters in Windows 7 easily by creating a short cut to the .exe and modifying the target.

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Used task scheduler on my side
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Default couple of questions

Maybe a few more than 2!
1st, What are the commands needed to start, sdr tcp on the sdr device computer?
rtl_sdr -a XXX.XXX.X.XXX What is the IP for, the sending computer, receiving computer?

2nd, Do I have to configure my wifi router to use port 1234?

3rd, on the receiving computer, how do I start SDR#?
start SDR and select RTL_TCP and ????

I probably could figure this out in a day or two but if someone already has the answers why
not ask.

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1. the ip address is the ip address you want the service to be listening on (127.0.0.1 is not valid ip address in this case) I do recomand you to use a static ip address much more easyer for what you want to do.

2. do you plan to provide this service outside of your network ? if no than no you don't need to do this

3. Yes, you start srd# select rtl tcp, click option or advance enter the ip address of your RTL dongle server "the same you give after the -a option) click update and click play.
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Mr. Pape I got the link up sort of.
Using the default Sample Rate the water fall and spectrum freeze. When I lower the Sample Rate
the display and audio motor boat but I can never get good audio and if I lower it to much the server
shuts down. I am using ethernet and not wifi. The laptop I have the SDR connected to does not seem
to be over loaded looking at task manager. This is probably over my head and I will continue to use a
long USB cable to get my antenna signal via SDR to the other side of my house. Thanks for you reply
and I will keep looking in RR for info.

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