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Configure Host Computer for USB-Based Radio Connection

These sections guide you through the instructions to configure a host computer for an USB-based radio connection using the installer for Windows®, Linux®, and Macintosh computers. Refer to the operating system instructions of interest to you. To run the installer, see Install Communications Toolbox Support Package for USRP Radio.

Note

If you are using an Ethernet-based radio connection, see Configure Host Computer for Ethernet-Based Radio Connection.

Install USB Driver for Windows

The installer guides you through the installation and update of the WinUSB driver information.

  1. On the first Hardware Setup window for the installer, select USB-based radio, and then click Next.

  2. During the WinUSB driver information update, if you see a dialog box asking Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?, click Yes.

  3. Connect a USB-based radio to an available USB port on the host computer. When you click Next, Windows installs the device driver automatically. If you get a Windows message telling you the driver could not be installed, try disconnecting the radio from the USB port of the host computer. When you reconnect the radio to any USB port, Windows checks the WinUSB driver and reinstalls the driver, if necessary.

  4. After enabling USB-based devices, you can confirm the host-to-radio communication link by testing the radio connection. For details, see Test Radio Connection.

Install USB Driver for Linux

  1. On the first Hardware Setup window for the installer, select USB-based radio, and then click Next.

  2. Nonroot accounts on Linux computer systems require sudo privileges to enable access to USB-based devices.

  3. Udev rules must be installed or updated to permit access to USB-based devices by nonroot accounts. Click Next to continue.

  4. After enabling USB-based devices, you can confirm the host-to-radio communication link by testing the radio connection. For details, see Test Radio Connection.

Install USB Driver for Macintosh

  1. On the first Hardware Setup window for the installer, select USB-based radio, and then click Next.

  2. The USB drivers are installed. Click Next to continue.

  3. After enabling USB-based devices, you can confirm the host-to-radio communication link by testing the radio connection. For details, see Test Radio Connection.

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