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Connect and Set Up NI USRP Radios

Before you can start interacting with RF signals using Wireless Testbench™ features and an NI™ USRP™ radio, you must set up your radio using the Radio Setup wizard.

The Radio Setup wizard enables you to perform these tasks.

  • Set up your radio for use in Wireless Testbench.

  • Save a radio setup configuration under a name. You use this name later when configuring your radio for use with a specific Wireless Testbench object.

  • List all saved radio setup configurations.

  • Update, delete or re-validate saved radio setup configurations.

Start Radio Setup Wizard

After installing the Wireless Testbench Support Package for NI USRP Radios, you can proceed directly to the Radio Setup wizard by clicking the setup button in the Add-On Manager window.

Alternatively, you can start the Radio Setup wizard using the radioSetupWizard function, or by following these steps.

  1. On the MATLAB® Home tab, in the Environment section, click Add-Ons > Manage Add-Ons.

  2. In the Add-On Manager window, find the Wireless Testbench Support Package for NI USRP Radios, then click the setup button .

The Radio Setup wizard leads you through several steps. If you have to close the Radio Setup wizard at any time, you can start the wizard again with the radioSetupWizard function, or from the Add-On Manager window. If you encounter issues, the following pages give details of possible solutions:

Once your radio setup is complete, you can start exploring Wireless Testbench examples.


Saved radio setup configurations are persistent across MATLAB sessions. You only need to run the Radio Setup wizard again if you want to set up a new radio or you want to manage saved radio setup configurations.

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