Vive Tracker is sending data whithout dongle

Odkhan
Contributor

Vive Tracker is sending data whithout dongle

Hi,

we´ve got yesterday the Vive Tracker and we found out that the Tracker is sending tracking data without the dongle but in the guidelines is written that this is not working.

So we are alittle bit confused why this is working and do we really need to use the dongle?

Is there an newer version of the guidelines (1.3)?

 

Community

Re: Vive Tracker is sending data whithout dongle

Hi @Odkhan, as far as I know 1.3 is the current latest version of the guidelines. I'll ask for clarification on what you're seeing here.

Stephen 'Rockjaw' Reid
- Community Wrangler
Odkhan
Contributor

Re: Vive Tracker is sending data whithout dongle

Hi Stephen,

have you found out something about that topic?

I think it is connecting directly to the HMD like the controller

Vive Staff

Re: Vive Tracker is sending data whithout dongle

The tracker uses the same radio as the controllers. The dongle is basically a radio dongle and plugging it in to your computer is essentially adding to the two radios that already are in the headset. It is possible to pair the tracker to one of the radios in the headset if one is available and isn't currently connected to one of the already paired controllers. I suspect that's what you're seeing.

Odkhan
Contributor

Re: Vive Tracker is sending data whithout dongle

Thanks for the answer.I thougt similar.

rasamaya
Settler

Re: Vive Tracker is sending data whithout dongle

I was  also suspecting that you had one of you controllers power off when you paired. I did  this too. Just re-paired my controllers with dongles unplugged and trackers powered off. Then plugged in the dongles and paired trackers. All good now. 4Trackers working well in Unreal.