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Offline Automan

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Re: Weatherlink 5.8
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2008, 05:37:07 PM »
Another item you may wish to beware of with WL 5.8 is if you are running Vista.

It will install itself under C:\Program Files\Weatherlink and apparently create a folder under Weatherlink containing your station data.

Of course it is not, and Vista just pretends that's the location of your data so when you try and backup that area under program files your data is not actually saved.

Your data will actually be stored under "C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\WeatherLink"

If you paste the above line including quotes into the start menu "Start Search" box it should take you to the folder.

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Offline zeppline

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Re: Weatherlink 5.8
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2008, 07:52:35 PM »
Gtstricky I would call Davis support and see if they have a fix. The problem is the Davis USB logger gets changed when to choose USB. They were working on a fix. The program that changes the logger back to serial with com ports does not work. I ask to swap data logger and they did (USB) I removed 5.8 and installed 5.7 every thing is working OK.  Joe

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Offline prodata

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Re: Weatherlink 5.8
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2008, 08:16:56 AM »
I see that the updated utility to reset the USB logger for compatibility with the virtual COM port driver is now posted on the Davis site at:

http://www.davisnet.com/support/weather/software_driver.asp

This particular bug is hopefully now squashed.
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Offline Weather Display

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Re: Weatherlink 5.8
« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2008, 09:34:23 AM »
thats good news
re the vista thing, make sure to run weatherlink as administrator....

Offline Pilot

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Re: Weatherlink 5.8 USB datalogger
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2008, 09:32:26 PM »
I am completely confused, just upgraded from LA CROSSE to VANTAGEPRO2 and trying to resume the WD & WDL.
My weatherlink is USB, it works fine with the Davis 5.80 program (comport defined as USB), what shall I do in the WD Comport number setup (how can I know what Comport number has windows assigned ?) Can someone  explain it to me as I got lost with the advices in the forum, is there a simple and step by step solution ?
shall I try it with the 5.7.1 version ? please...
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Offline zeppline

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Re: Weatherlink 5.8
« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2008, 12:17:26 AM »
Go to Davis web site and down load progran to change logger back to serial. Then when you set up 5.8 pick serial and you will get com ports. Do not pick USB.

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Offline Stevec4

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Re: Weatherlink 5.8
« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2008, 12:54:53 PM »
There is an update to 5.8.1 available on the davis site .

Offline aardvark

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Re: Weatherlink 5.8
« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2008, 02:03:29 PM »
visited with Raymond... Weatherlink doesn't  work with  64 bit Vista systems  and they don't predict in the near future a program change.  However... Weather Display works just fine.
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Offline harvey

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« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2008, 09:02:50 AM »
Is there any one out there using:
DAVIS ENVOY with a IP DATA LOGGER and Weather Display

I am trying but WD on my PC seems to lock up my Davis Data logger on my LAN

Harvey

Offline Weather Display

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Re: Weatherlink 5.8
« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2008, 06:34:04 PM »
we got the lock up sorted (it was due to a HTTP clientraw set to download in the client/server setup)

Offline maracay

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Re: Weatherlink 5.8
« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2009, 07:26:02 PM »
That is exactly what happened to me. I have had my station up for a week. I setup my web page with Weatherlink last night and thought 'this is ugly'. Found WD and thought that looks nice and has more options. Went to try the trial version and I can not get it to communicate since there is no Com port. I have been everywhere (boards) trying to figure this out. I am so glad I found this post. I was starting to think I was loosing it. I am not sure how to proceed though. With the new software Davis will not be assigning a com port to the usb anymore? So will WD create a fix or is the only way to downgrade the Weatherlink software?




Davis has v2 on their site for download, place in program files/weather display and run it. it changes to serial. After days of hunting and trying we finally got it from usbExpress to serial. Works like a charm.

Offline Weather Display

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Re: Weatherlink 5.8-> USBxpress mode
« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2009, 07:42:38 PM »
note that is also a FAQ detailnig  how to unset the USBExpress mode
« Last Edit: March 12, 2009, 08:31:15 PM by windy »

Offline aardvark

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Re: Weatherlink 5.8-> USBxpress mode
« Reply #27 on: March 12, 2009, 08:22:47 PM »
I upgraded to 5.8.3  this morning.   there are no new items and it doesn't improve or detract from 5.8.2  or help vista.  the only thing I could see is some minor fixes for things I don't have ..yet and the ability to do something with the wind calibration.. WD has done this for a very long time.

At best, on a 64 bit system, it splits up the program, putting some in the program files, some in the virtualstore ( you have to hunt there for your datafiles). 

At best it isn't the best and I really have issue with it costing so much for it and the logger, and they don't have it more compatible with vista and all of the reports you have to go hunt. 

However, it does present the data different ways for me and now that I can use Virtual VP, I get the best of both programs.    I think WL  is for the novice and WD is still the best out there.
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Offline Weather Display

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Re: Weatherlink 5.8-> USBxpress mode
« Reply #28 on: March 12, 2009, 08:32:16 PM »
not sure how all that relates to USBexpress mode though?

Offline bgf55

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Re: Weatherlink 5.8-> USBxpress mode
« Reply #29 on: November 18, 2010, 06:33:17 PM »
OK, I need a little help here too...

I have a Davis Vantage Pro 2 which I've had running with WeatherLink 5.9.2 and (without knowing any better) I ticked the USB option but now I need to convert the datalogger back to virtual serial mode so I can use Weather Display software.

After reading this forum I downloaded CP210X_USB_Serial_Converter_ver2.exe from the Davis site but when I try to run it I get "This application has failed to start because CP210XManufacturing.dll was not found."

It's probably worth noting that I had heaps of trouble installing The Davis WeatherLink software in the first place because my HDD is F: drive so I had to modify the installer because Davis set one little parameter in there to C:  :x, don't know if this could once again be my problem but I have no idea how to modify CP210X?

Any ideas?

P.S. Why can't the Weather Display software just have a USB option?? It would make things so much easier!