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Offline Weather Display

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Re: Weatherlink 5.8-> USBxpress mode
« Reply #30 on: November 18, 2010, 07:00:16 PM »
make sure to download and run from where you have weather link installed

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Re: Weatherlink 5.8-> USBxpress mode
« Reply #31 on: November 19, 2010, 07:32:23 AM »
Gotta love the simple solutions! Thanks Brian, that did the trick!

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Re: Weatherlink 5.8-> USBxpress mode
« Reply #32 on: August 17, 2011, 11:21:09 PM »
All these posts about weatherlink are all very interesting.  I am about to update my gear here to Davis VP2 cabled with weatherlink updated 593 and also still wishing to run WD.  I will be running virtualVP incase I need to run both WD and weatherlink at the same time (currently running LeCrosse 2355 and it is a pain in the butt when you need to run WD and heavy weather at the same time!!!!!).

Will I have any of these problems with the USB weatherlink version as mentioned in this site, if running virtualVP or some hints in how I should set this up.   :wink:

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Re: Weatherlink 5.8-> USBxpress mode
« Reply #33 on: August 18, 2011, 01:45:33 AM »
just make sure to set weather link to serial mode (i.e virtual serial port mode)
and then you will have a com port number to use, in device manager, ports

note that WD works direct with a la crosse 2355 type station with no need to use heavy weather at the same time

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Re: Weatherlink 5.8-> USBxpress mode
« Reply #34 on: August 18, 2011, 01:52:08 AM »
So set it to serial mode even using virtualVP?  Yes WD does work direct with WS2355 but when I want to reset the history dat with heavy weather, to record only data from when computer shuts down....... thats what I am referring to.  But all past tense shortly.  Probably off this topic, but using the weatherlink program, will I be able to update WD when I reboot the computer with download data from the Davis VP2??

Jeff

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Re: Weatherlink 5.8-> USBxpress mode
« Reply #35 on: August 18, 2011, 02:02:48 AM »
yes, Virtual VP will need it to be set to serial mode as well

yes, the davis data logger stores the data for WD to get on start up :)

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Re: Weatherlink 5.8-> USBxpress mode
« Reply #36 on: August 18, 2011, 07:37:47 AM »
If you go to Control Panel > Datalogger in WD and turn the switch ON then WD should download the missing data from both the VP2 and WS23** stations when restarted.
When I had my WS2300 I never used Heavy Weather once I had WD up & running. Now I have the VP2, I don't use Weatherlink either.  :wink:

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Re: Weatherlink 5.8-> USBxpress mode
« Reply #37 on: August 18, 2011, 07:40:08 AM »
the issue is that the 3rd party program that WD uses for the history data from a 23XX station (hist2300) does not work under vista or W7

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Re: Weatherlink 5.8-> USBxpress mode
« Reply #38 on: August 18, 2011, 07:45:33 AM »
Ahh, I was using XP at the time.  :D

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Re: Weatherlink 5.8-> USBxpress mode
« Reply #39 on: September 02, 2011, 08:00:55 PM »
Just as a follow up, Davis VP2 and weatherlink 5.93 installed, using a virtual serial port program thats happy with wind 7 64 bit and USB version with serial port activated.  All working well, running weatherlink and WD at the same time.  Both programs update data when computer re boots, although sometimes WD has a little spit and doesn't update data but you can generally go into control panel, reset the time to reload from and on the next reboot of WD it loads the missing data.  :o)

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Re: Weatherlink 5.8-> USBxpress mode
« Reply #40 on: September 08, 2011, 12:16:43 AM »

Just being nosey, what Program are you running to split the data stream from the VP2  is it VVP?  or something else?


I use VirtualVP and am happy with it but alwaysl looking to learn about alternatives just in case...

Thanks

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Re: Weatherlink 5.8-> USBxpress mode
« Reply #41 on: September 08, 2011, 08:29:30 AM »
I am running windows 64 and I believe virtual VP and 64bit dont like each other.  I am using Virtual Serial Port Emulator, a small cost for the lifetime microsoft licence, dut to the 64 bit particulars. But works seamlessly, even has a command line to have it up and running during the boot up, so it is ready to run the weather programs of the VP2. :o)

Jeff

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Re: Weatherlink 5.8-> USBxpress mode
« Reply #42 on: September 08, 2011, 01:09:55 PM »
once I saw the website - I knew I had run into that before, One day my old 32 bit laptops will die and 64 bit/and or Win7/8 will be required so just keeping up on things.  Thanks for the reply.  8)


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Re: Weatherlink 5.8-> USBxpress mode
« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2012, 02:38:06 PM »
Hello forum members

Yesterday I bought the Weather Display Live by email and did receive a serial number. But this does not work for a serial connection on my xp computer. Does anyone know what to do?

Greetings Jannes

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Re: Weatherlink 5.8-> USBxpress mode
« Reply #44 on: January 14, 2012, 02:45:47 PM »
Weather Display Live is an add-on to the Weather Display software and is used to display the live date on a website using Flash. So you will need both Weather Display & Weather Display Live.