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Which USB-Serial Adapter and driver for ElCap
« on: March 12, 2017, 10:35:50 PM »
Hello all

I  have been trying to get WD to run on ElCap for some time now.

Brian connected in and tried to do his magic, but no luck

He determined the USB-Serial driver for ElCap is causing the issue.

Here is what I have tried so far

Startech ICUSB232V2 - no luck
Triplite U209-000-R

I tried for both above the Prolific 1.1.6 and latest SClabs driver - again no luck

Any thoughts would be most appreciated.

Btw I do have my old TripLite us-19h driver but stopped using it.  For whatever reason (even unknown to trip lite) it was generating TONS of entries in my log file I mean TONS.  They couldn't resolve it so that is when they sent me the U209 which has been working fine up until Yosemite

Also I have two macs in my possession:

OLDER model Mac which I updated to ElCap for testing purposes
NEWW model Mac which is what runs WD and all my day to day stuff

Any questions, let me know
Thanks
« Last Edit: March 12, 2017, 10:37:55 PM by DeputyDawg »

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Re: Which USB-Serial Adapter and driver for ElCap
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2017, 01:29:05 AM »
Wow. After some Windows issues on Thursday I decided to move my setup over to a Mac Mini running El Capitan. Got everything moved over, started up the program, selected the serial port and nothing.

The only way I can get any data is to start the Setup Wizard which will give me a few received packets and then nothing.

Did some searching, found your thread, checked my adapter and uttered a few expletives.

I've got the same issue. Looks like I'll be trying to find another adapter unless somebody can figure this one out.

« Last Edit: March 19, 2017, 01:57:58 AM by sdjones »

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Re: Which USB-Serial Adapter and driver for ElCap
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2017, 01:54:11 AM »
@DeputyDawg: I'm sorry the StarTech didn't work out for you  :(

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Re: Which USB-Serial Adapter and driver for ElCap
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2017, 03:25:10 AM »
@sdjones
when you say nothing, do you mean you get a spinning beach ball?

there is another thread started by DeputyDawg where I have suggested to use a usb data logger with the mac instead of a serial data logger
and then you use the Davis Silicon labs driver for the Mac

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Re: Which USB-Serial Adapter and driver for ElCap
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2017, 12:32:37 PM »
@DeputyDawg: I'm sorry the StarTech didn't work out for you  :(

Niko, Thanks but no worries.  I very much appreciate your help and advice on this.

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Re: Which USB-Serial Adapter and driver for ElCap
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2017, 12:34:07 PM »
@sdjones
when you say nothing, do you mean you get a spinning beach ball?

there is another thread started by DeputyDawg where I have suggested to use a usb data logger with the mac instead of a serial data logger
and then you use the Davis Silicon labs driver for the Mac

I ordered a uSB logger. Was supposed to have been here Friday. But with the storms in the northeast it's delayed till Monday.  I won't be able to do try it out till next weekend.


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Re: Which USB-Serial Adapter and driver for ElCap
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2017, 12:56:29 PM »
@sdjones
when you say nothing, do you mean you get a spinning beach ball?

No spinning beach ball. The port opens but shows no packets received. If I go into the settings, every so often I will get a packet or two and the values seem correct.

If I use the screen command in a terminal window, I do see repetitive data coming from the port so the computer is seeing the weather station.

I should add, this id's an Ultimeter 2100 I'm playing with.

I was wondering if it's a communications port setting? I know when I tried the Mac version many years ago, you sent me several debug versions to play with.

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Re: Which USB-Serial Adapter and driver for ElCap
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2017, 02:13:20 PM »
I downloaded a competing program and it was able to talk to my weather station without a problem.

Let me know what you need to debug the problem.

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Re: Which USB-Serial Adapter and driver for ElCap
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2017, 08:50:35 PM »
ah, you had not made it clear that you have an ultimeter station
is this complete record mode, or?
and is this the latest version of WD Mac?

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Which USB-Serial Adapter and driver for ElCap
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2017, 09:00:24 PM »
Long Data Length Mode. This is the same as the Windows version is using.

Latest version downloaded yesterday.

Just to refresh your memory, I went through this many years ago when I first tried out the Mac version:

http://www.weather-watch.com/smf/index.php?topic=56861

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Re: Which USB-Serial Adapter and driver for ElCap
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2017, 10:46:07 PM »
if you could post a screen shot of how you have it setup on the Mac (for the ultimeter setup)
I do have a ultimeter console here now so I can do some testing

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Re: Which USB-Serial Adapter and driver for ElCap
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2017, 12:28:17 AM »
Station is in Data Logger Mode.


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Re: Which USB-Serial Adapter and driver for ElCap
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2017, 09:42:03 AM »
try a new update
and also set debug mode under setup, advanced/misc, tick , log the raw data

then post what shows under view, debug info, with this update

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Re: Which USB-Serial Adapter and driver for ElCap
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Re: Which USB-Serial Adapter and driver for ElCap
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2017, 12:38:11 AM »
try another download
It should work this time

 

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