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Offline Automan

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Re: vp2 usb driver update
« Reply #30 on: March 03, 2008, 09:29:49 PM »
I had the 5.1 drivers make my XP Pro machine BSOD several times.
The Microsoft Debug Crash Analyser always listed the USB device driver used by CP210x as the cause.

Been okay however for several weeks on V4.40 from davisnet.

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Offline Ann Brush

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vp2 usb driver update - optional alternative
« Reply #31 on: December 17, 2008, 08:52:52 PM »
Just a FYI. I have a laptop (IBM Thinkpad) that acts ONLY to operate my Davis VP2 system (Weather link, Ambients weather software for web uploading (cant remember name)). Updates to the net (CWOP and Wunderground) 24/7/365. The computer has no serial port only USB's. I bought a standalone serial I/O adapter to USB cable converter thingy with its own software driver as a standalone unit from a third party vendor. I connected my Serial Davis data logger (Weather Link) to this dummy serial interface and connected it to the virtual COM1 port (created by the USB to serial driver software). Turned off windows updates and the unit has operated flawlessly for 6 months without problems. There was one 5 day period where it shut down due to windows updates doing a restart and requiring a password but other than that I forget the computer is even there, with windows updates turned off, the computer gathers dust operating under my office desk. This has been a great solution.

Offline Weather Display

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Re: vp2 usb driver update
« Reply #32 on: December 18, 2008, 02:29:58 AM »
the problem is not though with the serial data logger like you have
its with the usb data logger

Offline winedog

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Re: vp2 usb driver update
« Reply #33 on: July 06, 2009, 08:12:12 PM »
Ok...i'm having this problem as well...but the 5.2.1 driver does not appear to be available anywhere....does anyone have a link or copy of the 5.2.1 driver? I tried the current 5.4, but it still crashes my system.

I was running fine for the last 2 years until I mistakenly upgraded to the weatherlink 5.8.3 last week from version 5.7

Weather Stations:
Davis Vantage Pro 2 Wireless w/Solar Sensor via USB data logger Waiheke Island, NZ

Extra 1-Wire network:
LinkUSBi 1-wire Adapter, 1-wire Humidity, and 8 x Extra Temp Sensor

WD 10.37Sb69 on Win7x64 Pro 2.9Ghz Intel (Ivy Bridge) 4GB RAM

Offline jwwd

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Re: vp2 usb driver update
« Reply #34 on: October 29, 2011, 02:11:39 PM »
Hi

Im currently running Silicon Labs CP210x USB to UART Bridge version 6.3.0.0 and have tried to update my driver to latest version 6.5 from this link:

http://www.silabs.com/products/mcu/Pages/USBtoUARTBridgeVCPDrivers.aspx

It seems to go well updating the driver - but the version still says 6.3.0.0 - see attached.

Anyone running with latest version 6.5? If yes - how did you update the driver?

Best regards,

Henrik

Offline Weather Display

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Re: vp2 usb driver update
« Reply #35 on: October 29, 2011, 06:11:37 PM »
there is another thread about that...and the solution...(search the forum for 6.3.0 or similar)

Offline jwwd

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Re: vp2 usb driver update
« Reply #36 on: October 29, 2011, 10:04:51 PM »
Hi Brian

Thanks - I found the link:

http://www.weather-watch.com/smf/index.php/topic,52986.msg427318.html#msg427318

I just needed to uninstall the old driver, restart and install new driver. Now im running latest version (6.5)

Best regards,

Henrik

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Re: vp2 usb driver update
« Reply #37 on: January 02, 2012, 09:05:04 PM »
I had that same problem again recently when trying to update from v6.4 to v6.5.
I don't know why it is such a faff and it is more annoying that the SiLabs driver installer reports the update is successful when it isn't - caught me out big time as you can see in that thread link.

 

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