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Offline David E

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USB to ethernet
« on: November 18, 2016, 09:48:20 PM »
Hi
Been away for a bit as my Davis ISS sensors failed, but now with a new ISS  arrived I'M BACK!!

However, I realize that my repeater seems to now have failed.  I really only needed it to boost the signal close to the house as we live in an old house with very thick walls.  I can't afford a replacement repeater at the moment, but I could probably move the console to a position (not where I really want it) that would receive the signal from the ISS without the repeater.  The main problem with this is that to get WD up and running I would need a computer close by to take the USB from the console which is not really practical.  I do however have an ethernet connection close by.

I can see I have 3 options.

1. Have a PC running WD by the console - as mentioned not really practical

2. Have a console plugged into a Raspberry Pi running WD  and then straight into our network and out to the internet - more practical due to the small size of a Pi but would only be able to view on internet and configuration to get it all working would possible be more difficult.

3. If it is possible and some advice would be good here, can I use a USB to ethernet adapter to plug the console into our network and then "pick up" the USB connection again elsewhere on our network (at my desktop) to feed into WD?  I have see these adapters on eBay but can they do what I want them to do or is it technically impossible to do this??  A secondary query on this thread would be are there and USB to USB wireless adapters if I can't send the data through our network?

David



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Re: USB to ethernet
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2016, 10:07:26 PM »
If you had a serial datalogger you could use a very cheap rs-232 to ethernet module to connect to WD http://www.weather-watch.com/smf/index.php/topic,58731.msg469504.html#msg469504

The rs-232 to ethernet modules are less than $20 now, I don't know what the third party loggers are going for these days but it might be worth to consider.

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Re: USB to ethernet
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2016, 08:17:06 AM »
Thanks for that I will investigate.

I suppose one question I didn't ask was that although I had 3 ideas on how to get round the problem of doing away with a broken repeater, does anyone have any other suggestions as how they got round similar issues of wireless connection from the ISS to console/WD hosting "device".

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Re: USB to ethernet
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2016, 09:20:23 PM »
You may have found the answer by now, but I had the same problem with an Oregon Scientific WMR200.

The USB-to-ethernet adapters I sourced don't work on a network, they are actually USB-to-ethernet-cable adapters, so you still need a physical Cat.5e cable from one location to the other. But at least it can be longer than the max USB allows!

I didn't look too hard for a wireless solution, given all the problems I have with wireless reception in this house!
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Re: USB to ethernet
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2016, 09:56:44 PM »
I remember someone here creating a wireless retransmitter where one end plugged into the console and the receiver plugged into the pc. Also....check this out....

http://www.flexihub.com/usb-over-wifi.html

http://www.wikihow.com/Extend-USB-Cable

https://www.amazon.com/Zonet-USB-Over-Ethernet-Hub/product-reviews/B003DVVUIY