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Offline ceer123

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Wunderground Rapid Fire and Weather-display from Aculink
« on: September 23, 2011, 08:29:09 AM »
I am working on a interface to provide rapid fire updates and data to weather-display from the web bridge.  Initial testing is going good.  If anyone would like to help me test let me know. 
   The biggest challenge in setting this up is getting the data from the bridge.  I have found three options to accomplish this.

Option 1 - Get a Hub
   This is the recommended option.  If you have a network hub you can sniff the packets from the bridge into the program.  Most network devices sold today are switches which prevent this from happening.  Amazon has a few used hubs for as little as $6.

Option 2 - Make a cable
   You can make a cable that takes the signals from the web bridge and splits them to your network switch and your computer.  This method requires a dedicated NIC on your PC.  Basically you would need to cut the orange / orange white pair coming from the bridge and splice in another cable's green / green white pair.  The green wire goes to your PC.  I used this method before I went to option 3.

Option 3 - tcpdump on your router
    If you have a router capable of running tcpdump you can use it to send data to the program.  I use this method currently with open source tomato firmware.  The setup is a bit different for this so if you are interested let me know.

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Re: Wunderground Rapid Fire and Weather-display from Aculink
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2011, 10:17:05 AM »
Good luck with the project.  I don't use Weather Display.  I'm a Beta test site for Acu-Link but I can't take on any more projects.
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Re: Wunderground Rapid Fire and Weather-display from Aculink
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2011, 10:33:31 AM »
This is another reason why I love these forums, American ingenuity :-)

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Re: Wunderground Rapid Fire and Weather-display from Aculink
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2011, 02:14:47 PM »
I think the word weather-display was used as that, to display the weather from the aculink in some way

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Re: Wunderground Rapid Fire and Weather-display from Aculink
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2011, 02:27:46 PM »
Weather-display refers to weather-display software.

http://www.weather-display.com/

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Re: Wunderground Rapid Fire and Weather-display from Aculink
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2011, 03:47:40 PM »
Hi
I am wanting to add support to the weather-display software for the data from the Aculink Bridge
maybe I could work with your on adding that support?

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Re: Wunderground Rapid Fire and Weather-display from Aculink
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2011, 04:20:57 PM »
Right now I am using the universal input station.  This seems to work fine except the rain.  I think the rain portion is broken on the universal station, it never changes from 0.  Can you confirm that?

I am not sure what will happen when the USB version comes out, but for now I don't think there is a way for weather-display to get data without middle man program. 

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Re: Wunderground Rapid Fire and Weather-display from Aculink
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2011, 05:05:53 PM »
still catching up on posts on the WD forum after being away for the week as a parent helper on a school camp... ;)

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Re: Wunderground Rapid Fire and Weather-display from Aculink
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2011, 01:06:59 AM »
use this new update
http://www.weather-display.com/downloadfiles/WeatherDtest.zip
(unzip to where you have WD installed)