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cannot send to WU
« on: November 11, 2008, 09:43:25 PM »
Running weatherlink

After we reimaged the school computer I cannot send to WU.

I do a test- it brings up the message

Is your internet working? Cannot connect to ftupdate.wunderground.com


I replaced the weatherlink-wu  .dll file.

I am not getting much help from the network people at school.

I did a connection  test with windows- it says it can connect to the windows server by http, https-- but not ftp.



What can I do to the computer to fix this?



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Re: cannot send to WU
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2008, 10:08:37 PM »
....I did a connection  test with windows- it says it can connect to the windows server by http, https-- but not ftp....

That is odd why it won't go through, they use http.   :-k

http://wiki.wunderground.com/index.php/PWS_-_Upload_Protocol

What version of WeatherLink are you running?

Seems like there was a bug in older versions previous to 5.8 that would not allow the Weather Underground update to work unless there was an entry in the internet connection/ftp settings or log on settings.  I checked on the Davis site to try and verify that but looks like they have pulled the version history's prior to 5.8.

Edit:  Looks like your webpage is loading Ok so the ftp part is actually working?
« Last Edit: November 11, 2008, 10:12:15 PM by Mark / Ohio »
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Re: cannot send to WU
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2008, 10:32:31 PM »
I have 5.8.0  or 5.8.1 



Is there a firewall that needs a hole poked in it?

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Re: cannot send to WU
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2008, 11:32:27 PM »
At a minimum I would think you would have Windows firewall activated on your computer.  You could try adding WeatherLink to the "Exceptions" list if it is not listed already. 

Being a school I would bet they have some additional security to that in the pipeline somewhere.
« Last Edit: November 11, 2008, 11:35:48 PM by Mark / Ohio »
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Re: cannot send to WU
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2008, 07:50:30 PM »
I just updated to 5.8.2

No luck yet

The gurus are looking at it.

there is no windows firewall being used- they use something else

The message also says   Is IE set up to accept html content?

I care more about the website then WU- but it is maddening when something work, then it doesn't and you have no control



does anything need to be put in the ftp part of the internet settings on WL?  I never did before
« Last Edit: November 13, 2008, 07:52:02 PM by chief-david »
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Re: cannot send to WU
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2008, 08:49:14 PM »
I forget now but I think you mentioned somewhere in another thread the website or WeatherLink itself was actually located on the school server instead of the classroom computer?

If it worked that way before it should work the same now.  But since it is not maybe the gurus changed / added something for better security that was not there to block it before.  If that is the case they are probably your only hope. 
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Re: cannot send to WU
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2008, 03:30:20 PM »
There is a massive wall in our schools computer system.

Yesterday, on wall went down. I thought they fixed my problem-then bam- it was gone.

When the tech people have time, they will help me.

So I cannot sent to WU- and I guess that it would be the same for other programs and weather sites.
It is not a priority or of educational value.

I can wait
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