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Offline youngros

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Installing WL without a CD drive
« on: March 05, 2018, 10:01:07 AM »
A friend has just ordered a Davis Vue and I have explained that if he wants to connect to his laptop he will need the datalogger which comes with what Davis describes as free software, but this is on a CD and his laptop doesn't have a CD drive. Will he have to buy/use a USB CD drive or is there any other way? It does seem strange that there is no online download of the software like there is of Weather Display.
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Re: Installing WL without a CD drive
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2018, 10:07:32 AM »
Use somebody's computer with CD and "transfer" everything onto a USB thumbdrive...and then use the thumbdrive on his machine.
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Re: Installing WL without a CD drive
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2018, 10:28:41 AM »
Thank you for the quick response. I had wondered if you could, but thought I would check first.
This all comes from me suggesting he got a rain gauge to compare our rainfall, next he is deciding to buy a Davis!
His other question/observation was why a wired logger and not wireless/Bluetooth.

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Re: Installing WL without a CD drive
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2018, 10:52:44 AM »
Davis has not entered that idea yet. Maybe someday.
Remember Wired logger is either a USB or Serial. 

I would have the friend see if a friend/neighbor has a USB DVD. I bought one for 15 bucks.
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Re: Installing WL without a CD drive
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2018, 11:03:10 AM »
Yes, he knows that he has to have usb. Mine was serial until Windows10 killed the drivers with one of their updates, fortunately I had an adaptor and I was good to go again.
I will do the copying for him as still have tower PCs.

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Re: Installing WL without a CD drive
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2018, 09:26:16 AM »
Sorry should have added click on software then click on weatherlink....

But here it is:  https://www.davisnet.com/support/weather/download/WeatherLink_Install_604.exe

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Re: Installing WL without a CD drive
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2018, 09:39:12 AM »
Sorry should have added click on software then click on weatherlink....

But here it is:  https://www.davisnet.com/support/weather/download/WeatherLink_Install_604.exe

Please note this is NOT the full version and it does require the have a previously installed FULL version for it to operate correctly.

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Re: Installing WL without a CD drive
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2018, 10:20:25 PM »
Sorry should have added click on software then click on weatherlink....

But here it is:  https://www.davisnet.com/support/weather/download/WeatherLink_Install_604.exe

Please note this is NOT the full version and it does require the have a previously installed FULL version for it to operate correctly.

Thank you for clarifying that!

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Re: Installing WL without a CD drive
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2018, 03:57:09 AM »
But here it is:  https://www.davisnet.com/support/weather/download/WeatherLink_Install_604.exe

Thanks, I hadn't spotted that WL has been updated to v6.0.4 (nor has there been any announcement from Davis). Changes are minor as you might expect but include:

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Changed ET Display in Summary Window.
Added Device ID (DID) as authorization when setting up Web Download.
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