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Offline DoctorKnow

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So acurite put in a fake IP address to a non existent server?

I don't think I can change that on meteobridge, or I just don't know how... Mine is .8.8.8.8
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That does not work The hubapi.myacurite.com and the original IP address associated with it are not resolving. I made an entry in the local HOST file and pointed it back at the original IP, and then tried a local IP, on my network and finally another random Google IP. It is looking for a response to work. That's it. We are done for know. Hello, Ambient Weather... here I come.

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The used the local machines loopback IP 127.0.0.1. This eliminates traffic and ultimately killed the hub.

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I guess a PC connect console will still work? I am not even sure of that...

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So acurite put in a fake IP address to a non existent server?

I don't think I can change that on meteobridge, or I just don't know how... Mine is .8.8.8.8

Not really.  127.0.0.1 is defined as local host loopback.  In this case it's the SmartHUB itself.

8.8.8.8 is google's DNS.  You can't alter that, of course.  What you're looking is an option to define that hubapi.myacurite.com resolves to some server address other than the one that listed in DNS.  Some routers have that option.  Some don't.  Or you might run a small DNS server on some other machine.  dnsmasq is a popular choice for linux.  I don't know what's popular for windows these days.

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I guess a PC connect console will still work? I am not even sure of that...

Yes.  The PC Connect software was updated, but I assume you're using meteobridge instead, so it will still work.

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I'll have to see if I can fine one. I don't have one since I never thought the smarthub would be fooled with like this once we saw it was still able to read sensors.

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Because the hub is being routed through the bridged connection on a windows computer useing Kevins software at least... the HOSTS file lets you control IP destinations. We used to edit peoples HOSTS file as a joke. They would type in www.google.com and would be directed to... well use your imagination!  :grin: :grin: :grin:



Not really.  127.0.0.1 is defined as local host loopback.  In this case it's the SmartHUB itself.

8.8.8.8 is google's DNS.  You can't alter that, of course.  What you're looking is an option to define that hubapi.myacurite.com resolves to some server address other than the one that listed in DNS.  Some routers have that option.  Some don't.  Or you might run a small DNS server on some other machine.  dnsmasq is a popular choice for linux.  I don't know what's popular for windows these days.

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I'm just completely mind blown that they would make it so you can't use them at all.
Is there anyone we can complain to at acurite?
I really thought I had dodged a bullet with the update to kevins software but now its all for nothing.

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I'm just completely mind blown that they would make it so you can't use them at all.
Is there anyone we can complain to at acurite?
I really thought I had dodged a bullet with the update to kevins software but now its all for nothing.

It's fixable: https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=36552.msg375631#msg375631

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I'm just completely mind blown that they would make it so you can't use them at all.
Is there anyone we can complain to at acurite?
I really thought I had dodged a bullet with the update to kevins software but now its all for nothing.

It's fixable: https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=36552.msg375631#msg375631

Well I'm not sure what it says for a fix..I don't see any instructions there that would be simple enough to deal with or worth dealing with to resolve this vs kicking acurite to the curb.

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I'm just completely mind blown that they would make it so you can't use them at all.
Is there anyone we can complain to at acurite?
I really thought I had dodged a bullet with the update to kevins software but now its all for nothing.

It's fixable: https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=36552.msg375631#msg375631

Well I'm not sure what it says for a fix..I don't see any instructions there that would be simple enough to deal with or worth dealing with to resolve this vs kicking acurite to the curb.

Essentially it's just pointing the SmartHUB to a web server through a local DNS entry.

Installing a program like Acuparse will also do the trick, plus it will fix the other issues for independent operation.  It has a good installation guide.

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Installing a program like Acuparse will also do the trick, plus it will fix the other issues for independent operation.  It has a good installation guide.

Ehh I don't think that is a windows based program...I really don't wanna dabble with linux at this time again.
Or is it?

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I wonder if Acuparse would run on WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux). It might. Is that then not dealing with Linux? Ha.... This is a joke that only techies will get.

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