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Offline flaboye

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Belfry Logger with DIR 505
« on: June 10, 2019, 04:29:00 PM »
I got my belfry logger in today and was really hoping to get rid of the little USB hub that I've had to keep inline using the Davis 6510USB.  Unfortunately, if I connect the belfry directly to the DIR505 it works fine for a few minutes then times out and no more data is received by meteobridge.  If I put the l little startech hub back in, then it's rock solid just like the Davis.  I know a lot of guys were happy to have been able to remove the USB hub but alas it seems I won't be able to.  Is it just the hardware this 505 has then?  Any tricks if there are any, would be most welcome!  Thanks!

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Re: Belfry Logger with DIR 505
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2019, 05:35:24 PM »
I'd have to look into the exact hardware inside the 505, but with my TP-Link MR3020v1 the Belfryboy cable works great with no hub. The Davis cable is USB 1 whereas the Belfryboy one is USB2, which is why the Davis needs a hub but the Belfryboy *shouldn't* need one.

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Re: Belfry Logger with DIR 505
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2019, 05:46:28 PM »
Well being less than half the cost, and the added bonus of maybe not needing a hub were the reasons I went ahead and bought one instead of another Davis brand.  Not a big deal, at least being passive the hub isn't yet another thing that has to be plugged into AC.  Thanks for the reply!

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Re: Belfry Logger with DIR 505
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2019, 05:51:05 PM »
Ok, this is interesting, the Meteobridge Hardware page says the D-Link DIR-505 only has a USB2.0 port, and therefore is incompatible with USB1.1 devices the like Davis logger, unless you connect a USB hub.

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D-Link's manual and the openwrt page for it both say that the DIR505 supports USB 1.1 and therefore, since it has USB1.1 support, the Davis logger itself should work without a hub. Not really sure what's going on there then.

Maybe someone that actually has the DIR505 will respond and shed some light on this conflicting information.

 

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