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Offline darkstarpa

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Laptop computer destroyed with Davis weather link 6555
« on: January 14, 2017, 10:22:43 AM »
I had the software on my laptop. Could not recover anything.
Just got a new laptop and was hoping I would be able to install the software again.

What I have done so far.
1) Downloaded the software on my new computer.
2) Went to set up mode. During this process I am using my cwop station ID for the new site. Not sure is the correct procedure.
3) I get to the communications port set up and get stuck.
Using communications - serial
com port - com 1
baud rate 19200
hang up wait time 1 minute
click test and get a message - error  opening(-11) com 1 . Is not present in your system or in use by another program.
auto detect - no station found

Let me get some feedback.



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Offline eyecue

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Re: Laptop computer destroyed with Davis weather link 6555
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2017, 10:39:20 AM »
Can you change to serial port 3? Did the drivers for silicon labs get installed (there are 2)
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Re: Laptop computer destroyed with Davis weather link 6555
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2017, 11:11:22 AM »
Can you change to serial port 3? Did the drivers for silicon labs get installed (there are 2)

The thread subject mentions 6555, so if correct then no serial ports involved.

@darkstarpa:

'Downloaded the software on my new computer': Do you mean installed from the WL CD? Just downloading the WL 6.0.3 update won't get you very far.

Then if you do indeed have a 6555 WeatherlinkIP logger, obviously you need the TCP/IP option in Communications Port. Check the instructions supplied for the details.

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Re: Laptop computer destroyed with Davis weather link 6555
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2017, 11:48:25 AM »
Can you change to serial port 3? Did the drivers for silicon labs get installed (there are 2)

The thread subject mentions 6555, so if correct then no serial ports involved.

@darkstarpa:

'Downloaded the software on my new computer': Do you mean installed from the WL CD? Just downloading the WL 6.0.3 update won't get you very far.

Then if you do indeed have a 6555 WeatherlinkIP logger, obviously you need the TCP/IP option in Communications Port. Check the instructions supplied for the details.

I used the WL link cd that came with the product.
The bar code on the box has 6555.
Did the set up process again. Got to the baud reading on the set up at 19200 on the vantage pro 2 consul.
Went back into the set up process.
This time used the communication port TCP/IP connection.
Do I need to click one of the box sections in the TCP/IP connection such as local device ID, remote IP address or web download?
If I run the test an error pops up - TCP/IP:communications error found. check local settings & try again.

Did not have this issue when I first set up the system over a year ago.

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Re: Laptop computer destroyed with Davis weather link 6555
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2017, 12:06:05 PM »
I think i got the set up complete.
Will update on the status later. Need run out for a few hours.

Thanks for the quick responses.

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Re: Laptop computer destroyed with Davis weather link 6555
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2017, 12:41:55 PM »
http://www.davisnet.com/product_documents/weather/manuals/07395-210_GSG_06510_6555.pdf

John is correct, my bad.  You need the device ID or the IP address of it
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Re: Laptop computer destroyed with Davis weather link 6555
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2017, 12:51:04 PM »
Did not have this issue when I first set up the system over a year ago.

Just curious - did you follow the printed instructions when you did that setup a year ago?

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Re: Laptop computer destroyed with Davis weather link 6555
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2017, 12:32:13 PM »
http://www.davisnet.com/product_documents/weather/manuals/07395-210_GSG_06510_6555.pdf

John is correct, my bad.  You need the device ID or the IP address of it

I have got though the set up process. Heard the 3 beeps etc.  IP address logged.

New issue is that after the set up mode my Vantage pro 2 ISS does not take a signal from the consol.
Bottom right on the consol goes from a "R" to a "L". Lost signal. Only getting readings from the inside and not out outside.
Been reviewing the instructions and looking for other answers on the net.

Any input. Thanks in advance for the feedback.

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Re: Laptop computer destroyed with Davis weather link 6555
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2017, 12:32:43 PM »
Did not have this issue when I first set up the system over a year ago.

Just curious - did you follow the printed instructions when you did that setup a year ago?

Yes. No issues the first time around.

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Re: Laptop computer destroyed with Davis weather link 6555
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2017, 06:28:19 PM »
What laptop did you get?  How close is it to the console?  Does it have Bluetooth?  I am wondering if the laptop is interfering with the ISS signal
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Re: Laptop computer destroyed with Davis weather link 6555
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2017, 09:04:12 PM »
Is the ISS transmitting?

Did you try taking the console closer to the ISS?

What do the console diagnostics say?

 

anything