I got my Vantage Pro 2 up and running and am enjoying it now for a couple of weeks. I am trying to figure out 1) how to hook it up to my computer (looks like I need the weather link software and their special dongle type USB plug). 2) put the data up on weather underground.
I am not a computer wizard like most of you so come down the mountain and speak slowly so I can understand
I have my console at one end of the house and my computer at the other. At some point I think they may get closer together so i was thinking of the USB option. I do have a 16 port router that I could hook up to and thought it might be easier to run a ethernet cable from one end of the house to the other to hook it up (I don't know if you can get USB cables that long but I do have a 25' & 50' ethernet cable in the basement). I also don't want to leave my computer on all the time.
So all you wise wizards, can I get an adapter to hook up to a USB to ethernet and run to the router and from there to weather underground and pull data when I turn the computer on or do I get the IP connector and do it that way?
My other option I thought about is to get another wireless type console that I can put down next to my computer and hook that into my computer but I still don't want to leave it (computer) running 24/7.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.