Author Topic: WiFi Logger2 - Going Offline Frequently  (Read 1084 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline TMThomson

  • Weather Observer
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 30
WiFi Logger2 - Going Offline Frequently
« on: November 01, 2022, 11:44:03 AM »
Hello...

I have a Davis Vantage Pro 2 Wireless weather station that uses the WiFi Logger2 to send data to the internet. I send data to WU, CWOP, WeatherLink and Met Office WOW. The problem I'm having is that quite routinely (about every 1 to 2 weeks) the WiFi Logger2 stops sending data and I have to press the white reset button to get it running again. I tried turning on the daily auto reset and strangely it seemed to make the issue worse. I don't think it's a WiFi issue. Nothing else goes offline. The other thing I notice is that I often can't access the configuration page even when the data is flowing as it should. The router is a Ubee DVW32CB - maybe a setting on the logger needs to be changed?


Do any of you have any insight into how to resolve this issue?
« Last Edit: November 01, 2022, 07:51:22 PM by TMThomson »

Offline ocala

  • Forecaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 4227
Re: WiFi Logger2 - Going Offline Frequently
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2022, 06:37:02 PM »
Sounds like a wifi issue. Do any of your other things like smart phone, lap top etc go offline when the logger isn't working.
The blues had a baby and they named it Rock & Roll

Offline TMThomson

  • Weather Observer
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 30
Re: WiFi Logger2 - Going Offline Frequently
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2022, 08:39:32 AM »
Sounds like a wifi issue. Do any of your other things like smart phone, lap top etc go offline when the logger isn't working.


I'm not sure it's a WiFi issue, since nothing else goes offline. The other thing I notice is that I often can't access the WiFi Logger configuration page even when the data is flowing as it should. The router is a Ubee DVW32CB - maybe a setting on the logger needs to be changed? Or... Perhaps I have a bad WiFi Logger device?

Offline BigAlT

  • Senior Member
  • **
  • Posts: 89
Re: WiFi Logger2 - Going Offline Frequently
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2022, 11:23:25 AM »
I just had an issue with one of my WiFi Logger2ís. I was unable to communicate with it at all even though it was online and I could ping it using my Fingbox which showed it communicating.
 I had to power down my Vantage Vue by both removing the power supply and batteries and then power it up again. It then connected and I was able to communicate again with the WiFi Logger 2.
 I suggest you power down your Vantage Pro 2 completely. Remove and reinstall your WiFi Logger 2 and power up  your console and see if that solves the problem.
Davis Vantage Vue ISS & Console with WiFi Logger 2
2nd Davis Vantage Vue Console with WiFi Logger 2
Davis Vantage Pro2 Console with Meteobridge Nano SD
Davis Weather Envoy with USB Logger connected to RPi 3B+ running WEEWX
WeatherFlow Smart Weather Station

Offline TMThomson

  • Weather Observer
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 30
Re: WiFi Logger2 - Going Offline Frequently
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2022, 11:44:40 AM »
Big AlT,

For clarification... just power down the console, remove batteries, remove the logger and plug it back in, then repower. Not reprogram/reconfig the WiFi Logger2 correct?

Offline BigAlT

  • Senior Member
  • **
  • Posts: 89
Re: WiFi Logger2 - Going Offline Frequently
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2022, 11:47:09 AM »
Correct. The WiFiLogger should retain itís settings.
Davis Vantage Vue ISS & Console with WiFi Logger 2
2nd Davis Vantage Vue Console with WiFi Logger 2
Davis Vantage Pro2 Console with Meteobridge Nano SD
Davis Weather Envoy with USB Logger connected to RPi 3B+ running WEEWX
WeatherFlow Smart Weather Station

Offline TMThomson

  • Weather Observer
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 30
Re: WiFi Logger2 - Going Offline Frequently
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2022, 11:54:54 AM »
Thanks so much. I'll give that a try.

By the way, I had not heard form WiFiLogger in a while, but just received an email from Wojtek and he stated that he is doing some cleaning up on the WiFi Logger code and will be making some improvements. Not sure when the next firmware update is coming out though. He's thinking his changes might solve this issue
« Last Edit: November 02, 2022, 11:58:34 AM by TMThomson »

Offline TMThomson

  • Weather Observer
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 30
Re: WiFi Logger2 - Going Offline Frequently
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2022, 09:26:29 PM »
BigAlT,

I gave your recommendation a try. It seems as though the WiFi Logger was not seated as firmly as it should have been. Now time will tell if this makes a difference. Thank you!

Offline jcookjr82

  • Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 116
Re: WiFi Logger2 - Going Offline Frequently
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2022, 01:05:54 PM »
I am going to add in an experience I had the previous couple of days with the WFL 2. I operate two weather stations - one at my home (WFL 1) and the other at our cabin in the mountains a couple of hours away. Last Saturday, I got a "transmission interruption" email from one of the sites I upload to for our cabin station that runs the WFL 2. I usually ignore because it is likely a power outage which happens several times a year up there. This time, however, the power came back on but the transmission did not resume. I thought it might have been an issue with the console because some of the cameras were working. A couple of them were not. To make a long story short, the router was power-cycled and the transmission restarted, along with the cameras that were previously not working. Might be a good idea to restart the router every once in a while to refresh the communication between the logger and router.
Davis Vantage Vue
LaCrosse 2813 (retired 1/17/2018)

Offline TMThomson

  • Weather Observer
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 30
Re: WiFi Logger2 - Going Offline Frequently
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2022, 01:23:46 PM »
The interesting part is that nothing else seems to be losing connection. There shouldn't be a reception issue either since the console is about 2 feet from the router. I did try to power down and remove the WFL2 and reinstall it. I must not have had it firmly seated the first time because removal was quite easy. After reseating it it was pretty snug - took more effort to remove it. Hopefully that was a contributing factor. Thanks to everyone for their input. I'll post again on whether or not the issue is resolved.

Offline TMThomson

  • Weather Observer
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 30
Re: WiFi Logger2 - Going Offline Frequently - Update
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2022, 01:51:15 PM »
Quick update on my WiFi Logger2 issue...

WiFiLogger (Wojtek) sent me a firmware update (2.43g - I think it's still beta) and it seems to have properly addressed the frequent dropping off (or going into hung mode). I have it in power save mode (which we thought may have been a factor, but it wasn't.) and it isn't set for daily auto resetting either. It's been operating well since Thursday, so hoping this continues.  [tup] I'll keep you posted.

 

anything