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I fitted the WiFiLogger to my Davis Vantage Vue today but I have not been able to read any weather data from it.  The WiFi connection appears to be working fine; I can successfully read the "Weather Station Settings" page and it reads back (for example) the latitude and longitude and altitude settings previously entered into the console and I can use the "Send Command" function e.g. to turn the backlight on and off, so the communication to the unit is definitely working.  However there is no data in any of the fields of the "Real Time Data" page.  I have already updated the WiFiLogger to firmware version 1.19 and the Vantage Vue is already running version 3.00 firmware.  (See attached screenshots.)
Only thing I can suggest is go to your WiFi setup page and confirm that your 'AP' is "disabled" and "DHCP" is "ENABLED" and also check TCP port is 22222.

Other than that, you may have to wait and see what Wojtech or others who have had the same issue can chime in. Sorry.

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As always I am late  :-(
First website is using AJAX to show data on screen. Every 3s data from http://YOUR_WFL_IP/rtd are downloaded and show on screen.
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Please check if this data is avaible. If yes, then there is a problem with your web browser and AJAX.
Maybe you should upload INDEX.html once more, from latest HTML folder.
Please try and let us know if everthing is alright.

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I initially was doing 1 minute intervals - definitely no good since due to the overlaying, I wasn't able to download a complete file.  Changing the interval to 5 minutes deletes everything, but at it least it let me see a "complete" file.   This could be useful data, but it's missing the all important dew point calculation.  Interesting stuff, though.

The problem is WFL is reading console and transfer data to FTP. There is not enough RAM memory to aggregate 1 Mbit flash with arch. records. It is a tube. Reading arch. from console, then write to FTP file. 5 records per round, up to 512 rounds (pages). Overall time = 2 min 15 sec.
While WFL is connected with this reading function to the console, then no new entry will be made. Because console is busy.

5 min period is ok for WFL.
For 1 min period you can only use WL.COM. It transfer only new data (1 page - 5 records). That can be done in less than 3-4s.


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can you use FTP append instead of writing the entire file?  That would also allow for much more history to be maintained.
« Last Edit: July 31, 2018, 07:56:25 AM by redlynr »

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I noticed that on WU the rain rate is always equal to rain accum.  But on PWS the rate varies and looks reasonable.  Is this a bug in WFL or WU?

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I noticed that on WU the rain rate is always equal to rain accum.  But on PWS the rate varies and looks reasonable.  Is this a bug in WFL or WU?

WU shows my total rain accumulation and rate accurately on graph and tables.
https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KLADRYPR2&cm_ven=localwx_pwsdash#history

 However, PWS's graph only shows my rate and no line for Total rain, but the table shows both accurately.
https://www.pwsweather.com/obs/DW5212.html   :-|

And yes, I'm using WiFiLogger.
« Last Edit: July 31, 2018, 03:24:47 PM by Bobvelle »

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WU:  KNCWAXHA62
PWS: REDLYNR

look at the rain rates for today 7/31/2018

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WU:  KNCWAXHA62
PWS: REDLYNR

look at the rain rates for today 7/31/2018

OK ... I'm confused...
 What did you really get? Were you home? Did you actually get 3.6in/hr rainfall at 2:04 PM today? Because that is what PWS says....for a total .4 inches.
 I assume PWS is right because it seems reasonable.
However, WU is showing a .04 in/hr every 5 min for ~ 1/2 hour. for a total of 0.04 inches. Not likely. It's accumulating you rain rate instead of total rainfall. I don't know why.

 Only difference I see is your sending data to PWS every minute and WU every 5 minutes. I'm doing the opposite except PWS every 15 Min. I can't figure why that would matter... but its not working right, for sure.

Wait.. I just noticed something. WU and PWS look like they are seeing the same #s but the decimal point is off on WU. Hmmm
Might want to check WFL setup for any decimal place settings.. I thought I saw one.
« Last Edit: July 31, 2018, 05:02:40 PM by Bobvelle »

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I fitted the WiFiLogger to my Davis Vantage Vue today but I have not been able to read any weather data from it.  The WiFi connection appears to be working fine; I can successfully read the "Weather Station Settings" page and it reads back (for example) the latitude and longitude and altitude settings previously entered into the console and I can use the "Send Command" function e.g. to turn the backlight on and off, so the communication to the unit is definitely working.  However there is no data in any of the fields of the "Real Time Data" page.  I have already updated the WiFiLogger to firmware version 1.19 and the Vantage Vue is already running version 3.00 firmware.  (See attached screenshots.)

Updated 31st Jul 2018:  The logger is sending weather data to Wunderground.com but the local "Real Time Data" screen remains blank (as per screenshot attached).

As always I am late  :-(
First website is using AJAX to show data on screen. Every 3s data from http://YOUR_WFL_IP/rtd are downloaded and show on screen.
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Please check if this data is avaible. If yes, then there is a problem with your web browser and AJAX.
Maybe you should upload INDEX.html once more, from latest HTML folder.
Please try and let us know if everthing is alright.

Thanks for the reply.

I went to the .../rtd page and the data looked similar to the example you posted; the data looked correct (see attachment [ You are not allowed to view attachments ] ).

I then downloaded a fresh copy of the zip file of version 1.19 from the post at the top of page 1 of this topic.  I then re-installed all of the HTML files and re-started the logger.  The problem remained unchanged.  There is still no data in any of the fields of the "Real Time Data" page.
I have also tried using Firefox and Edge browsers and the problem is the same.

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While using FireFox please press F12. It will open diagnostic window. There should be information what is wrong.
Please reply this info here or send me on priv. or email wifilogger@qq.com

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PWS accept rain values:
rainin- Hourly rain in inches
dailyrainin- Daily rain in inches
monthrainin-Monthly rain in inches
yearrainin- Seasonal rain in inches (usually local meteorological year)

Console has those values and those are being export.

WU accept:
rainin - [rain inches over the past hour)] -- the accumulated rainfall in the past 60 min
dailyrainin - [rain inches so far today in local time]

Also proper console values are exported.

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WU:  KNCWAXHA62
PWS: REDLYNR

look at the rain rates for today 7/31/2018

OK ... I'm confused...
 What did you really get? Were you home? Did you actually get 3.6in/hr rainfall at 2:04 PM today? Because that is what PWS says....for a total .4 inches.
 I assume PWS is right because it seems reasonable.
However, WU is showing a .04 in/hr every 5 min for ~ 1/2 hour. for a total of 0.04 inches. Not likely. It's accumulating you rain rate instead of total rainfall. I don't know why.

 Only difference I see is your sending data to PWS every minute and WU every 5 minutes. I'm doing the opposite except PWS every 15 Min. I can't figure why that would matter... but its not working right, for sure.

Wait.. I just noticed something. WU and PWS look like they are seeing the same #s but the decimal point is off on WU. Hmmm
Might want to check WFL setup for any decimal place settings.. I thought I saw one.
I wasnít home, but not far away. I did rain hard for a while, so PWS does sound reasonable.  Iím sending to both at 1 minute intervals, but WU only saves every 5th minute in itís table.  I donít see any decimal settings.

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PWS accept rain values:
rainin- Hourly rain in inches
dailyrainin- Daily rain in inches

Console has those values and those are being export.

WU accept:
rainin - [rain inches over the past hour)] -- the accumulated rainfall in the past 60 min
dailyrainin - [rain inches so far today in local time]

Also proper console values are exported.
I think that explains why PWS looks good and WU doesn't.  Is there a reason that your "rainin" is defined differently for WU as opposed to PWS?   I would expect "rainin" to be calculated as (ObservedRain in interval) * (60 / update frequency)

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While using FireFox please press F12. It will open diagnostic window. There should be information what is wrong.
Please reply this info here or send me on priv. or email wifilogger@qq.com

Here is a screenshot of the Real Time Data screen on Firefox after pressing F12. [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]

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Re: WiFiLogger - Connect your Davis console directly to the Internet via WiFi
« Reply #389 on: August 01, 2018, 04:05:29 PM »
Here is a screenshot of the Real Time Data screen on Firefox after pressing F12.

I think I know where is the problem. Your console has firmware version 3.0 I have prepared WFL for 3.xx format.
I will repair that tomorrow and send you repaired firmware ASAP.

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Re: WiFiLogger - Connect your Davis console directly to the Internet via WiFi
« Reply #390 on: August 01, 2018, 05:42:14 PM »
I fitted the WiFiLogger to my Davis Vantage Vue today but I have not been able to read any weather data from it.  The WiFi connection appears to be working fine; I can successfully read the "Weather Station Settings" page and it reads back (for example) the latitude and longitude and altitude settings previously entered into the console and I can use the "Send Command" function e.g. to turn the backlight on and off, so the communication to the unit is definitely working.  However there is no data in any of the fields of the "Real Time Data" page.  I have already updated the WiFiLogger to firmware version 1.19 and the Vantage Vue is already running version 3.00 firmware.  (See attached screenshots.)
Only thing I can suggest is go to your WiFi setup page and confirm that your 'AP' is "disabled" and "DHCP" is "ENABLED" and also check TCP port is 22222.

Other than that, you may have to wait and see what Wojtech or others who have had the same issue can chime in. Sorry.
I had this problem, but all seemed to be working OK. I then tried a different browser From Chrome to Microsoft Edge then all data  appeared,

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Re: WiFiLogger - Connect your Davis console directly to the Internet via WiFi
« Reply #391 on: August 01, 2018, 05:48:08 PM »
I'm here watching the rain.  The rain rate on the console is .30 inches/hour.    PWS (updated every minute) has an entry of 1.2 in/hour, another entry of 0.60 in/hour and some zeros.  This is not necessarily inconsistent with the "average" rate rate on the console. 

However, WU shows a "rain rate" which is consistently equal to the inches so far this hour.  This is consistent with what WFL is sending, but it's not meaningful as a "rain rate".
« Last Edit: August 01, 2018, 08:45:53 PM by redlynr »

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Re: WiFiLogger - Connect your Davis console directly to the Internet via WiFi
« Reply #392 on: August 02, 2018, 01:55:14 PM »
Wojtek I must say a big thank you for this product and the work you put into this. I was having problems in the setup I could not see live data but switching to Microsoft Edge from Chrome put this problem right. I was also having problems with not been able to view the Charts on WL it was just dots and no lines. Also the the WeatherLink app was not updating correct but it is now. Now what fixed these issues I dont know, was it the change to Pause of 3 minutes or was it the update 119 ?. Anyway I am pleased with it and will look forward to see what other ideas and changes you will make. Maybe a Twitter output ? Many thanks Steve.

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Re: WiFiLogger - Connect your Davis console directly to the Internet via WiFi
« Reply #393 on: August 02, 2018, 03:00:23 PM »

 I was also having problems with not been able to view the Charts on WL it was just dots and no lines.

I had this same issue for the first couple days, but like you, it corrected itself and I don't remember what I did, if anything, to fix it.

 Only strange thing I see now is CWOP Findu page. Chart for solar radiation will not show above 999 W/m2. As soon as my station reports >or=1000 W/m2 it graphs as a zero or 1. It never did this before... but looking at the raw data being received by CWOP, it clearly shows Example "L1005" for 1005 W/m2 but graphs as though the decimal place is off Example 1.005 or .1005. This seems like a problem with FINDU, but it happened the day I switched to WFL and has been this way ever since... Maybe just a coincidence. Strange though.
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Re: WiFiLogger - Connect your Davis console directly to the Internet via WiFi
« Reply #394 on: August 02, 2018, 04:34:55 PM »
I had this same issue for the first couple days, but like you, it corrected itself and I don't remember what I did, if anything, to fix it.

The fix was the later (v1.19 IIRC) firmware which did one or two subtle things behind the scenes  ;).
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« Reply #395 on: August 02, 2018, 05:05:07 PM »
Only strange thing I see now is CWOP Findu page. Chart for solar radiation will not show above 999 W/m2. As soon as my station reports >or=1000 W/m2 it graphs as a zero or 1. It never did this before... but looking at the raw data being received by CWOP, it clearly shows Example "L1005" for 1005 W/m2 but graphs as though the decimal place is off Example 1.005 or .1005. This seems like a problem with FINDU, but it happened the day I switched to WFL and has been this way ever since... Maybe just a coincidence. Strange though.

I don't have UV and Solar sensors. I can't test it properly. I will try to cheat ISS to send this data. I will test it again with WL60 and Cumulus.
Unfortunately it will not be the next day.

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Re: WiFiLogger - Connect your Davis console directly to the Internet via WiFi
« Reply #396 on: August 02, 2018, 06:48:54 PM »
Only strange thing I see now is CWOP Findu page. Chart for solar radiation will not show above 999 W/m2. As soon as my station reports >or=1000 W/m2 it graphs as a zero or 1. It never did this before... but looking at the raw data being received by CWOP, it clearly shows Example "L1005" for 1005 W/m2 but graphs as though the decimal place is off Example 1.005 or .1005. This seems like a problem with FINDU, but it happened the day I switched to WFL and has been this way ever since... Maybe just a coincidence. Strange though.

I don't have UV and Solar sensors. I can't test it properly. I will try to cheat ISS to send this data. I will test it again with WL60 and Cumulus.
Unfortunately it will not be the next day.
I'm still not certain it's a WFL issue.
These are the raw data packets at 7 Min intervals received by CWOP/APRS. The last set of numbers after the "L" is the Watts/meter2. Notice the 4 entries at 1826, 1833, 1847 and 1950  zulu. These are graphed below as "0" or almost "0" its hard to tell exactly.

DW5212>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP:@021813z3135.15N/09236.10W_092/001g005t088r000p000P000h52b10159L977.WFL
DW5212>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP:@021819z3135.15N/09236.10W_005/001g005t088r000p000P000h52b10159L983.WFL
DW5212>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP:@021826z3135.15N/09236.10W_140/001g004t089r000p000P000h50b10158L1004.WFL
DW5212>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP:@021833z3135.15N/09236.10W_010/002g005t088r000p000P000h50b10156L1011.WFL
DW5212>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP:@021840z3135.15N/09236.10W_080/000g005t089r000p000P000h51b10155L990.WFL
DW5212>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP:@021847z3135.15N/09236.10W_082/002g007t088r000p000P000h49b10153L1035.WFL
DW5212>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP:@021854z3135.15N/09236.10W_005/002g007t088r000p000P000h48b10154L997.WFL
DW5212>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP:@021901z3135.15N/09236.10W_039/002g004t089r000p000P000h47b10150L983.WFL
DW5212>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP:@021908z3135.15N/09236.10W_249/001g004t089r000p000P000h48b10150L990.WFL
DW5212>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP:@021915z3135.15N/09236.10W_268/002g004t088r000p000P000h52b10149L993.WFL
DW5212>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP:@021922z3135.15N/09236.10W_033/001g004t089r000p000P000h50b10148L944.WFL
DW5212>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP:@021929z3135.15N/09236.10W_015/002g004t088r000p000P000h50b10148L967.WFL
DW5212>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP:@021936z3135.15N/09236.10W_027/001g005t090r000p000P000h48b10146L965.WFL
DW5212>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP:@021943z3135.15N/09236.10W_173/001g005t089r000p000P000h49b10148L940.WFL
DW5212>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP:@021950z3135.15N/09236.10W_030/002g005t090r000p000P000h49b10147L1018.WFL
DW5212>APRS,TCPXX*,qAX,CWOP:@021957z3135.15N/09236.10W_031/001g005t088r000p000P000h49b10146L990.WFL

The dips after 2000 and 2200 zulu were actual clouds. Notice it only dropped to ~200 W/m2.
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This is the actual Solar Radiation recorded today at 15 minute intervals. Only one entry here showing >1000 due to the longer and offset record interval.
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Re: WiFiLogger - Connect your Davis console directly to the Internet via WiFi
« Reply #397 on: August 02, 2018, 09:04:25 PM »
Regarding Weatherlink, I didn't have any great expectations from reading this thread, but using the WFL option to send using the "WL IP" mode, all I can see in the WeatherLink "Bulletin" web page is the barometer data and the "wind rose" data.   The temperature and rain sections and all of the other "gateways" are empty.   Not much to see here.  I tried switching the mode to "WL PC" and don't see any changes.

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« Reply #398 on: August 03, 2018, 03:06:10 AM »
Regarding Weatherlink...

PLEASE make it clear upfront whether you're talking about 'local' Weatherlink for Windows (eg v6.0.4) or the weatherlink.com 2.0 cloud platform. Both are supported by WFL but the two have very different configuration and potential issues and settings and just saying 'Weatherlink' doesn't provide much of a clue (at least maybe not without reading several other preceding posts in the thread).

You mention a the Bulletin web page somewhere in the post so presumably it's wl.com in this particular instance, but it would be useful to confirm? So, all outside readings are missing? Are these readings visible on the console display? Is this connected to wl.com as an IP logger or a WLv6 logger?
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Re: WiFiLogger - Connect your Davis console directly to the Internet via WiFi
« Reply #399 on: August 03, 2018, 04:45:58 AM »
I fitted the WiFiLogger to my Davis Vantage Vue today but I have not been able to read any weather data from it.  The WiFi connection appears to be working fine; I can successfully read the "Weather Station Settings" page and it reads back (for example) the latitude and longitude and altitude settings previously entered into the console and I can use the "Send Command" function e.g. to turn the backlight on and off, so the communication to the unit is definitely working.  However there is no data in any of the fields of the "Real Time Data" page.  I have already updated the WiFiLogger to firmware version 1.19 and the Vantage Vue is already running version 3.00 firmware.  (See attached screenshots.)
Updated 31st Jul 2018:  The logger is sending weather data to Wunderground.com but the local "Real Time Data" screen remains blank (as per screenshot attached).
I think I know where is the problem. Your console has firmware version 3.0 I have prepared WFL for 3.xx format.
I will repair that tomorrow and send you repaired firmware ASAP.

I am pleased to report that Wojciech created an updated version of the WiFilogger firmware which he sent me to test and it has fixed the problem.  I can now see the data on the "Real Time Data" page as expected. (I assume Wojchiech will be updating the released version of the firmware to incorporate this modification.)
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