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Offline BrianLehan

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Hello - I'm running version 2.71 and sometime on the 5th it stopped connecting.
I thought it was just an outage, have had them before with both New York and Boston stations but usually there is a message detailing the outage. I get nothing, just a countdown to next attempt within the software.

I was never able to get the support forum on there website to give me a password. So looking here for any guidance. I emailed the Admin at their site but no response yet. I ran the obvious tests and checks. See internet connection test below. I am unable to select any site in the USA and get images from it, while any site I tried at NWS works just fine so it has to be in the GRLevelx software settings someplace.

Thanks in advance
Brian

Test beginning
UserAgent = 'GRLevel3/2.71 (Windows/5.1)'
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Calling InternetGetConnectedStateEx:
  dwFlags = 0x0012
            INTERNET_CONNECTION_LAN
            INTERNET_RAS_INSTALLED

  szConnection = 'LAN Connection'
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TestFullGet:
*** InternetOpenURL() failed!
*** GetLastError() = 0x00002F7D

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Test completed
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Re: GRLevel 3 - Stopped connecting to any radar sites on the 5th of Feb 2019
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2019, 07:34:00 PM »
They're showing an update to v2.80 if you use the updater on their site.  Appears to be another case of NWS abandoning common sense and closing down 'non-secure' access; changing to ' httpS: ' access only.

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Re: GRLevel 3 - Stopped connecting to any radar sites on the 5th of Feb 2019
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2019, 08:05:40 PM »
This might help: Weather-Watch

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Re: GRLevel 3 - Stopped connecting to any radar sites on the 5th of Feb 2019
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2019, 08:06:17 PM »
Where did you find an updater? I could only find the download link to 2.80 but it actually reinstalled 2.71 for me. The website is the worst one I have ever seen. http://www.grlevelx.com/

Can you paste the link you have to an updater?

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Re: GRLevel 3 - Stopped connecting to any radar sites on the 5th of Feb 2019
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2019, 08:58:32 PM »
Where did you find an updater? I could only find the download link to 2.80 but it actually reinstalled 2.71 for me. The website is the worst one I have ever seen. http://www.grlevelx.com/

Can you paste the link you have to an updater?

Brian

UserAgent = 'GRLevel3/2.71 (Windows/5.1)'

Based on the above UserAgent, you are using Windows XP. You will need to upgrade to at least Windows 7 for GR3 to continue to work. You may be able to use an Allisonhouse subscription, although I am not sure about that working under Windows XP, either.

I have a Windows 7 machine running version 2.80 without any issues, both using the default radar data and using Allisonhouse.
« Last Edit: February 13, 2019, 09:01:47 PM by sacreyweather »
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Re: GRLevel 3 - Stopped connecting to any radar sites on the 5th of Feb 2019
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2019, 09:13:35 PM »
Thanks - The machine is an virtual XP machine due to issues with VWS running under 10 that I was having. I guess I need to find a spare Windows 7 license and see if VWS runs at all under it, or if I need to run GRLevel3 on a separate instance of 7 or better, and leave old stable VWS 15 on the XP. 

Or has anyone successfully added tsl 1.2 support to XP? I see a few different ways to do it.

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Re: GRLevel 3 - Stopped connecting to any radar sites on the 5th of Feb 2019
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2019, 09:25:02 PM »
Having not used VWS, I do not know if it will run under Windows 7 or not. I have a mini-box with dual ATOM CPU's running Windows 7 Pro, AVAST Antivirus, GR3 and CumulusMX without any issues. This setup has been running for over 4 years and draws about 10 watts, and is connected to a UPS which will power it for about 10 hours or so. THe minibox is pretty much maxed out in terms of CPU, but has been chugging along (knock on wood).
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Re: GRLevel 3 - Stopped connecting to any radar sites on the 5th of Feb 2019
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2019, 10:14:21 PM »
I guess I have more options than I thought on this issue.

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Re: GRLevel 3 - Stopped connecting to any radar sites on the 5th of Feb 2019
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2019, 07:45:08 AM »
Or....stay as you are and get your radar data from Allison House for ~$10 a month.

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Re: GRLevel 3 - Stopped connecting to any radar sites on the 5th of Feb 2019
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2019, 08:09:06 PM »
Doug - I had heard the name before but never understood its a clearing house. Thanks I'll take a look at it.

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Re: GRLevel 3 - Stopped connecting to any radar sites on the 5th of Feb 2019
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2019, 08:12:41 PM »
Doug - I had heard the name before but never understood its a clearing house. Thanks I'll take a look at it.

Brian

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Re: GRLevel 3 - Stopped connecting to any radar sites on the 5th of Feb 2019
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2019, 04:56:47 AM »
It's becoming more like a cult.


I avoid cults.

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