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Hi, i'm asking: What computer do you use with your weatherlink as i assume my laptop has to be left on for info to get up to Weatherlink. Is there an alternative to this as i am not keen on leaving my laptop running just so weatherlink can update.
What's an alternative ???

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Hi

Uploading to WL form Meteobridge

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Many alternatives.

WLL
Meteobridge (with USB logger or WLL)
Meteobridge Pro
Meteobridge NANO
WiFiLogger 2
USB Logger or WLL or MeteoPi with a Raspberry Pi and various software (Cumulus, Weather-Display, WeeWx)

(did not mention IP Logger because it is no longer available and has pretty much been replaced by WLL)
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Hi, i appreciate the ideas, but i am on a bit of a budget & have seen the prices for using Metrobridge, ouch!. I see there are quite a few mini solid state computers with window 10 for under 100/$125, so is there any advantages with Metrobridge that i am missing.

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Hi, i appreciate the ideas, but i am on a bit of a budget & have seen the prices for using Metrobridge, ouch!. I see there are quite a few mini solid state computers with window 10 for under 100/$125, so is there any advantages with Metrobridge that i am missing.

WiFi Logger is obviously a significantly cheaper option. If all you want to do is to upload to weatherlink.com then the only disadvantage of a cheap Win10 computer is the obvious one  - ie you still have a separate computer to maintain and check on, eg it will still probably be running Win10 updates from time to time.
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Meteobridge or WiFiLogger or any of the other software that can even run on a Raspberry Pi (Cumulus, Weather-Display, WeeWx) allow you to do so much more with your weather station because the data can be sent to more places. Running any of this on your regular computer is just unreliable and impractical. You get to enjoy your data and analyze it in many more ways.

Probably the most economical solution is a WiFiLogger 2.

But with any solution you choose be sure to learn what each can and can't do and what services are and aren't supported.

Benefits to using added hardware/software (varies by choice of hardware/software) ....

Online Weather Services:
Weather Underground (with rapidfire live updates of a few seconds)
CWOP
PWSweather
AWEKAS
WeatherCloud
Windy
MetOffice WOW
WindGuru
MeteoMap.cloud
Openweathermap
....and many more

Personal Website
Use various templates that you can use as is or modify to run your own website.
Some of these are Saratoga-Weather, Meteotemplate, Leuven, HWS, Weather34, and more

Local Database
Save your data to SQL database for backup or for future software use as you can use it as input source. Even for software that doesn't yet exist!

Many more features
Set up custom alerts and integrations, smart home stuff etc.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2019, 10:46:48 AM by galfert »
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WU: KFLWINTE111  |  PWSweather: KFLWINTE111
CWOP: FW3708  |  AWEKAS: 14814
Windy: pws-f075acbe
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