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Can't log into webcam ftp server
« on: October 16, 2020, 10:08:32 AM »
Hello there. I have tried everything.

I am using my ID given to me from wunderground. My ID seems to work, logging in through windows ftp command I get this :

200 OK, UTF-8 enabled
User (webcam.wunderground.com:(none)): wu-4829393CAM3
331 User wu-4829393CAM3 OK. Password required
Password:
530 Login authentication failed
Login failed.

So I think it is accepting the ID, it is the password. Now I have tried both they key shown in the devices section, and I also have tried my Wunderground login password, both fail.

What am I doing wrong? I am aware of the 150kb size and my files are already shrunk to that, I just can't log in to the ftp server.
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Re: Can't log into webcam ftp server
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2020, 10:42:38 AM »

What am I doing wrong?

](*,) You keep trying to make WeatherUnderground a viable platform...  :D It's a dead horse you're beating...
 

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Re: Can't log into webcam ftp server
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2020, 12:35:19 PM »
I am just new trying to participate in the hobby, I have no idea, I thought Weather Underground is one of the biggest most popular ones...
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Re: Can't log into webcam ftp server
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2020, 01:05:08 PM »
WU set a new password for my account without telling me. I found the password in the property settings for the camera. You might look there.

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Re: Can't log into webcam ftp server
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2020, 01:11:16 PM »

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I thought Weather Underground is one of the biggest most popular ones...
Yes, likely the biggest and was the most popular, but now also one of the most unreliable.  A search will give you many frustrations and especially on webcams.


For now one of my two webcam https://icons.wunderground.com/webcamarchive/p/a/PaulMy/1/2020/10/20201016.mp4 is showing but I have also suffered from unable to get it to show for long periods of time.


It is what it is...


Other weather services like Weathercloud, Windy and AWEKAS can also show your webcam.


Enjoy,
Paul
« Last Edit: October 16, 2020, 01:15:13 PM by PaulMy »

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Re: Can't log into webcam ftp server
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2020, 03:06:42 PM »
If you want to keep trying the password is the KEY on the device page, not WU Pwd.

Just put it on windy or ambient and save the frustration.

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Re: Can't log into webcam ftp server
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2020, 03:59:58 PM »
If you want to keep trying the password is the KEY on the device page, not WU Pwd.

Just put it on windy or ambient and save the frustration.

I have tried both! Maybe it takes a while. Maybe I am trying too much. I will try them every now and then till it works.

I put it up on Ambient, I put it on windy but something is wrong there too.


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I thought Weather Underground is one of the biggest most popular ones...
Yes, likely the biggest and was the most popular, but now also one of the most unreliable.  A search will give you many frustrations and especially on webcams.


For now one of my two webcam https://icons.wunderground.com/webcamarchive/p/a/PaulMy/1/2020/10/20201016.mp4 is showing but I have also suffered from unable to get it to show for long periods of time.


It is what it is...


Other weather services like Weathercloud, Windy and AWEKAS can also show your webcam.


Enjoy,
Paul


Ill try weathercloud too, I am sending data there, ill try to figure out the cam. Thanks!
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Re: Can't log into webcam ftp server
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2020, 04:28:06 PM »
Windy took quite a while to show up.

Something funny with my station on Windy though.

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Re: Can't log into webcam ftp server
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2020, 04:30:02 PM »
Well I got it going everywhere, windy never showed up so I am trying again. We will see, and ill keep trying every few days on WU.
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Re: Can't log into webcam ftp server
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2020, 02:44:59 PM »
Ok so it looks like it worked now.

I just wiped everything out and added 2 for the same cam, one URL, one FTP, and in time it worked.  I think through my struggle I figured out what and why I had so much trouble and maybe why so many people have issues as well.

First of all, the size has to be smaller than 150kb, that was my first mistake. Second mistake is it has to be called image.jpg, I somehow missed that probably out of frustration, I have been trying for a while. Third, there is a long pause before it works, it has to go through approval, and every time you change something, it has to go through that process all over again. I guess I was not waiting long enough as a second error. I am not sure why URL never worked but it is irrelevant since they were both the same camera and I just wanted it working. The URL probably got flagged or jammed because I kept trying things with it including ftping to it.

I hope this helps someone.
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