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Topic # 23439 29-Jun-2008 15:18
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right..i just bought a wireless weather station (runs 433.9Mhz). currently connect via usb to laptop (which is broadband wireless home network)

Question 1...can set up laptop weather station to connect wirelessly via (a) software adaption to allowlaptop to read 433.9 mhz or (b) use USB wireless adapter to connect?

The weather station reciever unit is only set to reciever data from sensors via 433.9 freq. from there communication is via usb cable.

question 2  i have a usb to ethernet cable, can i connect the weather station unit directly into the bradband router and try connecting to the station unit via home network?

question 3  can i direct connect the weather station unit to the desktop( on the network) and access the station via desktop ?

i greatly appreciate anyones input and help


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  Reply # 147278 12-Jul-2008 23:09
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No amount of software modification will be able to use your home wireless network to operate in the 400mhz range.
Home wifi networks run at 2.4ghz / 2400mhz and the circut design is quite different between a transmitter and receiver running at 400mhz to something running at 2.4ghz.

You will need to use the receiver that came with the weather station to talk with your computer. Software can then run on the computer to allow sharing of that information over a computer network and internet depending on how good the software is.

There are various up-market brands of weather station that auctually have a web server built into them, and have a network plug on the side. You can hook this up to your modem / router and share the information live over your home network or internet. Other models require special software to run on the computer to act as the web server, then the basic stations only talk to one computer via usb.

Depending on the brand and language that the weather talks to your computer with, there may be such software out there that will run the webserver or share the information.

Hope this helps.

Ray Taylor
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  Reply # 147279 12-Jul-2008 23:12
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Just found a link to one of these weather stations

It uploads info at intervals via ftp to the owners website to provide the information to those that can access it.

Ray Taylor
Taylor Broadband (rural hawkes bay)

There is no place like localhost
For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here


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  Reply # 147297 13-Jul-2008 01:10
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cool will check that link out.its a pity there isnt a proprietry usb that can communicate as go between between the weather station and pc

thanks for you help and info

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