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  • Kevin
    I m trying to determine the cause of failed comm between WUHU and console. I have a Belkin F5U109 RS232 to USB adapter. Its been working fine for several
    Message 1 of 4 , Apr 3, 2011
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      I'm trying to determine the cause of failed comm between WUHU and console. I have a Belkin F5U109 RS232 to USB adapter. Its been working fine for several years, but December of 2010 it became unreliable breaking comm between station and PC after a period of time. A restart of WUHU is required to correct. The driver is the latest one and is the same driver I have been using. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the driver. It was published in 2007.

      When I originally purchased the adapter I bought two. Both exhibit the same problem. So Ive checked connections, uninstalled and reinstalled the driver and swapped hardware.

      I'm thinking either a cap failed in both adapters due to age, or a Microsoft update, some corruption in my config/system or some change in the USB system has caused the existing driver to break after a period of time.

      I like the adapter as it has LED indicators of serial data comm. But I have the WUHU working good now with a direct connection to a PC comm port bypassing the adapter.

      Just wish I knew why it stopped working. ;-)

      Thanks!
      ~Kevin.
      www.kevinspage.com


      --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "Kevin" <mail@...> wrote:
      >
      > (1,0,216,182)
      > (WUHU21623XXSP)
      >
      > No indication in log of problem but the sticker I generate with HW publisher stops updating. Data stops uploading to weather underground at same time. No indication of problem in log.
      >
      > Closing and relaunching WUHU corrects.
      >
      > Any Ideas?
      >
      > Thanks Kevin
      >
      >
      > Thu Mar 24 14:04:46 2011 > WUHU Application Started (1,0,216,182)
      > Thu Mar 24 14:04:47 2011 > WUHU monitoring started (WUHU21623XXSP).
      > Thu Mar 24 14:04:47 2011 > Weather Underground ID: KMIBENTO1
      > Thu Mar 24 14:04:47 2011 > Opened serial port COM4 successfully.
      > Thu Mar 24 14:04:56 2011 > Proceeding to history retrieval immediately.
      > Thu Mar 24 14:04:59 2011 > Console history started. Records in Memory:175, Index of Newest Record:96, History Interval in Mins:60, Abs->Rel Pressure offset=0.74, Rain Reference Total (MM):98.9380, Rain Reference Count:2710.
      > Thu Mar 24 14:05:05 2011 > Console history read completed succesfully. 8 records were collected. 8 records were stored. 8 records were uploaded to Weather Underground, 0 records were uploaded to PWSWeather, 0 records were uploaded to WeatherBug.
      > Thu Mar 24 14:05:15 2011 > Alarm Pressure Rising has been activated.
      > Thu Mar 24 14:05:15 2011 > Alarm High Outdoor Pressure has been activated.
      > Thu Mar 24 22:22:10 2011 > WUHU closing via user request.
      > Thu Mar 24 22:22:25 2011 > Unable to terminate the station monitor thread.
      > Thu Mar 24 22:22:45 2011 > WUHU Application Started (1,0,216,182)
      > Thu Mar 24 22:22:45 2011 > WUHU monitoring started (WUHU21623XXSP).
      > Thu Mar 24 22:22:45 2011 > Weather Underground ID: KMIBENTO1
      > Thu Mar 24 22:22:46 2011 > Opened serial port COM4 successfully.
      > Thu Mar 24 22:22:49 2011 > Proceeding to history retrieval immediately.
      > Thu Mar 24 22:22:50 2011 > Console history started. Records in Memory:175, Index of Newest Record:104, History Interval in Mins:60, Abs->Rel Pressure offset=0.75, Rain Reference Total (MM):98.9380, Rain Reference Count:2710.
      > Thu Mar 24 22:22:50 2011 > Saving New Rain Tracking References. Time:Thu Mar 24 21:39:00 2011, Rain Reference Total (MM):99.4560, Rain Reference Count:2711.
      > Thu Mar 24 22:22:52 2011 > Console history read completed succesfully. 3 records were collected. 3 records were stored. 3 records were uploaded to Weather Underground, 0 records were uploaded to PWSWeather, 0 records were uploaded to WeatherBug.
      > Thu Mar 24 22:22:58 2011 > Alarm Pressure Rising has been activated.
      >
    • wuhu_software
      Did you try installing the latest drivers for this adapter? I see a list here: F5U109/F5U409 USB PDA Adapter - Drivers
      Message 2 of 4 , Apr 3, 2011
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        Did you try installing the latest drivers for this adapter?

        I see a list here:


        According to the specification these adapters use a PHILIPS 87C52 chipset. I am not sure if you can find a 3rd party driver that is perhaps better than the Belkin driver.


        --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "Kevin" <mail@...> wrote:
        >
        >
        >
        > I'm trying to determine the cause of failed comm between WUHU and console. I have a Belkin F5U109 RS232 to USB adapter. Its been working fine for several years, but December of 2010 it became unreliable breaking comm between station and PC after a period of time. A restart of WUHU is required to correct. The driver is the latest one and is the same driver I have been using. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the driver. It was published in 2007.
        >
        > When I originally purchased the adapter I bought two. Both exhibit the same problem. So Ive checked connections, uninstalled and reinstalled the driver and swapped hardware.
        >
        > I'm thinking either a cap failed in both adapters due to age, or a Microsoft update, some corruption in my config/system or some change in the USB system has caused the existing driver to break after a period of time.
        >
        > I like the adapter as it has LED indicators of serial data comm. But I have the WUHU working good now with a direct connection to a PC comm port bypassing the adapter.
        >
        > Just wish I knew why it stopped working. ;-)
        >
        > Thanks!
        > ~Kevin.
        > www.kevinspage.com
        >
        >
        > --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "Kevin" mail@ wrote:
        > >
        > > (1,0,216,182)
        > > (WUHU21623XXSP)
        > >
        > > No indication in log of problem but the sticker I generate with HW publisher stops updating. Data stops uploading to weather underground at same time. No indication of problem in log.
        > >
        > > Closing and relaunching WUHU corrects.
        > >
        > > Any Ideas?
        > >
        > > Thanks Kevin
        > >
        > >
        > > Thu Mar 24 14:04:46 2011 > WUHU Application Started (1,0,216,182)
        > > Thu Mar 24 14:04:47 2011 > WUHU monitoring started (WUHU21623XXSP).
        > > Thu Mar 24 14:04:47 2011 > Weather Underground ID: KMIBENTO1
        > > Thu Mar 24 14:04:47 2011 > Opened serial port COM4 successfully.
        > > Thu Mar 24 14:04:56 2011 > Proceeding to history retrieval immediately.
        > > Thu Mar 24 14:04:59 2011 > Console history started. Records in Memory:175, Index of Newest Record:96, History Interval in Mins:60, Abs->Rel Pressure offset=0.74, Rain Reference Total (MM):98.9380, Rain Reference Count:2710.
        > > Thu Mar 24 14:05:05 2011 > Console history read completed succesfully. 8 records were collected. 8 records were stored. 8 records were uploaded to Weather Underground, 0 records were uploaded to PWSWeather, 0 records were uploaded to WeatherBug.
        > > Thu Mar 24 14:05:15 2011 > Alarm Pressure Rising has been activated.
        > > Thu Mar 24 14:05:15 2011 > Alarm High Outdoor Pressure has been activated.
        > > Thu Mar 24 22:22:10 2011 > WUHU closing via user request.
        > > Thu Mar 24 22:22:25 2011 > Unable to terminate the station monitor thread.
        > > Thu Mar 24 22:22:45 2011 > WUHU Application Started (1,0,216,182)
        > > Thu Mar 24 22:22:45 2011 > WUHU monitoring started (WUHU21623XXSP).
        > > Thu Mar 24 22:22:45 2011 > Weather Underground ID: KMIBENTO1
        > > Thu Mar 24 22:22:46 2011 > Opened serial port COM4 successfully.
        > > Thu Mar 24 22:22:49 2011 > Proceeding to history retrieval immediately.
        > > Thu Mar 24 22:22:50 2011 > Console history started. Records in Memory:175, Index of Newest Record:104, History Interval in Mins:60, Abs->Rel Pressure offset=0.75, Rain Reference Total (MM):98.9380, Rain Reference Count:2710.
        > > Thu Mar 24 22:22:50 2011 > Saving New Rain Tracking References. Time:Thu Mar 24 21:39:00 2011, Rain Reference Total (MM):99.4560, Rain Reference Count:2711.
        > > Thu Mar 24 22:22:52 2011 > Console history read completed succesfully. 3 records were collected. 3 records were stored. 3 records were uploaded to Weather Underground, 0 records were uploaded to PWSWeather, 0 records were uploaded to WeatherBug.
        > > Thu Mar 24 22:22:58 2011 > Alarm Pressure Rising has been activated.
        > >
        >
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