[wxqc] WeatherLink 5.9.3 crashes

Ted Lum gladstonefamily45.net at tedlum.com
Sun Oct 30 20:41:25 CDT 2011

Um, it doesn't use USB, it uses RS-232 over USB with the Silicon Labs 
CP2101 USB to UART bridge and you must use the appropriate Silicon Labs 
CP210x virtual com port (VCP) driver on the other end.

On 10/30/2011 8:39 PM, Paul Grace wrote:
> Most of the problems surround USB driver issues.  5.9.1 will use its own
> Davis driver, which should fail.  5.9.3 will use your driver, if available.
> Assuming 5.9.1 doesn't work better, I would delete the USB device (and
> driver), install the USB driver from your USB hardware manufacturer, and
> then upgrade again to 5.9.3.  But if 5.9.1 works, then use that.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: wxqc-bounces at lists.gladstonefamily.net
> [mailto:wxqc-bounces at lists.gladstonefamily.net] On Behalf Of David
> Chamberlain
> Sent: Sunday, October 30, 2011 15:22
> To: Discussion of weather data quality issues
> Subject: [wxqc] WeatherLink 5.9.3 crashes
> I recently changed some things around in my computer room to consolidate
> and eliminate a running computer. I moved my Weatherlink software from
> one computer to another and upgraded from Weatherlink 5.9.1 to
> Weatherlink 5.9.3.
> Now Weatherlink is crashing 2 or 3 times a day with the good old
> "Weatherlink has encountered a problem and needs to close" message.
> Of course the issue is I don't know if it's something about the new
> computer that is the problem or if it's the version of Weatherlink. Both
> the new and old computers have identical Quad core Intel processors,
> motherboards and memory and are running Windows XP with the latest
> updates. So I don't see what could be different about the computers.
> I would like to downgrade to Weatherlink 5.9.1, which was working
> flawlessly on the other computer, but of course I don't have the
> installation file for the older version.
> Does anyone have the older version of Weatherlink they could send me. Or
> any other suggestions?
> Thanks,

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