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Old 03-18-2010, 04:50 PM
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Default Info about Viewsat Weather Forecaster

I am sure a lot of our members wondered what the new WF files for Viewsat are for so here is a little info about Viewsat Weather Forecaster.

While the Viewsat V-Link has been rumoured to be coming for many months, it is the Viewsat Weather Forecaster that has first shipped any units into the market. Some are confused by the two rumoured devices. We have tested the Weather Forecaster with the V-Link loader and were unable to get the weather forecaster and V-Link loader to communicate, signalling in fact that they have absolutely nothing to do with eachother.

The "Viewsat Weather Forecaster" as it is called is a serial to ethernet adapter that comes with its own 5 Volt power adapter and RS-232 cable. If you think it looks a bit familiar you are correct. At first glance you may think this dongle resembles the Sonicview iHub, but you would be wrong. In fact the Viewsat Weather Forecaster is an IX-X00 Dongle, that's right, just like what is currently used for the CNX Nano 1, Mini, Duo and Trio!

While it remains to be seen what server the Viewsat Weather Forecaster solution will run on, many might be of the opinion that this will run on the same servers supporting the CNX, I-Link, Satzen and Topsat FTA receivers. Of course, this will all be known in time, should the files which are expected to be released this week get in the hands of those testers who have taken the premature leap in acquiring this new device.

As we have suggested in the past you should probably wait until the solution is tested and confirmed working before making any purchases.

Some are wondering since the Viewsat Weather Forecaster is currently selling for $109 USD if they could instead just get the CNX IX-X00 dongle.

Well the Viewsat Weather Forecaster has a serial number on it, just like the Sonicview iHub. I would think that this is not just for show. It is most likely going to be required to receive service on your Viewsats. So at this time I can not suggest anyone attempt to bypass the requirement by obtaining the CNX variation rather than the VS branded device.


For those wondering where the Viewsat Weather Forecaster can be bought here is the link for the site >>>
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http://www.satpieces.com
Weather Forecaster - Images

The attached file shows each step in the serial setup on how to use the Weather Forecaster and final results.
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File Type: zip Weather Forecaster.zip (2.46 MB, 993 views)
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Hey Pro,
was Googling the Forecaster found new website says "Official"

PM me or do search don't now if it is legit?
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Yeah i saw that site, it's just another VIP site not VS home site by any means.
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I now have wf working with rec to dongle to router. I have seen some instructions say to go thru comp, but when I try that I have nothing. Does it make any difference. thxs
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The only time you route your receiver through your pc is if you have dialup internet.Is your wf getting you cnls?
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I'm getting everthing except lcl and ppv ch. Thanks for all your help. Another Q, If someone has dialup, can they use the wf. Thnxs
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Yes the WF will work with dialup.What cnl number is lcl?
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Hi all I have tried everything USB serial 18 file 20 file no 22 file reset you name it I have tried and I cant get my ultra to work with the WF It was working but went off and now I cant get it back on line . is there any way to tell if it is connecting with the correct server to get TV it will get the weather forcast but no TV only an message of no audio or video . I have checked everything from top to bottom and it is all correct but no TV . Is it possible that the WF is currupt and the serial connection file is bad ?????
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