The 2.0 version of weatherlink.com was introduced progressively from late 2017 on, as a major upgrade to the original 1.0 version which was running for several years previously. Initial details about the weatherlink.com 2.0 service were described in a blog post on the main Prodata website – these notes may still be a useful starting point for further information.
The 2.0 platform is very different from 1.0. It contains many new features and overall represents a major enhancement of the weatherlink.com service, but certain of the old features are no longer available and new alternatives will need to be used. There’s not time and space here to describe the 2.0 platform in detail, but there are a couple of Youtube videos, one short and one longer, that provide an introduction – see:
While we cannot describe the 2.0 platform in detail here, there are a couple of topics below which cover aspects where new users sometimes need further information: There is also a separate page on troubleshooting weatherlink.com issues.
Understanding the 2.0 plan types
Accounts and stations on weatherlink.com 2.0 may be configured at the basic (free) or Pro (annual subscription) levels. The features of the different plan levels are explained in the separate plan levels topic.
Downloading data to another computer
In addition to being able to view data online there are ways of downloading blocks of data from weatherlink.com for further processing either on another server somewhere or on a local computer. There are three options for data downloads:
- Interactive downloads of data in CSV-type format (NB Only available to Pro-level stations);
- Programmatic downloads of data is described in a separate topic;
- Downloads of archive data records to a local copy of Weatherlink for Windows (NB not available for Weatherlink for Mac) – see below;
Downloads of archive data records to Weatherlink for Windows
These downloads can be made with any version of Weatherlink for Windows at v6.0 or later, but v6.0.5 (a free download from the a weatherlink.com account) makes the latest instructions for the downloads slightly clearer but is not essential.
The archive downloads are set up using the Setup | Communications Port | TCP/IP | Web Download dialogue and entering your Device ID (DID) and account password.
Downloads can be triggered in several ways, but the simplest is often to use the second icon in on the toolbar.
If the downloads are reporting a ‘No new records to download’ error then please see the topic on Archive download errors.