Access barometer

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Does the Access barometer operate differently than the smartHub? I've been trying for two days to adjust it the same was as before in my acurite to no avail. No matter what elevation I enter with adjusted pressure, the barometer never changes in my acurite.
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George D. Nincehelser

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Operation is the same.  You need to give it about 10 to 15 minutes for the new elevation to be pushed down to the Access.
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I wish I could agree George, but after installing the Access and leaving my Acurite settings the same, my barometer reading has changed.  Something is different with how it interacts with my Acurite and also my Acurite to weather underground.  It also has changed and is all over the place.
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When I type in the IP address on my network at home of the Access, I see there is an elevation adjustment.  Do I need to mess with that?
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You shouldn't.  That "splash page" is meant for diagnostic purposes only.  Trying to alter values there can really get you screwed up.  All setting changes should be done through myAcurite.

If things are working normally, it should be set up just like the SmartHUB, but it sounds like you might have something else going on.

First thing we should probably look at is if the pressure sensor inside your Access is giving a reasonable reading.

On that splash page, you should see the pressure and the elevation.  What are they currently showing, and what is your actual elevation and what are credible nearby weather stations reporting for pressure?  (like an airport or major TV station)
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My actual elevation is 184 feet or very close to that.  With the old smart HUB, I used adjusted pressure and changed the elevation to 330 feet in order to get my pressure reading to match with the local airport (just a preference of mine).  This value was being pushed to WU to match as well. 

With the Access, using the same settings, I am 0.20 high from the airport on my Acurite and 0.10 high on WU.
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So is the elevation currently showing on the Access splash page 0 or something else?

If it is "0" it usually means the device is set for "station" pressure.  If it is non-zero and close to your actual elevation, it means it is set for "adjusted" pressure like you want.
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If I was home, I could look. At the time when I checked, there was a zero on the ip address splash page for ejection, not sure if I was station or adjusted pressure as I was trying to get it set to the pressure I wanted.

The problem now is that my readings are different than with the smart Hub along with what value is pushed to WU.
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Can you pull up your myAcurite account from where you are?

If so, I'd go in and check the settings for your Access there.  It sounds like you may have the Access set for "station" pressure instead of "adjusted" if you think you saw a zero for elevation on the splash page.

Also, you might want to check the postal address of your Access device to see if it is correct as that generates the elevation setting from google maps.  Each device has its own postal address that does not necessarily have to be the same as the postal address for your account.
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Both seem to be set as they should be, adjusted pressure and address is correct.  Maybe my device is defective?
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Possibly, or the elevation is not being pushed down correctly from myAcurite to the Access.

Is the other wunderground data like StationID and key properly populated on the Access splash screen?
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That's a good point.  I'll have to check when I get home.  If not, is there a fix or should I call acurite?

The other WU data is correctly typed on the Access my acurite page. 
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If the configuration data isn't being pushed down to the Access,  Acurite support would have to determine why.  Mostly likely it is either a configuration issue, something in the network blocking the configuration data, or something wrong on their back-end.

We really won't know until you get a good look at the splash page.  It might help to post a screen shot of it here for support to examine.  You might want to blur out any sensitive info that might show up, though. (like last half of MAC or any password)
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For some reason, switching the my acurite page to being the same elevation as my Access splash page fixed the problem. This is definitely different from from the smart Hub.