Access signal connectivity question

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I have received an email and read the manual for the AcuRite Access, but still have a question.  It appears that the Access is STILL not enabled to communicate over wifi (really AcuRite, how long is this gonna take), but rather still requires Ethernet cable connection.

My question is... is there any reason I should expect the Access to receive the signal from the sensor any better than my Hub does, which is very unreliable due to the location in the house my Hub has to be located to be connected to an ethernet port?  A sweet young lady that answered your customer service phone line told me over and over that yes, it will receive it better because it reads the packets differently.  I don't quite see how reading packets differently makes a bit of difference if the problem is weak signal and dense building construction getting the packets to the Hub/Access to begin with.  Can someone at AcuRite please give a little clearer explanation as to how this is supposed to receive a weak signal better than the Hub?  And while we're at it, can someone at AcuRite please tell us when you will offer a display with built in Access functionality that then connects to the internet over wifi instead of ethernet?
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Jim Grant

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Jim Grant

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Really?  No one at AR is even going to reply to this?
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AcuRite Rachell, Employee

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Hello Jim,
We apologize for the delay in response. The AcuRite Access does have an Improved Antennae which allows for better reception. Some features for The Access follow. Please let us know if you have any other questions, we are happy to assist you.

We do appreciate your feedback regarding what you are looking for (display with built in Access functionality that then connects to the internet over Wi-Fi instead of Ethernet) We do understand this is something our customers are looking for and will keep this in mind for possible future products. Thank you.  

Has a backup battery feature that will allow you to store up to 12 hours of data if you lose network or power to the unit. My AcuRite will also update the missed readings once internet is restored.
Compatibility with 1GB switches and the Apple routers where the HUB was not.
Will receive over the air updates for firmware. The Access checks in every night at midnight to see if there is a new version and downloads
Improved Antennae which allows for better reception
Offers Amazon Alexa integration. The link below will provide more information regarding Alexa use.
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Mark Wagner

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Ambient already does this...