Acurite 5-in-1 Weather Station Connectivity

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I received an Acurite 5-in-1 Weather Station for Christmas. I set it up and everything seems to work great. However, when I went to set up remote monitoring I cannot seem to make this feature work. I did the PC Connect but did not leave my indoor display connected hardline into my PC. It went offline. So, I connected the hardline from indoor display TO my PC. It stays online for a while but goes offline. I'm reading things about a smart hub? If I purchase a smart hub, will I successfully be able to monitor my weather station remotely? Idk where I have gone wrong with this whole process. Sooo irritated and frustrated!!! Please help!!!
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Devin Edwards

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Ledrak

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Devin  I don't know very much about the PC connect units but here is a few. If you want your station to be posting data online you need the display connected to your PC on and running 24/7 no sleep mode. Now the Smarthub  I have had running for two years now with no problem, it connects to your router with an Ethernet cable no computer needed once set up, it just runs. But Acurite is just getting to release s new version of the smarthub called the Access. Its suppose to work just like the smarthub but better. Goodluck.
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Yes. I was reading some about the Access as well. I feel so confused with all this. Lol. So the 'hub' OR 'access', does the display have to be connected to it as well as said hub being connected to router at same time????
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No the hub / access connects to your router it has nothing to do with your display, if your want your inside temp and humidity you would need to get another sensor because the display has no way to transmit its readings.
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Ok. So then the hub/access will wirelessly connect/report the data from my station mounted outside then? Do I have to have the specific "wireless" stations I've been reading about? Or should it work with my 5-in-1 that has my indoor display?
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Ledrak

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they say the Access will work with the sensors that work with the smarthub and with newer units coming out, so yes it will work with your 5 in 1. To try and make it sound easier  all the sensors are transmitters and the displays and hubs are receivers.
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Oh ok. That makes sense. THANK YOU so much for clearing that up and setting me straight on how all this works. Wish I had known a hub/access was "necessary" or easier if you will. Would have put that on my list with the weather station. Lol.
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Hello Devin,

Ledrak is correct. The AcuRite Access would plug into your router and you can transmit up to 7 sensors online using it. It will communicate with your outdoor sensor freeing up the display from having to be connected all the time. We have put the link to the AcuRite Access below. Please let us know if there is anything further we can assist you with.

https://www.acurite.com/access-my-acurite-remote-monitoring.html