Acurite Access fails to remain connected; won't hard reset

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AcuRite access is very unreliable. As is becoming common knowledge, it will not easily reconnect itself to one's router after power interruption or software reset.  I installed the new access at my vacation home (1600 miles from where I live) and it worked ok for about a week. It is connected to a upc and has fresh batteries for backup. When I rebooted my router (NetGear 6700) for other reasons, I noticed the access wouldn't automatically reconnect . I had to unplug it, remove the backup batteries and the ethernet cable to get it to do so. After leaving to go back home, 3 days later the 5-N-1, sensor had lost signal. but my other 6 sensors still were connected. Unfortunately in an effort to reset the Access, I rebooted it remotely via the 192.168.X.X trick, as I had assigned it a static IP with my router, just as I had done with my (reliable) SmartHub in the past. Unfortunately the Access would never reconnect to the router. I remotely rebooted the router several times without success. All of my other non-Acurite devices reconnected  just fine. So now my entire Acurite system is down until I go back out and physically hard reboot  the Access. So much for the ballyhooed battery backup Access, since the batteries prevent a true hard reset. I shall remove my batteries and connect it to my UPC via a WeMo switch to see if I can do remote hard resets in the future. Or else I will go back to my SmartHub.....I hope Acurite addresses this problem soon or the word will be out on the new Access, and their launch of the Altas sensors will be a bust since anyone who does a little internet research will learn of these critical failures and go with Davis or someone else.
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Richard Ingersoll

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