Dumb question 01036 not close to pc

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Ok. I bought this without really thinking it out. I want to use it but not have it connected to my pc or have the pc on 24/7. I want the display screen part in my upstairs bedroom and the pc is downstairs. Is there a way to send the readings to somewhere and then be able to review them maybe once a day on the pc using My Acurite ? Model 01036.
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Arthur Andersen

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George D. Nincehelser

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The best bet is to get a SmartHUB.  That way you don't need a PC, and you can put the display elsewhere.

There's no easy and economical way to extend a USB connection that far.
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Thank you for your fast reply. Will the smartHub allow readings to be saved somewhere and accessible when I do logon the my pc once a day? I am still planning on calling support to get their final word on this, but I probably need all the help I can get...
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The SmartHUB sends your data to myAcurite and optionally wunderground.  You can download CSV files to your computer from myAcurite.  

MyAcurite retains 31 days of historical data for all of your sensors.  Wunderground will store  your data indefinitely, but only for your weather data.  (Wunderground doesn't store data for your other home sensors, for example)
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I had the same second thoughts also like you with my 01536 that I bought at Costco.  I bought a smartHUB.  Works fine although be aware that AcuRite recommends that you plug your smartHUB into your router.  Dependent upon its location, It may not have as good a reception of your sensors as you expect.  I had to use a wireless bridge to get my smartHUB where it could reliably pick up the signal from my 5-in-1 and a second sensor that were outside my home.
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Hello Arthur,

You can connect the display to your computer daily to download the CSV file and temporarily connect to My AcuRite.  However you will not be able to view your data on the application or computer without the display being connected at all times to the computer.  If you wanted to view data on the application and webpage without connecting the display to computer we would also recommend the smartHUB.  I have added link below that will bring you to the HUB for your convenience.  Please let us know if you have any other questions.  Thank you and have a great day!

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

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Thank you Rachel. I have purchased a smart hub and will try that. I will let you know if there are any problems.
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Arthur, this is defiantly your best option.
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Be aware that the display if it is like mine may have an internal storage buffer to store sensor information from the 5-in-1.  Typically when you are connected via USB that data is transferred to to PC to be written to a csv file.  Once you remove the USB connection and use the smartHUB, the buffer will eventually fill within the display.  That in itself is not a problem since it will not interfere with the display.  You will see a new message that will now scroll intermixed with the other scrolling info reminding you that the logger is full and to connect the screen to a PC.  At this point I just ignore that message but short of resetting the display back to default, or plugging in the display screen to your PC and run PC connect (which you don't want to do due to the chance of reporting information twice to the myacurite servers), there is no way to rid yourself of that occasional message.  There is no way to stop that storage since your specific display like mine, was built to operate with the purpose of being connected to a PC or Mac.  The smartHUB will not cause any other issues with the display and for all intents I'm happy to not have to keep the display tethered to my Mac since it also allows me put the display in my family room rather than stay in the room with the computer.
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