New Acurite Access Hub 09155M... Wifi?

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Am I correct in assuming that this new Acurite Hub 09155M has no wifi connectivity? Huge deal breaker if this is true.
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Marc Daniels

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Steve U

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Correct. Wired only. At least it is Full Duplex
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AcuRite Rachell, Employee

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Hello Marc,
You are correct. The Access is not WiFi compatible at this time. There are lots of other benefits to the Access such as battery back up allowing you to store data eliminating data gaps and disconnections.  I have provided a link below to the Access for more information.  Please let us know if you have any other questions. Thank you.

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

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Wifi connectivity still has its rough spots.

I have several weather station, one of which is WiFi-only with the regards to the their "hub".  It sets up well, and I'm quite pleased with it, but if I didn't have a SmartPhone with BlueTooth connectivity, I would not have been able to set it up at all!

I guess it's that you have to consider your market base.  If it's a sure-thing all your customers have SmartPhones, it's worth the risk.  If they don't, you're going to alienate some folks still on older phone tech.

I'm sure we'll see something similar eventually from Acruite, though.  It's too big a trend to ignore.
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I would agree with you except, if you can afford a weather station and a smarthub, then you have enough to get even the cheapest $30 smartphone. Even folks in third world countries have smartphones. Perhaps cheap plastic android smartphones but smartphones none the less. There is no excuse for this.
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AcuRite Jennifer

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Hello Marc,

Thank you for your feedback. Let us know if there is anything we can assist you with.
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Rick Bennett

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I think we can all agree the weather sensors must be installed outside, usually in the back yard. The odds of having a router near the sensor's position must be near zero. Having to connect an Ethernet cable from the router to the Access is stupid. Even someone not in the weather station business would have designed a wireless access point. The old Acurite at least worked with a Net Gear extender but the new and improved doesn't. I think a name change for this new one should be AcuWrong.
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George D. Nincehelser

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Wireless links are notoriously bad for reliability.  I actually prefer wired links when possible for that reason.

There's absolutely no reason your Netgear extender shouldn't still work unless you have a network configuration problem.  The Access or SmartHUB know nothing of it and don't care.
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