Rapid Fire, Mac & a Bridge

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This has probably been asked before but I couldn't find an answer/solution to the question. Here is what I currently own.
  • 5 in 1 Pro with Acu-Link Bridge
  • All Apple computers/devices
  • Synology DiskStation DS414
  • An old Linksys WRT54G router (unused) with dd-wrt installed.
With any of these items, does anyone know of a way to install or use 3rd party software to get my station up to Rapid Fire? I'd like to see wind gusts. 
I've seen old user threads elsewhere but they are many years old and severely outdated.
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George D. Nincehelser

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I've got a bash and perl script that might help you.  I haven't tried them under MacOS, but you should be able to do it.  


To make those scripts work, you would have to have an unused wired ethernet port on your Mac (a usb Ethernet dongle should work, too) that is wired directly to the bridge, plus a port that supplies your internet connection.  You would then have to bridge the two ports, then run the scripts to monitor the connection.  You would have "listener" monitoring the connection, then piping the output to parser, which has provisions to upload directly to wunderground in "rapid-fire" fashion.

Normally I do the above on a $35 Pi, but you do need to add an extra network port via USB.  Wifi can be used, but a wired dongle is easier to setup as you don't have to tinker with authentication issues.  http://nincehelser.com/ipwx

Another option might be to do the same type of monitoring within the linksys router.   http://geekfun.com/hackulink/
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Hi vdrumsroland,

At this time, AcuLink does not support Rapid Fire updates to Weather Underground. As George has mentioned, some of our users have done their own work to manipulate the system. You would find assistance with that on these forum threads.