Signal strength wrong.

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Here are two snap of my system. The Access shows full signal but the dashboard shows it in the yellow and poor signal. WHY is this going on? And I get alerts from Acurite and weather underground.... But then again after about 20 minutes it's back to normal.

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Dave

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Drew Shock

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The Access is very sensitive to other signals from Microwaves, routers, modems, cell phones, LED lights and I wouldn't even doubt from TVs also. Mine do the same thing. This new Access has been a pain for many if you read through the forums. I guess the work great under ideal conditions if you live out in the country without much interference.
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Hi Drew

I have nothing even close to the unit that uses 433Mhz. And no TV, modems, phones. or anything. It sits in a corner of my room. I also live way out of town with my closest neighbor being about 1/4 mile. So when this happens I have to reset the unit. That's kinda a pain in the butt because you don't know it until you get a notice of lost signal. I mean you cant get a better signal than what I have.

Also I did a modification on my one 5n1 unit by putting a better antenna on it.  I took out the wire coil and replaced it with a 433Mhz 1/4 wave whip coming out of the bottom just behind the wind vane as not to block it.  My signal then went to full scale from about  500 ft. away. It's a pretty easy mod if you know how to solder the SMA connector onto the board where the coil was. I am going to do the other one and I think I will make a video and pictures of it. Only takes about 15 minutes.
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Well Dave I guess they even don't work in the country side. I really think the issues is with the Ethernet module. It can't reconnect after quick power outages.

Your video sounds like an awesome idea. I wouldn't mind trying the modification. Then maybe I wouldn't have to position the smartHUB and the Access just right to get the signal.

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They work OK in a dense Silicon Valley urban setting.  I see a dozen WiFi (all secure), My Neighbors 5 in 1, someones 'Tower' sensor. The neighbor with the 5 in 1 is also Ham Radio operator (way more power than any Cell phone). There is even a Micro-cell pole within 500'I suspect part of the problem is poor quality components mixed in with the good ones. Just read here about how many folk get wrong power adapters in the box, power adapters that up and die at the slightest power burp. Cheapest stuff is used.