Wi-Fi help

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I installed the acurite 5 n 1 and have went through the install process, I can't connect to the acurite Wi-Fi , device kicks me back to my home Wi-Fi
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Bill Martin

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Glad to see that the Display now has WiFi enabled to allow DIsplays to connect to a home's WiFi system.  This will allow people with a single sensor to publish rather than purchasing an Access unit.  Good news for end users with 1 5in1 sensor.

I do not have this but this should be like any laptop or printer that connects to your home WiFi.  The Display must be within the range of the home's WiFi signal.  If you have a WiFi enabled laptop/printer/tablet/etc, move it where the Display resides and see if you have a good signal.  If not, more the Display where it can receive your WiFi.  With WiFi, you will now need to have a Display located that can receive 5in1 transmissions AND be within reach of your WiFi signal.....
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Thank you, Rick. I've done just that.  Returned to the place of purchase and went with one that doesn't have WIFI.  It works excellent.
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Bill Martin

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maybe....i would first make sure that you have a strong WiFi signal where the current Display is located. IF you have a Weak/non existent signal, regardless which vendor you purchase a weather station from it will not work.
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George D. Nincehelser

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People don't realize 5G isn't all it's cracked up to be.
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Agree.  if you have a 2, 3 or more banded WiFi, you really should use as many as possible to provide additional frequencies to send/receive data.  In addition, not ALL consumer products work only in 5GHz.  Many work on lower frequency bandwidths to reduce the cost of the consumer product.....People would not like to spend the $s required for this speed (enabled with 5GHz) NOR do they need this speed for most applications.  Just like purchasing the faster GHz CPU,  unless you are processing large amounts of data (calculating or playing games), the typical applications (MS Office, YouTube, any browser, etc) does not need this speed.  
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Thank you, we have a very strong signal,  we have the dual router, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHZ.  The display kept going off and on, then we had to reset the clock constantly.  In the end we took it back to the place of purchase and bought a different type. 
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Are you SURE that you have a Acurite WiFi device?  USB and via the Access (or smarthub) are the only ones listed and none of those support WiFi.
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Bill Martin

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search Acurite products. thaey have Displays that are now WiFi enabled
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Rick Baker

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Steve,  THAT JUST MEANS "ES if  It Doesn't Say"ACURITE"; LIKE ORANGES, you never know what you're getting.into"!
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Yes I am sure. With more research it looks like the problem is my router. It is 5 GHz and the ACUrite can only be 2.4 GHz
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George D. Nincehelser

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It's often best to set your wireless router with a 2.4G network SSID and a 5G network SSID.

That way your 2.4G devices can still have their range, and high-speed devices (like TVs) can use 5G.

Mixing both frequencies on the same SSID can get tricky with some gadgets.