Ambient Weather WS-1000-WIFI OBSERVER Solar Powered Wireless WiFi Weather Station with Internet Publishing

Welcome to Ambient Weather's WS-1000-WIFI OBSERVER support webpage. We provide you with the latest updates to the User Manual, downloads, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and technical support contact information.

Technical Support

Call: 480-346-3398 (M-F 8am to 4pm Arizona Time)

User Manual

WS-1000-WiFI User Manual

Console Firmware

Updating Firmware Instructions:
1. Download the latest zip file (below) to your your computer. Make a note of where you saved this file.
2. Extract the zip file.
3. Copy the extracted folder Update EasyWeather to your MicroSD Card.
1. You will need to re-enter your station ID and password. If you change the default port, you may need to reboot the console.
2. You may need to re-enter your calibration constants
3. You may need to re-enter your time zone settings.

Where to Purchase a MicroSD Card:
You can purchase one on Amazon, here:

Kingston 4 GB microSDHC Class 4 Flash Memory Card

4. Insert the MicroSD Card into the SD card slot in the display console.
5. Remove power from the display console by disconnecting the AC adapter.
6. Reconnect the AC adapter and confirm the firmware update.
Note: You only need to download the latest version. Multiple versions are shown to track changes.

Version 1.12.1
June 25, 2014
1. Minor bug fixes.

Version 1.11.2
June 23, 2014
1. Added "&" character to WiFi passwords.

Version 1.10.1
June 6, 2014
1. Improvements to WiFi stability.

Version 1.9.1
May 20, 2014
1. Changed temperature to 10 minute average to smooth out data.

Version 1.8.1
May 15, 2014
1. Changed temperature to five minute average to smooth out data.
2. Fixed rainfall bug when reception is lost.

Version 1.7.1
May 5, 2014
1. Changed temperature to three minute average to smooth out data.

Version 1.6.1
March 10, 2014
1. Supports non-standard ports 81, 8080 and 8090 for The default port is 80.

Version 1.5.1
March 7, 2014
1. One minute temperature average was being displayed on the screen, but received the unaveraged value. now receives the averaged value.
2. The wind chill calculation was using the unaveraged value. This would cause the wind chill to display a higher value than the outdoor temperature. The wind chill now uses the one minute averaged temperature.

Version 1.4.1
March 4, 2014
1. Fixes RAM leakage issue.
2. If RAM gets very low, reboots console to refresh memory.

Version 1.3.1
January 27, 2014
1. Added additional characters for WiFi password
2. Perform one minute average of temperature and humidity. Previously, the outdoor temperature had no averaging, resulting is spikes due to thermals. The averaging also takes advantage of the passive radiation shield.

Weather Underground

Download Free Applications for your computer, phone and tablet: Downloads

Networking Details:
1. Port 80 (http) Write Command
2. Website: (IP address:
3. WS-1000-WiFi Mac address OUI (first three bytes): 00:e6:7d

Product Videos

Customer Review by ColoradoRMN
Customer Review by RBishop

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ 1. I can not connect to
  1. Check and see if the NIST time server updates in the Date and Time Settings on the display console. If it properly updates, your user name and/or password is entered incorrectly. The password is case sensitive, and the most common Station ID issue is substituting an O for a 0 (or visa versa). Example, KAZPHOEN11, not KAZPH0EN11.
  2. Make sure your date and time is correct on the console, and your time zone is entered properly in the Date and Time Settings.
  3. Check your virus protection network settings. You may have security settings too high, and the weather station may be listed as a trusted device. If you are running McAfee Security Software, locate the weather station from the Mac address (where the first three bytes of the weather station are 00:e6:7d). Name the device as a Wireless Access Point, as shown in the figure below. For more details, visit McAfee my home network.
McAfee My Home Network

FAQ 2. Sensor array does not communicate with the display console.

The sensor array may have initiated properly and the data is registered by the console as invalid, and the sensor must be reset. The reset button is next to the LED, near the mounting point on the sensor array.
  1. With an open ended paperclip, press the reset button for 3 seconds to completely discharge the voltage.
  2. Take out the batteries and wait one minute, while covering the solar panel to drain the voltage.
  3. Put batteries back in and resync with console by powering down and up the console with the sensor array about 10 feet away.

Bring the sensor array inside the house (you can disconnect it from the rest of the sensors). The LED next to the battery compartment will flash every 16 seconds. If the LED is not flashing every 16 seconds…
Replace the batteries in the outside sensor array. Non-rechargeable batteries are OK for testing purposes.
If the batteries were recently replaced, check the polarity. If the sensor is flashing every 48 seconds, proceed to the next step.

There may be a temporary loss of communication due to reception loss related to interference or other location factors,
or the batteries may have been changed in the sensor array and the console has not been reset. The solution may be as simple as powering down and up the console.
Replace the batteries in the outside sensor array. Non-rechargeable batteries are OK for testing purposes.
With the sensor array and console 10 feet away from each other, remove AC power from the display console and wait 10 seconds. Re-connect power.