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Welcome to Ambient Weather's WS-1001-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)
Email: support@ambientweather.com

User Manual

WS-1001-WiFI User Manual

Console Firmware

Important Note! Before you upgrade the firmware, check the About Page* and make certain you are running Firmware Version 2.x.x. Failure to do so may cause your console to stop working.

*To determine your firmware version, select Factory | About | Display from the console.

Important Note! You will lose all of your stored data in memory, Calibration Settings, WiFi Settings and Server Settings (Wunderground.com) if you upgrade. Please back up your data prior to upgrading the firmware (Section 6.6 #6 of the WS-1001-WiFI User Manual).. You can not restore this data at the present time.

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 (the SD card must be empty).
4. Power down your display console by removing AC power.
5. Insert the SD Card into the display console.
6. Power up the display console.
7. The console will verify the firmware was updated.


Where to Purchase a MicroSD Card:


You can purchase one on Amazon, here (4, 8, 16 or 32 GB will work)::
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.

Firmware Update History:

Version 2.4.4
Setember 5, 2017

Changes:
1. Resets Max Daily Gust on AmbientWeather.net. This was not being reset at midnight.

Version 2.4.3
June 27, 2017

Changes:
1. Improvements to WiFi reconnection if router loses power.

Version 2.4.2
June 15, 2017

Changes:
1. A customer found the wind speed displayed 65531 degrees, which was introduced in Version 2.4.1.

Version 2.4.1
May 15, 2017

Changes:
1. Now supports www.AmbientWeather.net, a free hosting service provided by Ambient Weather. Note - you can publish to both AmbientWeather.net and Wunderground.com at the same time.

Select the Weather Server panel, set a schedule, make a note of your MAC address, and then visit www.AmbientWeather.net to sign up. AmbientWeather.net allows you to view indoor conditions remotely, supports email and text alerts and is designed to work like an app (responsive and mobile friendly) on any platform (phone, tablet, desktop or laptop).


Version 2.3.7
February 14, 2017

Changes:
1. Fixes bug where yearly rain resets February 1 (not January 1).

Version 2.3.6
December 30, 2016

Changes:
1. Fixes connection issues with the EasyWeatherIP software introduced in Version 2.3.5.

Version 2.3.5
December 12, 2016

Changes:
1. Some users were reporting that the console would connect to WiFi but would not report to Wunderground.com. The problem was likely due to the console constantly pinging the network to see if software is being run.
This is now performed much slower and less often, and has resolved the Wunderground.com issue for those that reported this issue.

Version 2.3.3
September 8, 2016

Changes:
1. Modified French translation text mistake.
2. Modified unit conversion for windspeed Beaufort scale (bft)
3. Changes to Time Zone display
4. Added character "\" for keyboard input
5. Modified French translation text mistake.
6. Corrected rain calculation when RF transmission is lost between the console and rain gauge.
7. Wunderground.com password field text changed from "password" to "station key" to reflect upcoming changes to Wunderground.com.


Version 2.2.9
February 19, 2016

Changes:
1. Will display Mac Address prior to being connected to WiFi.
2. Now supports connectivity to EasyWeatherIP Software for PC and Mac (beta). To download the software application, visit:

EasyWeatherIP for WS-1001-WiFi (PC Version)

EasyWeatherIP for WS-1001-WiFi (Mac Version)

Version 2.2.5
August 28, 2015

Changes:
1. Further improvements to WiFi connectivity if signal is temporarily lost.
2. Now supports connectivity to EasyWeatherIP Software for PC (beta). To download the software application, visit:

EasyWeatherIP for WS-1001-WiFi (PC Version)

Version 2.2.3
August 12, 2015

Changes:
1. Improves WiFi connectivity if signal is temporarily lost.

Version 2.2.2
April 21, 2015

Changes:
1. Restores graph on front of screen if power is lost.

Version 2.2.1
March 25, 2015

Changes:
1. Fixes problem with hidden SSID networks.

Version 2.2.0
February 5, 2015

Changes:
1. Resets WiFi if internet connectivity is lots for 20 minutes.
2. Filters our spikes in temperature due to noise generated from the environment.

You will need to re-enter your Wunderground.com StationID and Password.

Version 2.1.9

January 2, 2015

Changes:
1. Fixes issues with password and Windows CE bug when entering WEP password.

Version 2.1.8

December 29, 2014

Changes:
1. Fixes issue with network displaying open when encrypted.

Version 2.1.7

November 19, 2014

Changes:
1. Fixes issue with sunrise and sunset off by one hour when daylight savings time is selected.


Weather Underground

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

Networking Details:
1. Port 80 (http) Write Command
2. Website: rtupdate.wunderground.com (IP address: 38.102.137.157)

Product Videos

Customer Review by ColoradoRMN
Customer Review by RBishop

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ 1. I can not connect to WeatherUnderground.com.
  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.

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.

FAQ 3. What is the difference between the WS-1000-WiFi and WS-1001-WiFi?
  1. The WS-1001-WiFi adds a UV sensor.
  2. The WS-1001-WiFi adds sunrise, sunset and moon phase to the display, including longitude and latitude.
  3. The WS-1001-WiFi has increased memory.