Server Setup

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You can now use the WeatherCat client to access your weather station from the Internet.
 
You can now use the WeatherCat client to access your weather station from the Internet.

Revision as of 18:56, 18 April 2012

This procedure allows you to use a WeatherCat Client to access your weather station over the Internet.

Five steps:

1. Get a host name from Dny.com

2. Reserve a local IP Address for the host computer

3. Add Port Forwarding

4. Enable the server in WeatherCat

5. Enter your new host name in the WeatherCat client.


1. Get a host name from Dny.com


Go to dyn.com.

Select "DNS".

Select "Remote Access DynDNS Pro".

Follow the directions. There is a 14-day free trial available.

A User Guide is provided with the software.

Select a host name (EG yourname.dyndns.org)

Download and install the software on the host computer (the computer that's running WeatherCat.)

Be sure to install and run the Dyn Client as instructed.


2. Reserve a local IP Address for the host computer


A local IP address is assigned by your router to each computer in your network.

You need to have the router assign a reserved IP address for the host computer.

The steps for the Netgear Router WDR3700v2:

www.routerlogin.net

Select "Attached Devices" under "Maintenance".

Find the host computer in the list. Make a note of the MAC Address and Device Name.

Select "LAN Setup" under "Advanced".

Select "Add" under "Address Reservation".

Enter an IP address (EG 192.168.1.101), the MAC Address. and the Device Name. Select "Apply".

Disconnect and reconnect the host computer from the router to have the router assign the reserved IP address.


3. Add Port Forwarding


The steps for the Netgear Router WDR3700v2 (this and other routers are covered in the Wiki topic Port Forwarding):

Select "Port Forwarding/Port Triggering" under "Advanced"

Select "Port Forwarding" (usually already selected)

Click "Add Custom Service"

Service Name - WeatherCat

Protocol - TCP/UDP

Starting Port - 49250

Ending Port - 49254

Server IP Address - The local IP address for the host computer that you reserved in step (2).


4. Enable the server in WeatherCat


Select "Advanced" in WeatherCat's Preferences.

Check "Enable WeatherCat Server" under "Client Connections".


5. Enter your new host name in the WeatherCat client.


Select "Preferences" or "Settings" in your WeatherCat client app.

Enter the host name you selected in step (1) into the URL.

Select "Internet".


You can now use the WeatherCat client to access your weather station from the Internet.

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