Synology and Weather Link

WARNING – THIS IS NOT A WORKING SOLUTION!

Ok, so phase two of operation Vantage Vue is to get it working on the Synology box using the weather link connection.  The problem appears to focus around a lack of synology support for the CP210x USB to UART Bridge VCP Drivers used by the weather link serial.  A quick google for Synology CP210x led me to a Synology Forum Thread where Edurado has precompiled a collection of USB Serial Drivers including CP210x.ko!

You can download them from Drivers USB Serial K 3.2.30 DSM 4.2 x86 Pineview, just incase Edurado moves them from his original source.

Download them into a folder on your system and then unrar with

unrar e Drivers USB Serial K 3.2.30 DSM 4.2 x86 Pineview.rar

this will put four ko (cp210x.ko, ftdi_sio.ko, pl2303.ko, usbserial.ko) files into your current folder.  You might want to move them to a better location

mkdir usbdrivers
mv *.ko ./usbdrivers

Now before you move them into the lib/modules folder you will want to rename the ones that are already there.  DSM ships with ftdi_sio.ko and usbserial.ko but these seem to interfere with the ones provided with this package [see here].

bash-3.2$ sudo insmod /lib/modules/cp210x.ko 
insmod: can't insert '/lib/modules/cp210x.ko': invalid module format

So I used:

sudo mv /lib/modules/usbserial.ko /lib/modules/usbserial.ko.dsm
sudo mv /lib/modules/ftdi_sio.ko /lib/modules/ftdi_sio.ko.dsm

Now you are ready to move the new versions into place

cd usbdrivers
sudo cp *.ko /lib/modules/

Now to install them…

sudo insmod /lib/modules/usbserial.ko

Gurrrrr Same error.

insmod: can't insert 'usbserial.ko': invalid module format

Having looked again this drivers are for the D510 processor and not the 2700 processor so I would need to compile the drivers from source however as make is not instantaneously available without installing toolchains I’m thinking that I might look at an alternative such as RPi.  If you are interested then you will want to look at:

Please let me know if you have any luck!!

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