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!!