Synology and Weather Link


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

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

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].

So I used:

Now you are ready to move the new versions into place

Now to install them…

Gurrrrr Same error.

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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