How to Download and Install Sharper Image Internet Weather Station EC-WS115 Software
If you have a Sharper Image Internet Weather Station EC-WS115, you might be wondering how to download and install the software that allows you to connect it to your computer and access real-time weather data. Unfortunately, the original software CD that came with the device is no longer available, and the server that hosted the software has been shut down. However, there are still some ways to get the software and make your weather station work with Windows 10. Here are some steps you can follow:
Find a reliable source for the software file. The file name is NIS01_INSTALL_2380.exe, and it is about 16 MB in size. You can try searching online for this file name, but be careful of malicious or fake links. One possible source is this OneDrive link shared by a user on Microsoft Community[^1^]: https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ah2yzScBVdZni-Aoj_ok5Tv4erCAhg?e=xU3F1K. You can also try this Dropbox link shared by another user on the same forum[^2^]: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7q8b8y6w7yjzg4a/NIS01_INSTALL_2380.exe?dl=0.
Download the file and save it to your computer. You might need to disable your antivirus or firewall temporarily to allow the download, as some security programs might flag the file as suspicious.
Run the file and follow the installation wizard. You might need to run it as administrator or in compatibility mode for Windows 7 or 8. You might also get some error messages about USB connectivity or missing drivers, but you can ignore them or click Retry.
Connect your weather station transmitter to your computer via USB. Make sure the transmitter is powered by batteries or an AC adapter. You might need to unplug and replug the USB connector a few times until it is recognized by the software.
Launch the weather station software from your desktop or start menu. You should see a window with various tabs and buttons. You can customize your settings, such as your location, time zone, units, etc.
Register for a free account on weatherbit.io and get an API key. This is necessary to access online weather data from their servers, as the original server used by Sharper Image is no longer operational.
Download and replace a file called getweather.php in your c:/wamp/www/ folder. This file is responsible for fetching the online weather data from weatherbit.io using your API key. You can download it from this Dropbox link shared by a user on Microsoft Community[^3^]: https://www.dropbox.com/s/nw3e7tznsgt7ncj/getweather.php?dl=0. Before copying it to your folder, open it with a text editor and replace the placeholder text with your own API key.
Restart your weather station software and enjoy real-time weather data on your device.
Congratulations! You have successfully downloaded and installed Sharper Image Internet Weather Station EC-WS115 software on your computer. You can now monitor the temperature, humidity, wind speed, barometric pressure, forecast, and more on your device. You can also record and export your data for further analysis or sharing. 29c81ba772