La Crosse View App FAQ

Unable to Log In to View Account Unable to Log In to View Account

I Cannot Connect to Wi-Fi I Cannot Connect to Wi-Fi

Why is your App requesting my email password Why is your App requesting my email password

My screen is blank My screen is blank

Will this model work with a 5 GHz WiFi router? Will this model work with a 5 GHz WiFi router?

I Cannot Connect to Wi-Fi I Cannot Connect to Wi-Fi

I Have a Multi-Band Router I Have a Multi-Band Router

My Device is Already Registered My Device is Already Registered

I'm Not Seeing Sensor Data in the App I'm Not Seeing Sensor Data in the App

I'm Seeing Dashes instead of Data I'm Seeing Dashes instead of Data

My Graphs are Not Working My Graphs are Not Working

Why is the Rain Data Higher in the App than the Station? Why is the Rain Data Higher in the App than the Station?

Unable to Log In to View Account

If you are unable to log into your account, you may be entering the wrong email or password. To reset your password, select "Forgot Your Password?" at the bottom of the login page.

Confirm your email and SEND password reset request. An email will be sent to you with a link to reset your password.

If you don't remember your email, select "Contact Us" at the bottom of the Reset Password page to recover your account email.

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I Cannot Connect to Wi-Fi

If your display does not connect to Wi-Fi following the procedure in the app click on the links below for alternate connection methods:

To Connect via SoftAp click HERE .

To Connect via WPS click HERE.

Why is your App requesting my email password

Why is your App requesting my email password (hint- we are not)?

We are not but understand that some customers find this to be confusing.  The App requires setting up a user account.  This is so we can group together your sensors, weather displays and your data into an account for you to view from the App.  This enables you to view the data from anywhere in the world with internet access on your mobile device.  The ID (or handle) used for that account is your email address.  You should use another password that is different from your email account’s password.  We actually don’t record your password and it’s only used in an authentication process between the App and the server.  However, it is a great idea for you to use a different password for this, and any other service that might use your email address for the account, such as streaming services, airlines, hotels, social media, video conferencing, ride share and other services.

My screen is blank

My V50 display was working but the screen is black and it’s not working now.

  1. Ensure that the wall plug power outlet is working. Try plugging something else into the same outlet or moving the V50 to another known working outlet.
  2. If the wall plug power outlet is confirmed working, and the weather display will not turn on, then it might need to be completely power cycled.
    1. Unplug the AC adapter from the wall.
    2. Remove the small battery cover on the back of the display. Use a quarter or other coin to turn it counterclockwise. 
    3. Remove the coin cell battery from the display.
  3. Plug in the wall adapter and confirm the display turns on and starts to work again.

  4. Re-install the battery again and install the cover.

Will this model work with a 5 GHz WiFi router?

Will this model work with a new 5 GHz WiFi router?

Yes, this display will work with any Wi-Fi router meant for home use.  All 5GHz, Dual Band, Mesh, 6.0 and other WiFi routers also support 2.4GHz WiFi.  The display will use the 2.4GHz band to connect with the router.  This process will work on this model even if it’s a Mesh router and if the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands use the same SSID (network name).  The 2.4GHz band is actually preferred for low data use devices like the weather display as it will have longer range and coverage to more places within the home.  Open the La Crosse View App and Select Menu -> Connect Wi-Fi and the App will guide you through the Wi-Fi configuration process.

I Cannot Connect to Wi-Fi

My Station/Alarm was connected to Wi-Fi but will no longer connect

Download the latest version of the La Crosse View App.  Once in the App, select "Connect Wi-FI" from the main menu.  The App will guide you through the best method to get you connected.  

For more information on connecting with a multi-band router click HERE.

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I Have a Multi-Band Router

I cannot connect my weather station to my multi-band router? How do I connect to Wi-Fi?

Before you begin, ensure your weather station display's Wi-Fi Indicator Icon is blinking. This means your weather station is indeed searching for a Wi-Fi connection. Hold the PLUS and MINUS buttons down together for 3 seconds to have your station begin this search again. When your station is connected, this Wi-Fi Indicator Icon will remain solid on screen.

Our new La Crosse View™ compatible weather stations can only be connected to the 2.4 GHz band on Wi-Fi routers or access points (AP).

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Please keep in mind:

  • All Wi-Fi routers have a 2.4 GHz band.
  • Newer routers are often multi-band routers with both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands.

Why 2.4 GHz for our device?

There are pros and cons to both the 2.4 GHz and the 5 GHz bands depending on your needs. Generally, the lower the frequency the farther a wireless signal can travel.  For small weather data packets 2.4 GHz propagates further and penetrates residential walls and floors better than 5 GHz, which is why it is used in this application.   


Multi-Band Routers – 2.4 GHz vs 5 GHz

A multi-band router broadcasts both a 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz signal from the same unit. Dual-band routers can come in different configurations:

  • Selectable muti-band - A selectable dual-band router offers a 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi network, but you can only use one at a time. You have to configure the router (following it's instruction manual) to the band you want to utilize.
  • Simultaneous multi-band - A simultaneous dual-band router broadcasts separate 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi networks at the same time, providing two different networks to choose from when connecting a device to Wi-Fi.

There are a couple of different ways to tell if your router is dual band.

    • The best way is to look up your router's model on the manufacturer's website.
    • Some wireless routers have "Dual-Band" or "Tri-Band" written on the router itself, or on the packaging that it came in.
    • Look at your Wi-Fi network's name (SSID), which can be found in the Settings app on your mobile device.
      • Your Wi-Fi router may be broadcasting two networks, with different names to indicate the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. This is a good sign that you have a dual band router. Most routers will name the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands differently, but you can generally tell just by looking.
      • For instance, the 5 GHz network may have 5, 5G, or 5 GHz as part of its name. The other may have 2, 2.4G or 2.4 GHz as part of its name. So if you've named your Wi-Fi network "Home", you might see Home5 and Home2 in the list of available wireless networks.
      • However, it is also possible to have a dual-band wireless router that is currently set to broadcast in only one band, meaning that you will only see one name listed under your available networks. However, seeing only one network name doesn't necessarily mean that your router isn't dual-band. To be sure, you will want to check your router's manual or the manufacturer's website. 


How to configure your router to broadcast the 2.4 GHz band

While we generally cannot support your home router configuration, we do suggest trying the following.

      • From the physical location of the router you are trying to connect to, access your router configuration. Login information for popular routers is provided below, but you may need to check your router's instruction manual for information specific to your router.
      • Once you have successfully logged into your router, look for the Wireless settings, where you will be able to configure your Wi-Fi bands and passwords.
      • You will want to make sure that a 2.4 GHz band is set up and labeled as such for easy identification.
      • Once you've set up your 2.4 GHz network, use the Settings app on your mobile device to connect to that Wi-Fi network and continue your weather station set-up.
      • After you set up your weather station and sensor(s), you can return your mobile device to your preferred network band.
Popular Router Brand Login Information**
      • Linksys
        • Default IP Address /login: http://192.168.1.1
        • Default User name: leave blank
        • Default Password: password
      • Netgear
        • Default IP Address /login: http://192.168.1.1
        • Default User name: admin
        • Default Password: password
      • TP-Link
        • Default IP Address /login: http://192.168.0.1    OR   http://tplinklogin.net
        • Default User name: admin
        • Default Password: admin

**If you have a different brand of router from those listed in the table above, you can search on the internet for specific instructions using the manufacturer’s name and “login {manufacturer’s name} router.” For example, if you have an ASUS router, you can search on “login ASUS router.”

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My Device is Already Registered

I cannot add a device/sensor / The App says the device belongs to someone else

If you are trying to add your sensor/device to the app and you receive the message "Cannot Add Device" or "Device Already Registered," please confirm that you have entered the correct device ID in the app by pressing and releasing the SENSOR button on your weather station. This will rotate through the connected sensors displaying their device IDs on the station.  B's and 8's, 0's and o's, upper case I's and lower case L's can look similar.  Be assured, your device is not used, but the ID may have been inadvertently registered by another customer with a similar Device ID.

If the device IDs displayed match what is printed on the barcodes on the devices, you will need to contact customer support for further assistance. Please fill out the form HERE and include the below information in the Detailed Description section.

  • 9-Digit Device ID of the station (found on the back or side of the device)
  • 9-Digit Device ID(s) of the sensor
  • The email address that was used to create your La Crosse View account

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I'm Not Seeing Sensor Data in the App

How To Add Devices

Access the Devices iconpage by entering the app’s main menu and selecting the Devices tab.

  1. Press the ADD DEVICE or Plus icon button at the bottom of the page.

  2. Scan or type in your new sensor or display’s Device ID located on its white sticker. These will often be found on the back, bottom, or inside near a battery compartment.

  3. Confirm the image and ID match your device. See the troubleshooting section below for help with this scanning/confirming process.

  4. Give the device a Name, assign it to a Location, and enter in your Country and Postal Code information. These last two options will only apply to connected displays, not sensors.

  5. If you’re adding a new display and have yet to connect it to the Internet, there will be a following Connect WiFi screen for you to input your password and get it connected to your WiFi network.

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I'm Seeing Dashes instead of Data

My sensor is showing data on the weather station but dashes on the App

If your sensor is showing correct readings on the weather station display, but is showing dashes in the App please fill out the form HERE and include the below information in the Detailed Description section.

  • 9-Digit Device ID of the station (found on the back or side of the device)
  • 9-Digit Device ID(s) of the sensor(s) showing dashes
  • The email address that was used to create your La Crosse View account

We will be able to troubleshoot the issue further with that information.

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My Graphs are Not Working

If your graphs are not working confirm, you are on the latest version of the La Crosse View App. If you are not please update your App.

If you are on the current version of the La Crosse View App:

  • Android users click the three horizontal likes in the upper left corner. iOS users click the three horizontal lines in the upper right corner.
  • Scroll down to Settings > Account and click save.
  • Close and reopen the App.
  • If the graphs are still not working please sign out of the App and sign back in.
  • If this does not resolve your issue please contact us.

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Why is the Rain Data Higher in the App than the Station?

My sensor is showing high rain values on the App but correct readings on the station

If your sensor is showing correct readings on the weather station display, but is showing high or negative values in the App, please fill out the form HERE and include the below information in the Detailed Description section.

  • 9-Digit Device ID of the station (found on the back or side of the device)
  • 9-Digit Device ID(s) of the rain sensor
  • The email address that was used to create your La Crosse View account

We will be able to troubleshoot the issue further with that information.

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