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Nickel Contributor
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Does anyone know the source of the Weather Widget data?  (ie. Accuweather or TWC another).  I did an inspect the IP data from my STB which indicated the source of the data (169.254.1.42), but ns reverse lookup only provided:

OrgName:    Internet Assigned Numbers Authority 
OrgID: IANA
Address: 4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 330
City: Marina del Rey
StateProv: CA
PostalCode: 90292-6695
Country: US

NetRange: 169.254.0.0 - 169.254.255.255
CIDR: 169.254.0.0/16
NetName: LINKLOCAL
NetHandle: NET-169-254-0-0-1
Parent: NET-169-0-0-0-0
NetType: IANA Special Use
NameServer: BLACKHOLE-1.IANA.ORG
NameServer: BLACKHOLE-2.IANA.ORG
Comment: Please see RFC 3330 for additional information.
RegDate: 1998-01-27
Updated: 2002-10-14
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Gold Contributor V
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I don't think that answers his question. I would also like to know where they get the info from because it is always wrong.
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@thetick wrote:

Does anyone know the source of the Weather Widget data?  (ie. Accuweather or TWC another).  I did an inspect the IP data from my STB which indicated the source of the data (169.254.1.42), but ns reverse lookup only provided:

OrgName:    Internet Assigned Numbers Authority 
OrgID: IANA
Address: 4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 330
City: Marina del Rey
StateProv: CA
PostalCode: 90292-6695
Country: US

NetRange: 169.254.0.0 - 169.254.255.255
CIDR: 169.254.0.0/16
NetName: LINKLOCAL
NetHandle: NET-169-254-0-0-1
Parent: NET-169-0-0-0-0
NetType: IANA Special Use
NameServer: BLACKHOLE-1.IANA.ORG
NameServer: BLACKHOLE-2.IANA.ORG
Comment: Please see RFC 3330 for additional information.
RegDate: 1998-01-27
Updated: 2002-10-14

Not sure where you got the IP address from, but as listed in the wikipedia article, it is only used for local comms. Most of use have a 192.168.x.y IP address on our STBs. This is just used to communicate to the rotuer that then will nat the address out. 

I know this doesn't answer your real question though. My guess is either accuweather or weatherchannel. Try going to either one of these sites and enter your zipcode (same as you did in the widget). See which forecast more closely matches.


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Nickel Contributor
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I use a tool called Wireshark (formerly called Ethereal).  See www.wireshark.org.  I got the IP address while capturing the data sent to the STB (192.168.100.1) when I push the widget button.  I repeated this several time.  Apparently that address provides all the widget data to the STB (weather, traffic, horoscope ..etc). 
Copper Contributor bnglbill
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That address is your local gateway (router) all internet traffic passes through it. Weather etc. is coming from the internet and your gateway is passing it to your stb, that is whay you see that address, that is not actually the address where you are getting your weather info from.
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