I received my Tempest this week and tried to get it up and running yesterday, being very excited to FINALLY have a weather station. However, I’m having some issues. I sent a support request yesterday, which I wish I could take back, as the more I thought about it, it seems to be all on my end with environmental problems.
Basically, my house has aluminum siding, which kills the wifi for outside (right?). With my phone outside, there are places were the wifi signal is OK, because there isn’t any siding in the way. But out where Tempest is, only 50 feet away, nearly nothing.
I only need the Tempest to have a good signal to the hub, correct? In router inside the house can be wherever, I presume. I also tried, unsuccessfully, to find whether aluminum window screens are blocking the wifi. If they do, then that further reduces the options of getting a good signal.
Good placement for the Tempest are limited, and the best place, that isn’t on a roof, is amid an island of landscaping 50 feet from the house. However, from that spot, there are only two windows that face the island. One window is in a bathroom with no nearby electrical outlet. The other window is surrounded by outlets, but has the aforementioned aluminum screen.