Firstly I just want to say that I’m in love with the Tempest weather station. Normally it is very easy to get up and running and the data collection is just swell. Now, in setting up the station in an area where I do not have any sort of network access (we are grateful to be allowed to perform research on their expansive property) and am having difficulties connecting the hub to the internet. The location in question uses a dual-band connection with the same SSID for 2.4 and 5 GHz. I recently bought this repeater and it works just fine at home where I can force the hub to connect to the 2.4 band, however at the site the hub hangs and flickers blue when trying to connect. The password and SSID name indeed have non-alphanumeric characters (hyphens and periods) but unfortunately I’m not at liberty to change these.
My question: is there a more technical workaround to connect the hub to the internet? I’m currently collecting UDP packets with an RPI 3 B+ and thought I might be able to have it serve as an access point but I quickly realized I cannot easily bridge wlan1 interface with eth0 and plugging into a router is not an option at the site. Could I connect to the hub directly with Bluetooth and transmit this data with the Pi? Or are there other methods that could work? We really want online data collection for real-time weather assessment.