We run (paid) training services over the internet. Boss wants to be able to deploy network monitors to customer sites, pretty much around the world, simply and with minimal fuss at the customer end. My solution: a Pi Zero W with BerryLan and our remote monitor software. Customer will use BerryLan to install it on his or her network, at which point it will start monitoring, queue data during connection shortages and unloading it onto the server when connected. Tiny, easy to ship, and we can ask the customer to find a castoff phone charger for power, so we don’t have to figure out their power plugs.
I did a trial today with a Zero W lying on my desk. After an initial flap-doodle over a no longer useful SD card, it worked brilliantly. Thanks Nymea!