Review of Linux Compatibility
The Oregon Scientific WMR 180 consists of a wireless weather station and a USB hub, which can be connected to the PC. The WMR 180 has the USB ID 0fde:ca01 (which is identical with the ID of the WMR 88 and WMR 100), and is shown by the Linux system without a designation:
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0fde:ca01
but recognized by the kernel in the following way:
usb 1-5.1: new low speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 11 usb 1-5.1: New USB device found, idVendor=0fde, idProduct=ca01 usb 1-5.1: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=1, SerialNumber=0 usb 1-5.1: Product: Universal Bridge
The WMR 180 can be used under Linux with the open source software WeeWX (http://weewx.com). This Python program can read out the data of the weather station, store them and create charts and HTML web pages out of them.
sudo dpkg -i weewx_X.Y.Z-R.deb
The data collected by the weather station can be stored in a sqlite or in a MySQL data base. In this way, other programs can access these data for further processing.
Detailed description of the configuration of WeeWX can be found at http://weewx.com/docs.html.