I have a raspberry pi on a drone and this drone is operated and tested in a middle of a field that does not have a wifi connection. I need to ssh into this raspberry pi from my laptop and I cannot use USB or Ethernet either since the raspberry pi is on a drone.
Wifi sharing from my mobile phone is not an option and has caused severe problems in the past. My idea is to make the raspberry pi into a router that does not actually connect to the internet through a modem, but just allows devices to connect to the raspberry pi. I only need my laptop to connect to it.
Essentially like how you connect your bluetooth earbuds to your phone but imagine via wifi.
I have tried tutorials that assume the raspberry pi will act as an actual wireless access point that connects to your home network. I don't need internet access, but just a direct connection to the raspberry pi.