We advise you to back up your project and to bring photos/videos to demo it if the WiFi is unreliable. Coolest Projects is primarily about your idea, so it is useful to have a video of your project you can show just in case your project stops working on the day! Due to the size of the event, we can only support 5Ghz Wifi spectrum. This will not impact most people as most modern laptops like Microsoft Surface or Apple support 5Ghz wifi, additionally, most projects will run without the need for wifi.
We recommend all participants either have an offline version of their project or record a video of their project in action as a backup to show judges. To check if your project will work in offline mode, turn off wifi on your computer and see can you still demo the project.
Continue reading to understand if your machine/project supports 5Ghz wifi.
What is 5 GHz Wifi?
5Ghz is a band/frequency that supports up to 1300Mbs speeds. It’s more effective than 2.4Ghz band due to the fact there are fewer devices interfering with this spectrum (for example radio mics). 5Ghz can operate much more effectively in an event the size of Coolest Projects. Due to the size and amount of devices which would interfere with 2.4Ghz band, we will have it turned off.
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