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WiFi Signal Strength
When wireless signals leave a WiFi hotspot and travel to a computer or other wireless device, the wifi signal strength decays as it passes through air or solid objects. This is why a computer may be unable to pick up the signal from a hotspot that is more than a couple of rooms away. The amount that the wifi signal falls off depends on the medium it passes thorough; for example, whether it passes through a wall, door or window.
This project requires measures wifi signal strength as it passes through air and solid objects.The goal is to have the student collect an analyze experimental data in order to reach an understanding of how wifi signal strength is affected by various materials.
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