I was reading the competition rules yesterday and I noticed a rule regarding the VexNet key:
My question is:
AFAIK, the VexNet works using 802.1.1 G Wifi, which is/was used with most WiFi routers, and the signal was adequate for a normal house. I also doubt that the signal could be interfered/cut off by the metal, as it can go through a normal household wall.
So, my question is: Why the heck is this rule in place, as the furthest possible distance that you can be from your robot is ~25 feet?