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Banks, OR

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Frequency too high for indoor reception

Clearwire operates on a 2.5 GHz licensed band. That's just too high for reliable indoor reception in many cases; e.g., it's far above the frequencies used by broadcast TV, even the highest UHF channel. No wonder those Low-E coatings on those windows block it.

It's gonna need an outdoor antenna for reilable reception. Fortunately the FCC OTARD rule will cover these antennas as well, and you'll be able to install one no matter what your Homeonwers' Assoication thinks of it. You're still SOL if you live in an apartment, though. That's only one of several reasons to get out of an apartment and into a real house, though.


Most of these types of newer windows I've seen fold in for cleaning. I don't think it would be too hard--or too expensive--to make an antenna that would apply/install to the outside of the window to facilitate getting a strong signal. It could also be next to "invisible" even if you were looking right at it from more than 3 or 4 feet away from it.