More Windows Adversity

Here are two pair of pictures demonstrating the attenuation the switch in Windows caused:

with the Window Closed


signal was “bad” and was even worse on 5gHz WiFi



Window open with a great signal

open window gave a great signal


For certain it is the Low Emissive glass in the new windows. Somewhere in the assembly will be a metallic film intended to triple or quadruple the energy reflectivity compared to plain glass.

A plain glass window is expected th attenuate less than 1 dB where Low-E glass ranges between 33 and 50 dB attenuation.

The phenomena is why WiFi and Cellular signals can often be blocked by mirrors. The metal film causes attenuation.

An unexpected consequence of upgrading Windows!



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: