In this report, a novel technique is described for the combination of per-tone equalization (PTEQ) with receiver windowing. The PTEQ is an equalization technique for discrete multitone modulation (DMT) based modems, such as asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) modems and very high bitrate digital subscriber line (VDSL) modems, optimizing the SNR (and thus capacity) of each carrier separately. Windowing functions are very useful in multitone communications systems, to prevent a narrow band noise source from causing wide band interference. Combining both techniques in a windowed PTEQ (referred to as WiPTEQ) leads to a robust communication system. The described technique is especially useful in case of a trapezoidal or raised cosine window, and when the window taper length is large compared to the number of equalizer filter taps. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.