Here's the Story: One day I was using my MBP open and external monitor hooked up. Everything was fine until the internet went down suddenly while I was using iChat. My airport wouldn't see a network and after a couple restarts and a few resets my airport finally connected to my network. Once connected it would only issue a self-assigned IP, which obviously wouldn't work. I was able to get around this by manually entering in the correct info but the speeds were low at best, usually pausing and stalling every minute. After frustratingly trying get it to work, I entered clamshell mode because there was no reason at the time to have dual monitors. Once I did, viola, the airport kicked in and started working full force. It's been this way for about a month now. My laptop is a MacBookPro5,1 with a 2.8 GHz processor and 4 GBs of RAM. I've read that airports will have serious degradation issues if overheated and while that may be the issue, it doesn't seem to be the case. I have smcFanControl installed and the MBP seems to be relatively cool to the touch. The fans never seem to be loudly kicking in and I have it raised on a fan powered cooling pad. I do, though, use pretty much every port on my MBP. External monitor, speakers, both USBs, and firewire 800 are all in use, so maybe this is a resource issue or a very area specific heat issue. I am really stumped on this and any help would be much appreciated. Thanks so much.