Airport slow in clamshell mode

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by airfrancisco, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. airfrancisco macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2005
    I recently bought 23" Apple Cinema Display Aluminum to connect with my MacBook Pro. When I put my Pro in clamshell mode, I noticed that the connection to airport is very slow, even though I see that I have full range on upper right screen, compared to when I open the lid. I read that the antenna is on the lid so the better connection is when the lid is open than when it's closed. Is there a way to get better connection when closed? Thanks in advance
  2. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
  3. airfrancisco thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2005
    Do you know if that works all the time?
  4. toolbox macrumors 68020


    Oct 6, 2007
    Australia (WA)
    The airport antennas are in the LCD Lid mounted on the Left and Right Side.

    Try standing it up like alphaod suggested
  5. airfrancisco thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2005

    Wow, this helps! Also, found out that when you closed the lid, it cuts the range between your Pro and airport extreme. Add airport express and connection is back.

    Also, when you say standing up, do you mean the vent goes on top? If I get the docking stand from power support, can I put the vent at the bottom so I can use the optical drive.

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