Resolved Horrible wireless performance with lid closed; What gives?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by justaregularjoe, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. justaregularjoe, Jun 28, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2011

    justaregularjoe macrumors 6502

    Nov 28, 2008
    I am attempting to experiment with operating my MBP as more of a desktop just for fun. Taking up alot of room on my desktop (big footprint) and I don't often take it off.

    Anyway, full, 4 bar wireless reception of my home network, and usually 2 or 3 bars of my neighbor's wireless networks on my desk. Lid closed and on my keyboard tray, my network is down to 2 bars and it won't even pick up the other networks. This is bugging me.
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    Probably the extra aluminum blocking the signal doesn't help.
  3. justaregularjoe thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 28, 2008
    Possibly, but I think I found the root cause.

    I left it on the desk with the lid closed, and the signal strength is full again. Duh. Dissapointing that it can't leave my desk as I have no other good location for it, but oh well.

    Thanks for the interest.

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