I need your help (Wifi speedtest when closed)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rnelan7, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. rnelan7 macrumors 6502

    rnelan7

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    #1
    Here's my dilemma. I recently purchased a henge dock and like it a lot but when I dock my mbp wifi speeds sink. The only reason I bought the henge dock was to use my mbp with my tv. However, whenever the lid is closed on the mbp the speeds suffer and I can no longer get HD streams from Amazon. The quality looks horrible but as soon as I open the lid back up the speeds are fine. From doing a speed test I get 13mb opened and 2-3 closed. Does anyone else have these problems? Should I take the Macbook in to get looked at? Right now my henge dock is almost useless because I can't use it for my intended purposes.

    I did test the speeds without being docked and just closed on my desk, the speeds also suffer this way.
     
  2. alexpp macrumors newbie

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    Hey buddy,
    have you found an answer to your issue?
    I'm having the same problem, and initially I thought I had resolved it by keeping my mac horizontal, rather than straight. I even tried to move it across my desk, but it seems the wi-fi component is not quite happy with running on a closed setup.
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    IIRC, the antenna is part of the screen assembly, so closing the lid blocks the wi-fi.
     
  4. peanutismint macrumors 6502

    peanutismint

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    I'm finding the same thing, although I refuse to believe the clever people at Apple wouldn't have thought of a way around this, knowing that a good number of people use their macbooks in the closed position with external display/controls??! Might email Henge, see what they have to say.....
     

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