MBP closed lid - Airport problems

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Max Miles, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. Max Miles macrumors member

    Max Miles

    Dec 4, 2003
    British Columbia
    Greetings all,

    I'm having serious problems with airport reception when using the MBP in closed lid mode. The reason for this is obvious -closed lid- but I'm wondering if anyone has found a work around. The wireless antenna is in the lid hinge, so I've tried repositioning the 'book so the hinge is in line-of-sight of the base station, but to no avail.

    Anyone have ideas?
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    How far away from the base station? Sounds like not too far away if you can maintain line of sight.

    Is this just at home or also elsewhere? Can you try seeing if you can find a lower interference channel to help, or raise your router output power somewhat?

    If none of that works, rather than line of site, experiment with othe orientations to see if you can catch some bounced waves off walls or what have you....

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