Wifi slow when laptop is closed

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by California King, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. California King macrumors 65816

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    I noticed that while I was running my Macbook in clamshell mode and my WiFi was enabled, my internet speed was a little slow. Then I opened my laptop and all of a sudden, my download speed went right up. Anyone know why?
     
  2. f1 macrumors 6502

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    I haven't personally experienced this myself. But i beleive the Airport Antennae is at the top of the screen, so when its closed, it won't have the best reception...
     
  3. California King thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well my router is literally a foot away from my laptop, so I don't think reception is the issue? It is pretty odd though.
    Also, you should try it. Maybe it's just mine?
     
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    you are changing the orientation of the antennae when you move the lid to clamshell mode. It is a reception issue. Try moving the router so that it's antennae are in the relative same position when in clamshell mode to see if it resolves this issue.
     

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