Wifi slow when laptop is closed

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

  1. California King macrumors 65816

    Sep 20, 2007
    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

    Oct 11, 2007
    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

    Sep 20, 2007
    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


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    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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