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shobster
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Lenovo y560 - Internet signal is weak and/or slow when I close my laptop lid.

I use an external monitor instead of my laptop screen, so I chose to close my laptop lid. When I do close it, I notice a significant drop in wireless internet performance and everything from playing games, to loading pics and videos, and even websites, are extremely slow.

 

I've checked my power settings, nothing is set to sleep, nothing to set to conserver power. My laptop is basically set to not conserve power at all. Which I intended.

 

Any solutions?

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Message 2 of 11

Re: Lenovo y560 - Internet signal is weak and/or slow when I close my laptop lid.

wireless antennas locate behind the lcd in the screen.
that may cause weak signal when you close it.

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Re: Lenovo y560 - Internet signal is weak and/or slow when I close my laptop lid.

Anyway to work around this? I can't use ethernet connections at the moment.
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Re: Lenovo y560 - Internet signal is weak and/or slow when I close my laptop lid.

you are not close to modem, are you?

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shobster
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Re: Lenovo y560 - Internet signal is weak and/or slow when I close my laptop lid.

No, my laptop is in another room.
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Re: Lenovo y560 - Internet signal is weak and/or slow when I close my laptop lid.

is wireless signal strong enough?

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Re: Lenovo y560 - Internet signal is weak and/or slow when I close my laptop lid.

When my laptop lid is open, it's all normal. When I close it, it suffers.

Also, I've been monitoring my signal strength and It drops to 2 out of 5 bars compared to FULL bars.
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Re: Lenovo y560 - Internet signal is weak and/or slow when I close my laptop lid.

it could be cable issue or it's designed the way it works.
tried to close the lid half way?

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Re: Lenovo y560 - Internet signal is weak and/or slow when I close my laptop lid.

I tried closing it halfway, the signal is still fine. Only when I close it to the point of which the screen shuts off, is when the signal starts performing bad.
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Message 10 of 11

Re: Lenovo y560 - Internet signal is weak and/or slow when I close my laptop lid.

make sure save power option is disabled under device manager > wireless adapter properties. it may help.

also, could be related to power management "close lid" option.


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