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Nov 5, 2012

Quick Specs:- Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium

- Wireless Card: Intel Centrino Wireless N 2230

Issue: Whenever I close my lid, my wireless connectivity drops by around 80+%. When using, I normarlly download at 5 megabits/s and upload at 1, but with my lid closed, I download at less then 0.4 and upload surprisingly at 0.8. My downloads and torrents basically grind to a halt, multiplayer gaming becomes difficult and websites/youtube/videos take much longer to load. I can check all these figures as I'm using an external monitor.I have tried a lot of things to improve connectivity including setting everything to high performance, disabling power saving modes, setting roaming to aggressive/high and updating drivers.

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