Really need help with this problem

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  1. coolYaleBlueclub124

    coolYaleBlueclub124 New Member

    I have a very specific problem and i havent been able of finding a solution online. My problem is that i wanted to use my laptop as a desktop. so i bought everything from monitor to keyboard and mouse . But my problem came when i activated a setting that lets me close my computer without it going into rest mode . And it is actualy doing so but when i close it the wifi connection stops working almost at all. Do you have any suggestions?

    Really would appreciate any help from you guys.
  2. .Surf.

    .Surf. Well-Known Member

    Go to the settings are revert back that option?
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  3. coolYaleBlueclub124

    coolYaleBlueclub124 New Member

    well with the computer open it works normal, the thing is that i wanted to use it closed but with this problem i cant
  4. TheGurgeMan7

    TheGurgeMan7 Well-Known Member

    I dont understand why you would want your laptop closed in the first place. Ive had a laptop used as a desktop, and done the whole extra screen, mouse, keyboard, headset etc. The problem with it is that the laptop will overheat guaranteed. Most laptops pull in air from in front of the screen, and when it is closed it is unable to do so. Also, I dont understand why you would want to remove an extra screen from the equation, as I would often use my laptop screen for discord and skype.
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2018
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  5. coolYaleBlueclub124

    coolYaleBlueclub124 New Member

    well u make a good point, i just wanted the extra space but you are making sense too. Thank You
  6. eugenex6o4

    eugenex6o4 Active Member

    That's an interesting question. I haven't tested this with my various laptops, but at work, we have a laptop in a dock, with the laptop, keyboard, mouse and monitor all connected to the dock. When the laptop lid is closed down, everything still functions with no issues.. granted, instead of WiFi, there is an ethernet cable also attached to the dock.. I wonder if the dock was the solution?

    The work laptop was a Lenono ThinkPad using some sort of Lenovo dock.
  7. shmekermeister

    shmekermeister Well-Known Member

    Not sure if I got what's your problem, but if closing the lid is your problem, you can change settings in Power Options (Windows 7 - 10) under the "Choose what closing the lid does" (I am writing this looking on properties on Windows 7, but it's something similar on Windows 10). There you can choose "Do nothing" under "When I close the lid".
    Currently your wifi connection stops working because your PC goes into hybernate or sleep mode.
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  8. Arelmunda

    Arelmunda Well-Known Member

    Closing the lid on a laptop reduces the WiFi signal strength as the antenna is looped around the screen. This can cause packet loss and/or disconnection. I would recommend using a wired network.
  9. EL-P0ll0_DIABl0

    EL-P0ll0_DIABl0 New Member

    As what Arelunda said but it could also be a setting in the wifi device itself that you may need to change or even in the laptop power settings. Just a thogut.
  10. Moradinsoulforger

    Moradinsoulforger New Member

    I believe that the way you state the WIFI stops working "almost at all" is the key here. As has already been pointed out, the antenna for the WIFI system in most laptops are built into the screen portion, closing it gives you poor antenna positioning and a crappy signal. If you want to test this, try propping the closed laptop upright, so the lid is in pretty much the same position it is when open and see if your WIFI Strength doesn't improve.
  11. Kenserky

    Kenserky Well-Known Member

    You can simply let your laptop open but tunring off his screen by making your external monitor as only display.
  12. coolYaleBlueclub124

    coolYaleBlueclub124 New Member

    thank you all for your answers, they were all very helpfull
  13. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    If you really don't want to use the laptop screen as a second monitor, then I think this is probably your best option. It should allow the Wi-Fi to function normally, let the laptop ventilate properly and minimize power usage through the laptop.
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