Internet Speed much much slower in my lap

I have Dell Studio 1749. I tested the internet speed hundreds of times, and now I'm certain that the speed is so much slower (to the point of not being able to browse) when my laptop is actually resting in my lap. I googled that and couldn't find anyone having the same problem. I thought about trying AC type connection with USB device but I'm reluctant since I have only 2 usb ports that work. Another option would be upgrading my wi-fi network card, but couldn't find any good advice which one would be compatible with my laptop, and if there could be any possible problems with the upgrade. Thank you

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