weak wifi on new install

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MANTI5
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weak wifi on new install

Post by MANTI5 » Sun May 27, 2018 7:47 pm

I installed Linuxmint yesterday on my elderly father inlaw's HP laptop because I was tired of all the viruses he was getting from not understanding what not to click/download. Everything is working great except the wifi strength, it wasn't an issue in Windows but now it needs to be pretty close to the router to get a signal. I'm very green when it comes to *nix so any help with a setting or something I missed will be greatly appreciated.

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Re: weak wifi on new install

Post by JeremyB » Mon May 28, 2018 6:40 am

See if

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sudo modprobe -r rtl8723be && sleep 10 && sudo modprobe rtl8723be ant_sel=2
Helps, if it does, you can make it persistent with

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echo "options rtl8723be ant_sel=2" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8723beant.conf

MANTI5
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Re: weak wifi on new install

Post by MANTI5 » Thu May 31, 2018 12:56 am

Thank you that seems to have helped.

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