Wireless range is crap.

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bozzchem
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Wireless range is crap.

Post by bozzchem » Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:38 pm

I purchased an HP laptop and installed Mint Cinnamon 18.3 to see if I could eventually cut the cord with Windows.

The wireless coverage is pathetic. Even when my laptop is 2m from the router, it shows a 50% coverage. If I take it out of the room, there is no coverage. All of my other devices have no problem except this laptop with Mint installed.

If I'm doing something wrong, I'd love to know what it is. The WiFi on this laptop is practically useless.

JeremyB
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Re: Wireless range is crap.

Post by JeremyB » Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:41 pm

Bad range on an HP laptop? About 2 years ago or so they decided to start using just one antenna wire on some of their wifi cards. In terminal paste

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echo "options rtl8723be ant_sel=2" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8723ce-ant.conf
Reboot

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