[SOLVED] D-Link Dwa-131 - Weak Signal

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[SOLVED] D-Link Dwa-131 - Weak Signal

Post by zenacim » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:34 pm

Hello everyone,
I have installed Mint 19 on a desktop dell Optiplex and bought the D-Link Dwa-131 to have wifi connection.
The usb has been immediately detected and I could connect to my wifi but the signal is really weak.
My internet connection is 50MB and I have only 10MB. The signal is at 30%. With my laptop at the same place I have 60%.
Do I have to install the drivers from the Dlink website?
Driver | Linux (4.3.1.1) from: 10/16/14
If you have any tips to boost my wifi.

Thanks guys
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Re: D-Link Dwa-131 - Weak Signal

Post by JeremyB » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:07 pm

What is result for

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lsusb

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Re: D-Link Dwa-131 - Weak Signal

Post by zenacim » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:10 pm

Thanks jeremy:

Bus 002 Device 003: ID 2001:3319 D-Link Corp.
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 413c:3200 Dell Computer Corp. Mouse
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0d62:2106 Darfon Electronics Corp. Dell L20U Multimedia Keyboard
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8008 Intel Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

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Re: D-Link Dwa-131 - Weak Signal

Post by JeremyB » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:29 pm

Ok, lets do

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sudo apt install git dkms build-essential
git clone https://github.com/Mange/rtl8192eu-linux-driver.git
sudo dkms add rtl8192eu-linux-driver
sudo dkms install rtl8192eu/1.0
echo "blacklist rtl8xxxu" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8xxxu.conf
Reboot go into BIOS/UEFI settings, make sure Secure Boot is disabled

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Re: D-Link Dwa-131 - Weak Signal

Post by zenacim » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:32 pm

Thanks Jeremy, But please can you confirm that there is no risk to loose my wifi connection with this?
I want to boost my wifi signal but at least I have one :)
If after installing the driver, I have no wifi connection. Do I have to reinstall Mint?
Cheers for your help

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Re: D-Link Dwa-131 - Weak Signal

Post by JeremyB » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:34 pm

If you install and lose wifi, do

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sudo modprobe -r 8192eu
sudo modprobe rtl8xxxu

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Re: D-Link Dwa-131 - Weak Signal

Post by zenacim » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:36 pm

Thanks.
When trying the first line: sudo apt install git dkms build-essential
I have an error: build-essential is not available or something like this (I have in spanish)

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Re: D-Link Dwa-131 - Weak Signal

Post by JeremyB » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:39 pm

Try

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sudo apt update
Then try the commands again

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Re: D-Link Dwa-131 - Weak Signal

Post by zenacim » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:50 pm

Great, it works!
Thanks Jeremy


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