Slow / intermitent Wifi on Linux Mint 19

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Slow / intermitent Wifi on Linux Mint 19

Post by Lincon » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:19 am

Hello everyone,,,,

please forgive/correct my mistakes.
So, just came from Windows, fresh to both Mint and Linux (using Dual boot) in general. So far, I'm loving Mint, except for the Wi-fi issue. I know there are quite a few posts, both there and on the internet in general, talking about Wifi issues, but none of them seem to adress my issue. I have already lost track of how many different solutions I've tried to far.
Issue: wi-fi works nicely mobdro lucky patcher kodi on windows (I'm able to get around 35MB), and poorly on Linux (top 5MB). Ethernet and Bluetooth works just fine. I'm using a Dell Inspiron 14 5458. When I just boot, Wifi seems to work properly, but, a few seconds later, its speed drops dramatically. Those speed numbers were acquired using some of those online speed testers, although I'm coming here because I felt the slowness while trying to watch youtube videos at 720p+ (just impossible).

Let me quote things I've alredy tried:

- disable IPV6 for the network (although not in general - I don't know if that is possible / how would it be done);
- antena selection (seems to be more related to HP laptop users);
- disable wifi power manager
- change router to pure WPA2-AES connection

Posts checked so far (some of them, anyway): ... connection
viewtopic.php?f=53&t=276678&p=1519871&h ... i#p1519871 ... st13614520

See, I'm not being lazy, I just can't get it to work properly. I'm already seriously thinking about some other distro in order to make it work, despite having liked Mint so much. I beg for some help in order to have a decent Wifi - pointless to have internet and run an OS which can't use half of the internet I pay for... :(
Last edited by Lincon on Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:58 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Slow / intermitent Wifi on Linux Mint 19

Post by sleeper12 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:05 pm

You might find help here:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... s.html#ID2

For better help, post the results of this command:

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 inxi -Fxz 

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