Realtek RTL8188EE Wireless Network Adapter Intermittent Disconnect

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Realtek RTL8188EE Wireless Network Adapter Intermittent Disconnect

Post by FLBigDog » Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:15 pm

Thanks for reading!

I am an old windows guy turning into a new Linux guy. It's frustrating to know what you want to do and not know how. :lol:

I am using an HP TS 15 Notebook running Mint 19.2 Tina. I have been having intermittent issues where the Realtek RTL8188EE Wifi card goes from working to undetected. A reboot cures it 100% of the time. If I try to reset the network card during a session where it has "dissapeared" the laptop acts as if there is no Wifi card installed. After reading some other threads I have included some information that should be helpful. Any help or guidance is greatly appreciated.

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inxi -Fxz
System:
  Host: howard-HP-15-TS-Notebook-PC Kernel: 4.15.0-58-generic x86_64 
  bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.2.3 
  Distro: Linux Mint 19.2 Tina base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP 15 TS Notebook PC 
  v: 0974110000405F00001620180 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 22CD v: 93.32 serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde 
  v: F.42 date: 11/04/2015 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 14.1 Wh condition: 21.9/21.9 Wh (100%) 
  model: 13-14 OA03031 status: Charging 
CPU:
  Topology: Quad Core model: AMD A8-6410 APU with AMD Radeon R5 Graphics 
  bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Puma rev: 1 L2 cache: 2048 KiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm 
  bogomips: 15969 
  Speed: 1020 MHz min/max: 1000/2000 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1124 2: 1028 
  3: 1026 4: 1196 
Graphics:
  Device-1: AMD Mullins [Radeon R4/R5 Graphics] vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
  driver: radeon v: kernel bus ID: 00:01.0 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: ati,radeon 
  unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa resolution: 1366x768~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: AMD MULLINS (DRM 2.50.0 4.15.0-58-generic LLVM 8.0.0) 
  v: 4.5 Mesa 19.0.8 direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: AMD Kabini HDMI/DP Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:01.1 
  Device-2: AMD FCH Azalia vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel 
  v: kernel bus ID: 00:14.2 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-58-generic 
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8188EE Wireless Network Adapter 
  vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: rtl8188ee v: kernel port: 3000 
  bus ID: 03:00.0 
  IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet 
  vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 2000 
  bus ID: 04:00.0 
  IF: enp4s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 356.33 GiB (38.3%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Toshiba model: MQ01ABD100 size: 931.51 GiB 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 915.40 GiB used: 356.32 GiB (38.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 47.5 C mobo: 20.0 C gpu: radeon temp: 46 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:
  Processes: 181 Uptime: 31m Memory: 6.75 GiB used: 1.56 GiB (23.1%) 
  Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.4.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.20 
  inxi: 3.0.32 

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rfkill list all
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no


iwconfig
wlo1      IEEE 802.11  ESSID:"FBI Surveillance Van 42F"  
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.422 GHz  Access Point: A0:40:A0:92:CA:00   
          Bit Rate=150 Mb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry short limit:7   RTS thr=2347 B   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=66/70  Signal level=-44 dBm  
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:10   Missed beacon:0

lo        no wireless extensions.

enp4s0    no wireless extensions.

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lsusb
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 04f3:038a Elan Microelectronics Corp. 
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0bda:5776 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0438:7900 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. 
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0438:7900 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. 
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

lspci

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00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 1566
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Mullins [Radeon R4/R5 Graphics] (rev 05)
00:01.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Kabini HDMI/DP Audio
00:02.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 156b
00:02.1 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 16h Processor Functions 5:1
00:02.3 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 16h Processor Functions 5:1
00:02.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 16h Processor Functions 5:1
00:02.5 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 16h Processor Functions 5:1
00:08.0 Encryption controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 1537
00:10.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB XHCI Controller (rev 11)
00:11.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
00:12.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB EHCI Controller (rev 39)
00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB EHCI Controller (rev 39)
00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SMBus Controller (rev 42)
00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller (rev 02)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH LPC Bridge (rev 11)
00:14.7 SD Host controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SD Flash Controller (rev 01)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 1580
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 1581
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 1582
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 1583
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 1584
00:18.5 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 1585
02:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5229 PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01)
03:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188EE Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 07)
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Re: Realtek RTL8188EE Wireless Network Adapter Intermittent Disconnect

Post by FLBigDog » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:38 pm

Thank you for responding.

Just tried this and now it does not recognize the network card at all for hard wired or wifi. How do I get the old driver back without any connection?

EDIT: I got the hard wired connection to work (user error) and ran the sequence from the linked website a second time. The WiFi card is back and I will report progress as I try to get to intermittently fail as before. Thank you again.
Last edited by FLBigDog on Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:59 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Realtek RTL8188EE Wireless Network Adapter Intermittent Disconnect

Post by sleeper12 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:54 pm

Maybe try Timeshift?

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Re: Realtek RTL8188EE Wireless Network Adapter Intermittent Disconnect

Post by majpooper » Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:02 pm

Here is what I did to fix my rtl8188ee issue
viewtopic.php?f=53&t=283287&p=1564246&h ... e#p1564246

If that does not work wait for Jeremy to respond he is the all around network expert and wireless nic guru.

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Re: Realtek RTL8188EE Wireless Network Adapter Intermittent Disconnect

Post by yendrrek » Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:47 am

I had a similar issue. Wi-Fi would stop working from time to time (every third, second day) and only restarting the computer would help. I think I tried all solutions i found on the Internet and nothing helped until I followed the advice of changing the network manager. Installing Wicd Network Manager sorted out my problem. After installation, you just need to deactivate the default Mint network manager.

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systemctl disable NetworkManager.service
In case you have a trouble, activate it again:

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systemctl reenable NetworkManager.service

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Re: Realtek RTL8188EE Wireless Network Adapter Intermittent Disconnect

Post by FLBigDog » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:25 pm

Update:

I have tried all of the suggestions I could find and the problem still exists. Every so often the wifi stops working and requires a reboot to reset it. I will wait to see if JeremyB replies and what his suggestions are.

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Re: Realtek RTL8188EE Wireless Network Adapter Intermittent Disconnect

Post by kelebek333 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:02 pm

Can you try to run following commands by order.

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sudo rmmod rtl8188ee

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sudo modprobe rtl8188ee swlps=1 aspm=0 ips=0 fwlps=0

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sudo service network-manager restart
Above commands work temporarily until restart your PC. If the problem is solved in this way, permanent solution can be provided with a configuration file.

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