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wifi strength is too low Realtek RTL8723BE

asked 2016-08-30 05:09:14 -0500

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updated 2016-08-30 15:22:45 -0500

aeperezt gravatar image

Hi all, I have a Hp pavilion laptop.I installed fedora 23 few days ago dual boot with Windows 8.1. Now i am facing problem in wireless signal strength in fedora . Laptop is unable to pick up signal(very low signal ) near to the router. But at the same time in window gets full strength signal. I don't find any solution . please kindly help me in this regard.I am waiting for your response.

Thank you Cp

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While not sure how to help you it will be best if you provide us with your wifi card manufacture and model, to get that on a terminal do sudo lspci | grep Wireless and paste the output here.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2016-08-30 10:50:39 -0500 )edit

this is the configuration i get

08:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter

user0016 gravatar imageuser0016 ( 2016-08-30 13:14:28 -0500 )edit

My solution for my Toshiba laptop was to replace the Realtek card with an Intel card. Problem solved.

Glenn gravatar imageGlenn ( 2017-03-19 03:40:07 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-03-17 20:15:16 -0500

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updated 2017-03-18 19:00:51 -0500

I have an HP Probook with the same wireless card and I had the same problem. Using modprobe options ant_sel=1 and fwlps=0 gave me a much better connection. If ant_sel=1 does not help, try 2 - it just depends which antenna port the antenna is plugged into on the card.

In Windows, the driver handles this automatically.

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answered 2017-03-18 23:27:01 -0500

amitosh gravatar image

Hi, My laptop has the exactly same wireless card and I too had the same problem. It appears there is some issue with power management in the driver.

I used fwlps=0 iwlps=0 to get a stable connection.

Create a file /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8723be.conf and add the following to it:

options rtl8723be fwlps=0 iwlps=0

I did not have to, but you can try adding ant_sel=1 as tim8723 suggested

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