How to fix Realtek RTL8723BE Wireless Network Adapter Low Wi-Fi Signal Issue on Ubuntu/Linux OS

Hello,everyone.Today , I  want to share how to fix Realtek RTL8723BE Wireless Network Adapter Low Wi-Fi Signal Issue on Ubuntu/Linux OS.This tutorial can be also used for other Realtek Wireless Network Adapters supported by rtlwifi_new .

I have a great interest in using Using Ubuntu OS , so I installed latest version of Ubuntu OS alongside Windows OS.But, I faced low Wi-Fi signal issue on Ubuntu OS .Ubuntu OS failed to find many Wi-Fi networks which I could easily find & use on Windows OS.  Then,I started finding solutions to my problem and I found  a working solution.

Tools Required :

rtlwifi_new :

Steps :

1.Download rtlwifi_new from above link and extract it to Desktop (or to your desitrd folder).

2.Open Terminal and change your directory to the folder where you extracted rtlwifi_new zip file (here , Desktop/rtlwifi_new-master )  by using cd  command .See Screenshot given below :

cd   Desktop/rtlwifi_new-master 

3.Now,run this command in Terminal as shown in Screenshot given below:

make clean  (optional for first time installation,you can use it for further installation)


Screenshot from 2017-06-18 12-17-22.png


4.After that ,run this command in terminal  as shown in screenshot given below:

sudo make install  

Screenshot from 2017-06-18 12-19-13.png


5.If everything is allright,you will see the message  ” Install rtlwifi SUCCESS  “  . It means that rtlwifi has beeen installed successfully.

6.Now,run this command as shown in screenshot given below :

sudo modprobe rtl8723be 

7.After that , run this command as shown in screenshot given below :

echo “options rtl8723be ant_sel=2” | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8723be.conf

8.This step is optional.If you want to see that  text contents are written successfully to /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8723be.conf .you can use this command  as shown in screenshot given below :

cat /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8723be.conf

Screenshot from 2017-06-18 12-27-53.png


9.If all the above commands ae executed successfully,then everything has been done. Now,you need to restart your computer and you will see Wi-Fi working properly and your computer will find available Wi-Fi   networks in your area.

10.After restarting  your computer, select Wi-Fi network which you want to connect .

Screenshot from 2017-06-18 12-35-14.png


I hope this post will be useful for many users who use Realtek Wireless Network Adapter  and face low Wi-Fi signal issues on Ubuntu OS.

If you have any query or you face any problem ,please comment.Thank you for reading my post.

Thankslwfinger ( Author of rtlwifi_new)








2 thoughts on “How to fix Realtek RTL8723BE Wireless Network Adapter Low Wi-Fi Signal Issue on Ubuntu/Linux OS”

  1. Hello friend, I made all the steps successfully without any kind of error, but my wifi adapter is still not recognized by ubuntu and for that reason it does not show me wifi networks, could you help me?

    It should be noted that I am new with this linux theme
    my adapter is the RTL8723BE and my laptop is an HP – 14-bs006la
    (I am using a translator)

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