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 : https://github.com/lwfinger/rtlwifi_new
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 :
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)
4.After that ,run this command in terminal as shown in screenshot given below:
sudo make install
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 :
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 .
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.
Thanks : lwfinger ( Author of rtlwifi_new)