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)


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

sudo make install  

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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

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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 .

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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)