solving rtl8723be wireless signal low

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solving rtl8723be wireless signal low

Post#1 by xenos » 21 Oct 2018, 23:00

1. having 05-devel.xzm, available from here http://dl.porteus.org/x86_64/Porteus-v4.0/kernel/

2. clone or just download, https://github.com/lwfinger/rtlwifi_new

3. extract the downloaded file and make

4. modprobe -rv rtl8273be // change accordingly based on your laptop wifi model

5.1 to install, use modprobe -v rtl8273be ant_sel=1

or

5.2 to install, use modprobe -v rtl8273be ant_sel=2

5. to test with another value for ant_sel, remove the driver using modprobe -rv rtl8723be first

6. once wireless is working, create the following directory structure

folder : rtl8723be
etc/
--modprobe.d/
----rtl8723be.conf
lib/
--modules/
----4.16.3-porteus/
------kernel/
--------drivers/
----------net/
------------wireless/
--------------realtek/
----------------rtlwifi/
------------------btcoexist/
--------------------btcoexist.ko
------------------rtl8723be/
--------------------rtl8723be.ko
------------------rtl8723com/
--------------------rtl8723-common.ko
------------------rtl_pci.ko
------------------rtl_usb.ko
------------------rtlwifi.ko

rtl8723be.conf
options rtl8723be ant_sel=2
// change the 2 to 1 if 1 works for you

make xzm and it should works permanently in our live Porteus xfce

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