Hi! I'm using a (newly custom built ) computer with an ASUS PCE-N15 Wifi card, which according to lspci uses the RTL8188CE chipset. Now, after buying this card I read a lot of bad things about this chipset on the internet when it comes to Linux. However, I'd like to give it a sporting chance before I send it back from whence it came. . .
My problem is this. The card worked out of the box when I installed Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit, but I began to notice that the card only works every other minute. Seriously, I opened up System Monitor, and the card will work for exactly one minute, then for another minute it won't send or receive anything. The connection isn't dropped, but no packets are sent or received. And when the card is working, it's slow. iwconfig shows that my connection is 57 Mbps, and this is an 802.11N card that's advertised to run at 300Mbps.
lspci -v tells me that it's using the rtl8192ce module as a driver, and lsmod is showing several other modules like cfg80211, mac80211, and rtlwifi on which it is dependent. I've read about the Realtek proprietary drivers online, and it would seem that the linux drivers are crap.
My question is this. . . Does anyone own a Realtek wifi card and have it working reliably at a satisfactory speed?
Thanks in advance!