I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on an HP Pavilion DV6.
I am having several wireless issues, which I think stem around my system not using the correct driver. At the same time, I'm not sure if the system is using the manually compiled Realtek drivers.
The issue is that the connection, although showing still connected, stops functioning altogether for several seconds (upwards of a minute). It eventually will start working again, but as far as I can tell the connection never actually dropped.
I am using the downloaded drivers for the 8188CE from the Realtek website using the "sudo su/make/make install/reboot" method, which works without any hiccups, however I cannot be sure if it's using the correct driver because lsmod shows it's using the 8192CE drivers (which came install on the system and worked, although it had the same issues).
Furthermore, if I try to use the installer that came with the Realtek drivers using:
It errors out saying that it cannot find a specified file (I can't recall what the actual filename is, but when looking at the directory structure the file does indeed exist, considering it is one of the files newly compiled. I can't for the life of me figure out why it's stopping).
Anyone have any thoughts? This is starting to drive me nuts!
0d:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter (rev 01)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 1629
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
I/O ports at 3000 [size=256]
Memory at c4500000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: rtl8192ce
Kernel modules: rtl8192ce
lo no wireless extensions.
wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:"WCC-Public"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: 00:0B:86:AC:8A:90
Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr:off
Link Quality=70/70 Signal level=-36 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:10 Missed beacon:0
eth0 no wireless extensions.
description: Wireless interface
product: RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:0d:00.0
logical name: wlan0
width: 64 bits
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rtl8192ce driverversion=3.2.0-24-generic firmware=N/A ip=10.4.243.218 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
resources: irq:17 ioport:3000(size=256) memory:c4500000-c4503fff
mac80211 506816 2 rtl8192ce,rtlwifi