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    Fed up with Realtek. Other recommendations?

    I have tried unsuccessfully for many hours trying to get wifi on my laptop with the realtek RTL8111/8168/8411. I'm at the point of just replacing it with a Linux friendly alternative. Any suggestions?

    P.S. When I opened up my HP Omen the wifi card was an Intel card which I don't fully understand (I was expecting a realtek brand?).

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    Re: Fed up with Realtek. Other recommendations?

    Hello and welcome to the forum, is it your wifi card that is not working? I suggest that you let our networking volunteers have a shot at helping you fix your issue, they are very good here, if you decide you would like help please click on the wireless script in my signature, follow the directions for running it and posting the results back here using the pastebin link created and someone will probably be able to help you, if not I am sure they can also make recommendations but it is still best to see the results of the script so they know what your hardware is currently and if that is even the issue.

    Thread moved to Ubuntu/Debian BASED a more appropriate sub-forum.
    Last edited by howefield; 3 Weeks Ago at 08:27 PM.

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    Re: Fed up with Realtek. Other recommendations?

    Realtek 8168 is a LAN card. Please run the wireless script from the sticky thread and show the outputs

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    Re: Fed up with Realtek. Other recommendations?

    Ok, see below. I'll admit I'm currently running this from Mint but it has the same error as Ubuntu. I just installed MInt to see if it would be any different or not and there is no difference.


    Code:
    ########## wireless info START ##########
    
    Report from: 01 Jan 2020 10:12 PST -0800
    
    Booted last: 01 Jan 2020 00:00 PST -0800
    
    Script from: 22 Oct 2018 03:34 UTC +0000
    
    ##### release ###########################
    
    Distributor ID:    LinuxMint
    Description:    Linux Mint 19.2 Tina
    Release:    19.2
    Codename:    tina
    
    ##### kernel ############################
    
    Linux 4.15.0-54-generic #58-Ubuntu SMP Mon Jun 24 10:55:24 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    
    Parameters: ro, quiet, splash, vt.handoff=1
    
    ##### desktop ###########################
    
    Cinnamon
    
    ##### lspci #############################
    
    3c:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [10ec:8168] (rev 16)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [103c:8603]
        Kernel driver in use: r8168
    
    3e:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:2723] (rev 1a)
        Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:0084]
    
    ##### lsusb #############################
    
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0408:5300 Quanta Computer, Inc. 
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 8087:0029 Intel Corp. 
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    
    ##### PCMCIA card info ##################
    
    ##### rfkill ############################
    
    0: hci0: Bluetooth
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no
    
    ##### secure boot #######################
    
    SecureBoot disabled
    
    ##### lsmod #############################
    
    cfg80211              622592  0
    hp_wmi                 16384  0
    sparse_keymap          16384  1 hp_wmi
    wmi_bmof               16384  0
    intel_wmi_thunderbolt    16384  0
    mxm_wmi                16384  0
    wmi                    24576  4 hp_wmi,intel_wmi_thunderbolt,wmi_bmof,mxm_wmi
    
    ##### interfaces ########################
    
    [/etc/network/interfaces]
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    
    ##### ifconfig ##########################
    
    1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN group default qlen 1000
        link/loopback <MAC address> brd <MAC address>
        inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo
           valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
        inet6 ::1/128 scope host 
           valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    2: enp60s0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc fq_codel state UP group default qlen 1000
        link/ether <MAC 'enp60s0' [IF1]> brd <MAC address>
        inet 10.0.0.130/24 brd 10.0.0.255 scope global dynamic noprefixroute enp60s0
           valid_lft 602896sec preferred_lft 602896sec
        inet6 2601:600:9e80:6770::7082/128 scope global dynamic noprefixroute 
           valid_lft 602899sec preferred_lft 602899sec
        inet6 2601:600:9e80:6770:70a8:55af:4564:c7ac/64 scope global temporary dynamic 
           valid_lft 297014sec preferred_lft 83945sec
        inet6 2601:600:9e80:6770:15be:4b94:e577:bc2e/64 scope global dynamic mngtmpaddr noprefixroute 
           valid_lft 297014sec preferred_lft 297014sec
        inet6 fe80::33c1:8f5e:3f55:b39e/64 scope link noprefixroute 
           valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    
    ##### iwconfig ##########################
    
    enp60s0   no wireless extensions.
    
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    ##### route #############################
    
    default via 10.0.0.1 dev enp60s0 proto dhcp metric 100 
    10.0.0.0/24 dev enp60s0 proto kernel scope link src 10.0.0.130 metric 100 
    169.254.0.0/16 dev enp60s0 scope link metric 1000 
    
    ##### resolv.conf #######################
    
    [777 root '/etc/resolv.conf' -> '../run/systemd/resolve/stub-resolv.conf']
    
    nameserver 127.0.0.53
    options edns0
    search hsd1.wa.comcast.net
    
    ##### network managers ##################
    
    Installed:
    
        NetworkManager
    
    Running:
    
    root       878     1  0 09:39 ?        00:00:02 /usr/sbin/NetworkManager --no-daemon
    
    ##### NetworkManager info ###############
    
    GENERAL.DEVICE:                         enp60s0
    GENERAL.TYPE:                           ethernet
    GENERAL.NM-TYPE:                        NMDeviceEthernet
    GENERAL.VENDOR:                         Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    GENERAL.PRODUCT:                        RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
    GENERAL.DRIVER:                         r8168
    GENERAL.DRIVER-VERSION:                 8.045.08-NAPI
    GENERAL.FIRMWARE-VERSION:               --
    GENERAL.HWADDR:                         <MAC 'enp60s0' [IF1]>
    GENERAL.MTU:                            1500
    GENERAL.STATE:                          100 (connected)
    GENERAL.REASON:                         0 (No reason given)
    GENERAL.UDI:                            /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.5/0000:3c:00.0/net/enp60s0
    GENERAL.IP-IFACE:                       enp60s0
    GENERAL.IS-SOFTWARE:                    no
    GENERAL.NM-MANAGED:                     yes
    GENERAL.AUTOCONNECT:                    yes
    GENERAL.FIRMWARE-MISSING:               no
    GENERAL.NM-PLUGIN-MISSING:              no
    GENERAL.PHYS-PORT-ID:                   --
    GENERAL.CONNECTION:                     Wired connection 1
    GENERAL.CON-UUID:                       7db89575-f246-3afe-a088-f5ceac896654
    GENERAL.CON-PATH:                       /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/ActiveConnection/1
    GENERAL.METERED:                        no (guessed)
    CAPABILITIES.CARRIER-DETECT:            yes
    CAPABILITIES.SPEED:                     1000 Mb/s
    CAPABILITIES.IS-SOFTWARE:               no
    CAPABILITIES.SRIOV:                     no
    WIRED-PROPERTIES.CARRIER:               on
    IP4.ADDRESS[1]:                         10.0.0.130/24
    IP4.GATEWAY:                            10.0.0.1
    IP4.ROUTE[1]:                           dst = 0.0.0.0/0, nh = 10.0.0.1, mt = 100
    IP4.ROUTE[2]:                           dst = 10.0.0.0/24, nh = 0.0.0.0, mt = 100
    IP4.ROUTE[3]:                           dst = 169.254.0.0/16, nh = 0.0.0.0, mt = 1000
    IP4.DNS[1]:                             75.75.75.75
    IP4.DNS[2]:                             75.75.76.76
    IP4.DOMAIN[1]:                          hsd1.wa.comcast.net
    DHCP4.OPTION[1]:                        requested_subnet_mask = 1
    DHCP4.OPTION[2]:                        requested_rfc3442_classless_static_routes = 1
    DHCP4.OPTION[3]:                        subnet_mask = 255.255.255.0
    DHCP4.OPTION[4]:                        domain_name_servers = 75.75.75.75 75.75.76.76
    DHCP4.OPTION[5]:                        ip_address = 10.0.0.130
    DHCP4.OPTION[6]:                        requested_static_routes = 1
    DHCP4.OPTION[7]:                        dhcp_server_identifier = 10.0.0.1
    DHCP4.OPTION[8]:                        requested_time_offset = 1
    DHCP4.OPTION[9]:                        broadcast_address = 10.0.0.255
    DHCP4.OPTION[10]:                       requested_interface_mtu = 1
    DHCP4.OPTION[11]:                       dhcp_rebinding_time = 529200
    DHCP4.OPTION[12]:                       requested_domain_name_servers = 1
    DHCP4.OPTION[13]:                       dhcp_message_type = 5
    DHCP4.OPTION[14]:                       requested_broadcast_address = 1
    DHCP4.OPTION[15]:                       dhcp_renewal_time = 302400
    DHCP4.OPTION[16]:                       routers = 10.0.0.1
    DHCP4.OPTION[17]:                       requested_domain_name = 1
    DHCP4.OPTION[18]:                       domain_name = hsd1.wa.comcast.net
    DHCP4.OPTION[19]:                       requested_routers = 1
    DHCP4.OPTION[20]:                       expiry = 1578505235
    DHCP4.OPTION[21]:                       requested_wpad = 1
    DHCP4.OPTION[22]:                       host_name = Omen
    DHCP4.OPTION[23]:                       requested_netbios_scope = 1
    DHCP4.OPTION[24]:                       requested_ms_classless_static_routes = 1
    DHCP4.OPTION[25]:                       requested_netbios_name_servers = 1
    DHCP4.OPTION[26]:                       network_number = 10.0.0.0
    DHCP4.OPTION[27]:                       requested_domain_search = 1
    DHCP4.OPTION[28]:                       next_server = 10.0.0.1
    DHCP4.OPTION[29]:                       requested_ntp_servers = 1
    DHCP4.OPTION[30]:                       dhcp_lease_time = 604800
    DHCP4.OPTION[31]:                       requested_host_name = 1
    IP6.ADDRESS[1]:                         2601:600:9e80:6770::7082/128
    IP6.ADDRESS[2]:                         2601:600:9e80:6770:70a8:55af:4564:c7ac/64
    IP6.ADDRESS[3]:                         2601:600:9e80:6770:15be:4b94:e577:bc2e/64
    IP6.ADDRESS[4]:                         fe80::33c1:8f5e:3f55:b39e/64
    IP6.GATEWAY:                            fe80::3e7a:8aff:fe09:aefe
    IP6.ROUTE[1]:                           dst = 2601:600:9e80:6770::/64, nh = ::, mt = 100
    IP6.ROUTE[2]:                           dst = ::/0, nh = fe80::3e7a:8aff:fe09:aefe, mt = 100
    IP6.ROUTE[3]:                           dst = ff00::/8, nh = ::, mt = 256, table=255
    IP6.ROUTE[4]:                           dst = fe80::/64, nh = ::, mt = 256
    IP6.ROUTE[5]:                           dst = fe80::/64, nh = ::, mt = 100
    IP6.ROUTE[6]:                           dst = 2601:600:9e80:6770::7082/128, nh = ::, mt = 100
    IP6.DNS[1]:                             2001:558:feed::1
    IP6.DNS[2]:                             2001:558:feed::2
    DHCP6.OPTION[1]:                        dhcp6_client_id = 0:4:47:4d:91:fe:fc:9b:9d:35:78:92:98:5f:1b:68:1c:73
    DHCP6.OPTION[2]:                        requested_dhcp6_name_servers = 1
    DHCP6.OPTION[3]:                        dhcp6_name_servers = 2001:558:feed::1 2001:558:feed::2
    DHCP6.OPTION[4]:                        rebind = 483840
    DHCP6.OPTION[5]:                        max_life = 604800
    DHCP6.OPTION[6]:                        preferred_life = 604800
    DHCP6.OPTION[7]:                        requested_dhcp6_domain_search = 1
    DHCP6.OPTION[8]:                        requested_dhcp6_client_id = 1
    DHCP6.OPTION[9]:                        life_starts = 1577845396
    DHCP6.OPTION[10]:                       dhcp6_status_code = success Assigned an address.
    DHCP6.OPTION[11]:                       ip6_address = 2601:600:9e80:6770::7082
    DHCP6.OPTION[12]:                       ip6_prefixlen = 64
    DHCP6.OPTION[13]:                       renew = 302400
    DHCP6.OPTION[14]:                       iaid = 6a:19:4d:0e
    DHCP6.OPTION[15]:                       starts = 1577845396
    DHCP6.OPTION[16]:                       dhcp6_server_id = 0:1:0:1:25:8c:b8:1b:3c:7a:8a:9:ae:fe
    CONNECTIONS.AVAILABLE-CONNECTION-PATHS: /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Settings/{1}
    CONNECTIONS.AVAILABLE-CONNECTIONS[1]:   7db89575-f246-3afe-a088-f5ceac896654 | Wired connection 1
    
    ##### NetworkManager.state ##############
    
    [main]
    NetworkingEnabled=true
    WirelessEnabled=true
    WWANEnabled=true
    
    ##### NetworkManager config #############
    
    [[/etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/default-wifi-powersave-on.conf]]
    [connection]
    wifi.powersave = 3
    
    [[/etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf]]
    [main]
    plugins=ifupdown,keyfile
    [ifupdown]
    managed=false
    [device]
    wifi.scan-rand-mac-address=no
    
    [[/usr/lib/NetworkManager/conf.d/10-dns-resolved.conf]]
    [main]
    dns=systemd-resolved
    
    [[/usr/lib/NetworkManager/conf.d/10-globally-managed-devices.conf]]
    [keyfile]
    unmanaged-devices=*,except:type:wifi,except:type:wwan
    
    [[/usr/lib/NetworkManager/conf.d/20-connectivity-ubuntu.conf]]
    [connectivity]
    uri=http://connectivity-check.ubuntu.com/
    
    [[/usr/lib/NetworkManager/conf.d/no-mac-addr-change.conf]]
    [device-mac-addr-change-wifi]
    match-device=driver:rtl8723bs,driver:rtl8189es,driver:r8188eu,driver:8188eu,driver:eagle_sdio,driver:wl
    wifi.scan-rand-mac-address=no
    wifi.cloned-mac-address=preserve
    ethernet.cloned-mac-address=preserve
    
    ##### NetworkManager profiles ###########
    
    ##### Netplan config ####################
    
    [/etc/netplan/1-network-manager-all.yaml]
    network:
      version: 2
      renderer: NetworkManager
    
    ##### iw reg get ########################
    
    Region: America/Los_Angeles (based on set time zone)
    
    global
    country 00: DFS-UNSET
        (2402 - 2472 @ 40), (N/A, 20), (N/A)
        (2457 - 2482 @ 20), (N/A, 20), (N/A), AUTO-BW, PASSIVE-SCAN
        (2474 - 2494 @ 20), (N/A, 20), (N/A), NO-OFDM, PASSIVE-SCAN
        (5170 - 5250 @ 80), (N/A, 20), (N/A), AUTO-BW, PASSIVE-SCAN
        (5250 - 5330 @ 80), (N/A, 20), (0 ms), DFS, AUTO-BW, PASSIVE-SCAN
        (5490 - 5730 @ 160), (N/A, 20), (0 ms), DFS, PASSIVE-SCAN
        (5735 - 5835 @ 80), (N/A, 20), (N/A), PASSIVE-SCAN
        (57240 - 63720 @ 2160), (N/A, 0), (N/A)
    
    ##### iwlist channels ###################
    
    enp60s0   no frequency information.
    
    lo        no frequency information.
    
    ##### iwlist scan #######################
    
    enp60s0   Interface doesn't support scanning.
    
    lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.
    
    ##### module infos ######################
    
    [cfg80211]
    filename:       /lib/modules/4.15.0-54-generic/kernel/net/wireless/cfg80211.ko
    description:    wireless configuration support
    license:        GPL
    author:         Johannes Berg
    srcversion:     C615A4309BFED95CEE6CECF
    depends:        
    retpoline:      Y
    intree:         Y
    name:           cfg80211
    vermagic:       4.15.0-54-generic SMP mod_unload 
    signat:         PKCS#7
    signer:         
    sig_key:        
    sig_hashalgo:   md4
    parm:           bss_entries_limit:limit to number of scan BSS entries (per wiphy, default 1000) (int)
    parm:           ieee80211_regdom:IEEE 802.11 regulatory domain code (charp)
    parm:           cfg80211_disable_40mhz_24ghz:Disable 40MHz support in the 2.4GHz band (bool)
    
    ##### module parameters #################
    
    [cfg80211]
    bss_entries_limit: 1000
    cfg80211_disable_40mhz_24ghz: N
    ieee80211_regdom: 00
    
    ##### /etc/modules ######################
    
    ##### modprobe options ##################
    
    [/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-ath_pci.conf]
    blacklist ath_pci
    
    [/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf]
    blacklist evbug
    blacklist usbmouse
    blacklist usbkbd
    blacklist eepro100
    blacklist de4x5
    blacklist eth1394
    blacklist snd_intel8x0m
    blacklist snd_aw2
    blacklist i2c_i801
    blacklist prism54
    blacklist bcm43xx
    blacklist garmin_gps
    blacklist asus_acpi
    blacklist snd_pcsp
    blacklist pcspkr
    blacklist amd76x_edac
    
    [/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-rare-network.conf]
    alias net-pf-3 off
    alias net-pf-6 off
    alias net-pf-9 off
    alias net-pf-11 off
    alias net-pf-12 off
    alias net-pf-19 off
    alias net-pf-21 off
    alias net-pf-36 off
    
    [/etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf]
    remove iwlwifi \
    (/sbin/lsmod | grep -o -e ^iwlmvm -e ^iwldvm -e ^iwlwifi | xargs /sbin/rmmod) \
    && /sbin/modprobe -r mac80211
    
    [/etc/modprobe.d/r8168-dkms.conf]
    alias    pci:v00001186d00004300sv00001186sd00004B10bc*sc*i*    r8168
    alias    pci:v000010ECd00008168sv*sd*bc*sc*i*            r8168
    
    ##### rc.local ##########################
    
    grep: /etc/rc.local: No such file or directory
    
    ##### pm-utils ##########################
    
    ##### udev rules ########################
    
    ##### dmesg #############################
    
    [   17.194612] Bluetooth: hci0: Found device firmware: intel/ibt-20-1-3.sfi
    [   18.750743] Bluetooth: hci0: Waiting for firmware download to complete
    [   25.294880] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): enp60s0: link is not ready
    [   25.295018] enp60s0: 0xffffb5de00079000, <MAC 'enp60s0' [IF1]>, IRQ 148
    [   25.349267] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): enp60s0: link is not ready
    [  103.185129] r8168: enp60s0: link up
    [  103.185161] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): enp60s0: link becomes ready
    
    ########## wireless info END ############
    Last edited by jeremy31; 3 Weeks Ago at 07:42 PM. Reason: code tags

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    Re: Fed up with Realtek. Other recommendations?

    Use the Update Manager and install a 5.3 kernel or you can do a dkms install of iwlwifi backports but that will only support Intel wifi
    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:canonical-hwe-team/backport-iwlwifi
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install backport-iwlwifi-dkms
    Reboot

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    Re: Fed up with Realtek. Other recommendations?

    I upgraded the kernel to 5.0 and that did not fix it. However your manual installation did fix it. Thank you!

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    Re: Fed up with Realtek. Other recommendations?

    I did say kernel 5.3, not 5.0 as 5.3 is the only Ubuntu kernel to support your device as the drv.c file has this entry
    Code:
    	{IWL_PCI_DEVICE(0x2723, 0x0084, iwl_ax200_cfg_cc)},
    Last edited by jeremy31; 3 Weeks Ago at 08:47 PM.

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    Re: Fed up with Realtek. Other recommendations?

    Yeah I saw that. Unfortunately both 5.0 and 5.3 kernels cause my laptop to not shut down due to some acpi error. I had to revert to the 4.15 kernel. However I have wifi working once doing the backport.

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    Re: Fed up with Realtek. Other recommendations?

    So for some reason the backport is not working now. All I did was install a new SSD drive to the laptop but did not do anything to the existing HDD that I was running linux on. Any ideas? Would installing a new SSD have any impact at all?

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