Variations of this problem certainly seem to be common, but I'm not not seeing a recent solution for my case: I'm running Ubuntu 13.04,
uname -r = 3.8.0-21-generic
lspci = 02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter (rev 01)
The wifi network connection is relatively slow, but more seriously, repeatedly drops completely every few minutes. It usually recovers in a minute or so, but then drops again in 1-3 minutes. Running Windows 8 (ugh) on the same system, the connection never drops. Some of the solutions proposed, involve compiling/installing a new driver from Realtek - I'm really not comfortable doing that. Another suggested adding a
/etc/modprobe.d/rtl8192.conf file containing a "
options rtl8192ce ips=0 debug=2" line. I tried that - no effect. Another solution proposed deleting the network manager and installing something called "
wicd". I haven't tried that yet, wondering, if "
wicd" didn't help/work, could I use apt-get to purge it and re-install the network manager to get back to where I am?