Yesterday i updated my HP Laptop from Ubuntu 17.10 to 18.04. SInce then the wifi signal is very weak. I have tried all the options with downloading new driver from git. And tried with both ant_sel=1 and ant_sel=2 but both gives weak signal. In 17.10 ant_sel=2 used to work.

Any idea on what would have went wrong during the update?

Output of iwconfig : enp2s0 no wireless extensions.

lo no wireless extensions.

wlo1 IEEE 802.11 ESSID:"Sniper"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: 94:65:2D:02:E3:91
Bit Rate=72.2 Mb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm
Retry short limit:7 RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr:off Power Management:off Link Quality=34/70 Signal level=-76 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0 Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:159 Missed beacon:0

siddharth@siddharth-HP-Notebook:~$ iwlist scan | egrep -i 'ssid|quality' enp2s0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

                Quality=32/70  Signal level=-78 dBm  

This is when i sit next to the modem.

I have done the below steps : 1) Cloned latest rtlwifi_new from git 2) make 3) sudo make install 4) sudo modprobe -rv rtl8723be 5) sudo modprobe -v rtl8723be ant_sel=2 6) sudo ip link set wlo1 up 7) sudo iw dev wlp13s0 scan

At no point i got any error. Tried with ant_sel=1 also.


Output of lshw -C network

siddharth@siddharth-HP-Notebook:~$ lshw -C network
WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
       logical name: enp2s0
       version: 07
       serial: 30:e1:71:97:de:e0
       size: 10Mbit/s
       capacity: 100Mbit/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=half firmware=rtl8106e-1_0.0.1 06/29/12 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s
       resources: irq:16 ioport:4000(size=256) memory:b1200000-b1200fff memory:b1000000-b1003fff
       description: Wireless interface
       product: RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
       logical name: wlo1
       version: 00
       serial: 58:00:e3:a7:14:cb
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rtl8723be driverversion=4.15.0-33-generic firmware=N/A ip= latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11
       resources: irq:17 ioport:3000(size=256) memory:b1100000-b1103fff
WARNING: output may be incomplete or inaccurate, you should run this program as super-user

I was able to solve it ultimately. Thanks to the last post by @pomsky.

My kernel version was 33-generic so i downgraded my kernel to 4.13.0-46-generic as it was the last available. And now wifi is working fine in Ubuntu 18.4.1 LTS.

I performed rest of the steps too, i.e upgrading to the latest rtlwifi_new and setting ant_sel=2. But at the end needed a kernel downgrade.

Thank you for your help

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