I am using an HP product with wireless lan interface details as follows-

sudo lshw -c network
       description: Wireless interface
       product: BCM43142 802.11b/g/n
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:08:00.0
       logical name: wlan0
       version: 01
       serial: 14:2d:27:d2:94:0f
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl0 driverversion= (r415941) ip= latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abg
       resources: irq:18 memory:b5500000-b5507fff
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:09:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 08
       serial: 6c:c2:17:5e:0b:a4
       size: 10Mbit/s
       capacity: 100Mbit/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd 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-2_0.0.1 04/23/13 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s
       resources: irq:58 ioport:4000(size=256) memory:b5404000-b5404fff memory:b5400000-b5403fff

When I am sitting just next to router then also only two signals showing up on my wifi. Please help me...

  • Which kernel are you using (please provide uname -a)? 3.17.x mainline kernel showed great improvement after I tried different devices (Intel, Realtek, ASIX) in the same situation (sitting just next to the hot spot and having very low connection quality). – Karl Richter Dec 14 '14 at 14:00
  • Linux aditya-HP-Pavilion-15-Notebook-PC 3.13.0-35-generic #62-Ubuntu SMP Fri Aug 15 01:58:42 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux – Aditya Lunawat Dec 14 '14 at 20:06
  • This is the output of the command – Aditya Lunawat Dec 14 '14 at 20:07
  • If you can, edit the question and delete your comments to make it readable. Do you have the possiblity to test a mainline kernel (following instructions at askubuntu.com/questions/119080/…)? – Karl Richter Dec 14 '14 at 20:30

Maybe your wifi is set to power saving?

power.d > set the wifi to no power savings.

iwconfig wlan0 power off

Check this out: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PowerManagement/ReducedPower

Another option - driver issue:

Check this out: Asus X550L Weak Wifi signal ubuntu 14.04


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