I have HP ProBook 440 G2 laptop and I installed Ubuntu 14.04 using the 3.13.0-52-generic kernel. Google search revealed that the official wireless driver for this kernel version is not available yet. Does anybody have a working driver installed?

Right now I have a driver installed but it disconnects from WiFi randomly. Details of the driver installed:

description: Wireless interface
product: RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
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    "Wireless driver for 14.04"? What do you mean? Drivers depend on the kernel version, not on the Ubuntu release version. Which kernel version do you use? uname -r – s3lph May 6 '15 at 12:21
  • I am fairly getting started with linux and I was not aware of it. Running the uname -r command gives the following output 3.13.0-52-generic – Malathi May 7 '15 at 7:25
  • In future, please use the edit button below your post to add additional information. – s3lph May 7 '15 at 18:56

Yes, there is a driver. But you need to compile it from source. Run these commands.

sudo apt-get install git
git clone https://github.com/lwfinger/rtlwifi_new.git
cd rtlwifi_new
sudo make install

Note: This driver should be reinstalled after each kernel update. If it is a problem for many people, I can make a dkms package and put it into a ppa.

  • Can you please add this ppa. It might be helpful. – Ramana Reddy Dec 19 '16 at 14:43
  • I have it in a PPA, but I did not update it for some time. – Pilot6 Dec 19 '16 at 16:01

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