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I've just installed Ubuntu on an HP Pavilion and I'm having difficulty with the wireless driver. Initially, the connection would drop after a couple minutes of connectivity.
I tried several solutions, most of which involved compiling and installing different driver versions. At one point, connectivity was improved but still had issues. I tried the instructions here http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-2219952.html but didn't notice any change.
After a restart, I can no longer connect with wireless. Wired connection is fine. Output of
lshw -C network:
*-network UNCLAIMED description: Network controller product: RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0 version: 00 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress cap_list configuration: latency=0 resources: ioport:e000(size=256) memory:fea00000-fea03fff *-network description: Ethernet interface product: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
and the output of
lspci -nn | grep 0280 is:
01:00.0 Network controller : Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter [10ec:b723]
I tried repeating some of the driver installs but nothing changed. I also tried following the various links in this thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2205497 but all the repos with my device version (RTL8723BE) are empty.
I'm new to ubuntu and thought I should ask for help here instead of blindly following any more instructions. Any help would be appreciated.