Only when I'm closer to the router, it shows any signal, but when I'm just little far from it, it is not showing wifi routers signals.

  • Let me guess, is it a HP laptop?
    – Jeremy31
    Jan 6 '16 at 15:33
  • Yes.. HP Laptop !! Jan 6 '16 at 17:55
  • Is it easy to access the wifi card?
    – Jeremy31
    Jan 6 '16 at 18:11
  • Yup ... There's no another error, only that I mentioned above.. And I almost try all the solution present in the internet... but no one method can able to solve this problem... Jan 6 '16 at 18:50
  • I mean physical access, is it easy to replace? Some HP laptops require major disassembly to get to the wifi card
    – Jeremy31
    Jan 6 '16 at 23:40

With Ubuntu 16.04 and later, go to Parameter settings as nothing needs to be downloaded

Progress from Larry Finger from here

If you installed rtlwifi-new-dkms from Pilot6's PPA, it will need to be removed with

sudo apt-get remove rtlwifi-new-dkms
Reboot, then

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

Reboot and then

Parameter Setting

sudo modprobe -rv rtl8723be
sudo modprobe -v rtl8723be ant_sel=1

Test wireless, if no change then

sudo modprobe -rv rtl8723be
sudo modprobe -v rtl8723be ant_sel=2

Test wireless again, one or the other should result in better reception

When you find that one works better than the other

echo "options rtl8723be ant_sel=X" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/rtlbtcoex.conf
Where X is 1 or 2- whatever resulted in better performance, in the case of Swapnil Sharma it would be
echo "options rtl8723be ant_sel=1" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/rtlbtcoex.conf
Then the parameter will be remembered following a restart

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    Thanks it works. But not Completely. I have to use this again and again after restarting my Laptop. sudo modprobe -rv rtl8723be sudo modprobe -v rtl8723be ant_sel=1 Jan 26 '16 at 8:57
  • WOW... This actually works... seems to have worked for my Realtek RTL8188EE WiFi driver. Thank you so much @Jeremy31 ! This issue was really starting to bother me.
    – Robin Hood
    Mar 20 '18 at 14:00
  • Hi This worked fine. I faced this issue with Ubuntu 18.04 a few months back and at the time I had copied the new rtlwifi drivers from this link : github.com/lwfinger/rtlwifi_new After upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04, I started facing this again. This time i just checked if I needed to download the drivers again and found the link is not working. But luckily I ran the command without downloading the drivers and it worked like a charm. So all in all method is working but link is not available anymore. if Any of you has the repo for these drivers, please post it here. Cheers
    – Harshil
    Aug 1 '20 at 9:04

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