I just installed Ubuntu on my laptop with a RTL8723BE adapter and the Wi-Fi is really spotty.
Sometimes available wireless networks won't even show up in the menu, and other times just the network in my household will show up and just barely function (I can ping, sites like Stack Exchange usually manage to load, etc.)
I saw online some people suggest in a terminal entering
echo "options rtl8723be fwlps=N ips=N" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8723be.conf and rebooting, but it didn't work.
I saw someone suggest updating the driver with:
sudo apt-get install build-essential git git clone https://github.com/lwfinger/rtlwifi_new/ cd rtlwifi_new make sudo make install sudo modprobe -r rtl8723be sudo modprobe rtl8723be
Rebooted, and it still didn't work.
I also found this, and it didn't work:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hanipouspilot/rtlwifi sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install rtlwifi-new-dkms linux-firmware
I have no problems with Windows on this laptop. Do I just have to accept I can't use Ubuntu on it?