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Old 11-05-2016, 12:19 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Linux Mint 17.1 , Wireless Connection Issues , Lenovo-ideapad-100-15IBD , on Internal Wireless RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter

Hope this can help any folks out there having Wireless Stability Issues like dropped connections, long establishing connection issues, on Wireless points being shown, but simply unable to connect to them unless you reboot.

( Info below copied from the hardinfo package { aka System Profiler and Benchmark. for some reason latest Linux Distros are not including this valuable Hardware Gui Tool. )

The Skinny...:
Kernel : Linux 3.13.0-37-generic (i686)
Compiled : #64-Ubuntu SMP Mon Sep 22 21:30:01 UTC 2014
C Library : Unknown
Default C Compiler : GNU C Compiler version 4.8.2 (Ubuntu 4.8.2-19ubuntu1)
Distribution : Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca
-Current Session-
Computer Name : Lenovo-ideapad-100-15IBD
User Name : someOtherDude (OtherDude)
Home Directory : /home/somedude
Desktop Environment : X-Cinnamon (default)
Uptime : 29 minutes
Load Average : 0.08, 0.19, 0.22

Open a Terminal Window and type in the command lspci
You will then get the following near the end of the list for your wireless adataper...:

03:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter

You can Goto the Link Below where i found the solution to my Wireless Adataper dropping it's signal and not being able to connect to any available wireless points without rebooting my Laptop.

Hats off the guy or gal that posted their link below, it simply worked for me and my wireless connections are now Stable. I used gedit, instead of leafpad, but you get the same results.

Realtek RTL8723BE chipset
3. For a Realtek RTL8723BE chipset you should be able to improve the stability and quality of your wireless connection, by disabling power management for the wireless chipset.

No need to install another driver then; in many cases, a rather simple hack of the settings of the current driver suffices.

a. First install some tools:

Launch a terminal window.
(You can launch a terminal window like this: *Click*)

Type (use copy/paste):

sudo apt-get install gksu leafpad

Press Enter and when prompted, submit your password. Please note that the password will remain invisible, not even asterisks will show, which is normal.

b. Then create a new empty settings file:

Copy/paste the following line into the terminal:

sudo touch /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8723be.conf

Press Enter.

c. Then edit the newly created file:
In the terminal (use copy/paste to avoid typing errors):

gksudo leafpad /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8723be.conf

Press Enter.

Copy/paste the following line into that empty text file, which disables power management for the chipset:

options rtl8723be fwlps=0

d. Reboot your computer.

Your wireless connection should be stable now.
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