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Old 02-04-2017, 03:43 PM   #1
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Exclamation Poor wifi connection regardless of network or location

Fresh install of Solus 2017.1.1 64-bit, previously had Fedora 25.

My connection to the internet is terrible regardless of what network I am connected to, and this does not change if I get closer to the router/modem. This is true for both Solus and Fedora.

I am able to connect to wifi, but it can take upwards of several minutes to load a page, and it is infringing on my work. I am new to Linux and I have no idea what the issue may be. I am willing to provide more information if necessary.

Old 02-04-2017, 06:22 PM   #2
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Start by sharing your wireless hardware chipset and driver details. This may help others to advise further.

You could use something like...
/sbin/lspci -nnk|grep '\[02' -A3
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In a terminal, what is the output of
lspci -nnk

EDIT: ferrari, you beat me to it lol
Old 02-05-2017, 12:45 AM   #4
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I've had poor performance on wifi before. Sometimes solved with a newer (or different) driver or firmware. Rarely solved by anything else if you're able to get a connection in the first place. Sometimes solved by re-orientating the "other" end of the connection. If you're not going through floors, then the rod style antennae should be straight up and down. In the case of a laptop, your antennae is often in the display. If you're using an external monitor, you can sometimes minimize interference by turning off the laptops display.

$ xbacklight -set 0%
$ xset dpms force off
(tap shift a couple times to bring the external one back on, or move the mouse)

Sometimes ethernet is just better to a Client_Bridge (ddwrt) type setup on a 2nd wifi router. AKA I really miss my other asus rt-n## device that I left with my dad.


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