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Old 07-12-2015, 04:09 AM   #31
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The wifi is getting sluggish because the open source drivers have fixes which upstream has not accepted (once wifi is working passably, they mark bug reports as "will not fix."). I would get dropped packets, etc. all the time until I switched to the proprietary drivers for my module. Once I did,... the Wifi errors went away. It was a little more research to obtain the proper BT firmware files and manually install them to the correct system directory, to get bluetooth working...

You need to do the same...

If there are no PPAs for your module,... you'll need to do a manual install (make [on the downloaded sources], modprobe, etc.). Then, you'll need to extract the firmware for the BT portion of the module, and install that manually to the proper firware directory (named correctly as well).

Your other choice is to dump the hardware wifi/blue-tooth module for one that works out-of-box with most distros. Wifi/BT modules are about $35(US)...
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Initially, before the wifi support got better I opted to buy a usb to ethernet adapter $30 at radio shack. I don't have anything bluetooth so it doesn't matter to me if that works or not. The ethernet option is almost required when doing a fresh install on the device. Since you need a network to get the network drivers and firmware of said drivers.
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Hey I wasn't trying to ignore or offend anybody my apologies if you feel that way.
I may have not mentioned this but I do not know what you mean by proprietary drivers.
I've looked everywhere for support for this module, in and outside of the repositories.
I tried troytan, firmware-realtek, lwfinger, and the dkms repo mentioned earlier. What did I miss?

JaseP would you also mind elaborating that a little more?
The manual install bit, thank you!

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Old 07-12-2015, 10:20 AM   #34
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Originally Posted by jfhendfg View Post
I may have not mentioned this but I do not know what you mean by proprietary drivers.

Generally, this means drivers that are issued by the company who manufactured the chip(set) in question, not the ones that are written by those in the Linux or Open Source community.



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