R580 Wireless problems!

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R580 Wireless problems!

Post by Jonathan »


first post. I have Samsung R580 i3 4gb ram etc.. it's 5 years old. Shipped with Win7 32 bit.

Last year I installed Mint 17 64bit as I was new to Linux, so duel booted. However I didn't use it much because the wireless connection would drop to a few mbit connection speed after a few minutes, making it unusable.

I did Google and forum searches for answers, but nothing seemed either easy to implement, or work.

But, I wanted to use linux after using Win 10 since Feb on the insider program, so I did a complete clean install of Kubuntu 15.04 64bit on the laptop last week, no duel booting, just linux.

After having the same wireless issues, I upgraded the Kernel to 4.1.6, but to no avail. Everything works, but again, wireless connects, but drops to a few mbits speed after 2 minutes or so. I do have a Texet wireless usb as back up but cannot fathom how to install it as its not plug-and-play like windows, It does have Makefiles, but I'm new to Linux.

I would rather get the native wifi card to work.

03:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8192E/RTL8192SE Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)

Subsystem: Askey Computer Corp. Device 7160
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort+ <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 16
Region 0: I/O ports at 3000
Region 1: Memory at f0700000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: rtl819xE

Connected to ethernet/ wifi off when i did this:

jonathan@Laptop:~$ iwconfig
eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 802.11bgn Nickname:"rtl8192E"
Mode:Managed Frequency=2.462 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:135 Mb/s
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality=10/100 Signal level=0 dBm Noise level=-100 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

lo no wireless extensions.

jonathan@Laptop:~$ sudo lshw -class network
[sudo] password for jonathan:
description: Wireless interface
product: RTL8192E/RTL8192SE Wireless LAN Controller
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
logical name: wlan0
version: 01
serial: 00:e0:4c:00:00:01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rtl819xE driverversion=0014.0401.2010 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes wireless=802.11bgn
resources: irq:16 ioport:3000(size=256) memory:f0700000-f0703fff
description: Ethernet interface
product: Yukon Optima 88E8059 [PCIe Gigabit Ethernet Controller with AVB]
vendor: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:07:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 11
serial: 00:24:54:60:e5:ef
size: 100Mbit/s
capacity: 1Gbit/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=sky2 driverversion=1.30 duplex=full ip= latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s
resources: irq:25 memory:f0800000-f0803fff ioport:5000(size=256) memory:f0820000-f083ffff

All help welcome


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