Ubuntu – Unable to connect wifi ubuntu 14.04 LTS HP Pavilion Network driver rtl8723be


I have purchased a new HP Pavilion 15-ab030TX, just installed dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 next to Win8. But my wifi has been showing either very weak signal at times or none at all. I tried multiple solutions available on internet but nothing seems to work. Also i hosted connectify on another laptop and started using internet through that it worked for two days but it is also not connecting (probably due to trying some solution from old posts).

Best Answer

You need to install the driver using dkms. If you build it from the lwfinger git, it stops working after kernel upgrades.

I packed the same driver as DKMS and added it to a ppa. Install it this way:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hanipouspilot/rtlwifi
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install rtlwifi-new-dkms linux-firmware

and reboot.

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