Ubuntu – Low wifi signal in 14.04 LTS

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I installed Ubuntu yesterday, so I'm trying to get used to it.

I'm really close to my router, but my wifi signal gets too low. Sometimes I'm in Facebook or Youtube and the signal is high, almost full, but it is usually in one or two bars, and sometimes none.

I can use Internet normally, I can watch videos and stuff, but the problem is when I try to update something or Ubuntu is downloading stuff, the downloads get stuck or get cancelled telling me that I should check my connection.

How can I fix this? I should be getting a really good signal, I'm really close to my router, my phone has full signal, and a notebook with Windows 7 has full signal here too.

Sorry my bad English and I hope you can help me.

$ lsusb
Bus 009 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0bda:8179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 006 Device 002: ID 0458:003a KYE Systems Corp. (Mouse Systems) NetScroll+ Mini Traveler / Genius NetScroll 120
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Best Answer

  • You need to install the driver. Connect to internet some other way and run in terminal

    sudo apt-get install git dkms
    git clone https://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8188eu.git
    sudo dkms add ./rtl8188eu
    sudo dkms install 8188eu/1.0
    
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