I have dual booted my Windows 8 laptop with Ubuntu 14.04. The wifi driver is Realtek rtl8723be. It didn't use to work but I updated the kernel to 3.18 and reinstalled the driver and that seemed to solve the problem for a few hours. Then it would be connected for around 30 minutes and then the connection would stop, even though the icon on the system tray would still indicate it's connected. The only thing that works is restarting the computer but then, again, after 30 minutes the connection stops.