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 Wifi Card RTL8723AE Linux Driver/Performance 
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Post Wifi Card RTL8723AE Linux Driver/Performance
Hi,

I'm currently trying to use the Wifi card in Linux Mint 17.1 (also tried it in Mint 17). The problem is that the card is not operating at full speed of the router (wireless g 54Mbps) and is actually running with 18Mbps Bitrate.
When connecting to the same network with a laptop via wifi Bit rate is at 54Mbps and download speed is around 2.2 MB/s, while Intense PC is around 1.4 MB/s. I am also having a high number of invalid misc packets, so I am guessing that current driver is not functioning well.
Also lots of people have trouble with the drivers on this wificard and Realtek doesn't have a official driver for Linux.
I saw that Linux mint 17 is supported by Intense PC http://www.fit-pc.com/wiki/index.php/IntensePC:_Software

Do you have a driver for linux ?
Or provide the official ISO image Linux Mint 17 ?

Thanks.


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Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:37 am
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Post Re: Wifi Card RTL8723AE Linux Driver/Performance
There is no special driver for Linux, but kernel built in driver only.
Official Linux Mint 17 can be downloaded from community website.


Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:33 am

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Post Re: Wifi Card RTL8723AE Linux Driver/Performance
The official Mint 17, with default kernel doesn't achieve maximum wireless speed (54Mbps), only 18Mbps.
Does some else experience same issue with wifi network speeds on Linux?
Or my only solution is to buy a new wifi adapter which has a good support on Linux?

@mbirger Can you confirm that IntensePC can achieve full wireless N speed on Linux/or Linux Mint ?


Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:09 am
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Post Re: Wifi Card RTL8723AE Linux Driver/Performance
Intense PC supports 802.11n wireless standard.
Intense PC using industry standard wireless module (Qcom), that has been tested by module manufacturer to support the declared standard. Wireless performance affected by many factors (ISP, internal network topology, OS settings, other network elements).


Tue Dec 30, 2014 2:08 pm

Joined: Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:40 am
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Post Re: Wifi Card RTL8723AE Linux Driver/Performance
I managed to get better performance by using these commands:
Code:
sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree
echo "options rtl8723ae fwlps=0 swlps=0 " | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8723ae.conf


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