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Mr Plod:
Before I converted I was on Windows 7 and the lappy WiFi would pick-up at least 6 of my neighbours signals in addition to mine.
Since changing over to LL I can only pick up my own WiFi, but I have to be very close to it as the signal is very weak.
For example, it is currently showing 2 bars & a signal strength of 51% and the computer is only 2 feet away. If I move away, I lose connectivity after only about 20 feet.


System Brief:

Huawei E5331 Mobile Broadband WiFi



Realtek RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter



Wireless Properties

===================

Network Name:    3Mobile

Bit Rate:    72Mb/s

Transmission Power: Unknown

Mode:        Managed

Status:        0

Link Quality:    51

Signal/Noise:    -61/151945464



Security:    WPA & WPA2 Personal



iwconfig

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wlan0     IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:"3MobileWiFi-b1e1" 

          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.462 GHz  Access Point: 0C:37:DC:B3:B1:E1   

          Bit Rate=72.2 Mb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm   

          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr=2347 B   Fragment thr:off

          Power Management:off

          Link Quality=47/70  Signal level=-63 dBm 

          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0

          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:2436   Missed beacon:0

lo        no wireless extensions.
eth0      no wireless extensions.

System Info Attached
Thanks

Mel..

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Jerry:
Just means that the driver for linux is very bad. You can try this here:

Open a terminal, type in:


--- Code: ---sudo leafpad /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8192ce.conf
--- End code ---

place:


--- Code: ---options rtl8192ce ips=0 fwlps=0 debug=2
--- End code ---

in the file, save and close.

In a terminal do:


--- Code: ---sudo update-initramfs -u
--- End code ---

wait for it to finish, then reboot.

Mr Plod:
Hi & thanks for your reply. It is appreciated.

As I am totally unfamiliar with Linux, could you please explain what I do with the code...

Thanks
Mel.

Jerry:
Updated last post with more instruction.

Mr Plod:
Hi
Thanks for the info which I followed to the letter. Unfortunately, it's not made any difference... :(

UPDATE
It is actually worse now. The lappy has to be within a few inches range to connect.
How do I reverse the previous action?

Thanks

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