My NIC is a Realtek RTL8188ee. I'd noticed my browsing speeds on Ubuntu (well, elementary) were slower than on Windows. I did some searching and found this page on GitHub which claims this is primarily due to the limited transmit power for the card which Linux kernels use by default.
My question is, is the driver provided on this page trustworthy? Does anyone know FreedomBen?
Also, is the method he described for installing and replacing the stock driver at least relatively reliable?
Finally, do I need to download an entire new driver to up my wifi speeds or is simply
sudo iwconfig <wlan> txpower 33 enough?
Now, I know 33 dBm is the max limit and might be unsafe and illegal, so any pointers here would be greatly appreciated. I am clueless about this.