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In my previous operating system (Windows 10), there were occasional issues with the WiFi needing to reconnect; but after switching to Elementary, Web pages become unresponsive and I have to keep disconnecting and reconnecting every few minutes just to be able to surf the Web. It is possible to live with, but it's certainly annoying.

Output of sudo lshw -C network command:

*-network               
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 06
       serial: 90:2b:34:a1:01:b4
       size: 10Mbit/s
       capacity: 1Gbit/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=half firmware=rtl8168e-3_0.0.4 03/27/12 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s
       resources: irq:40 ioport:d000(size=256) memory:d0904000-d0904fff memory:d0900000-d0903fff
  • Edit your question and add the output of "sudo lshw -C network" to know your wifi driver. – bitseater Mar 13 '16 at 12:29
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Install third party Realtek wifi drivers. Follow this link check out right side text. https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/reserve-7#TOC-The-rtlwifi_new-driver-from-lwfinger
And next time you buy computer make sure it's not shipped with Realtek wifi chipset at least I won't be buying one.

  • Thank you! My WiFi connection has been much more stable and snappy since following the appropriate steps at the above URL. – ans318 Mar 13 '16 at 23:51
  • Mark as answer. – Suici Doga Apr 13 '16 at 7:12

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