wireless network adapter not connecting to any wifi network

hello! I have a problem. I have my wireless network adapter connected to my laptop but it doesn't connect to any wifi network. My laptop has wifi working but the signal is so weak (I think the wifi antenna is broken) so I always have to use my phone's mobile hotspot to connect to the internet and I have to put my phone so close to my laptop. But this isn't my problem. This is the reason why I'm using a wirless network adapter. I used windows 10 in this laptop but it was so slow so I switched to Manjaro XFCE and it performs well. When I was in Windows, I didn't have this problem that my wireless network adapter doesn't connect to any wifi network. It shows the wifi networks. Please help! Thank you.


Just passed by to mention that your description is not providing any wireless model, no detail about your hardware, kernel.

Most of us do not start with the premise there is an hardware issue. The mentions like "works in Windows" might have a negative recoil effect ... This is how we consider starting a good help request:

Welcome to Manjaro! :slight_smile:


okay, sorry for that but here are the details:

  Kernel: 4.14.182-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.1.0 
  Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2 tk: Gtk 3.24.20 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm4 
  dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
  Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: X200MA v: 1.0 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: ASUSTeK model: X200MA v: 1.0 serial: <filter> 
  UEFI [Legacy]: American Megatrends v: X200MA.601 date: 04/19/2019 
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 12.4 Wh condition: 20.1/24.8 Wh (81%) volts: 11.2/11.2 
  model: ASUSTeK X200-30 type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Discharging 
  RAM: total: 1.84 GiB used: 984.5 MiB (52.2%) 
  RAM Report: 
  permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required. 
  Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Celeron N2840 bits: 64 type: MCP 
  arch: Silvermont rev: 8 L2 cache: 1024 KiB bogomips: 8666 
  Speed: 613 MHz min/max: 500/2582 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1580 2: 1400 
  Flags: 3dnowprefetch acpi aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon bts clflush 
  cmov constant_tsc cpuid cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts epb ept erms 
  est flexpriority fpu fxsr ht ibpb ibrs ida lahf_lm lm mca mce md_clear mmx 
  monitor movbe msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat pbe pclmulqdq pdcm pebs 
  pge pni popcnt pse pse36 pti rdrand rdtscp rep_good sep smep ss sse sse2 
  sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 stibp syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc tsc_adjust 
  tsc_deadline_timer tsc_known_freq tsc_reliable vme vmx vnmi vpid xtopology 
  Device-1: Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display 
  vendor: ASUSTeK driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:0f31 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: intel unloaded: modesetting 
  alternate: fbdev,vesa resolution: 1366x768~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics (BYT) v: 4.2 Mesa 20.0.7 
  compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series High Definition Audio 
  vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 
  chip ID: 8086:0f04 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.14.182-1-MANJARO 
  Device-1: Broadcom and subsidiaries BCM43142 802.11b/g/n vendor: Lite-On 
  driver: wl v: kernel port: f000 bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 14e4:4365 
  IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global 
  broadcast: <filter> 
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link 
  Device-2: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet vendor: ASUSTeK 
  driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e000 bus ID: 03:00.2 chip ID: 10ec:8136 
  IF: enp3s0f2 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-3: Realtek RTL8192EU 802.11b/g/n WLAN Adapter type: USB 
  driver: rtl8xxxu bus ID: 1-4.3:5 chip ID: 0bda:818b serial: <filter> 
  IF: wlp0s20u4u3 state: down mac: <filter> 
  WAN IP: <filter> 
  Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 19.74 GiB (4.2%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: HGST (Hitachi) model: HTS545050A7E680 
  size: 465.76 GiB speed: 3.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> 
  rev: AF10 scheme: MBR 
  Message: No Optical or Floppy data was found. 
  Message: No RAID data was found. 
  ID-1: / size: 457.45 GiB used: 19.74 GiB (4.3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
  label: N/A uuid: 40aa730e-6d0b-4944-8a0d-79729d3222b5 
  ID-2: /var/lib/snapd/snap/core18/1754 raw size: 54.9 MiB 
  size: <root required> used: <root required> fs: squashfs dev: /dev/loop0 
  label: N/A uuid: N/A 
  ID-3: /var/lib/snapd/snap/snapd/7264 raw size: 27.1 MiB 
  size: <root required> used: <root required> fs: squashfs dev: /dev/loop1 
  label: N/A uuid: N/A 
  Message: No unmounted partitions found. 
  Hub: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 6 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
  Device-1: 1-3:2 info: Chicony USB2.0 VGA UVC WebCam type: Video 
  driver: uvcvideo interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 04f2:b483 
  Hub: 1-4:3 info: Genesys Logic Hub ports: 3 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s 
  chip ID: 05e3:0608 
  Device-2: 1-4.1:4 info: Lite-On Broadcom BCM43142A0 Bluetooth Device 
  type: <vendor specific> driver: btusb interfaces: 4 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 12 Mb/s chip ID: 04ca:2006 serial: <filter> 
  Device-3: 1-4.3:5 info: Realtek RTL8192EU 802.11b/g/n WLAN Adapter 
  type: Network driver: rtl8xxxu interfaces: 1 rev: 2.1 speed: 480 Mb/s 
  chip ID: 0bda:818b serial: <filter> 
  Hub: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 1 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s 
  chip ID: 1d6b:0003 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 6280.0 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 
  Processes: 161 Uptime: 11m Init: systemd v: 245 Compilers: gcc: 10.1.0 
  Shell: bash v: 5.0.17 running in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.0.37

Also, sorry because I'm not really good in English and I didn't understand all the things said in that tutorials but I will try.

This is the info of my wireless network adapter:
Realtek RTL8192EU 802.11b/g/n WLAN Adapter
type: Network driver: rtl8xxxu interfaces: 1 rev: 2.1 speed: 480 Mb/s

Thank you!

You will have to follow this:

Still in english, but should be straight forward as is providing all the commands to run.


You may be able to get your internal Broadcom wifi adapter working simply by disabling MAC Address randomization. Looking at your outputs the internal adapter is working. Search the terms "disable MAC Address randomization" on the forum for directions.


thank you very much! this worked! thank you thank you!

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