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:
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okay, sorry for that but here are the details:
System: 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 Machine: 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 Battery: 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 Memory: RAM: total: 1.84 GiB used: 984.5 MiB (52.2%) RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required. CPU: 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 xtpr Graphics: 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 Audio: 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 Network: 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> Drives: 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. RAID: Message: No RAID data was found. Partition: 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 Unmounted: Message: No unmounted partitions found. USB: 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 Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 6280.0 C mobo: N/A Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 Info: 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
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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