Wifi Issues

Ever since I installed a distro onto my Laptop which is a ASUS X550jX I had always had an issue where the wifi would drop out every 30 mins or so. After awhile of browsing I found a website called Medium.com and a post there by elmaxx who had a fix for my wifi adapter, so I thought I would post the command here for anyone else having an issue with a RTL8821AE Wifi adapter. (Website link)

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential git
git clone http://github.com/lwfinger/rtlwifi_new.git
cd rtlwifi_new
make
sudo make install

Then reboot and run the following to make sure everything is up and running.

sudo modprobe -r rtl8821ae

sudo modprobe rtl8821ae

Post Author: Nicholas Wilkinson

I am a 3rd year Networking Major in my IT BIT degree. I have a passion for Cloud Computing and IOT devices.

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