Hello Community! So I am new to Fedora, and linux in general (Although I have some experience of developing programs/tools on WSL2, for linux). I recently switched to Fedora 39, and my HP laptop, with the Realtek RTL8732DE is showing issues with the WiFI. Sometimes, it randomly disconnects. Other times, the speed slows down to such an extent that it just shows that no internet is available. And almas I have to take this laptop to places where there’s no ethernet cableost 50% of the time, it says ‘No Wi-Fi adapter found’. I have seen previous posts here about the same, but all of those were not using Linux Kernel 6. I also saw: the smlinux’s module for the same, but it’s also for Linux Kernel 5.
I have verified that the issues are NOT occurring due to increased temperature, or due to power consumption. I have also installed the required dependencies for the kernel modules support, namely these:
dkms git gcc gcc-c++ kernel-headers kernel-devel make
Also, the issue is not found when using wired connection. But I can’t keep using wired connections outside my house.
So I request the community to help me with this. Thank you very much!
There are several threads here about issues with that realtek card, and yes some just recently with the newer 6.X.X kernel.
Replace the realtek card with an intel card which seems much more reliable.
Most laptops have the wifi card that is easily replaced just by opening the case.
Ohh, okay that seems a good thing to do. The problem is, my card has Wifi and Bluetooth integrated, so will it be feasible to replace this card with an Intel card? Plus, how do I know which card is going to support my laptop hardware? Sorry but I am a noob when it comes to the hardware side of things. Thank you!
Yes, if it has M.2 or CNVi socketed wifi. Older CPU’s use M.2 cards like Intel Dual Band Wireless 8265 or Intel AC-9560. These have PCIe WiFI and USB Bluetooth and are sold in multiple form factors by multiple vendors. The chipset has linux drivers from Intel, but some no-name cards are junks so look for cards from companies with established reputations (Dell or HP).
Recent Intel CPU’s provide CNVi, integrated wireless protocol support and separate RF modules. These use a CNVio slot that looks like M.2 but is NOT the same as standard M.2.
Ohh, thank you very much! I’ll get to searching then!
I just installed an intel M.2 AX210 card in my desktop and it supports both wifi and bluetooth.
Almost all M.2 wifi cards support both anymore.
This is the one I used from amazon.com, and they have the same card without the antenna for laptops.
Ohh! Thank you very much then! I’ll look into this!
This community is so helpful, Thank you very much guys!
Newer M.2 WiFi cards generally have newer Bluetooth versions with better performance with recent devices. Bluetooth Versions has a table. Note the last line “Reliability” in the table.
Right, I guess the one suggested by @computersavvy has Bluetooth 5.3, which seems highly reliable as per the table you shared. I’ll look into that one. Thank you very much guys!