ASUS Wifi Issues


#21

There can be setting on wifi modem, that set the time how long your connection can last. This is more common on some public wifi modem. Looks like you do not have this, you can look it up. To be sure, by connecting your self locally to modem menu and see it there.


#22

Unfortunately, 2 other laptops and 2 smartphones have no such problems with the same router…


#23

Still no luck with this one. Under more serious load (~80% RAM load with it being mostly Chrome tabs) the adapter hangs and needs to be disabled via airplane mode and re-enabled to work again.


#24

So much time later - still no fix. From what I read, this is not really an Endless-only bug but more of a Kernel thing instead - users with Mint and Ubuntu are facing similar issues as well. I still hope for an update because r8822be is kind of widely used wifi adapter - with Asus, Acer and Lenovo (and maybe more) using it in their laptops…


closed #25

opened #26

#27

Yeah, sorry that we sort of let this drop. As you spotted it’s not exactly a bug that belongs to us.

Good news though, in the time that has passed, Realtek has published a new driver for this hardware (“rtw88”) and it’s much better from a tech perspective.

That new driver actually a more serious version of the same bug that you are triggering wth Chrome (instead of losing wifi it actually crashes your kernel) but my colleague Jian-Hong is collaborating with the driver developers and it looks like we almost have a fix in place.

If it goes well we’ll look at getting this into Endless (or at least available on the beta channel) during the next few weeks.


#28

Thanks for the update! I surely hope that we will end up having a driver that is both stable and better working than the current :slight_smile: For now an extension such as The Great Suspender more or less makes do but not if you are working with heavier web apps (e.g. BandLab)… Then you are in trouble even with a single tab open.


#29

The new driver (rtw88) and our memory crash fixes are now included in 3.6.2-beta1 available on the beta channel:

The final 3.6.2 version will also include this, which should be published as an official update in a few days time.