Linux Driver for RTL8188CE

Arch Linux on ThinkPad T420i sucks due to the stock wireless network card – RealTek RTL8188CE. The wireless connection keeps dropping and most of the ping packages are lost even to the router(Netgear WNDR4300) in home LAN.

I have tried several ways mentioned on the internet. For instance, disable IPv6 or replace netctl by NetworkManager, etc. The situation becomes even worse. The wireless would disconnect completely after a short while and cannot bring back to live again.

Till recently, I found this modified driver for RTL8188CE. It’s not the official driver but fixes some issue on official driver.

If you have the similar problem, please try this driver. Don’t forget to explore #Troubleshooting section if the problem still exists. The fixed rate commands finally help to solve my problem.

Really appreciate the author’s sharing. :smile: