On a fresh install and updated Linux Mint 17 XFCE, the system cannot maintain an internet connection through wifi, and is unable to connect at all through ethernet. Wifi will work somewhat slowly for a few minutes and then stop internet access. It usually maintains a connection to the router, but cannot load anything.
I have gone through installing different types of drivers for my specific usb wifi adapter with no connection improvement. These were from the manufacturer (Netis) website, the Realtek website, and other modified drivers from the community that should circumvent what appears to be a driver problem.
I know that this issue has been seen before from checking many forums and documents online. I've spent a few days trying to sort this out to no avail. Would anyone be able to help resolve my specific case?
I have been able to connect to another computer through ethernet, so it appears that the drivers for that hardware is working to a degree.
My system specifications are below, let me know if I should post up any terminal output that would be useful:
Asus Z97-A motherboard; Intel Pentium G3258 CPU
Netis WF2111 (rtl8192cu driver); Also tried older Netgear WG111v2, resulted in same connection problems. Arris NVG859 Router (ISP: AT&T)
Intel I218-V Ethernet (e1000e driver, I think this is the correct one but cannot verify the version)
wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:"VVVVVVVVVV" Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: 94:62:69:25:B8:20 Bit Rate=72.2 Mb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm Retry long limit:7 RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr:off Power Management:off Link Quality=70/70 Signal level=-38 dBm Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0 Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0