Possible duplicate: "My Wifi drops the connection after a few minutes realtek8723be" which indicated this problem is a known bug
My wireless stops working randomly when I'm using my laptop. Sometimes it stops working within a few minutes of booting. Other times it works for hours and then stops working.
To be able to use the wireless again, I have to currently reboot my laptop. Is there a way I can make my wireless more persistent?
I'm running Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie), and my wireless problems also occurred when trying Ubuntu and Linux Mint (Debian version) also, but works fine with Windows 7. When installing my current Debian distribution, I did recieve the message:
Some of your hardware needs non-free firmware files to operate. The missing firmware files are: rtlwifi/rtl8723befw.bin
So I found this file in the firmware-realtek package, and downloaded this and installed the .deb file via the "GDebi Package Installer".
I've never debugged wireless/hardware issues before, so any help is greatly appreciated. I have noticed when I run
lspci a Unassigned class with respect Realtek:
03:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 5287 (rev 01)