I am running Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia (32 bit). The WiFi on it is controlled by the
Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter. I noticed that the WiFi internet is really really slow on my linux mint. I did a speedtest on linux mint and a windows machine and an android device within about 1 minute of each other. My Linux Mint has a speed of about 3-5 Mbps while the Android and the Windows machine are much higher in the upper 30s.
I checked to see if WiFi power management was turned on using
iwconfig and it is not. See below output of
iwconfig lo no wireless extensions.
enp3s0f0 no wireless extensions.
wlp2s0 IEEE 802.11 ESSID:"NetworkName"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: B8:8D:12:5D:C6:09
Bit Rate=72.2 Mb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm
Retry short limit:7 RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr:off Power Management:off Link Quality=42/70 Signal level=-68 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0 Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:33 Missed beacon:0
What is going on? How do I fix this? I already did change the /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/default-wifi-powersave-on.conf wifi.powersave value to 2 from 3.