[Bug 182473] Re: rtl8187 drops connection

Matt matt1031 at verizon.net
Wed Jan 21 00:10:48 UTC 2009

I'm new to Linux (Ubuntu 64bit) and despite the tinkering required to get it working, I love it.
My Toshiba laptop (dual boot with Vista)  has one of these internal USB Wireless devices with the RTL8187B chipset.  In the 7.x version of Ubuntu, I tried all the published hacks to get it working but could not get wpa/wpa2 to work.  
When I installed 8.10, it detected my D-Link dir-615 (WPA2) and connected without a fuss.  Later, I used the "5.5m hack" described previously and have since had a solid connection in different parts of the house without any drops. 
Therefore, I was surprised when connecting at Starbucks (ATT Wifi no encryption) that the signal kept dropping every few minutes and would require either disabling/enabling Network Manager applet or reboot, as described by other posters.  Vista shows strong signal and never drops.   
I've looked at the relevant system log messages, have done google searches etc... but cannot come up with anything.

rtl8187 drops connection
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