Description of problem:
Toshiba laptop running FC20 (3.15.5-200) has the following PCI network controller:
02:00.0 Network controller : Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8187SE Wireless LAN Controller [10ec:8199] (rev 22)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller : Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 02)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
All kernel versions after kernel-3.14.9-200.fc20.rpm
100% reproducible; each kernel update after 3.14.9-200.fc20 has contained RTL818x, which improperly assigns R8169 to the PCI ethernet controller.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install updated kernel; as root, 'yum update'
2. Reboot laptop
3. WIFI signal strength is 1 bar standing within 2 feet of the router!
When I remove RTL8169, RTL8180, and load the R8187SE driver into the kernel, I get 5 bars!
4. WIFI operations at 40 feet are almost impossible. WIFI stops operating periodically!
The RTL8169 driver is incorrectly installed in the Toshiba laptop with the eeprom_93cx6 EPROM.
The driver for RTL818x or more accurately the RTL8187SE driver needs to be detected and properly installed.
This configuration operates normally!
$ lsmod | grep r8187se
r8187se 169484 0
eeprom_93cx6 13130 1 r8187se
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