Hi everyone, I know this is an old post but I have exactly this problem. my card is the same rtl8188ce and it´s unable to connect. I have tried with Wicd and nothing, please help¡¡¡
on 07/05/2012 – Made popular on 07/05/2012
Hey, I have the rtl8188ce wireless card in a HP Pavilion g4-1215dx. Currently it is dropping links and still acting as though the wireless link is up & it is refusing to connect to some but not all wireless networks. In the same vein, it won't pull an IP address when it attempts to connect to a hotspot my phone makes, even though it is less than a foot from my phone.
Ok, so I installed BT R3 next to windows 7 on my Toshiba C855 s5214 laptop. When I start Wicd it recognizes and connects to my network and the wireless light is on. Whenever I open up a web browser the internet stops working, the wireless light remains on, and Wicd cannot find any networks until I reboot and am thus forced to repeat the process. My wireless card is a Realtek RTL8188CE.