Realtek RTL8723BE PCIe no 5 GHz connection

Hi! My computer can’t see 5G connections which I’m sure to exist. I’m new to Linux and don’t know exactly how to update drivers nor how to find the appropriate ones for my computer.

Is there any way you can help me? Thanks in advance!

Output of inxi -Fxxxz:

System:    Kernel: 5.10.56-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0 Desktop: Xfce 4.16.0 tk: Gtk 3.24.29 
           info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm 4.16.1 vt: 7 dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: X541UV v: 1.0 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: X541UV v: 1.0 serial: <filter> UEFI-[Legacy]: American Megatrends v: X541UV.302 
           date: 10/25/2016 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 24.9 Wh (85.3%) condition: 29.2/34.6 Wh (84.4%) volts: 10.8 min: 10.8 
           model: ASUSTeK ASUS Battery type: Li-ion serial: N/A status: Charging cycles: 311 
CPU:       Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-6200U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Skylake rev: 3 cache: L2: 3 MiB 
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 19204 
           Speed: 500 MHz min/max: 400/2800 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 500 2: 500 3: 500 4: 500 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel Skylake GT2 [HD Graphics 520] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 
           chip-ID: 8086:1916 class-ID: 0300 
           Device-2: NVIDIA GM108M [GeForce 920MX] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: nouveau v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.0 
           chip-ID: 10de:134f class-ID: 0302 
           Device-3: Realtek USB2.0 VGA UVC WebCam type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-6:2 chip-ID: 0bda:57de class-ID: 0e02 
           serial: <filter> 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 compositor: xfwm4 v: 4.16.1 driver: loaded: intel,nouveau unloaded: modesetting 
           alternate: fbdev,nv,vesa resolution: 1366x768~60Hz s-dpi: 96 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 520 (SKL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.1.6 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 
           chip-ID: 8086:9d70 class-ID: 0403 
           Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.10.56-1-MANJARO running: yes 
           Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no 
           Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes 
           Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.33 running: yes 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet vendor: ASUSTeK driver: r8169 v: kernel port: d000 
           bus-ID: 02:00.2 chip-ID: 10ec:8136 class-ID: 0200 
           IF: enp2s0f2 state: down mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Realtek RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Lite-On driver: rtl8723be v: kernel port: c000 
           bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:b723 class-ID: 0280 
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
Bluetooth: Device-1: Realtek Bluetooth Radio type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-8:3 chip-ID: 0bda:b721 class-ID: e001 
           serial: <filter> 
           Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: down bt-service: disabled rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes 
           address: see --recommends 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 238.47 GiB used: 84.37 GiB (35.4%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: SK Hynix model: HFS256G32TND-N210A size: 238.47 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD 
           serial: <filter> rev: 0P10 scheme: MBR 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 233.67 GiB used: 84.37 GiB (36.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
Swap:      ID-1: swap-1 type: file size: 512 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 file: /swapfile 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 41.0 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2200 
Info:      Processes: 258 Uptime: 1h 4m wakeups: 1 Memory: 7.63 GiB used: 2.31 GiB (30.3%) Init: systemd v: 248 Compilers: 
           gcc: 11.1.0 Packages: 1242 pacman: 1216 snap: 26 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8 running-in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.3.06 


The Realtek RTL8723BE-VB is an 802.11bgn 2.4G single-chip that […]

So 100% NO. It is 2.4Ghz only.

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Thank you for your answer! So what should I do to install a 5G compatible driver?


FYI, the 5 GHz Wi-Fi band and the 5G cellular network standard are two different things. :wink:

Replace the WIfi Card, not the driver. :wink: The driver can only do what the card can do.

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