I just installed Ubuntu 17.10 alongside Windows 8.

My wifi router isn't working so I am stuck with using a hotspot from Samsung Galaxy S Duos. Ubuntu recognizes the hotspot network but when I try to connect it, it attempts to connect and without any message or error stops trying.

I tried several times, changed passwords, changed security types but no success. For a brief moment, it did connect but it did not work and quickly disconnected again.

What should I do?

Note: Also the Broadcom driver is not present for some reason. Is there a way to download it from Windows and install on Ubuntu. I think that might resolve my problem.

  • Why do you think you need the broadcom driver? Use USB tethering to the phone and edit the question to include results for the wireless script – Jeremy31 Mar 24 '18 at 12:12

You should plug your device to an Internet cable and run terminal and run this very simple command :

sudo apt-get update

then after completing that process, you'll find out Broadcom wireless driver in the "Additional Drivers" tab of the "Software & Updates" app. install it and you'll be able to connect to any wireless connection you want. I had a problem like yours and fixed it with this simple way, hope it works for you too!

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