I have Ubuntu 16.04 installed in my computer, I have Broadcom Wifi in my computer. This wifi is not able to connect to the weak wifi signals around the computer, these are connected by my friends' laptops having Windows and my Smart Phone can too connect to the wifi, but my laptop cannot connect to those signals, in my hostel given to the students.
For the PC, info i ran command
sudo lshw -c network
and the output was:
*-network description: Wireless interface product: BCM43142 802.11b/g/n vendor: Broadcom Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:06:00.0 logical name: wlp6s0 version: 01 serial: ac:d1:b8:ca:93:d5 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl0 driverversion=188.8.131.52 (r487574) ip=172.16.14.193 latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abg resources: irq:18 memory:f7200000-f7207fff
and the driver information i got from the the settings is given under:
Please help me I initially had Ubuntu 14.04, same problem was there then I washed it and newly installed Ubuntu 16.04, the problem continues here too.
And at my home, we have a good wifi, strong signal, it connects easily.
So please help me.