My Ubuntu Server 16.04 install is not auto-configuring my network settings. After the DHCP setup step the setup program says that my DHCP server isn't responding or that my home network doesn't have one -- which doesn't make much sense since all my other devices have connected just fine and use Dynamic IP assignment.
I've tried over and over again to manually set up a connection through the
/etc/network/interfaces file but I'm not getting anywhere and this is getting quite frustrating. What can I do here?
I have a feeling that the installer is not detecting my wireless adapter, as
ifconfig shows it disabled by default and my Ethernet (read: wired) adapter as the only one configured. But there doesn't seem to be a way to get the word out to the installer.
PS -- I cannot use a wired connection, because the router is in a different room.