My first idea was to connect via ethernet to install the drivers I needed. Unfortunately, the computer in question does not have an ethernet port. I am typing this post from my old laptop (which does have working internet, on both Windows and Mint.)
I ran -inxi -Fxz. I can't copy and paste the output into this post (since I don't have internet on that computer ), but here is a manually-copied transcription of the "Network" portion:
Google leads me to http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ ... 05511.htmlNetwork: Card: Intel Wireless 3165 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 01:00.0
IF: wlol state: down mac: <filter>
from which I downloaded the file from the second row (since it was the only one with "3165" in it). I transferred the .tgz file to my new laptop via a USB stick...
and then I got stuck. Assuming what I've already done isn't completely wrong, how do I get the Intel wifi drivers into the firmware directory in a way that Linux Mint will be able to use them?
Thanks in advance.