That sounds like a jank wifi-chipset and as usual I suspect VIA. If it is drivers issue and he have drivers that work stored locally, then install those manually. 1903 or whatever it was fucked over my PCIe USB card with newer drivers but I had the working cat/inf so it was trivial to replace.I've attempted to help @???, and he does have a laptop with a wireless card that misreports its antenna configuration to the OS in a way that causes it to need specially patched drivers on Linux. His wifi did work on Windows at some point, but more to the point, it sounds like the issues he's having are more related to networking on his Windows install in general, as tethering to a phone via USB is also broken,.