this is not an answer to your query, but instead a note of sympathy. Why in the hell is it so hard to get on the internet? Depends on the machine. Some of mine get on fine. Others require ndiswrapper, or some such, which means I have to hire an IT guy when, say, I increase size of hard drive. Ridiculous. We should be told, somehow, exactly what to buy so we won't give a dime to those wimps who suck up to Microsoft.
Anyway, as is clear, you can get no anwer from me.I pray for the day when linux is big enough so that outfits that don't make stuff which runs on our machines will go bankrupt.