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Re: Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Arch Linux recognize my Acer Aspire S wifi, debian does not

On Wed 15 Mar 2017 at 23:21:12 (-0400), Carl Fink wrote:
> Not everyone has access to wired networks. I don't, to name just one
> example of a person who does not. My last Debian install, I had to
> use USB networking over my mobile phone to download non-free wifi
> chipset firmware.

That's neat. What do I need to know to do that?
(My problem is that I have to go through the
ndiswrapper rigmarole before I can use my
wifi dongle.)