Missing WiFi

Hello Everyone,

I recently switched to Zorin OS & loving it. I have been using WiFi, but have hardwired accessible, but prefer not to use it. On to the problem. WiFi went missing. Poof. Gone. The Strange part about this is, WiFi was detected upon install, I was able to use WiFi for several days. The only thing I can think of is my snap installing binge, but that seems like it shouldn't be a problem.

Any advice on how to find it again? What information do you need?

joshuamwolfe@desktop:/etc/apt$ snap list
Name               Version                     Rev    Tracking       Publisher              Notes
antstream-arcade   2.1.2469                    15     latest/stable  antstream              -
atom               1.57.0                      282    latest/stable  snapcrafters           classic
bare               1.0                         5      latest/stable  canonicalâś“             base
beekeeper-studio   2.1.4                       113    latest/stable  matthew-rathbone       -
code               7f6ab548                    75     latest/stable  vscodeâś“                classic
core               16-2.51.7                   11743  latest/stable  canonicalâś“             core
core18             20210722                    2128   latest/stable  canonicalâś“             base
core20             20210702                    1081   latest/stable  canonicalâś“             base
gitkraken          8.0.1                       183    latest/stable  gitkrakenâś“             classic
gnome-3-28-1804    3.28.0-19-g98f9e67.98f9e67  161    latest/stable  canonicalâś“             -
gpassmanager       1.1.0                       68     latest/stable  injamulmd              -
gtk-common-themes  0.1-59-g7bca6ae             1519   latest/stable  canonicalâś“             -
postman            8.12.2                      147    v8/stable      postman-incâś“           -
powershell         7.1.4                       182    latest/stable  microsoft-powershellâś“  classic
pycharm-community  2021.2.2                    252    latest/stable  jetbrainsâś“             classic
skype              8.75.0.140                  183    latest/stable  skypeâś“                 -
snapd              2.51.7                      13170  latest/stable  canonicalâś“             snapd
utilso             4.0.0                       27     latest/stable  sleptsov               -
webstorm           2021.2.2                    221    latest/stable  jetbrainsâś“             classic

Integrated WiFi on motherboard, Info below:

dmidecode 3.2

Getting SMBIOS data from sysfs.
SMBIOS 3.2.0 present.

Handle 0x0002, DMI type 2, 15 bytes
Base Board Information
Manufacturer: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Product Name: TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI)
Version: Rev X.0x
Serial Number: 200670255100716
Asset Tag: Default string
Features:
Board is a hosting board
Board is replaceable
Location In Chassis: Default string
Chassis Handle: 0x0003
Type: Motherboard
Contained Object Handles: 0

Let me take a quick guess. You've had WIFI turned off during the entire OS session, that computer was on, then decided to use it, and turned the WIFI toggle back on correct?

Restart the computer, that will probably solve it. If not, we can dive further into this.

I had a wifi card that went missing. What helped was to turn off the computer/the power and detached the wifi card in 10 minutes time and then put it back in.

sudo lshw results part one

desktop                     
    description: Desktop Computer
    product: System Product Name (SKU)
    vendor: System manufacturer
    version: System Version
    serial: System Serial Number
    width: 64 bits
    capabilities: smbios-3.2.0 dmi-3.2.0 smp vsyscall32
    configuration: boot=normal chassis=desktop family=To be filled by O.E.M. sku=SKU uuid=8EFEC6C9-3367-7F0C-B80A-244BFE594223
  *-core
       description: Motherboard
       product: TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI)
       vendor: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
       physical id: 0
       version: Rev X.0x
       serial: 200670255100716
       slot: Default string
     *-firmware
          description: BIOS
          vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
          physical id: 0
          version: 1407
          date: 04/01/2020
          size: 64KiB
          capacity: 16MiB
          capabilities: pci apm upgrade shadowing cdboot bootselect socketedrom edd int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer acpi usb biosbootspecification uefi
     *-memory
          description: System Memory
          physical id: 32
          slot: System board or motherboard
          size: 16GiB
        *-bank:0
             description: DIMM DDR4 Synchronous Unbuffered (Unregistered) 2133 MHz (0.5 ns)
             product: CMK16GX4M2B3200C16
             vendor: Corsair
             physical id: 0
             serial: 00000000
             slot: DIMM_A1
             size: 8GiB
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 2133MHz (0.5ns)
        *-bank:1
             description: [empty]
             product: Unknown
             vendor: Unknown
             physical id: 1
             serial: Unknown
             slot: DIMM_A2
        *-bank:2
             description: DIMM DDR4 Synchronous Unbuffered (Unregistered) 2133 MHz (0.5 ns)
             product: CMK16GX4M2B3200C16
             vendor: Corsair
             physical id: 2
             serial: 00000000
             slot: DIMM_B1
             size: 8GiB
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 2133MHz (0.5ns)
        *-bank:3
             description: [empty]
             product: Unknown
             vendor: Unknown
             physical id: 3
             serial: Unknown
             slot: DIMM_B2
     *-cache:0
          description: L1 cache
          physical id: 35
          slot: L1 - Cache
          size: 384KiB
          capacity: 384KiB
          clock: 1GHz (1.0ns)
          capabilities: pipeline-burst internal write-back unified
          configuration: level=1
     *-cache:1
          description: L2 cache
          physical id: 36
          slot: L2 - Cache
          size: 3MiB
          capacity: 3MiB
          clock: 1GHz (1.0ns)
          capabilities: pipeline-burst internal write-back unified
          configuration: level=2
     *-cache:2
          description: L3 cache
          physical id: 37
          slot: L3 - Cache
          size: 32MiB
          capacity: 32MiB
          clock: 1GHz (1.0ns)
          capabilities: pipeline-burst internal write-back unified
          configuration: level=3
     *-cpu
          description: CPU
          product: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 6-Core Processor
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
          physical id: 38
          bus info: cpu@0
          version: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 6-Core Processor
          serial: Unknown
          slot: AM4
          size: 3057MHz
          capacity: 4408MHz
          width: 64 bits
          clock: 100MHz
          capabilities: lm fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp x86-64 constant_tsc rep_good nopl nonstop_tsc cpuid extd_apicid aperfmperf pni pclmulqdq monitor ssse3 fma cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 movbe popcnt aes xsave avx f16c rdrand lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw ibs skinit wdt tce topoext perfctr_core perfctr_nb bpext perfctr_llc mwaitx cpb cat_l3 cdp_l3 hw_pstate sme ssbd mba sev ibpb stibp vmmcall sev_es fsgsbase bmi1 avx2 smep bmi2 cqm rdt_a rdseed adx smap clflushopt clwb sha_ni xsaveopt xsavec xgetbv1 xsaves cqm_llc cqm_occup_llc cqm_mbm_total cqm_mbm_local clzero irperf xsaveerptr rdpru wbnoinvd arat npt lbrv svm_lock nrip_save tsc_scale vmcb_clean flushbyasid decodeassists pausefilter pfthreshold avic v_vmsave_vmload vgif umip rdpid overflow_recov succor smca cpufreq
          configuration: cores=6 enabledcores=6 threads=12
     *-pci:0
          description: Host bridge
          product: Starship/Matisse Root Complex
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          physical id: 100
          bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
        *-generic UNCLAIMED
             description: IOMMU
             product: Starship/Matisse IOMMU
             vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
             physical id: 0.2
             bus info: pci@0000:00:00.2
             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: msi ht cap_list
             configuration: latency=0
        *-pci:0
             description: PCI bridge
             product: Starship/Matisse GPP Bridge
             vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
             physical id: 1.2
             bus info: pci@0000:00:01.2
             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci pm pciexpress msi ht normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport
             resources: irq:27 ioport:f000(size=4096) memory:f7200000-f77fffff
           *-pci
                description: PCI bridge
                product: Matisse Switch Upstream
                vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
                version: 00
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pci pm pciexpress msi normal_decode bus_master cap_list
                configuration: driver=pcieport
                resources: irq:24 ioport:f000(size=4096) memory:f7200000-f77fffff
              *-pci:0
                   description: PCI bridge
                   product: Matisse PCIe GPP Bridge
                   vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
                   physical id: 4
                   bus info: pci@0000:02:04.0
                   version: 00
                   width: 32 bits
                   clock: 33MHz
                   capabilities: pci pm pciexpress msi ht normal_decode bus_master cap_list
                   configuration: driver=pcieport
                   resources: irq:34 memory:f7700000-f77fffff
                 *-network
                      description: Network controller
                      product: Wireless-AC 9260
                      vendor: Intel Corporation
                      physical id: 0
                      bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
                      version: 29
                      width: 64 bits
                      clock: 33MHz
                      capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix bus_master cap_list
                      configuration: driver=iwlwifi latency=0
                      resources: irq:24 memory:f7700000-f7703fff
              *-pci:1
                   description: PCI bridge
                   product: Matisse PCIe GPP Bridge
                   vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
                   physical id: 5
                   bus info: pci@0000:02:05.0
                   version: 00
                   width: 32 bits
                   clock: 33MHz
                   capabilities: pci pm pciexpress msi ht normal_decode bus_master cap_list
                   configuration: driver=pcieport
                   resources: irq:35 ioport:f000(size=4096) memory:f7600000-f76fffff
                 *-network
                      description: Ethernet interface
                      product: RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
                      vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
                      physical id: 0
                      bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0
                      logical name: enp4s0
                      version: 26
                      serial: 24:4b:fe:59:42:23
                      size: 1Gbit/s
                      capacity: 1Gbit/s
                      width: 64 bits
                      clock: 33MHz
                      capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
                      configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=5.11.0-37-generic duplex=full firmware=rtl8168h-2_0.0.2 02/26/15 ip=192.168.1.201 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=1Gbit/s
                      resources: irq:37 ioport:f000(size=256) memory:f7604000-f7604fff memory:f7600000-f7603fff
              *-pci:2
                   description: PCI bridge
                   product: Matisse PCIe GPP Bridge
                   vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
                   physical id: 8
                   bus info: pci@0000:02:08.0
                   version: 00
                   width: 32 bits
                   clock: 33MHz
                   capabilities: pci pm pciexpress msi ht normal_decode bus_master cap_list
                   configuration: driver=pcieport
                   resources: irq:36 memory:f7200000-f73fffff
                 *-generic UNCLAIMED
                      description: Non-Essential Instrumentation
                      product: Starship/Matisse Reserved SPP
                      vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
                      physical id: 0
                      bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
                      version: 00
                      width: 32 bits
                      clock: 33MHz
                      capabilities: pm pciexpress cap_list
                      configuration: latency=0
                 *-usb:0
                      description: USB controller
                      product: Matisse USB 3.0 Host Controller
                      vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
                      physical id: 0.1
                      bus info: pci@0000:05:00.1
                      version: 00
                      width: 64 bits
                      clock: 33MHz
                      capabilities: pm pciexpress msi xhci bus_master cap_list
                      configuration: driver=xhci_hcd latency=0
                      resources: irq:41 memory:f7300000-f73fffff
                    *-usbhost:0
                         product: xHCI Host Controller
                         vendor: Linux 5.11.0-37-generic xhci-hcd
                         physical id: 0
                         bus info: usb@1
                         logical name: usb1
                         version: 5.11
                         capabilities: usb-2.00
                         configuration: driver=hub slots=6 speed=480Mbit/s
                       *-usb
                            description: Audio device
                            product: G733 Gaming Headset
                            vendor: Logitech
                            physical id: 4
                            bus info: usb@1:4
                            version: 1.00
                            capabilities: usb-1.10 audio-control
                            configuration: driver=usbhid maxpower=100mA speed=12Mbit/s
                    *-usbhost:1
                         product: xHCI Host Controller
                         vendor: Linux 5.11.0-37-generic xhci-hcd
                         physical id: 1
                         bus info: usb@2
                         logical name: usb2
                         version: 5.11
                         capabilities: usb-3.10
                         configuration: driver=hub slots=4 speed=10000Mbit/s
                 *-usb:1
                      description: USB controller
                      product: Matisse USB 3.0 Host Controller
                      vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
                      physical id: 0.3
                      bus info: pci@0000:05:00.3
                      version: 00
                      width: 64 bits
                      clock: 33MHz
                      capabilities: pm pciexpress msi msix xhci bus_master cap_list
                      configuration: driver=xhci_hcd latency=0
                      resources: irq:39 memory:f7200000-f72fffff
                    *-usbhost:0
                         product: xHCI Host Controller
                         vendor: Linux 5.11.0-37-generic xhci-hcd
                         physical id: 0
                         bus info: usb@3
                         logical name: usb3
                         version: 5.11
                         capabilities: usb-2.00
                         configuration: driver=hub slots=6 speed=480Mbit/s
                       *-usb:0
                            description: Bluetooth wireless interface
                            vendor: Intel Corp.
                            physical id: 5
                            bus info: usb@3:5
                            version: 0.02
                            capabilities: bluetooth usb-2.00
                            configuration: driver=btusb maxpower=100mA speed=12Mbit/s
                       *-usb:1
                            description: Human interface device
                            product: AURA LED Controller
                            vendor: AsusTek Computer Inc.
                            physical id: 6
                            bus info: usb@3:6
                            version: 1.00
                            serial: 9876543210
                            capabilities: usb-2.00
                            configuration: driver=usbhid maxpower=16mA speed=12Mbit/s
                    *-usbhost:1
                         product: xHCI Host Controller
                         vendor: Linux 5.11.0-37-generic xhci-hcd
                         physical id: 1
                         bus info: usb@4
                         logical name: usb4
                         version: 5.11
                         capabilities: usb-3.10
                         configuration: driver=hub slots=4 speed=10000Mbit/s
              *-pci:3
                   description: PCI bridge
                   product: Matisse PCIe GPP Bridge
                   vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
                   physical id: 9
                   bus info: pci@0000:02:09.0
                   version: 00
                   width: 32 bits
                   clock: 33MHz
                   capabilities: pci pm pciexpress msi ht normal_decode bus_master cap_list
                   configuration: driver=pcieport
                   resources: irq:38 memory:f7500000-f75fffff
                 *-sata
                      description: SATA controller
                      product: FCH SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
                      vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
                      physical id: 0
                      bus info: pci@0000:06:00.0
                      version: 51
                      width: 32 bits
                      clock: 33MHz
                      capabilities: sata pm pciexpress msi ahci_1.0 bus_master cap_list
                      configuration: driver=ahci latency=0
                      resources: irq:42 memory:f7500000-f75007ff
              *-pci:4
                   description: PCI bridge
                   product: Matisse PCIe GPP Bridge
                   vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
                   physical id: a
                   bus info: pci@0000:02:0a.0
                   version: 00
                   width: 32 bits
                   clock: 33MHz
                   capabilities: pci pm pciexpress msi ht normal_decode bus_master cap_list
                   configuration: driver=pcieport
                   resources: irq:40 memory:f7400000-f74fffff
                 *-sata
                      description: SATA controller
                      product: FCH SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
                      vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
                      physical id: 0
                      bus info: pci@0000:07:00.0
                      version: 51
                      width: 32 bits
                      clock: 33MHz
                      capabilities: sata pm pciexpress msi ahci_1.0 bus_master cap_list
                      configuration: driver=ahci latency=0
                      resources: irq:60 memory:f7400000-f74007ff
        *-pci:1
             description: PCI bridge
             product: Starship/Matisse GPP Bridge
             vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
             physical id: 3.1
             bus info: pci@0000:00:03.1
             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci pm pciexpress msi ht normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport
             resources: irq:28 ioport:e000(size=4096) memory:f6000000-f70fffff ioport:e0000000(size=303038464)
           *-display
                description: VGA compatible controller
                product: TU116 [GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER]
                vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:08:00.0
                version: a1
                width: 64 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
                configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0
                resources: irq:113 memory:f6000000-f6ffffff memory:e0000000-efffffff memory:f0000000-f1ffffff ioport:e000(size=128) memory:c0000-dffff
           *-multimedia
                description: Audio device
                product: TU116 High Definition Audio Controller
                vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
                physical id: 0.1
                bus info: pci@0000:08:00.1
                version: a1
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
                configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
                resources: irq:109 memory:f7080000-f7083fff
           *-usb
                description: USB controller
                product: TU116 USB 3.1 Host Controller
                vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
                physical id: 0.2
                bus info: pci@0000:08:00.2
                version: a1
                width: 64 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: msi pciexpress pm xhci cap_list
                configuration: driver=xhci_hcd latency=0
                resources: irq:89 memory:f2000000-f203ffff memory:f2040000-f204ffff
              *-usbhost:0
                   product: xHCI Host Controller
                   vendor: Linux 5.11.0-37-generic xhci-hcd
                   physical id: 0
                   bus info: usb@5
                   logical name: usb5
                   version: 5.11
                   capabilities: usb-2.00
                   configuration: driver=hub slots=2 speed=480Mbit/s
              *-usbhost:1
                   product: xHCI Host Controller
                   vendor: Linux 5.11.0-37-generic xhci-hcd
                   physical id: 1
                   bus info: usb@6
                   logical name: usb6
                   version: 5.11
                   capabilities: usb-3.10
                   configuration: driver=hub slots=4 speed=10000Mbit/s
           *-serial
                description: Serial bus controller
                product: TU116 [GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER]
                vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
                physical id: 0.3
                bus info: pci@0000:08:00.3
                version: a1
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: msi pciexpress pm bus_master cap_list
                configuration: driver=nvidia-gpu latency=0
                resources: irq:59 memory:f7084000-f7084fff
        *-pci:2
             description: PCI bridge
             product: Starship/Matisse Internal PCIe GPP Bridge 0 to bus[E:B]
             vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
             physical id: 7.1
             bus info: pci@0000:00:07.1
             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci pm pciexpress msi ht normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport
             resources: irq:30
           *-generic UNCLAIMED
                description: Non-Essential Instrumentation
                product: Starship/Matisse PCIe Dummy Function
                vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:09:00.0
                version: 00
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm pciexpress cap_list
                configuration: latency=0
        *-pci:3
             description: PCI bridge
             product: Starship/Matisse Internal PCIe GPP Bridge 0 to bus[E:B]
             vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
             physical id: 8.1
             bus info: pci@0000:00:08.1
             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci pm pciexpress msi ht normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport
             resources: irq:31 memory:f7800000-f7afffff
           *-generic:0 UNCLAIMED
                description: Non-Essential Instrumentation
                product: Starship/Matisse Reserved SPP
                vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:0a:00.0
                version: 00
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm pciexpress cap_list
                configuration: latency=0
           *-generic:1
                description: Encryption controller
                product: Starship/Matisse Cryptographic Coprocessor PSPCPP
                vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
                physical id: 0.1
                bus info: pci@0000:0a:00.1
                version: 00
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm pciexpress msi msix bus_master cap_list
                configuration: driver=ccp latency=0
                resources: irq:100 memory:f7900000-f79fffff memory:f7a08000-f7a09fff
           *-usb
                description: USB controller
                product: Matisse USB 3.0 Host Controller
                vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
                physical id: 0.3
                bus info: pci@0000:0a:00.3
                version: 00
                width: 64 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm pciexpress msi msix xhci bus_master cap_list
                configuration: driver=xhci_hcd latency=0
                resources: irq:90 memory:f7800000-f78fffff
              *-usbhost:0
                   product: xHCI Host Controller
                   vendor: Linux 5.11.0-37-generic xhci-hcd
                   physical id: 0
                   bus info: usb@7
                   logical name: usb7
                   version: 5.11
                   capabilities: usb-2.00
                   configuration: driver=hub slots=4 speed=480Mbit/s
                 *-usb:0
                      description: Mouse
                      product: Gaming Mouse G600
                      vendor: Logitech
                      physical id: 1
                      bus info: usb@7:1
                      version: 77.02
                      serial: BBF5FCB139B20017
                      capabilities: usb-2.00
                      configuration: driver=usbhid maxpower=500mA speed=12Mbit/s
                 *-usb:1
                      description: Keyboard
                      product: Razer Ornata Chroma
                      vendor: Razer
                      physical id: 3
                      bus info: usb@7:3
                      version: 2.00
                      capabilities: usb-2.00
                      configuration: driver=usbhid maxpower=500mA speed=12Mbit/s
                 *-usb:2
                      description: Video
                      product: Webcam C270
                      vendor: Logitech, Inc.
                      physical id: 4
                      bus info: usb@7:4
                      version: 0.12
                      serial: 7754B6D0
                      capabilities: usb-2.00
                      configuration: driver=snd-usb-audio maxpower=500mA speed=480Mbit/s
              *-usbhost:1
                   product: xHCI Host Controller
                   vendor: Linux 5.11.0-37-generic xhci-hcd
                   physical id: 1
                   bus info: usb@8
                   logical name: usb8
                   version: 5.11
                   capabilities: usb-3.10
                   configuration: driver=hub slots=4 speed=10000Mbit/s
           *-multimedia
                description: Audio device
                product: Starship/Matisse HD Audio Controller
                vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
                physical id: 0.4
                bus info: pci@0000:0a:00.4
                version: 00
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm pciexpress msi bus_master cap_list
                configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
                resources: irq:111 memory:f7a00000-f7a07fff
        *-pci:4
             description: PCI bridge
             product: Starship/Matisse Internal PCIe GPP Bridge 0 to bus[E:B]
             vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
             physical id: 8.2
             bus info: pci@0000:00:08.2
             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci pm pciexpress msi ht normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport
             resources: irq:32 memory:f7c00000-f7cfffff
           *-sata
                description: SATA controller
                product: FCH SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
                vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:0b:00.0
                version: 51
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: sata pm pciexpress msi ahci_1.0 bus_master cap_list
                configuration: driver=ahci latency=0
                resources: irq:85 memory:f7c00000-f7c007ff
        *-pci:5
             description: PCI bridge
             product: Starship/Matisse Internal PCIe GPP Bridge 0 to bus[E:B]
             vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
             physical id: 8.3
             bus info: pci@0000:00:08.3
             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci pm pciexpress msi ht normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport
             resources: irq:33 memory:f7b00000-f7bfffff
           *-sata
                description: SATA controller
                product: FCH SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
                vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:0c:00.0
                version: 51
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: sata pm pciexpress msi ahci_1.0 bus_master cap_list
                configuration: driver=ahci latency=0
                resources: irq:87 memory:f7b00000-f7b007ff
        *-serial
             description: SMBus
             product: FCH SMBus Controller
             vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
             physical id: 14
             bus info: pci@0000:00:14.0
             version: 61
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz
             configuration: driver=piix4_smbus latency=0
             resources: irq:0
        *-isa
             description: ISA bridge
             product: FCH LPC Bridge
             vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
             physical id: 14.3
             bus info: pci@0000:00:14.3
             version: 51
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz
             capabilities: isa bus_master
             configuration: latency=0
     *-pci:1
          description: Host bridge
          product: Starship/Matisse PCIe Dummy Host Bridge
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          physical id: 101
          bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:2
          description: Host bridge
          product: Starship/Matisse PCIe Dummy Host Bridge
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          physical id: 102
          bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:3
          description: Host bridge
          product: Starship/Matisse PCIe Dummy Host Bridge
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          physical id: 103
          bus info: pci@0000:00:03.0
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:4
          description: Host bridge
          product: Starship/Matisse PCIe Dummy Host Bridge
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          physical id: 104
          bus info: pci@0000:00:04.0
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:5
          description: Host bridge
          product: Starship/Matisse PCIe Dummy Host Bridge
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          physical id: 105
          bus info: pci@0000:00:05.0
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:6
          description: Host bridge
          product: Starship/Matisse PCIe Dummy Host Bridge
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          physical id: 106
          bus info: pci@0000:00:07.0
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:7
          description: Host bridge
          product: Starship/Matisse PCIe Dummy Host Bridge
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          physical id: 107
          bus info: pci@0000:00:08.0
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:8
          description: Host bridge
          product: Matisse Device 24: Function 0
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          physical id: 108
          bus info: pci@0000:00:18.0
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:9
          description: Host bridge
          product: Matisse Device 24: Function 1
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          physical id: 109
          bus info: pci@0000:00:18.1
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz

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     *-pci:10
          description: Host bridge
          product: Matisse Device 24: Function 2
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          physical id: 10a
          bus info: pci@0000:00:18.2
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:11
          description: Host bridge
          product: Matisse Device 24: Function 3
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          physical id: 10b
          bus info: pci@0000:00:18.3
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
          configuration: driver=k10temp
          resources: irq:0
     *-pci:12
          description: Host bridge
          product: Matisse Device 24: Function 4
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          physical id: 10c
          bus info: pci@0000:00:18.4
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:13
          description: Host bridge
          product: Matisse Device 24: Function 5
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          physical id: 10d
          bus info: pci@0000:00:18.5
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:14
          description: Host bridge
          product: Matisse Device 24: Function 6
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          physical id: 10e
          bus info: pci@0000:00:18.6
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pci:15
          description: Host bridge
          product: Matisse Device 24: Function 7
          vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
          physical id: 10f
          bus info: pci@0000:00:18.7
          version: 00
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
     *-pnp00:00
          product: PnP device PNP0c01
          physical id: 1
          capabilities: pnp
          configuration: driver=system
     *-pnp00:01
          product: PnP device PNP0c02
          physical id: 2
          capabilities: pnp
          configuration: driver=system
     *-pnp00:02
          product: PnP device PNP0b00
          physical id: 3
          capabilities: pnp
          configuration: driver=rtc_cmos
     *-pnp00:03
          product: PnP device PNP0c02
          physical id: 4
          capabilities: pnp
          configuration: driver=system
     *-pnp00:04
          product: PnP device PNP0501
          physical id: 5
          capabilities: pnp
          configuration: driver=serial
     *-pnp00:05
          product: PnP device PNP0c02
          physical id: 6
          capabilities: pnp
          configuration: driver=system
     *-scsi:0
          physical id: 7
          logical name: scsi2
          capabilities: emulated
        *-disk
             description: ATA Disk
             product: ST1000LX015-1U71
             physical id: 0.0.0
             bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0
             logical name: /dev/sda
             version: SDM1
             serial: ZKP041MQ
             size: 931GiB (1TB)
             capabilities: gpt-1.00 partitioned partitioned:gpt
             configuration: ansiversion=5 guid=25ffd8f7-12ab-4f8a-a340-55a149e868cd logicalsectorsize=512 sectorsize=4096
           *-volume:0 UNCLAIMED
                description: Windows FAT volume
                vendor: mkfs.fat
                physical id: 1
                bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0,1
                version: FAT32
                serial: 39dd-ff17
                size: 510MiB
                capacity: 511MiB
                capabilities: boot fat initialized
                configuration: FATs=2 filesystem=fat name=EFI System Partition
           *-volume:1
                description: EXT4 volume
                vendor: Linux
                physical id: 2
                bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0,2
                logical name: /dev/sda2
                logical name: /
                version: 1.0
                serial: 3b4b87f6-1698-4d3b-a46f-e64d684964f1
                size: 931GiB
                capabilities: journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink recover 64bit extents ext4 ext2 initialized
                configuration: created=2021-09-27 09:18:27 filesystem=ext4 lastmountpoint=/ modified=2021-09-29 23:53:37 mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro mounted=2021-09-29 23:53:38 state=mounted
     *-scsi:1
          physical id: 8
          logical name: scsi3
          capabilities: emulated
        *-disk
             description: ATA Disk
             product: WDC  WDS500G2B0A
             vendor: Western Digital
             physical id: 0.0.0
             bus info: scsi@3:0.0.0
             logical name: /dev/sdb
             version: 00WD
             serial: 2032A6800660
             size: 465GiB (500GB)
             capabilities: gpt-1.00 partitioned partitioned:gpt
             configuration: ansiversion=5 guid=f1ca7f2e-cc6d-4735-8b88-4b7d0edd632b logicalsectorsize=512 sectorsize=512
           *-volume:0
                description: reserved partition
                vendor: Windows
                physical id: 1
                bus info: scsi@3:0.0.0,1
                logical name: /dev/sdb1
                serial: fbd2137f-022a-44ce-b2bd-af3f21ddb492
                capacity: 15MiB
                capabilities: nofs
                configuration: name=Microsoft reserved partition
           *-volume:1
                description: Windows NTFS volume
                vendor: Windows
                physical id: 2
                bus info: scsi@3:0.0.0,2
                logical name: /dev/sdb2
                version: 3.1
                serial: e6bbd612-f5c5-704b-ad9a-aaa2e5bef968
                size: 465GiB
                capacity: 465GiB
                capabilities: ntfs initialized
                configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2020-11-29 18:00:23 filesystem=ntfs label=Data name=Basic data partition state=clean
     *-scsi:2
          physical id: 9
          logical name: scsi8
          capabilities: emulated
        *-disk
             description: ATA Disk
             product: Samsung SSD 860
             physical id: 0.0.0
             bus info: scsi@8:0.0.0
             logical name: /dev/sdc
             version: 4B6Q
             serial: S59VNS0N804963K
             size: 931GiB (1TB)
             capabilities: gpt-1.00 partitioned partitioned:gpt
             configuration: ansiversion=5 guid=1c15a484-4061-4b83-9c2d-83563ff9796e logicalsectorsize=512 sectorsize=512
           *-volume:0
                description: Windows FAT volume
                vendor: MSDOS5.0
                physical id: 1
                bus info: scsi@8:0.0.0,1
                logical name: /dev/sdc1
                version: FAT32
                serial: 4864-fb53
                size: 95MiB
                capacity: 99MiB
                capabilities: boot nomount fat initialized
                configuration: FATs=2 filesystem=fat name=EFI system partition
           *-volume:1
                description: reserved partition
                vendor: Windows
                physical id: 2
                bus info: scsi@8:0.0.0,2
                logical name: /dev/sdc2
                serial: f4800bb3-c612-4444-861a-8e5c5efed074
                capacity: 15MiB
                capabilities: nofs nomount
                configuration: name=Microsoft reserved partition
           *-volume:2
                description: Windows NTFS volume
                vendor: Windows
                physical id: 3
                bus info: scsi@8:0.0.0,3
                logical name: /dev/sdc3
                version: 3.1
                serial: dafbf8f0-8c42-2c4a-8d35-0244f6900e18
                size: 930GiB
                capacity: 930GiB
                capabilities: ntfs initialized
                configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2020-11-30 01:16:59 filesystem=ntfs name=Basic data partition state=clean
           *-volume:3
                description: Windows NTFS volume
                vendor: Windows
                physical id: 4
                bus info: scsi@8:0.0.0,4
                logical name: /dev/sdc4
                version: 3.1
                serial: 0c68-b6b4
                size: 556MiB
                capacity: 587MiB
                capabilities: boot precious nomount ntfs initialized
                configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2021-09-24 13:41:30 filesystem=ntfs state=clean

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        `osssssssssssssssssssso`           joshuamwolfe@desktop 
       .osssssssssssssssssssssso.          -------------------- 
      .+oooooooooooooooooooooooo+.         OS: Zorin OS 16 x86_64 
                                           Kernel: 5.11.0-37-generic 
                                           Uptime: 1 hour, 25 mins 
  `::::::::::::::::::::::.         .:`     Packages: 2502 (dpkg), 64 (flatpak), 20 (snap) 
 `+ssssssssssssssssss+:.`     `.:+ssso`    Shell: bash 5.0.17 
.ossssssssssssssso/.       `-+ossssssso.   Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1080 
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.ossssssso/-`      .-/ossssssssssssssso.   WM: Mutter 
 `+sss+:.      `.:+ssssssssssssssssss+`    WM Theme: ZorinGreen-Dark 
  `:.         .::::::::::::::::::::::`     Theme: ZorinGreen-Dark [GTK2/3] 
                                           Icons: ZorinGreen-Dark [GTK2/3] 
                                           Terminal: gnome-terminal 
      .+oooooooooooooooooooooooo+.         CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X (12) @ 3.800GHz 
       -osssssssssssssssssssssso-          GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 
        `osssssssssssssssssssso`           Memory: 2606MiB / 15915MiB 

I have been looking into the issue, I want you to do a couple things...

(1) Go into the BIOS, make sure SECURE BOOT and FAST BOOT are disabled please.

If issue is still present...

(2)

apt-get --reinstall install linux-firmware

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Still missing. I had to delete the keys to get secure boot to go off. I'll try #2 a second time and see what happens.

lshw -c network

I finally have been able to log in to my desktop after a couple of days. WiFi inexplicably is working now. I'll update you guys in a week or so. Here is the data you requested, just in case.

joshuamwolfe@desktop:~$ sudo lshw -c network
[sudo] password for joshuamwolfe:            
  *-network                 
       description: Wireless interface
       product: Wireless-AC 9260
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
       logical name: wlp3s0
       version: 29
       serial: bc:54:2f:d1:f4:6b
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwlwifi driverversion=5.11.0-37-generic firmware=46.4d093a30.0 9260-th-b0-jf-b0- ip=192.168.86.25 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11
       resources: irq:24 memory:f7700000-f7703fff
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0
       logical name: enp4s0
       version: 26
       serial: 24:4b:fe:59:42:23
       size: 1Gbit/s
       capacity: 1Gbit/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=5.11.0-37-generic duplex=full firmware=rtl8168h-2_0.0.2 02/26/15 ip=192.168.1.201 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=1Gbit/s
       resources: irq:37 ioport:f000(size=256) memory:f7604000-f7604fff memory:f7600000-f7603fff

The only thing that changed is I started windows. I dont go to windows often, but; when, I came back, it was gone again. It's on a completely separate hard drive, didn't think that would matter. Any idea's on what I should look for next?

Screenshot from 2021-10-08 11-05-52

I have a funny feeling we have seen this behaviour here before now. I will try and find the thread.

EDIT:
Whilst this link is not to the thread on here that I was thinking of, it may be of interest as it is same wifi adapter and there is a marked solution.

EDIT2: Last time you said wifi came back on its own accord after PC had been off for some time. Have you completely powered it down again since running Zorin (instead of after Windows) and see if it magically reappears again.

EDIT3: Also see this: Linux* Support for Intel® Wireless Adapters

I think I know where Zaba is getting at with his post. Whenever you completely shut a computer off, and then power it back on again, stuff that was stored in RAM is cleared. Where as if you do a simply restart, the RAM isn't necessarily cleared.

I want to dive into this, but I need to wait a few days, very busy. I appreciate the help.