MSI Cubi won't see wifi network

jcollu12b802b7

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Here's the basics:

Code:
$ inxi -Fxxxrz && iwconfig
System:    Kernel: 5.4.0-81-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 Console: tty 2 dm: LightDM 1.30.0
           Distro: Linux Mint 20.2 Uma base: Ubuntu 20.04 focal
Machine:   Type: Desktop System: Micro-Star product: MS-B09611 v: N/A serial: <filter>
           Mobo: Micro-Star model: MS-B0961 v: 1.0 serial: <filter> UEFI [Legacy]: American Megatrends v: EB096IMS V8.6
           date: 06/06/2016
CPU:       Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Celeron 3205U bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Broadwell rev: 4 L2 cache: 2048 KiB
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 5986
           Speed: 798 MHz min/max: 500/1500 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 798 2: 798
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:1606
           Display: server: X.org 1.20.11 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa tty: 190x55
           Message: Advanced graphics data unavailable in console. Try -G --display
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Broadwell-U Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:03.0
           chip ID: 8086:160c
           Device-2: Intel Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
           bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:9ca0
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.0-81-generic
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: r8169 v: kernel
           port: e000 bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8168
           IF: enp2s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
           Device-2: Intel Wireless 3160 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: e000 bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 8086:08b3
           IF: wlp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 55.90 GiB used: 33.35 GiB (59.7%)
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: OCZ model: VERTEX2 size: 55.90 GiB speed: 1.5 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 1.37 temp: 30 C
           scheme: MBR
Partition: ID-1: / size: 52.80 GiB used: 33.35 GiB (63.2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 54.0 C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Repos:     No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/jcfp-nobetas-focal.list
           1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/jcfp/nobetas/ubuntu focal main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mono-official-stable.list
           1: deb https://download.mono-project.com/repo/ubuntu stable-focal main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
           1: deb http://packages.linuxmint.com uma main upstream import backport #id:linuxmint_main
           2: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal main restricted universe multiverse
           3: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates main restricted universe multiverse
           4: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-backports main restricted universe multiverse
           5: deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ focal-security main restricted universe multiverse
           6: deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ focal partner
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sonarr.list
           1: deb https://apt.sonarr.tv/ubuntu focal main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list
           1: deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free
Info:      Processes: 199 Uptime: 55m Memory: 7.66 GiB used: 1.62 GiB (21.1%) Init: systemd v: 245 runlevel: 5 Compilers:
           gcc: 9.3.0 alt: 9 Shell: bash v: 5.0.17 running in: tty 2 (SSH) inxi: 3.0.38
enp2s0    no wireless extensions.

lo        no wireless extensions.

wlp3s0    IEEE 802.11  ESSID:off/any
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=0 dBm
          Retry short limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:on

$ sudo iw wlp3s0 scan
$ # (no results)
I've been messing with this thing for hours. The wifi is up. I have 5 devices in the house that connect to it fine. Is there some thing special about this machine that blocks wifi? There's just no good reason that I can see for it to not see the wifi network.

There's a lot more info over here: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=356918&p=2065955#p2065955 -- the linux gurus aren't getting anywhere here and neither am I.
 

jcollu12b802b7

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Is it possible something is disconnected inside the machine? I had to open this up a while back to change out the hard drive.
 
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