I got the new Dell XPS 13 9310 with a Killer AX500 wifi chip on board. Until now, I have been using Windows my whole life, but I have become a bit fed up with it and want to switch to Ubuntu. I just installed Ubuntu 20.10 on my new laptop, but I quickly realized that the wifi chip is not working under Linux because it does not have drivers built in.
I figured I could just buy a TP-Link AC1300 USB wifi dongle for now until a new Ubuntu version comes out, so I went ahead and bought one. But after plugging it in, nothing happens. I don't have the wifi option in settings (unless I search for it) and when I go to wifi, I don't even see the option to search for any networks (I think the device is just not recognized).
Does anyone know what I can do about this? Keep in mind that I don't have internet on this laptop; it doesn't have a RJ-45 connector, nor do I have a converter from UTP to USB. I'm also quite a noob when it comes to linux, so I need answers to be somewhat explicit :) Thanks a lot! Hope I can enjoy my laptop with Ubuntu on it soon.