Cross your fingers and hope you got the Intel 8260 and not the Broadcom 4356, they seem to work better once you have a newer kernel and firmware:
http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF ... ations.pdf
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One of the following, configurable by model:
• 11ac+BT, Broadcom BCM4356
• 11ac+BT, Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
Bluetooth 4.1 wireless, integrated in
Wi-Fi + Bluetooth combo adapter
The Jessie kernel has no support (driver) for the 8260, regardless of what firmware is installed.
Hmmm, the Broadcom 4356 has support in a kernel driver, but again, not in Jessie's, and again it also will need some firmware.
Just about every USB wifi adapter you can find will need non-free firmware, too. Grin and bear it. And knowing exactly what's in a device without plugging it in is very difficult. The manufacturers often don't have documentation to tell you so, and have been known to change the internals of a device in midstream without any indication on the outside. The best thing is to read questions, comments, etc. on Amazon or Newegg and see if you can find anything about Linux, unless you can find a local store that would let you test the thing. But be aware even if it's supported by Jessie's kernel, it will still need appropriate firmware.
I also roll a backport of the Liquorix kernel which is a single deb file and should install in your machine--it too would require firmware from jessie-backports. Those can be downloaded as debs on any Net-connected machine and then walked over to your laptop. Once you get a connection with that kernel, you could install and switch over to the Debian backports kernel--I think that one requires several more deb files and is more difficult to install, though it can be done.
The MX Linux repositories
: Backports galore! If we don't have something, just ask and we'll try--we like challenges. New packages: AzPainter 2.0.4, Pale Moon 27.2.1, Liquorix kernel 4.10-2, mpv 0.25.0, Kodi 17.1, Ksnip 1.3.1, Mesa 13.0.6