This update is kind of a good news / bad news sort of thing.
First, the good news: the wireless is working again. The original card I might add. Turns out it was a carbon unit error. The wireless password is apparently now case sensitive in Linux. Good to know.
The bad news is that one of the USB ports is not working. I am currently looking into it.
Worse news: It might be replaced soon. I have recently acquired 2 laptops that are candidates to replace this laptop. I am not sure which one - if any - will replace this laptop. We will feature both in future editions of PC or PoC.