when you install debian, images do not contain wifi interface firmware (if it’s not atheros chip, which does not require proprietary firmware), and you need to do the installation by being connected by wired ethernet. thus usually if i install debian for someone, i use cross cable (i know modern ethernet cards are able to work computer to computer without the need of cross cable, but i have one since long ago) and provide them internet, enable ip forwarding, so that the installer would be able to download proprietary firmware.
apparently, there are debian images with non-free firmware, so you don’t need your laptop, when meeting someone to install debian.
and eventually - wow, what happened, i have never experienced speed like this. usually i would expect ~100-700 kb/s speeds.
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