[unsolved] Connect to Internet Through Macbook Internet Sharing

I am switching to Garuda Linux from Windows.
I have not been able to connect to the internet after switching, as I am using a Netgear A7000 WiFi dongle and do not have the correct drivers.
I am unable to download its drivers through ethernet.
I've been attempting to use my MacBook's internet sharing in order to download the drivers, to no success.
I have gotten as far as to learn that with internet sharing enabled, my Mac acts as a DHCP server and my Linux machine needs to be configured to connect to it.
My Mac has two USB-C ports, so I am trying to share internet over a USB-C cable. How can I get the internet sharing to work?
And is there a better way to get the drivers installed I haven't thought of?

Here is the output of garuda-inxi:

System:
Kernel: 6.0.2-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=1cb42924-f91e-4662-98ff-c97815445ec2 rw [email protected]
quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.26.1 tk: Qt v: 5.15.6 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Desktop Mobo: ASRock model: B550M Pro4 serial: <superuser required>
UEFI: American Megatrends v: P1.10 date: 06/12/2020
CPU:
Info: model: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 2 gen: 3
level: v3 note: check built: 2020-22 process: TSMC n7 (7nm)
family: 0x17 (23) model-id: 0x71 (113) stepping: 0 microcode: 0x8701021
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 tpc: 2 threads: 12 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 384 KiB desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 3 MiB desc: 6x512 KiB
L3: 32 MiB desc: 2x16 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 3600 min/max: 2200/4208 boost: enabled scaling:
driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 3600 2: 3600 3: 3600
4: 3600 5: 3600 6: 3600 7: 3600 8: 3600 9: 3600 10: 3600 11: 3600
12: 3600 bogomips: 86229
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
Vulnerabilities:
Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: mmio_stale_data status: Not affected
Type: retbleed mitigation: untrained return thunk; SMT enabled with STIBP
protection
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
prctl
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, STIBP:
always-on, RSB filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
Device-1: NVIDIA TU106 [GeForce RTX 2060 Rev. A] vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: nvidia v: 520.56.06 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 515.xx+
status: current (as of 2022-10) arch: Turing code: TUxxx
process: TSMC 12nm built: 2018-22 pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
bus-ID: 09:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1f08 class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.3
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: nvidia unloaded: modesetting
alternate: fbdev,nouveau,nv,vesa gpu: nvidia display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 81 s-size: 602x343mm (23.70x13.50")
s-diag: 693mm (27.28")
Monitor-1: HDMI-1 res: 1920x1080 dpi: 82 size: 598x336mm (23.54x13.23")
diag: 686mm (27.01") modes: N/A
OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA
520.56.06 direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: NVIDIA TU106 High Definition Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 5-2.2:3 v: kernel pcie: chip-ID: 1038:12aa
class-ID: 0300 gen: 3 serial: <filter> speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
bus-ID: 09:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:10f9 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: ASRock
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16
bus-ID: 0b:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487 class-ID: 0403
Device-3: SteelSeries ApS Arctis 5 type: USB
driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid
Sound API: ALSA v: k6.0.2-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-1: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
Sound Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.59 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: ASRock driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
lanes: 1 port: f000 bus-ID: 07:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp7s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: NetGear Nighthawk A7000 802.11ac Wireless Adapter AC1900
[Realtek 8814AU] type: USB driver: N/A bus-ID: 1-2:8 chip-ID: 0846:9054
class-ID: 0000 serial: <filter>
RAID:
Hardware-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Device driver: N/A v: N/A
port: N/A bus-ID: 02:00.1 chip-ID: 1022:43bd rev: class-ID: 0104
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 995.11 GiB used: 14.34 GiB (1.4%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 970 EVO Plus
1TB size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B
speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 4B2QEXM7
temp: 28.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 type: USB vendor: PNY model: USB 3.0 FD
size: 63.59 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: N/A
serial: <filter> rev: 1100 scheme: MBR
SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 931.22 GiB size: 931.22 GiB (100.00%) used: 14.34 GiB
(1.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%) used: 608 KiB
(0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 931.22 GiB size: 931.22 GiB (100.00%) used: 14.34
GiB (1.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 931.22 GiB size: 931.22 GiB (100.00%) used: 14.34
GiB (1.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 931.22 GiB size: 931.22 GiB (100.00%) used: 14.34
GiB (1.5%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.54 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 38.8 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 31 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 23%
Info:
Processes: 266 Uptime: 10m wakeups: 0 Memory: 15.54 GiB used: 1.73 GiB
(11.1%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical tool: systemctl
Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1806 libs: 503
tools: octopi,paru Shell: fish v: 3.5.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16
running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.22
warning: database file for 'garuda' does not exist (use '-Sy' to download)
warning: database file for 'core' does not exist (use '-Sy' to download)
warning: database file for 'extra' does not exist (use '-Sy' to download)
warning: database file for 'community' does not exist (use '-Sy' to download)
warning: database file for 'multilib' does not exist (use '-Sy' to download)
warning: database file for 'chaotic-aur' does not exist (use '-Sy' to download)
Garuda (2.6.8-1):
System install date:     2022-11-29
Last full system update: 2022-11-29
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:

Hi there, welcome to the forum.
I think you should try (use ethernet or tethering mobile)

paru rtl8814au-dkms-git

Exit the PKGBUILD review with button q and confirm installation.
Before that, you should try to update your system with a

garuda-update
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Sorry, I read only now that you have troubles connecting in several ways. I hope mobile tethering will help...

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Is it possible to manually install the chipset drivers? I can transfer whatever files I need to the linux machine.

It should be possible with the "manual procedure" below (i.e. without a helper).
Acquire the build files in a different machine, move them to the other and build there, taking care of the folder creation.
https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Arch_User_Repository#Installing_and_upgrading_packages

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Edit button not working, as usual...
Pay attention also to the PGP signature.
The build folder should not be a problem instead, since it is created with the package name by the git clone.
Probably you'll have to makes some tries...

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I gave up and ended up moving my PC somewhere where I could connect it to ethernet, installed the drivers, and moved everything back. Thanks for your help anyways! You did end up showing me which driver to install too.

This is not a solution.

To prevent people from getting unnecessarily frustrated when they see on an internet search that it is solved, but you just gave up, I have removed the solution marker.

Sorry, thanks for letting me know.