Incorrect identification of wifi: Intel Wireless 3165

After installing Leap 15.2 and downloading everything over wifi to a new laptop, I rebooted and found I had lost wifi. After trying a great many possible configuration changes, I reinstalled Leap 15.2 and, after the second reboot, encountered the same problem. However, I think I have narrowed down the problem:
After the initial install, hwinfo provided the following information

22: PCI 100.0: 0282 WLAN controller  [Created at pci.386]
  Unique ID: y9sn.Zn4AXvF58O4
  Parent ID: HSco.Gb5nySbo2M6
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:13.0/0000:01:00.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:01:00.0
  Hardware Class: network
  Model: "Intel Wireless 3165"
  Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
  Device: pci 0x3165 "Wireless 3165"
  SubVendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
  SubDevice: pci 0x8010 
  Revision: 0x81
  Driver: "iwlwifi"
  Driver Modules: "iwlwifi"
  Device File: wlan0
  Features: WLAN
  Memory Range: 0xa1100000-0xa1101fff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 126 (390270 events)
  HW Address: ac:67:5d:36:dc:e7
  Permanent HW Address: ac:67:5d:36:dc:e7
  Link detected: yes
  WLAN channels: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 100 104 108 112 116 120 124 128 132 136 140
  WLAN frequencies: 2.412 2.417 2.422 2.427 2.432 2.437 2.442 2.447 2.452 2.457 2.462 2.467 2.472 5.18 5.2 5.22 5.24 5.26 5.28 5.3 5.32 5.5 5.52 5.54 5.56 5.58 5.6 5.62 5.64 5.66 5.68 5.7
  WLAN encryption modes: WEP40 WEP104 TKIP CCMP
  WLAN authentication modes: open sharedkey wpa-psk wpa-eap
  Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d00003165sv00008086sd00008010bc02sc80i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: iwlwifi is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe iwlwifi"
  Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #19 (PCI bridge)

When I encountered problems, I ran hwinfo again and here are the lines which were different:

22: PCI 100.0: 0280 Network controller 
  Unique ID: PL6s.XMCl+LF_j86
  Parent ID: HSco.Gb5nySbo2M6
 
  Device File: wlan1
  [Features: WLAN line missing]
  
  IRQ: 127 (260 events)
  HW Address: 7e:0f:7c:5e:80:f4
 
  Link detected: no
  [WLAN lines all missing]
   
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown

A further attempt failed but running hwinfo once again produced one change from the second attempt:

 HW Address: ac:67:5d:36:dc:e7
 

Any suggestions?

Following further research, I have submitted a bug report: https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1176649