How to add WiFi to PRO Z690-A DDR4 non-WiFi

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I bought the PRO Z690-A DDR4 non-WiFi because the WiFi version wasn't available.

The manual mentions that the wireless module is pre-installed in the M.2 Key-E slot on the WiFi version of the board. On my non-Wifi board I can't find this Key-E slot. In case it is hidden on the board somewhere, which WiFi module should I purchase to add WiFi? Or should I just get a normal PCIe slot WiFi card instead of using the Key-E M.2 slot?
 

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I bought a $10 Canadian TP-LINK (TL-WN725N) N150 150Mbps wireless N Nano USB adapter to install Windows 11 . I do have 1GB internet but the usb adapter works fine,plus you can always spend a couple more bucks for a faster one if needed.
 

echoE

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I bought the PRO Z690-A DDR4 non-WiFi because the WiFi version wasn't available.

The manual mentions that the wireless module is pre-installed in the M.2 Key-E slot on the WiFi version of the board. On my non-Wifi board I can't find this Key-E slot. In case it is hidden on the board somewhere, which WiFi module should I purchase to add WiFi? Or should I just get a normal PCIe slot WiFi card instead of using the Key-E M.2 slot?
None wifi versions have no M.2 key-E slots. You either have to get a USB WIFI. Or Get a PCI-E Wifi/bluetooth. I recently got a PCI-E version. Though note. To make the bluetooth work. You need a USB 2.0 header in your motherboard to connect the cord to it. Other then that its a nice wifi/bluetooth card if you have the money and the means to put it in.

Amazon.com: XIAOLO Wi-Fi 6E AX210 PCIe WiFi Card Bluetooth 5.2 with Heat Sink 5400Mbps 802.11ax Tri-Band 2.4G/5G/6G PCI-E Wireless WiFi Network Adapter Cards for Desktop PC Support Windows 10 64-bit Only : Electronics
 
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