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M.2 Wifi card and motherboard compatibility

Hey y'all so I just got a new Intel wifi card kit for my MSI B450 Tomahawk Max after my Ethernet port is having issues, and I am having trouble installing the card. 


I am confused because in all the videos I am looking at, the m.2 slot is flipped compared to the one on my motherboard. Does my motherboard even have support for the card? Is it the memory only type of slot? I can't find the information I need online. Am I just being stupid? Thank you for any assistance.


Product links: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newegg.com/amp/intel-wi-fi-6-ax200/p/N82E16833106102









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There are multiple key types on m.2 slots:

https://www.atpinc.com/blog/what-is-m.2-M-B-BM-key-socket-3#:~:text=on the host.-,The M.,gold fingers) of the SSD.


WiFi and other accessory cards don't use the same key as storage drives.


Unless your mobo also has the correct slot for your card (would be mentioned in the card's specs) you can't use it straight on the mobo. You can however find carrier boards that fit in a PCIe slot.

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