My thoughts on my question being deleted
I believe the post below is clearly ON topic. I'm not asking for anyone to debug the situation, merely asking for a recommendation for a compatible card because I'm unfamiliar with this specific technology.
I would have loved to reach out to @ArtOfCode who closed it to find out why he thought it's off topic, as he just closed it without decent feedback.
For brevity here is the question summarised. I do not feel that he read it, and just blindly closed the question.
I need a hardware recommendation for a M.2 Module for this motherboard.. which one would be suitable (as the current one I bought does not work due to the reasons explained in my question)?
I have recently built a new gaming PC for myself it's about 4/5 months old currently. The motherboard is a Asrock Extreme4 x570. I would like to install a WIFI module into it.
I'm not familiar with the specification etc of these modules, but I did some R&D then discovered I need a 2230 module... I then ordered the following gigabyte GC-CI22M_A module... it installed fine... but it does not want to work, doesn't matter what I try... installing & re-installing the drivers, went through the bios with a fine toothed comb... and I could not find anything.
I then discovered that there is something like CNVi... and that there is a difference (I think) between it and the M.2 base cards (excuse my terminology... again, I'm a noob)
I have discovered on other Asrock boards that they do say does not support CNVi but its not the case on this board... but I'm starting to think they might have omitted that detail in the spec document by accident.
I have reached out to Asrock support, but they have not responded and its driving my insane.
What do I need to search for to buy a compatible module? Or how do I ensure I don't buy another piece of scrap PCB. I live in South Africa, so I have limited options at the moment... but I will link what I think might be viable to get.
This seems like a good option 1 from a trusted store here here. I was thinking I can remove the module from the card & use the existing antennae cabled from my previous purchase?
Option 2 Module on its own (although.. I'm not familiar with this specific store... but that's a topic for another forum)
Any advice in just helping me clear up WHAT type of module I need to search for will be greatly appreciated.