This type of wireless card is keyed to plug into only M.2 Type A and M.2 Type E connectors. Unless I missed something, your motherboard only seems to have two M.2 Type M connectors. You thus would not be able to plug this wireless card directly into your motherboard. Instead, you would need to get a PCIe adapter that will host this wireless card. Here is an example of such a card: Amazon.com: M.2 NGFF Wireless To Desktop PCIe Converter.
Hope this helps,
P.S. That adapter is just an example. I cannot tell if this particular adapter has the right antenna connectors for this wireless card. You need to verify this before purchase.
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You are asking about the integration of a card that has a M.2 (which means Gen 2 (NGFF) Mini-PCIe) connector. The keying of this card allows it to be installed into a M.2 Type A or a M.2 Type E connector. Your board appears to have only two M.2 Type M connectors (which are designed to support M.2 SATA and M.2 NVMe SSDs), making them incompatible with this card (you simply cannot plug it in).
The converter card that I referenced provides a M.2 connector that is compatible with the M.2 Type A and M.2 Type E keying, thereby allowing the wireless card to be plugged into it, and it then plugs into a standard x1 PCIe connector (which your board has). As far as I can tell, this is the only way you could use this card in your board.
@N Scott Pearson:
Your responses are inaccurate. Yes, there is/are SSD-compatible M.2 slot(s) that is/are Type M on this motherboard. However, underneath the metal housing where the Wi-Fi antenna connectors are affixed on the rear I/O, there is a M.2 Wi-Fi compatible slot (either Type A or E, but I cannot remember for the life of me which since the Wi-Fi cards work in either) and the card itself is stowed within the metal housing itself (e.g. https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSodx_eoDp9GpXokDb3GpiPHtJGYmQp1yJ0HmUc0aBjY7l-sRqa ). This implementation is common on many ASRock motherboards and many other makes of motherboards as well.
No, Ryzen is not compatible. I have the very same issues as the other users here ( wireless AC9260 not support ryzen? ) and here ( Re: Intel 9260 Issues ). The older drivers won’t allow the card to connect, only to see the network, and the latest driver release will result in a BSOD reboot loop. I even tried a completely clean installation of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update with the latest AMD chipset drivers and came to these same results. Intel needs to investigate and fix this issue. Thanks!
I'm having a hard time following you. OP says his motherboard is an Asrock AB350Pro4... that doesn't seem to have neither a built-in wireless module, nor an M.2 intended for WiFi.
Also on that one thread Re: Intel 9260 Issues the last post is from you saying the issue is resolved by the latest drivers. If the latest drivers work, why use older? that sounds like a resolved issue to me. Please clarify.