How to activate WiFi with ASUS Prime A320M-K MoBo?

I am setting up a new desktop with an ASUS Prime A320M-K motherboard. I am using the Manjaro 20.1 with the latest updates on a KDE-Plasma setup.

I cannot see any WiFi network appearing on Network Manager for activation.

Indeed, I am not even sure that the motherboard per se provides WiFi connectivity.

Can someone with this or an allied MoBo please advise how to get WiFi connectivity please?

Thank you.

Run inxii -N and post the output

inxi -N


Network: Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet driver: r8169

There isn’t nothing about wifi.
Try lspci search for the network lines and post them

Looks like tath Mobo doesn’t have wifi capabilities, you’ll need some pci/usb card for it

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05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 15)

Sadly, I think what you have said is true. This means when there is an Internet outage on Ethernet, I cannot use Mobile Hotspot from my smartphone without a separate card or USB dongle for WiFi/Bluetooth.

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