Hey all -
As you all know, I received a free mainboard to dev on as part of the creator contest thing a few months back. It took me a bit to get started on the project, but once I did, I discovered an issue with the board that they sent me. It appears the pci functions of the e-keyed m.2 slot that the wifi card goes into are not working (usb functions of that slot are, however, which really confounded the troubleshooting for a bit).
Not a big deal, as again the dev board was free to me and I am glad to have use of it. The defect only cost me a little bit of troubleshooting time, and will not be show stopper for my project. Just a heads up to other creators that might be doing dev things on the bleeding edge, and wonder, “why isn’t this working?”,
it could be the dev board that Framework sent was a defective return. It could be a one off issue with this one board, it could be that the creator contest was specifically designed to clear out defective inventory that did not pass the refurb program, I do not know .
Again, not mad at Framework or anything, just passing along a tip that may save others some time.