I just got my first arduino boards and have been learning the basics (so I know very little). I got the 2.4GHz NRF24L01+ (this one: NRF24L01+) and along with it a breakout board (this one: NRF24L01+ board) which I didn't realize was 10pin (nor that there is an 8pin version) vs the wireless board's 8pin. So my question is, is it safe to connect the module to this adapter board in some way? From the pinout of both I would assume not, since for example the bottom two pins on the board are ground (and therefore connected together) and the ground pin on the NRF24L01+ is next to the VCC (NRF24L01+ pinout) and the top two on the board are both VCC 3.3 and from what I can tell by looking at the etched lines, it seems it leads to the resistors (not sure if they are resistors or what, like I said, I know very little still). There seems to be an LED on this board as well, connected to the AMS1117 chip (that's a voltage regulator, correct?).
So, I am guessing I cannot just connect the NRF24L01+ to the adapter board straight in, right? But, can it with some wires? Would that even make sense? Also, is this board even necessary for anything? I bought it having read something somewhere (been reading too much to keep track of where exactly) that recommended it, but a tutorial I saw today didn't make use of it, instead just soldering a capacitor to two of the pins saying some other place recommended it to reduce noise.