GPU killing my Wifi Card?

So, is it possible that my GPU's killing my WiFi Card? They're pretty close together (less than an inch, maybe less than a cm, I forget), but I'm not sure if that's the issue. Over the last couple weeks/months I've noticed that when I get online, sometimes it's as if someone's eating bandwidth.

The last couple days, the card's been giving me hell just to get a network connection. I used to be able to see atleast 3 other networks in the area, but it takes way too long for it t...o connect to either of the two (there's really three, but only one device allowed on it) networks. My phone shows three other networks, but the card only shows one additional (beyond my two) and not constantly (like the phone does).

I had to put the card in a farther away spot than what it was before I got the new GPU in May. The GPU is in the top x16 PCIE slot, but the Wifi now sits in the bottom of the three x1 PCIE slots. If I understand PCIE correctly, then what I Don't want to do is to put the Wifi card into either the x8 or x4 slots as that'll affect the GPU's performance.

Here's the related hardware:

The main hardware is only a couple years old, but the GPU was nabbed in May.

Note: the Wifi is actually on the 5GHz band while the other visible networks appear to still be on the 2.4GHz band. And I'm two months past the 2yr warranty, crap. Good thing it's only $40 if I order a new one.

Today, of course, it got on fine, but I'm still only seeing Our networks (which have hidden BSIDs).

Put the wireless card into the very bottom PCIe x16(albeit wired to x4) slot and report back.

Since you don't have multiple GPUs, I think that using any of the other slots should work just fine.

Try re-positioning the antennas, the orientation affects signal strength and stability.

can you cat 6 it?

I Could...if I weren't 3 rooms away, but the next place I live I'll likely have everything on a hub.

Considering where it's at (IE: low to the ground), I haven't expected much from the orientation changes as any real change would result in being aimed away from the router. I haven't noticed any either, but it does appear that I'm getting the same signal strength as always.

I'll have to try that another time. I gather what you're saying though is that since I'm not running SLI, then having a non-GPU in one of the other slots won't actually result in a down throttle? IE: It won't drop my x16 GPU down to x8.

you might be able to get a cheap USB wifi adapter to tide you over until you move.

Your wireless adapter is only a x1 pcie so no matter which slot you put it in it will only use x1 pcie so I would check elsewhere for issues.

you could also try Ethernet Over AC

Perhaps, but what I was getting at with the thread is whether the proximity of the cards was possibly causing the failure of the lesser.

(Ten years later) I tested it out today and the initial result was about 10% loss in signal. I'd about guessed that, but damn. I then moved it above the GPU (the first slot it'd been in) and same result. So I moved it back to the post-GPU install position and regained most of that loss in first. Now I'm back into the lower 40s from mid 50s to low 60s. The irony is that the G signal from the same router comes up at double the signal. All that said, the list of visible access points has pretty much gone away. I'm gonna have to see about finding an app that shows what the card is Really seeing. I found one on the Hackintosh side once, but not PC.

Get a high gain antenna an screw the leads on an raise it as high as you can ... they also make directional antennas or if you are handy  ... watch a youtube video and make one fairly easy.

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parts are made buy humans and fail randomly .. that does not answer your question though ... sorry