I have read through threads of the same name but believe my situation is unique to others. On my MB I have 2 PCIe slots and 2 PCI slots. The top slot is a PCIe x4, the next two are PCI and the bottom is PCIe x16. In the bottom PCIe slot I have my graphics card which has a large heat sink causing no access to the PCI slot directly above it. In the top PCIe slot I have my firewire card which is used for my external sound card. I recently was forced to make the switch from wired to wireless internet so I picked up a PCI Wireless Adapter which I have placed in the PCI slot under the Firewire card (since the other one is blocked by the graphics card). Ever since then, I have had an issue of my audio crackling every minute or so when I have the internet activated. Is this because the PCI wireless adapter somehow 'interrupts' the PCIe firewire card above it? Is there something I can do about this problem or should I trade in my PCI Wireless adapter for a USB Wireless adapter?
Is USB essentially the same thing as PCI in terms of speed and range? The router is in the same room as my computer if that helps.
I'm using a USB wireless adapter and It's about 20 feet away from the modem without any problems of receiving signal or speed. It was about $20 and a very good investment. Someone else was having the same problem with a PCI wireless card and audio but unlike him, you don't have the option to shift the PCI card down.