It’s as though there is heavy traffic or interference on that WiFi channel. That may or may not be on your network itself, but on the channel your network is using.
Try a different WiFi channel.
hmmm. its using channel 2. I can change that on my router. Now using channel 11.
Huh. Channel 2 is uncommon. Most routers default to 6, 11, or 1, as they don’t overlap each other. 2 overlaps greatly with 1, and slightly with 6. Of course there’s nothing wrong with any of the other channels between 1-11. In fact, depending on where the traffic is, it may be advisable to use one of those. It’s just uncommon.
My original AP was an apple. I picked up a new netgear, and was testing that when i saw chan 2. router channels were set to 'auto'. now on 11, and while when I first turn the tv on, the wireless is disconnected, it re-connects on its own within a minute. So, since my last post, this is so far....dare i say....resolved. prob just jinxed myself, lol.