Brand new modem - Panoramic etc - Wifi keeps disconnecting
Just got a brand new modem other day. Set it up and first time using the "app" and panoramic settings etc. It took forrrrever for it to recognize new devices added to the network. Like first device I added was my phone, and I legit thought it was broke, because it took like 20 min for it to finally say oh hey you connected your phone to the modem/network. I was going through all the settings, trying to figure out why the connected devices were not showing any devices. Turns out, it just takes ages.
So then I have ran into another issue. I have 2 Roku TV's, that have always been wireless. No issues in the 2 years I have had them. In fact I just replaced 1 of the TV's last week with a newer model. My old modem every once in awhile would drop wifi, but my PC is connected via ethernet and never drop. Which I found odd, because normally you'd think if the internet signal dropped on WIFI, it would drop on Ethernet as well.
So this new modem issue is that it almost seems the signal is very sensitive to interference. My PC in bedroom sits under the TV which is wireless (both the TV and the PC, via internal NIC Wireless card with Antennas). Old modem, it had no issues with them being so close. no signal loss on either device.
This new modem, if I happen to pick up my wireless headphones (which are Bluetooth) off the desk, the TV signal drops and I lose Wi-Fi on the TV. very strange.
Also the TV in living room which again, never had issues before, is sitting on wall mounted, the modem is sitting 3 feet away on my desk. It connects just fine, no issues with bandwidth but my daughter told me that every time she turns on TV or most times, It wants to sign back into the WIFI to connect again, then its good for awhile. Its like it drops the connection or does not remember to re-connect? Very strange. Never touched any settings or needed to with old modem, everything just worked, period.
We do have a lot of devices on network, and lot of streaming but last modem never had any of these issues. I am not sure if its the new modem not liking how close it is to my devices, the signal being interrupted by so many devices, or it having issues separating out the devices to other channels or what. Bluetooth also never affected signals before with old modem.
Also, on the old modem I had 2 networks set up, the 2.4ghz and 5.0ghz channels, with separate passwords. Every once in awhile I had to connect the wireless PC to the 5.0 channel, and I thought because of signal cross talk, due to the PC having the Wireless NIC in it, sitting below the TV on wall with wifi, and the NIC has bluetooth built in as well. Most times it was fine on 2.4 no issues.
But when I went to set up those 2 channels on the app for new modem, it said it did not recommend doing that, because It preferred to switch automatically instead. So I left it on the 1 network channel.
So any idea how I can figure out what's causing WIFI interruptions/drops, and why my TV's are having such issues with the new modem? any ideas? My Ethernet on PC has not dropped a single time in a week. Its just WIFI being very sensitive/picky.