Smart TV Connects to far away Base Station, not nearby Cox Pod
I’ve got an Vizio Smart TV that’s been connected to the wifi network (through a Cox bought pod) for four months, no problem. In the last week, the Smart TV is buffering and going to a complete lack of connection to the pod that’s nearby (also connected to that pod is a MacBook Pro and an Apple TV, both connected for the same length of time as the TV, neither having connection issues).
I checked the Cox app on my phone and when the buffering starts, it’s because the TV is showing connected not to the pod, but to the router in the back of the house. I live in a 1930s house and we have always had wifi challenges and moving the main router ain’t feasible without Cox coming back out to run more line under the house.
Only way I can seem to get it back on the right pod is to to disconnect the Smart TV from the network and sign back in to the wireless. This works for a day or so but it eventually starts connecting to the wireless router again.
Is there a way to keep the Vizio Smart TV connected to this pod that’s been working this entire time? Is there some variable I’m missing?
I called in and Cox tried to help me, they reset my network. Worked for a day and returned to the connecting to the router in back of the house vs. the pod three feet away.
I previously had the same issue with a LG Smart TV, couldn't solve it either.