Changing the Wireless Channel Creates Instability

I noticed that the web interface allows one to change the wireless channel the device operates on, but that this option isn’t available in the mobile app.

I also discovered that by default the drive’s access point seems to broadcast on the same channel as the wireless network it is connected to — which is problematic from an interference perspective.

However, when I changed the wireless channel the device became unstable and started dropping off my network. I also had to delete my internet connection and add it again through the mobile app.

In the end, I had to change the setting back to default.

Is the device simply incapable of broadcasting on a different channel than the network it is connected to without creating problems? Perhaps this is why the option isn’t presented in the mobile app.