Water, oar etc. from me..
Note mine has been running Skylark now for 4 days without a reboot, so I can say for sure that rebooting does not "fix" this issue...
Each morning I have tried to connect from my PC about 30 or 40 feet away, through glass, and I can see the signal ( on Ch6) strong enough, but it wont connect ( again this morning too BTW)
The first day I disconnected my laptop from its cables and walked closer & closer, went outside, still no good. Then when I was about a foot away (literally!) it connected.. I carried my pc back and it stayed connected..
I have learnt now, that, when it won't connect, DO THIS:
1) I carry my phone outside to RIGHT NEXT to the CHIP device , and connect it to OUTERNET
2) take my phone inside and next to my PC, then I us the phone browser to open the logon page (10.0.0.1 for in Skylark)
3) once I see I can open the page on my phone, THEN I connect the PC to OUTERNET and it works!
4) the connection to the PC stays good the entire day, until I disconnect to go to bed!
The above has worked every time so far, It is like I am "carrying" the wifi signal in on my phone, like a glass of water from the kitchen LOL!
I suspect that the wifi Receiver in the CHIP is going to sleep ( whilst the TX is still transmitting SSID's ) and then only a REALLY strong signal will wake it up.. This is probably a bug in the firmware of the CHIP IMHO, and, unless there is a constant connection to the CHIP , that they will ALL do it..
try the "carry the wifi signal inside" method & see if it works for you