I have a Gen 2 / Series 2 space black 42mm watch. I had this same issue with my Gen 1. watch a couple years back. Both airports have the same SSID and password and it that works perfectly with the iphone, ipad, or laptops... However, the watch will not connect to AEBS #2 (With the red flashing disconnected logo) when I leave the iPhone charging nearby AEBS #1. It seems that the watch should connect to the network anywhere in the house but it is only working if the watch and iphone are within the range of a AEBs. It is kinda worthless to not be able receive notifications on the watch when the phone is on the other side of the house. Thoughts or suggestions?