Floodlight Cam networking

Trying to connect a floodlight cam to my WiFi network with some issues. I have tried connecting it to my tri-band mesh but it didn’t seem to like that, so i set up a dedicated Access Point with an extender 1 foot away from the floodlight. On identifying the network I get a max strength signal shown, but once past that, and in the App, it’s showing 1 bar rather than max. It is connecting on 2.4 GHz. If I put a laptop in the same place it shows max strength. Is there something setting wise that the flood light does or does not like?