Pulseaudio Ate My Wifi

“I’ve just spent a rather frustrating morning attempting to
debug major performance problems with my home wireless network; one
of my machines couldn’t associate with the AP at all anymore, and
the laptop (which was upstairs in the home office, for a change)
was getting horrific, sub-dialup speeds.

“I did lots of moving of Linksys APs and tweaking of ‘txpower’
settings, without much in the way of results. Cue tearing hair out