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BT Mini Whole Home Wi-Fi, White, Pack of 3 £74.99 @ John Lewis
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BT Mini Whole Home Wi-Fi, White, Pack of 3 £74.99 @ John Lewis

£74.99 Free P&P FreeJohn Lewis & Partners Deals
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Posted 23rd May
3 year guarantee included.

BT Mini Whole Home Wi-Fi allows you to enable fast and reliable Wi-Fi coverage across your entire home. So, from the basement to the loft, every Wi-Fi gadget gets the coverage it needs.

Key features:
  • Dual band AC1200 Mbps transfer speed
  • BT’s intelligent Wi-Fi technology automatically connects you to the fastest and strongest signal as you move from room to room
  • Download and use the Whole Home Wi-Fi app (available on iOS and Android) Apple devices for simple set up
  • Use the app to see who’s online and even pause the internet
  • Works with all broadband providers
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Edited by: "BigPlonker" 23rd May
Some advice here please. I have Virgin Media at home and we've been having trouble lately with Wifi connections in the house, devices dropping out or not even being able to connect. I assume this is either due to proximity to the router or overloading it (currently 13 devices connected, 6 wired and 7 wireless). We have the standard Virgin kit.

Elephant in the room though is were about to embark on a major house renovation, and as part of the all the electrics and networking will be revamped. I was going to look into getting a better router and access points (something like a Netgear Nighthawk?), but the current performance is making me think i need to do it sooner.

I guess the question is if i get this pack, will it solve the problem we have, and will i still be able to use this in the future? Or do i need the new router now as well? Thanks for any advice!
BigPlonker23/05/2020 11:47

1p cheaper at the BT …1p cheaper at the BT shophttps://shop.bt.com/products/bt-mini-whole-home-wi-fi---three-discs-096450-F7C0.html


Yes saw that but prefer John Lewis personally.
ChunkyKong23/05/2020 11:54

Some advice here please. I have Virgin Media at home and we've been having …Some advice here please. I have Virgin Media at home and we've been having trouble lately with Wifi connections in the house, devices dropping out or not even being able to connect. I assume this is either due to proximity to the router or overloading it (currently 13 devices connected, 6 wired and 7 wireless). We have the standard Virgin kit.Elephant in the room though is were about to embark on a major house renovation, and as part of the all the electrics and networking will be revamped. I was going to look into getting a better router and access points (something like a Netgear Nighthawk?), but the current performance is making me think i need to do it sooner.I guess the question is if i get this pack, will it solve the problem we have, and will i still be able to use this in the future? Or do i need the new router now as well? Thanks for any advice!


Depends on your usage. I've got Netgear Orbi (router and 1 satellite) and that annihilates the Virgin Media WiFi (not difficult!!). This set may limit you a bit even if it solves your immediate problem though.
bluefish230323/05/2020 12:02

Depends on your usage. I've got Netgear Orbi (router and 1 satellite) and …Depends on your usage. I've got Netgear Orbi (router and 1 satellite) and that annihilates the Virgin Media WiFi (not difficult!!). This set may limit you a bit even if it solves your immediate problem though.


Ok thanks, so this set likely to help in the short term but not in the long term then?
ChunkyKong23/05/2020 13:24

Ok thanks, so this set likely to help in the short term but not in the …Ok thanks, so this set likely to help in the short term but not in the long term then?


I would say so.
ChunkyKong23/05/2020 13:24

Ok thanks, so this set likely to help in the short term but not in the …Ok thanks, so this set likely to help in the short term but not in the long term then?

What Internet package do you have? If its the if its the 200 or above you'd probably be better off getting a AC2200 or Ac3000 device instead.
Vomit23/05/2020 16:04

What Internet package do you have? If its the if its the 200 or above …What Internet package do you have? If its the if its the 200 or above you'd probably be better off getting a AC2200 or Ac3000 device instead.


Have the Ultimate Oomph so up to 500, although SpeedTest hits about 200. Want to be futureproofed though. Are those devices purely range extenders - should i look to get a different router as well? May end up switching away from Virgin as have had a number of dropouts lately, although that might be down to the hardware rather than their infrastructure. Thanks!
ChunkyKong24/05/2020 00:45

Have the Ultimate Oomph so up to 500, although SpeedTest hits about 200. …Have the Ultimate Oomph so up to 500, although SpeedTest hits about 200. Want to be futureproofed though. Are those devices purely range extenders - should i look to get a different router as well? May end up switching away from Virgin as have had a number of dropouts lately, although that might be down to the hardware rather than their infrastructure. Thanks!


I’m using the Eero Pro, on sale at amazon at the moment. I’m also on virgin, hub 3 and 500mb. In the bedroom I’m getting 440mb where I had 25mb oh virgin! And eero has been solid. Works well with everything.
ChunkyKong24/05/2020 00:45

Have the Ultimate Oomph so up to 500, although SpeedTest hits about 200. …Have the Ultimate Oomph so up to 500, although SpeedTest hits about 200. Want to be futureproofed though. Are those devices purely range extenders - should i look to get a different router as well? May end up switching away from Virgin as have had a number of dropouts lately, although that might be down to the hardware rather than their infrastructure. Thanks!


Paying for 500 but getting 200? Is that over ethernet or WiFi? If ethernet get on the phone to virgin and start complaining!

These mesh devices you normally turn off the WiFi on the hub you're using and only use the mesh products. (unless it's a bt hub and bt mesh).

You may want to look into ubiquiti products if you're into your tech and want to do things like have all your smart devices on a separate vlan.
500 would be nice, but absolutely priority at the moment is stability and reliability, i'd prefer to have a 100mbit connection that we can all use rather than a 500mbit that drops out and can't connect to.

Not necessarily highly into tech, if i'm honest i'd prefer someone just told me what to get then i'll go get it Smart devices will be part of the new house though so that's something i'd need.I've seen the Ubiquiti stuff before, looks nice but expensive? Maybe that's what's needed?

Conscious that this thread is turning into a self-help thread, appreciate the help everyone
ChunkyKong24/05/2020 00:45

Have the Ultimate Oomph so up to 500, although SpeedTest hits about 200. …Have the Ultimate Oomph so up to 500, although SpeedTest hits about 200. Want to be futureproofed though. Are those devices purely range extenders - should i look to get a different router as well? May end up switching away from Virgin as have had a number of dropouts lately, although that might be down to the hardware rather than their infrastructure. Thanks!


When I was with Virgin Media, I had 350Mbit fibre broadband and could get 400Mbit wirelessly with my Orbi RBK40 (AC2200) on the 5Ghz band using Speedtest:

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I didn't buy the latest or most expensive Orbi at the time but haven't regretted it. I used to have an old ASUS RT-AC66U which was also excellent for WiFi speeds and stability.

It boils down to what you can afford and buy the best thing available even if it's not the latest (as in my case). Good luck in choosing!
Edited by: "bluefish2303" 24th May
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