BT Whole Home Mesh WiFi System - Additional Single Pack £47.99 Delivered @ Maplin (Click & Collect Too)
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BT Whole Home Mesh WiFi System - Additional Single Pack £47.99 Delivered @ Maplin (Click & Collect Too)

£47.99£79.9940%Maplin Deals
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Found 6th Apr
next best price for this i can see is £79.99

so it seems a great deal to me
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BT have got serious issues with the firmware for this right now; I would not recommend anyone buying them until they get their act together; BT cannot even give a ball-park estimate of when the firmware issues will be fixed.
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BT have got serious issues with the firmware for this right now; I would not recommend anyone buying them until they get their act together; BT cannot even give a ball-park estimate of when the firmware issues will be fixed.
They're coming down now, sub £40 - around the £35 marks and i'd have another one. Heat
Worth noting you can buy a twin pack for £94.99 but good price for single
Edited by: "windta1ker" 6th Apr
Gentle_Giant2 m ago

BT have got serious issues with the firmware for this right now; I would …BT have got serious issues with the firmware for this right now; I would not recommend anyone buying them until they get their act together; BT cannot even give a ball-park estimate of when the firmware issues will be fixed.


Or just don’t upgrade and wait like I’ve done
Edited by: "windta1ker" 6th Apr
Mine keep prompting me to update but after reading the comments on the BT threads I haven't bothered - firmware is around 2.5 months old. No reall issues here other than the Web interface not loading graphics/network maps - app is fine though.
Gentle_Giant11 m ago

BT have got serious issues with the firmware for this right now; I would …BT have got serious issues with the firmware for this right now; I would not recommend anyone buying them until they get their act together; BT cannot even give a ball-park estimate of when the firmware issues will be fixed.


Agreed. Been this way for nearly 5 months now. A disgrace.
Istanbul_Kop5 m ago

Agreed. Been this way for nearly 5 months now. A disgrace.


Bit hard considering firmware was released late February
windta1ker3 m ago

Bit hard considering firmware was released late February


No, they started messing up with the early December firmware release. The latest update was meant to fix what their broke back in December. But they made it worse.

You only have to look at their forums to date if you wish.

So... "a bit hard" - not really.
Gentle_Giant25 m ago

BT have got serious issues with the firmware for this right now; I would …BT have got serious issues with the firmware for this right now; I would not recommend anyone buying them until they get their act together; BT cannot even give a ball-park estimate of when the firmware issues will be fixed.


Whereas I have 5 of them, have done so for 5 months and haven't got any issues with the FW, to add balance.
Upgraded after purchase 2 weeks ago and no issues whatsoever
I’ve got 2 with zero issues
Istanbul_Kop8 m ago

No, they started messing up with the early December firmware release. The …No, they started messing up with the early December firmware release. The latest update was meant to fix what their broke back in December. But they made it worse. You only have to look at their forums to date if you wish.So... "a bit hard" - not really.


A few bugs in the December release doesn’t relate to current situation, the latest release is a shambles
The issues appear to only apply if you don't have them wired into Ethernet. For me, that's not a problem as my whole home is Ethernet cabled. It also should not be a problem if you hook them from powerline networks either. However, the majority of people are likely to use them wirelessly and that's where the problems rest.
However, when BT do sort out the problems, these are the cheapest solution for giving full wireless coverage to your home.
Does it force you to upgrade to the latest firmware out of the box or can you choose to update to an earlier firmware?
Whats the issue with firmware as I bought these a week ago and haven't had any problems?
Lowtrawler21 m ago

The issues appear to only apply if you don't have them wired into …The issues appear to only apply if you don't have them wired into Ethernet. For me, that's not a problem as my whole home is Ethernet cabled. It also should not be a problem if you hook them from powerline networks either. However, the majority of people are likely to use them wirelessly and that's where the problems rest.However, when BT do sort out the problems, these are the cheapest solution for giving full wireless coverage to your home.


Nope, only 1 of my 5 are connected to ethernet, the rest are wireless. No issues, at all.
I have 4 discs on latest firmware (forced update during install) 14 days uptime (installed 2 weeks ago), no issues.

2 on Ethernet backhaul and 2 on WiFi backhaul (all good signal strength -64/-70dbm), not using pause or guest network features so might be a factor. One of the discs on Wifi backhaul is connected to a gaming PC via the disc's Ethernet port and is significantly outperforming the Netgear 1200 Powerline adapter that was used before.
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Edited by: "hd1080ts" 6th Apr
hd1080ts5 m ago

I have 4 discs on latest firmware (forced update during install) 14 days …I have 4 discs on latest firmware (forced update during install) 14 days uptime (installed 2 weeks ago), no issues.2 on Ethernet backhaul and 2 on WiFi backhaul (all good signal strength -64/-70dbm), not using pause or guest network features so might be a factor. One of the discs on Wifi backhaul is connected to a gaming PC via the disc's Ethernet port and is significantly outperforming the Netgear 1200 Powerline adapter that was used before.


Can you downgrade to an earlier firmware incase there are any issues? or are you forced to the latest update out of the box and then you are stuck with it? Cheers
I have got 3 discs with latest firmware and have not issues at all.
I have 4 of these covering the whole house. Luckily mine work really well and so far we've had no trouble with them. All run off wifi and gives us upwards of 50+ download speed throughout. Highly recommended but i know alot of people have had trouble with them after the update at the end of feb.
I have 4 on the latest firmware all onWiFi and have had no issues.
While this is relatively inexpensive for what it is, Ubiquiti kit may cost slightly more, but firmware issues are resolved quickly and networking is what they do. I've used my Unifi kit for years, the only time they see a power cycle is if I push a firmware update.
I've got two BT discs on wifi running latest firmware. No issues at all.
Fuzzy-Dunlop17 m ago

Can you downgrade to an earlier firmware incase there are any issues? or …Can you downgrade to an earlier firmware incase there are any issues? or are you forced to the latest update out of the box and then you are stuck with it? Cheers


You can't with the current iOS/Android app (or via web interface).

You setup with iOS/Android app, which will force a firmware update to latest version as part of the install.
And if you add an additional disc that was not part of the first pack you installed that will auto upgrade when first connected.
Once setup you can turn auto updates off in the app or web interface.

Looks like if you don't have WiFi connected (backhaul) discs with poor signal or use Ethernet it's fine with latest firmware, so buy from a somewhere with a good returns policy like Amazon.
rossysaurus19 m ago

I have 4 on the latest firmware all onWiFi and have had no issues.


Don't you mean 1 x Ethernet to Router and 3 x WiFi.

Whats signal strength do you get for the discs connected via WiFi?.
hd1080ts9 m ago

You can't with the current iOS/Android app (or via web interface).You …You can't with the current iOS/Android app (or via web interface).You setup with iOS/Android app, which will force a firmware update to latest version as part of the install.And if you add an additional disc that was not part of the first pack you installed that will auto upgrade when first connected.Once setup you can turn auto updates off in the app or web interface.Looks like if you don't have WiFi connected (backhaul) discs with poor signal or use Ethernet it's fine with latest firmware, so buy from a somewhere with a good returns policy like Amazon.


Thanks for the reply, the discs would be connected through a wired backhaul (via homeplugs) so hopefully should have no issues.
hd1080ts39 m ago

I have 4 discs on latest firmware (forced update during install) 14 days …I have 4 discs on latest firmware (forced update during install) 14 days uptime (installed 2 weeks ago), no issues.2 on Ethernet backhaul and 2 on WiFi backhaul (all good signal strength -64/-70dbm), not using pause or guest network features so might be a factor. One of the discs on Wifi backhaul is connected to a gaming PC via the disc's Ethernet port and is significantly outperforming the Netgear 1200 Powerline adapter that was used before.


I thought that only one can be on ethernet?
lexwon5 m ago

I thought that only one can be on ethernet?


No, one needs to be on Ethernet and you CAN have the others wireless but equally you can wire them all or have a mixture
Fuzzy-Dunlop14 m ago

Thanks for the reply, the discs would be connected through a wired …Thanks for the reply, the discs would be connected through a wired backhaul (via homeplugs) so hopefully should have no issues.


Might be worth testing with the homeplug and without (using WiFi backhaul) as I found that the WiFi backhaul twice as fast as as Netgear AV1200 homeplug/Powerline for backhaul. I do however suspect my neighbors new homeplug system is interfering with the Netgear adaptors as on a reset of the homeplug adaptors (default security) I can see their network with pretty good speed.

1st disc will need to be Ethernet (direct GigE better than homeplug if possible) connected to Router, also turn off WiFi on your Router just before you install.
I bought two of these on the last deal on here around 2 weeks back and have not had a single issue, even running full WiFi through 12 devices on latest firmware (as prompted when setting them up). Haven't had a single dropped connection or restarted them since new.
Fuzzy-Dunlop59 m ago

Does it force you to upgrade to the latest firmware out of the box or can …Does it force you to upgrade to the latest firmware out of the box or can you choose to update to an earlier firmware?


No the app asks you to upgrade to latest firmware before continuing, this is another stupid thing as the app is unusable before you do this. However, you don’t need the app, just use the web UI
Edited by: "windta1ker" 6th Apr
hd1080ts8 m ago

Might be worth testing with the homeplug and without (using WiFi backhaul) …Might be worth testing with the homeplug and without (using WiFi backhaul) as I found that the WiFi backhaul twice as fast as as Netgear AV1200 homeplug/Powerline for backhaul. I do however suspect my neighbors new homeplug system is interfering with the Netgear adaptors as on a reset of the homeplug adaptors (default security) I can see their network with pretty good speed.1st disc will need to be Ethernet (direct GigE better than homeplug if possible) connected to Router, also turn off WiFi on your Router just before you install.


Thanks for the advice, I will test both wired and wifi backhauls when I get the discs, 1st disc will be wired directly into the router. Your results are interesting, I would have expected the wired backhaul to provide better speeds. Would higher spec homeplugs make a difference in your opinion, perhaps using av2000?
Better help on here than BT
Kev`7 m ago

I bought two of these on the last deal on here around 2 weeks back and …I bought two of these on the last deal on here around 2 weeks back and have not had a single issue, even running full WiFi through 12 devices on latest firmware (as prompted when setting them up). Haven't had a single dropped connection or restarted them since new.


Hmm interesting, I’ve sat steady on version it came with but I’m missing options from later releases, do I don’t I upgrade
hd1080ts37 m ago

You can't with the current iOS/Android app (or via web interface).You …You can't with the current iOS/Android app (or via web interface).You setup with iOS/Android app, which will force a firmware update to latest version as part of the install.And if you add an additional disc that was not part of the first pack you installed that will auto upgrade when first connected.Once setup you can turn auto updates off in the app or web interface.Looks like if you don't have WiFi connected (backhaul) discs with poor signal or use Ethernet it's fine with latest firmware, so buy from a somewhere with a good returns policy like Amazon.


You don’t have to upgrade, you just can’t use the app, unless I’m so far back on FW version the auto update wasn’t in the build
Edited by: "windta1ker" 6th Apr
hd1080ts39 m ago

Don't you mean 1 x Ethernet to Router and 3 x WiFi.Whats signal strength …Don't you mean 1 x Ethernet to Router and 3 x WiFi.Whats signal strength do you get for the discs connected via WiFi?.


Disc 1 is Ethernet to router (as required in every setup) then WiFi connection to disc 2 fluctuates between poor/good. Disc 3 and 4 are connected to Disc 2 with Good and Excellent signal. Disc 3 and 4 cannot see disc 1 or each other directly due to stone walls blocking the WiFi.

The house is a large 200 year old solid stone farmhouse so WiFi gets stopped completely by anything more than 1 wall. With this system I can get WiFi in an outbuilding 100ft from the router having penetrated over 7ft total of solid stone walls.

each disc has the same WiFi strength as a standard router (nothing fancy) and I had hoped to get complete coverage from 3 discs but the 5GHz connection between discs gets stopped very quickly so I needed 4 to get total coverage.
windta1ker15 m ago

Hmm interesting, I’ve sat steady on version it came with but I’m missing op …Hmm interesting, I’ve sat steady on version it came with but I’m missing options from later releases, do I don’t I upgrade


If it's working fine leave it alone until BT sorts things out, you are possibly missing:
Guest Network
Pause - turn off internet access to device
Support for 6 discs
More info in app/web interface.
Mac OS X connectivity fix
Tighter admin password rules
If it helps anyone, I have a two disc pack. First one connected via ethernet to gigabit switch which is connected to my router. (WiFi on router turned off). Second disc connected by WiFi a couple of rooms away. I daisy-chained a third disc (from another two disc pack) via WiFi to my second wifi connected disc. All latest firmware. Devices all connected at high speed to each disc. No issues. In the end I removed the third disc and sold the spare two disc pack as I didn't need the bit of extra coverage, but it all worked great when it was running. Back to my current two disc set up, still no issues. I'm not using the Guest Network or WiFi pausing though.
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