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BT Whole Home Wi-Fi - £199.99 @ BT Shop
BT Whole Home Wi-Fi - £199.99 @ BT Shop

BT Whole Home Wi-Fi - £199.99 @ BT Shop

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Superfast, super-reliable Wi-Fi for every room. Whole Home Wi-Fi is a set of three discs that put what matters most at your fingertips. It talks to all your gadgets to make sure they’re always automatically connected to the fastest and strongest signal. And it’s bristling with brilliant controls that put you in charge of a supercharged home network. This is Wi-Fi at its finest.

£100 off, if it works, which the reviews all point to it does, its a much better price than the original £299.

Note: not all the plug and play powerline wifi boosters work. If they do then great but I see many cases where they are just not reliable enough. They also dont properly support seamless roaming (one single wifi network) where as this BT one apparently does!

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Clearly not selling very well if they've dropped the price by a third a few weeks after launch!

Is this the same a Google.

brookheather

Clearly not selling very well if they've dropped the price by a third a … Clearly not selling very well if they've dropped the price by a third a few weeks after launch!



Most likely competing with Google Home

Original Poster

Not looked into the Google one yet but I think yes, there both trying to do the same job.

There are better solutions out there but at this price and how simple it is you cant go wrong.

Works really well. Got mine last week £249

There was some technical discussion on the previous deal thread. Seems like a great price
hotukdeals.com/dea…008

Great product - had ours just over a month and it just works better than the repeaters and electricity cable piggyback devices that we were using previously.

(We are in an old house with very thick walls but carefully positioning these three units has worked well)

NB Note that this is a "deal of the day" so don't sit on the fence for too long if you are considering!
Edited by: "rd3d2" 12th Apr

BT Shop cashback has multiple categories on TCB and Quidco, but if this falls under "BT branded products" you could get 11% cashback!

im running the bt powerline adapters for the kids xbox etc, would these really give a better signal than (abotu 20mbs) or can you run both of them?

This is a mesh system as is Google WiFi, and it's completely different to WiFi extenders and extra access points - ie it works well and at the best speed you can get, not the half speed that extenders give or the drop outs and channel conflicts.

The other advantage is that it will accept multiple connections with little performance drop.

This is a steal at this price.

Can this work with any Router and provider like sky or talktalk or plusnet.

I wonder if this would work down in the garden shed. That's the only spot (the garden) where my WIFI drops.

essexgangsta

im running the bt powerline adapters for the kids xbox etc, would these … im running the bt powerline adapters for the kids xbox etc, would these really give a better signal than (abotu 20mbs) or can you run both of them?



You could run both as they are independent of each other BUT if your powerline are working fine, you cannot get better!!

Waldolf

This is a mesh system as is Google WiFi, and it's completely different to … This is a mesh system as is Google WiFi, and it's completely different to WiFi extenders and extra access points - ie it works well and at the best speed you can get, not the half speed that extenders give or the drop outs and channel conflicts.The other advantage is that it will accept multiple connections with little performance drop.This is a steal at this price.


No it's not a proper mesh system and is actually just like a dual band extender - it uses the single 5GHz band to connect the disc to the base so it will reduce the 5GHz performance - the 2.4GHz performance will be fine. A true mesh system would allow disc 2 to connect to disc 1 which then connects to the base - the BT discs each have to connect to the base so both must be in good range of the base.

http://www.trustedreviews.com/bt-whole-home-wi-fi-review-performance-and-verdict-page-2

It's clear that, like the Velop, the BT Whole Home suffers from not having the Orbi's single dedicated 4x4 5GHz band purely for high-speed communication between its router and hub. The Linksys and BT systems simply can't keep up.

The Amazon offer does not appear to offer the 30 day money back deal only shown on the BT website

vgmf

The Amazon offer does not appear to offer the 30 day money back deal only … The Amazon offer does not appear to offer the 30 day money back deal only shown on the BT website



Amazon will still accept a return within 14 or 30 days.

brookheather

No it's not a proper mesh system and is actually just like a dual band … No it's not a proper mesh system and is actually just like a dual band extender - it uses the single 5GHz band to connect the disc to the base so it will reduce the 5GHz performance - the 2.4GHz performance will be fine. A true mesh system would allow disc 2 to connect to disc 1 which then connects to the base - the BT discs each have to connect to the base so both must be in good range of the base.http://www.trustedreviews.com/bt-whole-home-wi-fi-review-performance-and-verdict-page-2It's clear that, like the Velop, the BT Whole Home suffers from not having the Orbi's single dedicated 4x4 5GHz band purely for high-speed communication between its router and hub. The Linksys and BT systems simply can't keep up.


That's rubbish - running unifi at the mo and that meshes together properly... was looking at this as a way to upgrade to 5ghz but alas

vgmf

The Amazon offer does not appear to offer the 30 day money back deal only … The Amazon offer does not appear to offer the 30 day money back deal only shown on the BT website



Dispatch and sold by amazon so nothing to worry about. Their returns are amazing and always have been for me. I returned a vacuum after 1.5 years a few months ago no problem and only said it wasn't as powerful anymore.

They priced it too high, then google priced it according to BT's price thinking its a non brainer, but we're thinking both prices are crazy. Well atleast I am.

adski

Works really well. Got mine last week £249


Where did you buy it from? I bought from Maplins for £249 (now £199) and they refunded me the difference when I phoned them.

powerbrick

Is this the same a Google.


No, google is a search engine.

This is a mesh wi-fi network, similar to Sky Q and Netgear's Orbi. You place them around your house and it automatically tracks the connected devices and connects them to the strongest signal seamlessly as you go room to room. As others noted, best for large and older houses. I have a Sky Q mesh network in my 1900s built house and even with 4 access points there are still black/weak spots due to the size and having stone internal walls.

Tried extenders, power line adapters and extra wireless APs, this system does a better job, it 'just works' and getting more than reasonable WiFi speeds everywhere in the house now.

If you value your sanity and free time, get one!

tomwatts

That's rubbish - running unifi at the mo and that meshes together … That's rubbish - running unifi at the mo and that meshes together properly... was looking at this as a way to upgrade to 5ghz but alas



The BT system does allow one disc to connect to another and then the base. That's how mine is set up. (My house is a bungalow shaped like an 'L')

brookheather

No it's not a proper mesh system and is actually just like a dual band … No it's not a proper mesh system and is actually just like a dual band extender - it uses the single 5GHz band to connect the disc to the base so it will reduce the 5GHz performance - the 2.4GHz performance will be fine. A true mesh system would allow disc 2 to connect to disc 1 which then connects to the base - the BT discs each have to connect to the base so both must be in good range of the base.http://www.trustedreviews.com/bt-whole-home-wi-fi-review-performance-and-verdict-page-2It's clear that, like the Velop, the BT Whole Home suffers from not having the Orbi's single dedicated 4x4 5GHz band purely for high-speed communication between its router and hub. The Linksys and BT systems simply can't keep up.



Wifi speed is terrible if those figures are correct. I was considering this to replace the wifi on my Sky Q hub

Aaagggrh wifi signals are frying my brain

Seems rather expensive. I've got a Powerline adapter with wifi that feeds the back of the house, currently £40 on Amazon.

The seamless switching is the obvious benefit with this. However, I've got Swifi app installed on my phone which automatically switches to the connection with the strongest signal.

Whilst this would be a slight improvement, I don't think it's worth £160 extra. Good deal if this suits your needs, just writing all that in case anyone is looking for a cheaper alternative.

Thanks OP.

Topcashback tracked at 11.55% = £19.24 so £180.75 net cost

Nice price .. is this wireless backhaul only? Currently have a Ubiquiti setup with 5 UniFi AC lite APs tied to a UniFi gateway, customization is really sweet although it does take a little while to get it setup just right.

brookheather

No it's not a proper mesh system and is actually just like a dual band … No it's not a proper mesh system and is actually just like a dual band extender - it uses the single 5GHz band to connect the disc to the base so it will reduce the 5GHz performance - the 2.4GHz performance will be fine. A true mesh system would allow disc 2 to connect to disc 1 which then connects to the base - the BT discs each have to connect to the base so both must be in good range of the base.http://www.trustedreviews.com/bt-whole-home-wi-fi-review-performance-and-verdict-page-2It's clear that, like the Velop, the BT Whole Home suffers from not having the Orbi's single dedicated 4x4 5GHz band purely for high-speed communication between its router and hub. The Linksys and BT systems simply can't keep up.



On this point: " the BT discs each have to connect to the base so both must be in good range of the base."

This is not true, the BT system allows the discs to "daisy chain" and connect via another disc rather than directly to the one next to your router. This is how mine are connected.

Dr_Lovegod

Can this work with any Router and provider like sky or talktalk or … Can this work with any Router and provider like sky or talktalk or plusnet.



Yes it can, it's not tied to any ISP

I have 2 Netgear Nighthawks in the house. The AC3200 and AC2400 models, even with those covering the house, connected using my physical Gigabit LAN, I have not spots in the house.
I can see this doing well but will let the technology mature a little further.

dean_brfc

The seamless switching is the obvious benefit with this. However, I've … The seamless switching is the obvious benefit with this. However, I've got Swifi app installed on my phone which automatically switches to the connection with the strongest signal. Whilst this would be a slight improvement, I don't think it's worth £160 extra. Good deal if this suits your needs, just writing all that in case anyone is looking for a cheaper alternative.



Swifi (thanks for the reference - I'd not heard of that) doesn't appear to switch between repeaters, only different wireless networks. With BT Whole Home you to connect to one wireless network but on any of the access points.

Whether BTWH intelligently switches you to the strongest access point as you roam around is not clear. If so, it would be a well priced package and significantly cheaper than Ubiquiti (which I have at work) or Open-Mesh (which I have at home).

monty77

Nice price .. is this wireless backhaul only? Currently have a Ubiquiti … Nice price .. is this wireless backhaul only? Currently have a Ubiquiti setup with 5 UniFi AC lite APs tied to a UniFi gateway, customization is really sweet although it does take a little while to get it setup just right.



The first disc is connected to the router by ethernet, and then the other 2 discs connect on Wi-Fi. However, all 3 discs can be connected by Ethernet if you have Ethernet around your house.


Edited by: "baker200" 13th Apr

fleagal

Whether BTWH intelligently switches you to the strongest access point as … Whether BTWH intelligently switches you to the strongest access point as you roam around is not clear. If so, it would be a well priced package and significantly cheaper than Ubiquiti (which I have at work) or Open-Mesh (which I have at home).



It does, it uses 802.11 K/V for Wi-Fi roaming

baker200

The first disc is connected to the router by ethernet, and then the other … The first disc is connected to the router by ethernet, and then the other 2 discs connect on Wi-Fi. However, all 3 discs can be connected by Ethernet if you have Ethernet around your house.



Ordered one of these thinking it could connect wirelessley to the smarthub. Without that i wont get the range i want. I think this is going to go back

The previous owner of the house did a smart thing by running network cables in the walls to each floor (3 floors).
Can I connect all 3 via ethernet and feed them all back to the same switch for a solid connection? Or does the mesh system not work that way?

Just noticed baker200 has already answered this
"The first disc is connected to the router by ethernet, and then the other 2 discs connect on Wi-Fi. However, all 3 discs can be connected by Ethernet if you have Ethernet around your house."
Edited by: "iLikeDiscount" 13th Apr

hawkinsandy

Ordered one of these thinking it could connect wirelessley to the … Ordered one of these thinking it could connect wirelessley to the smarthub. Without that i wont get the range i want. I think this is going to go back


Turn wireless off on your SmartHub and connect the base disc via Ethernet and then see whether you get a good enough signal from the other two discs.

iLikeDiscount

The previous owner of the house did a smart thing by running network … The previous owner of the house did a smart thing by running network cables in the walls to each floor (3 floors).Can I connect all 3 via ethernet and feed them all back to the same switch for a solid connection? Or does the mesh system not work that way?Just noticed baker200 has already answered this"The first disc is connected to the router by ethernet, and then the other 2 discs connect on Wi-Fi. However, all 3 discs can be connected by Ethernet if you have Ethernet around your house."


If you already have Ethernet to all 3 floors ... wouldn't be cheaper just to buy "wifi access point" device for each floor?
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