BT Whole Home wi-fi 2 pack £89.99 @ Amazon
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BT Whole Home wi-fi 2 pack £89.99 @ Amazon

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Found 13th Apr
BT Whole Home Wi-Fi, Pack of 2 Discs, Mesh Wi-Fi for seamless, speedy (AC2600) connection, Wi-Fi everywhere in small to medium homes, App for complete control and 2 year warranty

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sparklehedgehog3 h, 52 m ago

Just returned 6 discs after having the nightmare for 2 weeks. Im an …Just returned 6 discs after having the nightmare for 2 weeks. Im an experienced IT guy too and this stuff is shocking! The current firmware has ruined what could have been a superb product in principal AVOID AT ALL COSTS


Just to balance this, all my 5 have been fine with latest firmware too. Wouldn't be without them.
And "Experienced IT professional' doesn't mean anything, just ask the ones employed at PC world
Edited by: "richb3012" 13th Apr
JUST DONT DO IT!!!!!

You will regret it
Can't recommend these enough - completely stopped the random dropouts I was getting on some devices with the BT HomeHub on it's own. Flawless ever since I installed these, and I now get a full signal in far end of house where I did not before.
Just returned 6 discs after having the nightmare for 2 weeks. Im an experienced IT guy too and this stuff is shocking! The current firmware has ruined what could have been a superb product in principal
AVOID AT ALL COSTS
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JUST DONT DO IT!!!!!

You will regret it
Can't recommend these enough - completely stopped the random dropouts I was getting on some devices with the BT HomeHub on it's own. Flawless ever since I installed these, and I now get a full signal in far end of house where I did not before.
Just returned 6 discs after having the nightmare for 2 weeks. Im an experienced IT guy too and this stuff is shocking! The current firmware has ruined what could have been a superb product in principal
AVOID AT ALL COSTS
my two are fine
Brilliant little devices. Replaced my sky hub with these as I was in the market for a better WiFi router as I needed to extend the coverage to an outbuilding where I couldn't get any signal at all even with the sky extender.
I was considering ubiquiti but price and installation were putting me off and since BT give you a return guarantee in case they don't work as expected, I thought I should give them a go first. I am glad that I did it as not only these have sorted all the range issues but I'm constantly getting max speeds not only in every corner of my solid internal wall house but also the garden/garage which is like 20metres from the main building.
Edited by: "kamz58" 13th Apr
Nice price and I even saw them included in a bt broadband package with 12 months bt sports.
Haven't tried these personnaly, but google home wi-fi system is pretty neat.
6ixnik2 m ago

Haven't tried these personnaly, but google home wi-fi system is pretty …Haven't tried these personnaly, but google home wi-fi system is pretty neat.


But 3 times the price unfortunately
sparklehedgehog3 h, 52 m ago

Just returned 6 discs after having the nightmare for 2 weeks. Im an …Just returned 6 discs after having the nightmare for 2 weeks. Im an experienced IT guy too and this stuff is shocking! The current firmware has ruined what could have been a superb product in principal AVOID AT ALL COSTS


Just to balance this, all my 5 have been fine with latest firmware too. Wouldn't be without them.
And "Experienced IT professional' doesn't mean anything, just ask the ones employed at PC world
Edited by: "richb3012" 13th Apr
I have a pair of these and Have found them fantastic. I have had no issues with the firmware update that some people seem to be complaining about.

They have been a huge improvement over the Virgin Super Hub 3, both in range and speed.
sparklehedgehog40 m ago

Just returned 6 discs after having the nightmare for 2 weeks. Im an …Just returned 6 discs after having the nightmare for 2 weeks. Im an experienced IT guy too and this stuff is shocking! The current firmware has ruined what could have been a superb product in principal AVOID AT ALL COSTS


Umm just don’t upgrade, thought being quite experienced you’d have checked this
Slightly techie question - maybe sparklehedgehog can confirm... do these support VLAN tagging on a second SSID?
Thanks OP, we had a set of 3 last year and they work brilliantly. We have two in the house and one in the summer house 20 metres away at the bottom of the garden. We get WiFi signal using these down there. Just got another two as we’ve had sky q today and I can connect these via the LAN port to the sky q box in the summer house
richb301256 m ago

Just to balance this, all my 5 have been fine with latest firmware too. …Just to balance this, all my 5 have been fine with latest firmware too. Wouldn't be without them.And "Experienced IT professional' does mean anything, just ask the ones employed at PC world


Yes PC world grannies are a joke i agree.

I live two doors down from a 4G mast (50 metres) and my house is a 5 bedroom 250m2 house so is a unique situation to be fair however these just weren't able to deal with it even with 6 of them (the max recommended by BT).

I have ended up with the Netgear Orbi RBK50's with 4 satellites. They are working well but took a bit of tweaking
windta1ker41 m ago

Umm just don’t upgrade, thought being quite experienced you’d have checked …Umm just don’t upgrade, thought being quite experienced you’d have checked this


If you meant update the firmware then it wasn't a choice as they came with it installed and isnt possible to roll back to a previous version in BT's infinite wisdom
BT NO thank you!
Just taken mine back to Argos. I get 20mb on the WiFi connected direct to the sky router, after setting the bt network up, the new WiFi network dropped to 8mb.
Might have been a glitch, but the more I looked into it, the less confident I was in them.
sparklehedgehog1 h, 35 m ago

Just returned 6 discs after having the nightmare for 2 weeks. Im an …Just returned 6 discs after having the nightmare for 2 weeks. Im an experienced IT guy too and this stuff is shocking! The current firmware has ruined what could have been a superb product in principal AVOID AT ALL COSTS


I hope you live in a very large house, like extremely large. 6 discs would cause no end of issues otherwise, far too much overlap in the bands would cause content flicking from one AP to another.

But, if you're an experienced IT guy, I guess you'd know tha?
sparklehedgehog21 m ago

Yes PC world grannies are a joke i agree.I live two doors down from a 4G …Yes PC world grannies are a joke i agree.I live two doors down from a 4G mast (50 metres) and my house is a 5 bedroom 250m2 house so is a unique situation to be fair however these just weren't able to deal with it even with 6 of them (the max recommended by BT).I have ended up with the Netgear Orbi RBK50's with 4 satellites. They are working well but took a bit of tweaking


250m^2 house and 6 dishes?? Each dish should be able to happily cover 70/80m^2 and by adding more if not placed correctly could simply cause a lot of interference and degrade performance. It doesn't sound like you should be battering a product that a) didn't work because of your "unique situation" and b) didn't have set up correctly
sparklehedgehog20 m ago

If you meant update the firmware then it wasn't a choice as they came with …If you meant update the firmware then it wasn't a choice as they came with it installed and isnt possible to roll back to a previous version in BT's infinite wisdom


Lol they really didn’t, I’m still sitting on an older version from disks I bought three weeks ago
Worth mentioning that these will do very little in an older house with thick brick walls. A single brick wall is often enough to take a high strength, stable connection down to a much slower one with frequent dropouts. 5ghz is especially bad at penetrating brickwork.

You may find that aiming them (or the wifi adapter) at doors or through the ceiling will product better coverage. There are some good apps on android that help positioning devices for optimal signal strength.
6ixnik1 h, 56 m ago

Haven't tried these personnaly, but google home wi-fi system is pretty …Haven't tried these personnaly, but google home wi-fi system is pretty neat.


Yeah I've got two google wifi because I was getting dead spots round my 3 bedroom house. Now I get the same bandwidth wirelessly from the furthest of my back garden that I would get being directly connected to my EE modem/router, so all good.

I would of tried these bt one if I didn't already have google wifi which I paid £170 for.
Edited by: "stephen_hoult" 13th Apr
I'm already invested in Ubiquiti otherwise would have probably gone for these. Looks like a good deal @BigTelHols
Thanks for posting!
I have got them for a week now and my home wi-if has improved. First improvement was the coverage, second improvement was the speed of wi-fi (from 45mb to 55, and latency down from 18ms to 10 roughly). The final improvement is lack of my wife’s complaints over the wi-fi network holes. The app and the discs design is good to have feature too. I only had the standard modem/router provided by Vodafone made by Huawei before so just switched its wi-fi off to keep the air clean and it’s all good now. I’ve got 3bed semi build in 1970 so the walls are solid. I put the second disc upstairs and the app said that it was performing well but could be better. Initially I though one disc will be enough but now I see 2 are needed for my house (95m2) possibly due the a concrete/thick brick walls. Overall I’m happy with the performance (coverage was a little downside but again those walls are hard to penetrate) and I will recommend them.
superjack13th Apr

Just taken mine back to Argos. I get 20mb on the WiFi connected direct to …Just taken mine back to Argos. I get 20mb on the WiFi connected direct to the sky router, after setting the bt network up, the new WiFi network dropped to 8mb. Might have been a glitch, but the more I looked into it, the less confident I was in them.


How did you get those figures?
So torn whether to go for this or not. Very mixed reviews but none of the other options are in this price range.
Does anyone know whether the Nova MW6 is any better. Maplin have them at a decent price at the moment >> maplin.co.uk/p/n…6yt
windta1ker2 h, 47 m ago

Umm just don’t upgrade, thought being quite experienced you’d have checked …Umm just don’t upgrade, thought being quite experienced you’d have checked this


But then you take the risk with the vulnerabilities the firmware also fixed.
mrguy7971 h, 51 m ago

250m^2 house and 6 dishes?? Each dish should be able to happily cover …250m^2 house and 6 dishes?? Each dish should be able to happily cover 70/80m^2 and by adding more if not placed correctly could simply cause a lot of interference and degrade performance. It doesn't sound like you should be battering a product that a) didn't work because of your "unique situation" and b) didn't have set up correctly


Ok well I’m glad you know. I started with 2 then added a pair at a time based on test results etc but you’ll be right
ianlash8 m ago

But then you take the risk with the vulnerabilities the firmware also …But then you take the risk with the vulnerabilities the firmware also fixed.


Which vulnerabilities do I need to consider patching that the latest release has?
Why not just make the router more powerful......oh yeah.....sell them something else.....you don't make a £150 per second for doing your best for the customer!?!?!?
windta1ker8 h, 59 m ago

Which vulnerabilities do I need to consider patching that the latest …Which vulnerabilities do I need to consider patching that the latest release has?


The version before the current was to fix the WPA2 vulnerability published at the end of 2017, so pretty major. The current firmware was to fix issues introduced with the WPA2 fix version.

The app has also been updated multiple times this year, but I don’t know the cross compatibility with the firmware versions.

Anyone with issues should look at turning off steering, statically setting the channels and looking at doing a factory reset (doesn’t revert the firmware though). Look at the BT forums for help.

If you are happy to accept the WPA2 vulnerability and don’t need any new features then keep firmware updates turned off (by default they are on so you will have updated) but keep an eye on future updates.
ianlash29 m ago

The version before the current was to fix the WPA2 vulnerability published …The version before the current was to fix the WPA2 vulnerability published at the end of 2017, so pretty major. The current firmware was to fix issues introduced with the WPA2 fix version. The app has also been updated multiple times this year, but I don’t know the cross compatibility with the firmware versions. Anyone with issues should look at turning off steering, statically setting the channels and looking at doing a factory reset (doesn’t revert the firmware though). Look at the BT forums for help. If you are happy to accept the WPA2 vulnerability and don’t need any new features then keep firmware updates turned off (by default they are on so you will have updated) but keep an eye on future updates.


And run a VPN
Set up a four dish system in my parents old, large house and for the most part the system works fine - certainly better than the powerline\wifi combination they had before that couldn't cope with the weird electrical set-up or thick walls. That said, there have been a few issues - did the update at Christmas when adding the fourth dish (no choice - had to be on the most recent firmware to add a new dish) and one device that had been fine up until then suddenly started regularly dropping connection (and still is). Then recently everything ground to a halt and after a reboot one dish refused to connect and had to be reset (but seems to be fine now). I have automatic updates turned off (who'd leave them on?) and it's not on the latest firmware that seems to have a lot of issues for some people.

In short then, worth a go at this price (probably) but they aren't as fool proof or press-and-play as BT would like you to believe, and be prepared to have to send them back if they don't work properly.
These are great when combined with powerline adapters.
windta1ker19 h, 11 m ago

Umm just don’t upgrade, thought being quite experienced you’d have checked …Umm just don’t upgrade, thought being quite experienced you’d have checked this


Yeah experienced IT folks know manual patching is the way forward for EVERYTHING! /s
Has anyone connected these to their ring cameras/bell?
Can anyone advise on if these vs power line adapters would be a better idea for a old farmhouse (iirc its listed if they helps with age) with really thick stone walls? Currently unsure of wiring / main loops etc. I was gonna go with powerline but not seen these before?
Thanks OP that’s a great price. I paid a lot more for a set and they are brilliant and have improved coverage and signal strength through my house. There was an issue with firmware causing pauses and signal dropsrecently but this appears to have been fixed and the service is back to brilliant.
chezybezy15 h, 51 m ago

Can anyone advise on if these vs power line adapters would be a better …Can anyone advise on if these vs power line adapters would be a better idea for a old farmhouse (iirc its listed if they helps with age) with really thick stone walls? Currently unsure of wiring / main loops etc. I was gonna go with powerline but not seen these before?


I've tried tp link powerlines which did extent signal but not bandwidth, plus didn't cover dead spots around a 3 bedroom house, which am blaming the walls. The best thing about these and Google wifi is that you can manage your devices bandwidth and even create guess network for visitors. Plus the auto switching between 2.4ghz and 5ghz helps alot

The bt ones are cheaper,offer better range and offers tri band
Edited by: "stephen_hoult" 15th Apr
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