BT Whole Home Wi-Fi, Pack of 2 Discs - £99.99 @ Amazon
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BT Whole Home Wi-Fi, Pack of 2 Discs - £99.99 @ Amazon

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Found 13th Nov
Two discs create a complete Wi-Fi network for flats and smaller homes with 1 - 2 bedrooms, removing Wi-Fi dead spots
Easy set up in minutes with step by step instructions in the Whole Home Wi-Fi app
Use the app to see who's online and even pause the internet
Works with all UK broadband providers, AC2600 Dual-Band wireless technology
Intelligent Wi-Fi technology automatically connects you to the fastest and strongest signal as you move from room to room (Wi-Fi roaming and band steering)

59 Comments

It is gonna get hot in here.
So hot so....

I want this but don't need it,
Edited by: "jamhops" 13th Nov

This is one of the best mesh products out there

metalheadkicks2 m ago

This is one of the best mesh products out there


The Netgear setup is far better. Pity Netgear cocked up the firmware and made it super flaky.

This for £100 is a bargain though. 3 discs would be better. Black Friday might be a good catch too.

metalheadkicks16 m ago

This is one of the best mesh products out there


What are the alternatives? Sky’s Q mesh is awful and gave me more problems so ended up disabling it. Would be interested to know of genuine reliable alternatives.

Do these work with Virgin Media routers and do you hard wire the first one

paulj487 m ago

Do these work with Virgin Media routers and do you hard wire the first one


Yes they will and yes you would.
The idiocy is, if Virgin is like BT, your existing hub won’t have a modem mode.
In which case you will need to do a wee bit of config to set it up. A quick Google would sort that out.

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Great deal. I'm sure 2 would be enough for the vast majority of people

tanked3 m ago

Great deal. I'm sure 2 would be enough for the vast majority of people


Will probably be... But you can't say you have a mesh then:(

ms200559 m ago

What are the alternatives? Sky’s Q mesh is awful and gave me more problems …What are the alternatives? Sky’s Q mesh is awful and gave me more problems so ended up disabling it. Would be interested to know of genuine reliable alternatives.



The netgear Orbi system is the best mesh like system out there bar none. Ive owned this BT solution and its appalling in terms of dropout and consistent speed, the hardware is awful, this is selling cause of the BT brand. The Netgear Orbi system on amazon is more expensive granted but its such a fantastuc bit of kit from a brand who make wifi solutions as their bread and butter. There will be good deals i would imagine on AMZ now on Orbi products for black friday and cyber monday

I’ve already got 4 of these in the house, but what the hell, another two won’t hurt , really like the fact they also have a lan port and I have 5 port switches attached to a couple of them for non WiFi devices. Cheers op

Oneday7750 m ago

Yes they will and yes you would. The idiocy is, if Virgin is like BT, your …Yes they will and yes you would. The idiocy is, if Virgin is like BT, your existing hub won’t have a modem mode. In which case you will need to do a wee bit of config to set it up. A quick Google would sort that out.



Virgin SuperHub's do have a modem only mode thankfully, you'd be rather screwed if they didn't because they're the only thing Virgin will let on their network.

For Flats or homes with 1-2 bedrooms? Doesn't BT boast that there own Router has 100ft of connectivity? How can people have dead spots from a Router in average size homes in 2017 ?

Northerndave8 m ago

For Flats or homes with 1-2 bedrooms? Doesn't BT boast that there own …For Flats or homes with 1-2 bedrooms? Doesn't BT boast that there own Router has 100ft of connectivity? How can people have dead spots from a Router in average size homes in 2017 ?


Imho Most the standard routers are pretty poor regardless of the claims. These systems are also 4x4 MIMO offering MUCH higher speeds than standard router and even if the normal routers covers the home (mine doesn't with a 3 bed) they don't necessarily give you good speed throughout the house and garden.
Edited by: "jamhops" 14th Nov

Northerndave12 m ago

For Flats or homes with 1-2 bedrooms? Doesn't BT boast that there own …For Flats or homes with 1-2 bedrooms? Doesn't BT boast that there own Router has 100ft of connectivity? How can people have dead spots from a Router in average size homes in 2017 ?



Bricks, concrete, steel, wiring, etc. Last I checked all standard contruction materials that impede WiFi signal.

Oneday7711 m ago

Bricks, concrete, steel, wiring, etc. Last I checked all standard …Bricks, concrete, steel, wiring, etc. Last I checked all standard contruction materials that impede WiFi signal.


Pretty sure houses have been mainly built from that stuff for decades if not centuries now. I've just never had issues with home wifi not hitting all parts of a house in over 15 years of using routers, although those were the days of a 1mb connex

So much for their most powerful 200m WiFi distance claim if it can't even reach the other side of the house - and this additional £100 product is designed for flats and smaller homes at that.

Great deal, thanks.

Oneday772 h, 50 m ago

Yes they will and yes you would. The idiocy is, if Virgin is like BT, your …Yes they will and yes you would. The idiocy is, if Virgin is like BT, your existing hub won’t have a modem mode. In which case you will need to do a wee bit of config to set it up. A quick Google would sort that out.



virgins hub does have a modem mode.

Northerndave3 h, 20 m ago

Pretty sure houses have been mainly built from that stuff for decades if …Pretty sure houses have been mainly built from that stuff for decades if not centuries now. I've just never had issues with home wifi not hitting all parts of a house in over 15 years of using routers, although those were the days of a 1mb connex



It's not just the house itself that will impede signal quality but also other networks in the area. The 2.4Ghz band only really has 3 channels available and the 5Ghz band is more rage limited by comparison.

Any claims made about BT's home hub wireless range should be taken with a heal of salt. I have no doubt that signal range test was conducted in a highly controlled environment. Perhaps in the middle of the desert or something.
In the Ryan Reynolds advert they ascend in a helicopter to test the range. That's the opposite axis to which humans will be travelling and obtaining a signal.

Oneday775 h, 9 m ago

Yes they will and yes you would. The idiocy is, if Virgin is like BT, your …Yes they will and yes you would. The idiocy is, if Virgin is like BT, your existing hub won’t have a modem mode. In which case you will need to do a wee bit of config to set it up. A quick Google would sort that out.



Could you hard wire all of them?

I've got a router at one end of the house and hard wire already at the other end.
I've tried wireless repeaters (useless) and access points in the past but devices really intelligently switch between them to maintain the best connection so am considering a mesh network such as this.

If each disc can be fed an ethernet signal and intelligently distribute that to devices as the ads seem to suggest then this maybe the product to get.

These don’t work well with Windows 7 laptops or laptops that have been upgraded from Win 7 - the Wi-fi driver on the laptop crashes on my Samsung and Asus laptops. BT says it’s a known issue but they don’t have a fix.

Why would anyone recommend this over the market leaders. Only one have be connected via a Lan cable so your just buying rubbish extenders again. Ubiquity is very good, you also have Linksys, and Google offering mesh options. Please take the time to do some research.

ms20058 h, 50 m ago

What are the alternatives? Sky’s Q mesh is awful and gave me more problems …What are the alternatives? Sky’s Q mesh is awful and gave me more problems so ended up disabling it. Would be interested to know of genuine reliable alternatives.


I was thinking of going with Sky for their mesh functionality, Struggling to find any decent reviews of it though. I take it you would advise against?

ms20059 h, 14 m ago

What are the alternatives? Sky’s Q mesh is awful and gave me more problems …What are the alternatives? Sky’s Q mesh is awful and gave me more problems so ended up disabling it. Would be interested to know of genuine reliable alternatives.


Google wifi, Plume, Eero, Airties, Samsung Connect Home, Samsung Home Pro, Netgear Orbi, BT whole home made by Arcadyan, SkyQ, Linksys, etc., to name a few.

I am a wifi test lead and have comparatively tested several mesh solutions since last year in dedicated large houses. BT whole home is a very good product spec and performance wise. Its not the best but most acceptable for typical customers.

They all have strengths and weaknesses. Google Wifi for example provides the best roaming client experience, unfortunately it steers clients mostly on 2.4GHz so lower throughput but good user experience on connectivity.
BT whole home provided good coverage and highest throughputs of over 800mbps TCP. Rosming was acceptable.
Netgear orbi although good product, uses too many channels and only the backhaul 5GHz link is higher spec, the wifi client connects to is lower spec.
Edited by: "metalheadkicks" 14th Nov

Oneday779 h, 21 m ago

The Netgear setup is far better. Pity Netgear cocked up the firmware and …The Netgear setup is far better. Pity Netgear cocked up the firmware and made it super flaky. This for £100 is a bargain though. 3 discs would be better. Black Friday might be a good catch too.


The Netgear version is crap though, could've been great but no

For those who have these already, does this require a reset every few days/weeks like the powerline WiFi ones? Thanks

metalheadkicks40 m ago

Google wifi, Plume, Eero, Airties, Samsung Connect Home, Samsung Home Pro, …Google wifi, Plume, Eero, Airties, Samsung Connect Home, Samsung Home Pro, Netgear Orbi, BT whole home made by Arcadyan, SkyQ, Linksys, etc., to name a few.I am a wifi test lead and have comparatively tested several mesh solutions since last year in dedicated large houses. BT whole home is a very good product spec and performance wise. Its not the best but most acceptable for typical customers.They all have strengths and weaknesses. Google Wifi for example provides the best roaming client experience, unfortunately it steers clients mostly on 2.4GHz so lower throughput but good user experience on connectivity.BT whole home provided good coverage and highest throughputs of over 800mbps TCP. Rosming was acceptable.Netgear orbi although good product, uses too many channels and only the backhaul 5GHz link is higher spec, the wifi client connects to is lower spec.


What’s your thoughts on the Velop?

b3ats7 h, 14 m ago

So much for their most powerful 200m WiFi distance claim if it can't even …So much for their most powerful 200m WiFi distance claim if it can't even reach the other side of the house - and this additional £100 product is designed for flats and smaller homes at that.



It is a theoretical distance, like you car mileage. It is carried out in a chamber without any interference in perfect conditions. The claim means nothing

Great deal. I have this and respectfully disagree that it is appallling. Since the recent firmware update I don’t get any dropouts and have combined this with the TP Link AC1900 (VR900 V2) in modem mode to completely do away with the BT hub. Most isp routers have a modem only mode bu the way.

I think 3 is the perfect number and an add-on disc is £75 making it cheaper than the 3-disc pack.

cpioi1 h, 22 m ago

Why would anyone recommend this over the market leaders. Only one have be …Why would anyone recommend this over the market leaders. Only one have be connected via a Lan cable so your just buying rubbish extenders again. Ubiquity is very good, you also have Linksys, and Google offering mesh options. Please take the time to do some research.


In guessing you meant 'can' be connected via a pan cable, if so that is incorrect.
I have the three disc setup, two of which are connected via cable and one wirelessly.

Rich441 h, 7 m ago

The Netgear version is crap though, could've been great but no


The Netgear is the home market leader for out right ability.

However many people report that since a certain firmware they need rebooted frequently. Obviously that does slide them towards crap. If Netgear fix that then they are a major option.

I’m in the market for something but do need a large coverage option. Unfortunately this deal doesn’t provide.

FireOnAWire4 h, 45 m ago

It's not just the house itself that will impede signal quality but also …It's not just the house itself that will impede signal quality but also other networks in the area. The 2.4Ghz band only really has 3 channels available and the 5Ghz band is more rage limited by comparison. Any claims made about BT's home hub wireless range should be taken with a heal of salt. I have no doubt that signal range test was conducted in a highly controlled environment. Perhaps in the middle of the desert or something. In the Ryan Reynolds advert they ascend in a helicopter to test the range. That's the opposite axis to which humans will be travelling and obtaining a signal.Could you hard wire all of them? I've got a router at one end of the house and hard wire already at the other end. I've tried wireless repeaters (useless) and access points in the past but devices really intelligently switch between them to maintain the best connection so am considering a mesh network such as this.If each disc can be fed an ethernet signal and intelligently distribute that to devices as the ads seem to suggest then this maybe the product to get.


Not sure if the BT can be hardwired. If you want to go hard wired Ubiquity Access Points May be worth a look.

As someone who is seriously thinking about buying a set of 3 of these and am waiting on Black Friday with fingers crossed, I appreciate comments such as that of Metalheadkicks who gives a recommendation with an answer I can understand. I have no clue about GHz and 800mbps TCP sounds like a number plate.
From what I read, the balance of opinion is that this BT system seems pretty good for most people and is worth a go.
For my side, I have the latest BT hub and wifi doesn't reach my sons bedroom so am looking for something that does. I have tried the original BT extenders and they were rubbish.
Keep going with the helpful comments and it helps make the average Joe make an informed choice of what to buy.

pedd1 h, 29 m ago

I was thinking of going with Sky for their mesh functionality, Struggling …I was thinking of going with Sky for their mesh functionality, Struggling to find any decent reviews of it though. I take it you would advise against?


It’s difficult to say. I’m only one man which in my view is a pretty poor focus group but my experience is very poor. My Sky Q Hub router is in the attic, my main Sky Q box is connected via Lan in the living room so in terms of coverage, it was fine. The problem is that i would connect to a network that did not work but in very peculiar ways. I was unable to connect to my NAS via local IP or http. I can find no explanation for this as the NAS was visible in “connected devices” and was allocated the correct IP. Likewise, i had very many problems connecting to, for example, the Apple App Store, iTunes etc. I used the Sky forums and somebody kindly advised that it was to do with 2.4ghx and 5ghz. I did briefly trial this and i had more success on 2.4ghz but then it strikes me as a little hopeless to have a better signal option available but unusable. Perhaps sky reserve it for the Q mesh but if that is the case, why not just say as much. I cannot recommend it, in fact I thought it was pretty terrible.

cpioi1 h, 44 m ago

Why would anyone recommend this over the market leaders. Only one have be …Why would anyone recommend this over the market leaders. Only one have be connected via a Lan cable so your just buying rubbish extenders again. Ubiquity is very good, you also have Linksys, and Google offering mesh options. Please take the time to do some research.


It offers both whilst most users will only connect first disc to Ethernet the option is their for the user to connect all discs to Ethernet. I don't know why you have to post this rubbish on BT Whole Home deals you did the same thing last month. For just one Ubiquiti Unifi UAP-AC-HD (which has the same WiFi spec as the 2 Whole home Discs in this deal) costs £300, something you always fail to mention. Google WiFi is £229 for a two pack and only offers AC1200 2x2 dual band whilst whole home offers AC2600 4x4 dual band not to mention google WiFi works the same way as whole home with additional discs primarily connected to each other via WiFi. Linksys Velop also connects primarily via WiFi with Ethernet as an option with a WiFi spec of AC2200 and a 2 pack retails at £349.99. I think it is you who needs to do his research. The BT Whole home solution offers good value for money comapred to these other expensive soltuions and fully supports Ethernet backhaul on all discs.

Oneday779 m ago

Not sure if the BT can be hardwired. If you want to go hard wired Ubiquity …Not sure if the BT can be hardwired. If you want to go hard wired Ubiquity Access Points May be worth a look.


Whole Home fully supports Ethernet Backhual on all discs
btsupport.custhelp.com/app…071

jordanc9333 m ago

Whole Home fully supports Ethernet Backhual on all …Whole Home fully supports Ethernet Backhual on all discshttp://btsupport.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/57945/c/8071


Thanks.
Now I’m tempted, 2 packs would probably be a good idea. Now I wonder if it can be powered by PoE, will need to look into it.

Edit: No it doesn’t btsupport.custhelp.com/app…071
Edited by: "Oneday77" 14th Nov

i've been waiting for a price like this - i'm biting

Thanks OP

I've been using Google wifi with a BT smart hub in modem only mode and not lost connection in 6 months.

Prior to installing Google wifi I was losing connection several times a day. Happy kids means happy dad, one of my best purchases to date
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