BT Whole Home Wi-Fi, Pack of 2 Discs, Mesh Wi-Fi for seamless, speedy (AC2600) connection £99.99 @ Amazon
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BT Whole Home Wi-Fi, Pack of 2 Discs, Mesh Wi-Fi for seamless, speedy (AC2600) connection £99.99 @ Amazon

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Found 15th Mar
Good price for these, work well in my house at least
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mugginn3 h, 46 m ago

Great price, thank you. Almost bought the triple pack today for £180, just …Great price, thank you. Almost bought the triple pack today for £180, just got two packs for an extra £20 😊


Cool,
Not sure if you know a lot already about these but make sure the forth has a different SSID or if will crash your wavelengths
They work best on
1, 6 and 11 any numbers with the same SSID within these bands would cause them not to work correctly
You probably already know that lol... cheers
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Great price, thank you. Almost bought the triple pack today for £180, just got two packs for an extra £20 😊
Decent price. Has been slightly cheaper, but not by much and not often. Hope Argos or Curry's matches so I can use my vouchers
Price Match from Very
Edited by moderator: "trimmed link" 16th Mar
mugginn3 h, 46 m ago

Great price, thank you. Almost bought the triple pack today for £180, just …Great price, thank you. Almost bought the triple pack today for £180, just got two packs for an extra £20 😊


Cool,
Not sure if you know a lot already about these but make sure the forth has a different SSID or if will crash your wavelengths
They work best on
1, 6 and 11 any numbers with the same SSID within these bands would cause them not to work correctly
You probably already know that lol... cheers
These are pants get the TP Link Eap 115 AP's for home use far better and cheaper.
RLMack3 h, 14 m ago

Cool, Not sure if you know a lot already about these but make sure the …Cool, Not sure if you know a lot already about these but make sure the forth has a different SSID or if will crash your wavelengths They work best on 1, 6 and 11 any numbers with the same SSID within these bands would cause them not to work correctly You probably already know that lol... cheers


The SSID of the 4th AP will make no difference - only the channel number. Maybe you meant to say channel and not SSID .. Even then, I think these will intelligently choose channel numbers so you shouldn't need to worry about it.
I bought these before Christmas in Currys (they were a bit cheaper) and my experience with them has been very positive I have to admit. I was expecting little given the price vs offerings from other manufacturers but what these lack in features they - at least for me - have made up for in performance.

I have a 1930s semi with 4 bedrooms and I only use 2 of the 4 discs I bought. I have 1 in the lounge near my router and one at the rear of the 1st floor. The main reason I have just the 2 though is because there is an ethernet link between those rooms also, so the 2nd disc is not linked wirelessly. If I did not have this, I'd need to deploy a 3rd disc between the 2 to make a connection. Having said that I can walk anywhere in the house streaming video or music without a hitch. The hand-off between the 2 units is impressively smooth and works better than I was expecting.

If you only want wireless and don't want the bells and whistles other units offer (e.g. the remote access the Google system does) then these are really good. Again, I do not rely on them talking to each other wirelessly so other configurations will perform differently.
Themadcow7 h, 40 m ago

Decent price. Has been slightly cheaper, but not by much and not often. …Decent price. Has been slightly cheaper, but not by much and not often. Hope Argos or Curry's matches so I can use my vouchers


Give me a heads up if argos match, I have vouchers too
Thanks for posting, been waiting for the price to drop for a few months now. I'll have very happy children tomorrow, surgery they can't complain about WiFi with a 5 disc system!
I notice that the price of single add on disc is not reduced (still over £70). If I need to add another disc to my existing setup can i use one of twin disc and then sell the other one to reduce my cost?
astreix18 m ago

I notice that the price of single add on disc is not reduced (still over …I notice that the price of single add on disc is not reduced (still over £70). If I need to add another disc to my existing setup can i use one of twin disc and then sell the other one to reduce my cost?


Yes, you don't need the second disc unless, well, unless you need it to further increase your wireless coverage.
Thanks ks op. Was checking yesterday and was 150 os went for something el se. Cancelled and bought this. Great stuff. Loads of heat from me
Edited by: "fzurro" 16th Mar
I just moved home and had to change providers from Virgin to BT. I have an existing Asus router which has more features than the BT Home Hub I was given and is more powerful so I'm using that for my LAN/wireless network.

I was looking to expand the wireless range with a mesh system but it seems that these require you to disable the wireless network in your primary router, replacing it with the mesh kit which seems like a waste of my main router’s existing powerful wireless capability.

I recently found out however that some Asus routers offer a proprietary "AI Mesh" system which allows you to add an additional compatible Asus router to an existing Asus wireless Network. The speeds are allegedly very good so I might aim to pick up a cheap additional router rather than adding a dedicated Mesh kit. Seems like the more logical choice for me, already owning a compatible AI Mesh router.
Sorry if this is a dim question but do you have to be a BT subscriber for these to be any use?
Giant_Panda10 h, 25 m ago

Price Match from Very


It shows as £149 for the twin pack? Particularly interested as have a 20% code for Very which expires in a couple of days!
Edited by: "KrispiiDuck" 16th Mar
RLMack6 h, 52 m ago

Cool, Not sure if you know a lot already about these but make sure the …Cool, Not sure if you know a lot already about these but make sure the forth has a different SSID or if will crash your wavelengths They work best on 1, 6 and 11 any numbers with the same SSID within these bands would cause them not to work correctly You probably already know that lol... cheers


What?

Crash your wavelengths? Lol

Changing SSID doesn't change channel.

These units can be simply set to 1, 6 and 11 and as long as two can't see each other on the same channel with a signal of more than -85dBm you'll be grand, so you could have two on channel 1 quite easily if you need four.

I'm sure that's what you meant
Giant_Panda10 h, 28 m ago

Price Match from Very


Seems like very have increased their price back to normal. Bit of shame as they recently send me a discount code which I could have used..:(
KrispiiDuck15 m ago

Sorry if this is a dim question but do you have to be a BT subscriber for …Sorry if this is a dim question but do you have to be a BT subscriber for these to be any use?


No....you can be with any providers and it'll work. I tried and tested with Virgin Super Hub 3. But wasn't for me as it didn't work that well.
chuf4 h, 11 m ago

These are pants get the TP Link Eap 115 AP's for home use far better and …These are pants get the TP Link Eap 115 AP's for home use far better and cheaper.


Isn't the 115 the single band version? From what I can tell the dual band version is much more expensive than these, unless anyone can advise differently?
Bought these when they were last down at this price. Hooked it up with Virgins Hub 3 but was giving bad results. Walking around my home it would only stay connected to the one disc, even though I was sitting next to the other disc. Also it won't allow to switch between 2.4GHz & 5GHz, although they claim you are always linked to the best channel. But if it works for others then it's a good price.
owens20002 h, 40 m ago

I just moved home and had to change providers from Virgin to BT. I have an …I just moved home and had to change providers from Virgin to BT. I have an existing Asus router which has more features than the BT Home Hub I was given and is more powerful so I'm using that for my LAN/wireless network. I was looking to expand the wireless range with a mesh system but it seems that these require you to disable the wireless network in your primary router, replacing it with the mesh kit which seems like a waste of my main router’s existing powerful wireless capability. I recently found out however that some Asus routers offer a proprietary "AI Mesh" system which allows you to add an additional compatible Asus router to an existing Asus wireless Network. The speeds are allegedly very good so I might aim to pick up a cheap additional router rather than adding a dedicated Mesh kit. Seems like the more logical choice for me, already owning a compatible AI Mesh router.


I think this is 4x4 MIMO There are very few routers that will offer anything near this speed and the ones that will will cost more than this (I think) therefore it would probably be better to use this. Maybe sell the asus and get a ddwrt or lower spec asus one where wifi won't matter so much
There are brilliant - and you can hook them up via ethernet - you don't need to use the mesh crap.

Get about 800mbps throughput about 15 feet from one - not half bad!
StormB4 h, 10 m ago

The SSID of the 4th AP will make no difference - only the channel number. …The SSID of the 4th AP will make no difference - only the channel number. Maybe you meant to say channel and not SSID .. Even then, I think these will intelligently choose channel numbers so you shouldn't need to worry about it.


This is all news to me! I was hoping for a simple plug and play with all x4! Will the 4th automatically assign the correct channel or is this easily done via the app? Thank you folks!
chuf4 h, 49 m ago

These are pants get the TP Link Eap 115 AP's for home use far better and …These are pants get the TP Link Eap 115 AP's for home use far better and cheaper.


They're not pants, they're Farah trousers for middle and old age men. Like me who plugged 3 in and has topper fast coverage everywhere in my old thick walled house.
Back up to £141, I wasn’t quick enough
They are £141????
bma144532 m ago

There are brilliant - and you can hook them up via ethernet - you don't …There are brilliant - and you can hook them up via ethernet - you don't need to use the mesh crap.Get about 800mbps throughput about 15 feet from one - not half bad!


Do they both only come with one ethernet port? Need a passthrough.
Good job i had them in my basket (@£99)
Yeah i had in my basket @99 which saved me whilst i was finding comparison between bt and google wifi
Thanks peeps for all the responses - I was too slow (too thick to have put them into the basket already)
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Would two of these be sufficient for a 5 bed house about 120sq meters? existing wifi from 1 access point works in every room but upstairs its noticeably slower...
I get one disc connects to the existing router. Is the other one just placed where required as per the pictures or is the 2nd/3rd etc disc physically plugged into a power socket?

I do not need one now but house Is being renovated and will need one in a few months time so just trying to find information and maybe buy if a good offer comes along
I had put them in my basket too, so when I read they'd gone up I bought them quickly. I'll read up over the weekend and if it's not what I need then I can cancel.
Thanks op
So for those who already have these, is DHCP handled by this or by the router still?
Gone back up now... £141.17.
Expired.
erk25 m ago

So for those who already have these, is DHCP handled by this or by the …So for those who already have these, is DHCP handled by this or by the router still?


Router. These just provide wireless network access (with a few additional bits like a guest network).
Does the first disc need to be physically connected to the gateway router? I have Cat6 cabling between my main switch (which my main router is plugged into) and a room on the 1st floor (of a 3 floor house) - could I connect the first disc to the ethernet connection on the 1st floor, and the 2nd wirelessly on the top floor?
itm5 m ago

Does the first disc need to be physically connected to the gateway router? …Does the first disc need to be physically connected to the gateway router? I have Cat6 cabling between my main switch (which my main router is plugged into) and a room on the 1st floor (of a 3 floor house) - could I connect the first disc to the ethernet connection on the 1st floor, and the 2nd wirelessly on the top floor?


Yes. Well... at least 1 disc needs to be wired in somehow. Whether that's directly into the main router, or router -> powerline adapter -> disc, router -> switch -> disc or whatever configuration you choose, (at least) 1 disc needs to be connected to your network via ethernet.

If the wireless range is enough to reach your top floor, then yep your scenario will be fine.
Edited by: "hollger" 16th Mar
These are excellent - I have 5 discs. The latest firmware update finally has everything working exactly as it should, as before that they didn't daisy chain logically. The best mesh system for the money by some margin.
codeswapper3 h, 53 m ago

Do they both only come with one ethernet port? Need a passthrough.


Yes each dish has a single Ethernet port.
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