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Didn't think this looked bad right now, if you're in the market for a whole home system and you'd like an Echo speaker as well. I'm not seeing anything that works out better at the moment. So if it's a 4 pack you're after, this seems to be the best option around, in terms of value for money.

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  • Works with any broadband provider
  • Four discs providing complete Wi-Fi coverage throughout your home
  • Compatible with all broadband providers
  • Complete control over usage – switch the Internet on and off or see who is online through the Whole Home Wi-Fi app
  • Connects to the strongest disc automatically ensuring the best possible connection
  • Not compatible with Complete WiFi (Black Discs)




Amazon Echo 2nd Gen info

  • Information, music, audiobooks, news, weather, traffic, sports, and more - instantly
  • Controlled by your voice for hands-free convenience
  • Far-field voice recognition hears you from across the room
  • Connected to the cloud so it's always getting smarter
  • 360º omni-directional audio to fill the room with immersive sound
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Just a general question: why would you choose to pay £200 plus when you could buy a wifi modem (which your provider likely gives you free) plus a collection of repeaters?
Quad pack really only for a big house - 400m2 or more. Repeaters will generally only give half the router wireless speed. Mesh networks give pretty much seamless full speed wireless throughout the house. I was sceptical but my 3 disc system has been excellent since I installed it. I think my refurbished trio pack was about £120, so this is a decent deal if you need an echo.
Chris060921/06/2019 17:57

Just a general question: why would you choose to pay £200 plus when you …Just a general question: why would you choose to pay £200 plus when you could buy a wifi modem (which your provider likely gives you free) plus a collection of repeaters?



if you mean wifi repeaters then this (or any mesh) would be better as they all use the same passwords meaning no dropouts moving around the house whereas repeaters would drop out and youd then connect to the other repeater etc etc
irradiated21/06/2019 21:58

if you mean wifi repeaters then this (or any mesh) would be better as they …if you mean wifi repeaters then this (or any mesh) would be better as they all use the same passwords meaning no dropouts moving around the house whereas repeaters would drop out and youd then connect to the other repeater etc etc


Thanks clear now: mine does drop when I move zone but it reconnects automatically. The difference between the two systems in terms of price feels large compared to this benefit. thanks for clarity
ivanwilson21/06/2019 20:16

Quad pack really only for a big house - 400m2 or more. Repeaters will …Quad pack really only for a big house - 400m2 or more. Repeaters will generally only give half the router wireless speed. Mesh networks give pretty much seamless full speed wireless throughout the house. I was sceptical but my 3 disc system has been excellent since I installed it. I think my refurbished trio pack was about £120, so this is a decent deal if you need an echo.


Thanks clear now
Chris060921/06/2019 22:25

Thanks clear now: mine does drop when I move zone but it reconnects …Thanks clear now: mine does drop when I move zone but it reconnects automatically. The difference between the two systems in terms of price feels large compared to this benefit. thanks for clarity



yes its not the cheapest but has benefits over the cheaper ones so im told, i bought 4 tenda mw3 for 79 and find it suits my family needs perfectly, our powerlines and wifi repeaters are now deemed surplus
Bought this for my studio flat. I’ve got one disc in each corner of the room. I can feel my brain buzzing from all the wi-fi around me.
I was tempted by a recent offer on these - but followed a couple of video guides online to create repeater network by connecting a spare router with a pair of spare homeplugs and result has worked well for me and saved a couple hundred quid (which is what hukd is all about). Also felt good to re-use old tech I already had lying around.
Edited by: "TheChiefExecutive" 23rd Jun
these things work brilliantly. just remember to forget the old network name otherwise you can accidentally pick that up and wonder why your wifi is slow.
Also if anyone is having sky Q/wifi issues and have the BT home hub 6 there is a known issue between the sky Q and Hub that these will not fix.
6 domes is the maximum
Edited by: "Cannon_Fodder" 23rd Jun
bakerpaul197723/06/2019 17:35

these things work brilliantly. just remember to forget the old network …these things work brilliantly. just remember to forget the old network name otherwise you can accidentally pick that up and wonder why your wifi is slow. Also if anyone is having sky Q/wifi issues and have the BT home hub 6 there is a known issue between the sky Q and Hub that these will not fix.


Probably better to go into your router settings and disable the wi-fi rather than just forgetting the old network name.
Doubled the wifi speed in my flat well worth it .. also connects about 50 feet outside the flat too..

Works exactly as you would expect it too
I've got 3 discs in house and works a treat, cant fault it. Never paid for them, started a online chat with BT and about a week later they turned up.
chalky_bertie23/06/2019 18:44

I've got 3 discs in house and works a treat, cant fault it. Never paid for …I've got 3 discs in house and works a treat, cant fault it. Never paid for them, started a online chat with BT and about a week later they turned up.



You may find they've upped your bill by£10 a month for the next 24 months!
jhw23/06/2019 18:54

You may find they've upped your bill by£10 a month for the next 24 months!



Nope or I would have said they had.
Chris060921/06/2019 17:57

Just a general question: why would you choose to pay £200 plus when you …Just a general question: why would you choose to pay £200 plus when you could buy a wifi modem (which your provider likely gives you free) plus a collection of repeaters?


Whole Home is far better than a repeater. I've tried both and Whole Home is much more simple to use as you can just stay connected to one network permanently. It is far better at keeping a solid and consistent signal.
For the money they are excellent. Had zero issues in the couple of months we have had three of them. The hand off as you walk around the house is seamless. Wherever we are in the house our phones, tablets and laptop get a strong signal. I have worked with high end commercial meshed WiFi that can cost thousands but for the home this BT whole home WiFi is great. I was a bit nervous by their simplicity and the lack of customisation available, but like an IPhone it’s the simplicity that wins when you can’t be arsed messing around, especially when you work with tech all day every day.
Just using repeaters cuts your maximum throughput by half each time, and adds congestion without adding intelligence. Also if something doesn't work, good luck tracking down what and why.

Having set these stupid BT disks up for someone who bought them without checking with me first, they're rubbish. They lack anything approaching the diagnostics and analytics to troubleshoot anything.

Don't mesh unless you're desperate and can't do it properly. And if that's the case, use better gear.

Do it properly - hardwire your backhaul, deploy proper APs with a controller. I love Ubiquiti kit, the UAP-AC-LR especially. Look it up on YouTube and see why people who know what they're doing deploy Ubiquiti. They're now so cheap there's rarely any reason to use anything else.

I've not voted hot or cold, but I'd definitely advise people to speak to someone who knows the options before dropping £230 on this. You might get lucky and this set will do the job. But you can get better value elsewhere with much better equipment.
Anyone used these over Linksys Velops? I'm getting so many devices lose connection to chromecast, sonos etc. Tempted to just replace the velops with these as we have BT fibre and smart hub anyway
1st world problem. Just something else to waste money on. I live in a biggish 3 bed 3 storey town house and never had issues with a standard BT, Sky or Virgin router
delsaber23/06/2019 22:52

Anyone used these over Linksys Velops? I'm getting so many devices lose …Anyone used these over Linksys Velops? I'm getting so many devices lose connection to chromecast, sonos etc. Tempted to just replace the velops with these as we have BT fibre and smart hub anyway



No, but if you're having issues, this is NOT the gear to go for. Read my comment above.

Wire in a few UAP-AC-LRs or whatever, and a controller if you don't already have something you can run the software on. Probably problem solved, but if not, at least you stand a chance of fixing it.
Nexy24/06/2019 01:51

No, but if you're having issues, this is NOT the gear to go for. Read my …No, but if you're having issues, this is NOT the gear to go for. Read my comment above. Wire in a few UAP-AC-LRs or whatever, and a controller if you don't already have something you can run the software on. Probably problem solved, but if not, at least you stand a chance of fixing it.


I'll have a read unto those, thanks. Look like 100 quid each though
TheChiefExecutive23/06/2019 17:09

I was tempted by a recent offer on these - but followed a couple of video …I was tempted by a recent offer on these - but followed a couple of video guides online to create repeater network by connecting a spare router with a pair of spare homeplugs and result has worked well for me and saved a couple hundred quid (which is what hukd is all about). Also felt good to re-use old tech I already had lying around.



Could you share the links to the video please.
samspud23/06/2019 23:22

1st world problem. Just something else to waste money on. I live in a …1st world problem. Just something else to waste money on. I live in a biggish 3 bed 3 storey town house and never had issues with a standard BT, Sky or Virgin router


Rubbish....I had huge problems with my plusnet router that both myself and plusnet couldn’t solve until I bought these.
delsaber24/06/2019 06:52

I'll have a read unto those, thanks. Look like 100 quid each though



Depending on distribution and house layout etc, you probably only need a couple. If you need more, you probably don't need the LR ones anyway so the Lite ones would be fine. You can mix them too. Get an LR and see how you get on.

Most houses can just have a centrally-placed LR. Because it's not integrated with your router, and you only run one cable to it (it's Power over Ethernet, just use good Ethernet cable), you can place it where it gives the best coverage.
samspud23/06/2019 23:22

1st world problem. Just something else to waste money on. I live in a …1st world problem. Just something else to waste money on. I live in a biggish 3 bed 3 storey town house and never had issues with a standard BT, Sky or Virgin router


Good for you. I have had both BT and Virgin and definitely need something to boost signal as some areas of the house don't get good signal.
Nexy24/06/2019 13:08

Depending on distribution and house layout etc, you probably only need a …Depending on distribution and house layout etc, you probably only need a couple. If you need more, you probably don't need the LR ones anyway so the Lite ones would be fine. You can mix them too. Get an LR and see how you get on. Most houses can just have a centrally-placed LR. Because it's not integrated with your router, and you only run one cable to it (it's Power over Ethernet, just use good Ethernet cable), you can place it where it gives the best coverage.


What options are there if you can’t run an Ethernet cable? I.e rented accommodation can’t drill through walls and the misses didn’t want tracking or cables run around skirting etc?
Stitch12324/06/2019 13:40

What options are there if you can’t run an Ethernet cable? I.e rented a …What options are there if you can’t run an Ethernet cable? I.e rented accommodation can’t drill through walls and the misses didn’t want tracking or cables run around skirting etc?


My best mate uses Homeplugs to the APs. Not ideal, obviously, but if Homeplugs work well in your house it's an option.

Frankly I'd give your missus the choice of "wifi with cables, or crap wifi", but good luck with that! You can trunk everything in and use 3M Command sticky pads so everything is removable eventually. Pick your battle, I guess.

Or negotiate with the landlord, because whoever comes after you will want good wifi too. "I'll buy a couple of the UAP-AC-Lites and transfer ownership of them to you, if you give me the ok to fit them and run the cable, or you fit them. Because the wifi is crap" sorta thing.

Alternatively see where pipes you have running between floors and/or between rooms, and see if you can piggyback off the holes for that. I've run Ethernet along waste pipe to hook up an AP before now.

Or pop the skirting board off, and cut a channel in the back of it, run the cable through the channel. Or use existing holes to go into the attic, and then back down into a different room.

Or go out of the building, down, and back in, hiding the cable behind the drainpipe. Done that too. YMMV.

You can also go more exotic.

So long as you're careful with the bends (because you'll kill it if you over-bend it) then pre-made fibre optic cables are cheap, and you use them to go between floors or between rooms. Stick the relevant media convertor at both ends (Ethernet <--> Fibre) -- Fibre -- (Fibre <--> Ethernet) and you've then got ethernet upstairs or whatever, and the only thing you had to run are a couple of super-skinny fibre optic cables. You need to match the equipment together (multimode vs single mode, LC connectors etc) but pay attention and it's not too expensive. Especially if you don't mind buying second-hand ex-business gear on ebay.

Or if you can get someone to splice fibre optic cables for you, the holes you'd need for that are virtually invisible, it's just the connectors on the end that need any real space. So you can drill holes that aren't noticeable.

You can try mesh products (like the OP) or extenders (£15 in B&M), you might get lucky. But I always recommend doing it properly, or as close to properly as you can.
Nexy24/06/2019 14:33

My best mate uses Homeplugs to the APs. Not ideal, obviously, but if …My best mate uses Homeplugs to the APs. Not ideal, obviously, but if Homeplugs work well in your house it's an option. Frankly I'd give your missus the choice of "wifi with cables, or crap wifi", but good luck with that! You can trunk everything in and use 3M Command sticky pads so everything is removable eventually. Pick your battle, I guess.Or negotiate with the landlord, because whoever comes after you will want good wifi too. "I'll buy a couple of the UAP-AC-Lites and transfer ownership of them to you, if you give me the ok to fit them and run the cable, or you fit them. Because the wifi is crap" sorta thing. Alternatively see where pipes you have running between floors and/or between rooms, and see if you can piggyback off the holes for that. I've run Ethernet along waste pipe to hook up an AP before now.Or pop the skirting board off, and cut a channel in the back of it, run the cable through the channel. Or use existing holes to go into the attic, and then back down into a different room. Or go out of the building, down, and back in, hiding the cable behind the drainpipe. Done that too. YMMV.You can also go more exotic. So long as you're careful with the bends (because you'll kill it if you over-bend it) then pre-made fibre optic cables are cheap, and you use them to go between floors or between rooms. Stick the relevant media convertor at both ends (Ethernet <--> Fibre) -- Fibre -- (Fibre <--> Ethernet) and you've then got ethernet upstairs or whatever, and the only thing you had to run are a couple of super-skinny fibre optic cables. You need to match the equipment together (multimode vs single mode, LC connectors etc) but pay attention and it's not too expensive. Especially if you don't mind buying second-hand ex-business gear on ebay. Or if you can get someone to splice fibre optic cables for you, the holes you'd need for that are virtually invisible, it's just the connectors on the end that need any real space. So you can drill holes that aren't noticeable. You can try mesh products (like the OP) or extenders (£15 in B&M), you might get lucky. But I always recommend doing it properly, or as close to properly as you can.


Thanks for the helpful reply. I had home plugs which had one of the home plugs as WiFi. I named the WiFi the homeplug was putting out as the same SSID and password as the main WiFi. This all worked well except for my sonos kit. When my phone was connected to the main WiFi I could see the sonos speakers which were connected to main WiFi. If my phone connected to the homeplug WiFi, despite having the same name etc) it couldn’t see the sonos speakers so was useless for that. Sonos diagnosed the issue as although the two networks had the same name they were still two distinct networks. Would running cable from my main router, to different rooms and then having APs in each room broadcast a WiFi system work for me, or will each WiFi broadcast still be a different network like the homeplug WiFi?
Oh god, Sonos. Do you mean like the below? (Oversimplified, I left off the PoE injectors, and the diagram is awful...)

I mean it should work, if you set it up largely by default it's just one big flat StitchWiFi network as far as the Sonos' should be concerned. Just be sure to turn the wifi in the router off first.

And if it doesn't work immediately, you can almost certainly get it working with some faffing about. There are success stories in the Ubiquiti forums. But Sonos also does it's own mesh called SonosNet, so it can be a whole bag of fun if you don't know what you're doing afaik. It'd certainly be less hassle than doing it with the BT mesh gear, that's for sure.37926301-FDOmE.jpg
I have plusnet fibre and close to router was perfect fast speeds but moving about house you’d drop out maybe for a second but enough for videos or mobile games to stop. We tried repeaters which did get good signal in entire house (3 bedroom) but you’d still get dropouts and like others have said there’s nothing the providers can do. We were gonna get a decent router but saw an offer on the 3 pack for just over £100 and took a punt, it took a couple of months to get them stable and positioned perfectly etc but for past 6 months we get total coverage in entire house and zero dropouts walking through the entire house and even outside, I couldn’t imagine not having them in any house I lived in now. Just remember the first one takes place of the router so your current router will be redundant so you might need this 4 pack but for a 3 bedroom house 3 is enough of positioned well. We have 4 mobile phones, iPad, 3 smart TVs, 2 xboxes, PlayStation and switch all connected and most getting used all night along with the likes of Netflix. We left a couple of other things near the router connected to the original router as well like lights google home things etc.
toonsquirel24/06/2019 17:03

I have plusnet fibre and close to router was perfect fast speeds but …I have plusnet fibre and close to router was perfect fast speeds but moving about house you’d drop out maybe for a second but enough for videos or mobile games to stop. We tried repeaters which did get good signal in entire house (3 bedroom) but you’d still get dropouts and like others have said there’s nothing the providers can do. We were gonna get a decent router but saw an offer on the 3 pack for just over £100 and took a punt, it took a couple of months to get them stable and positioned perfectly etc but for past 6 months we get total coverage in entire house and zero dropouts walking through the entire house and even outside, I couldn’t imagine not having them in any house I lived in now. Just remember the first one takes place of the router so your current router will be redundant so you might need this 4 pack but for a 3 bedroom house 3 is enough of positioned well. We have 4 mobile phones, iPad, 3 smart TVs, 2 xboxes, PlayStation and switch all connected and most getting used all night along with the likes of Netflix. We left a couple of other things near the router connected to the original router as well like lights google home things etc.



To clarify a bit of this:

This kit does NOT include a router, it's purely mesh-connected WiFi APs. It does not make your existing router redundant. You still need a router.

The "router" you have is probably an integrated modem + router + WiFi AP (+ Ethernet Switch). You just might not need the WiFi AP functionality of your existing "router". (I'd recommend turning that off when you put a new WiFi network in place anyway...) You still need the other bits.

I mention this so people don't think they won't need their router.
Nexy24/06/2019 17:14

To clarify a bit of this:This kit does NOT include a router, it's purely …To clarify a bit of this:This kit does NOT include a router, it's purely mesh-connected WiFi APs. It does not make your existing router redundant. You still need a router. The "router" you have is probably an integrated modem + router + WiFi AP (+ Ethernet Switch). You just might not need the WiFi AP functionality of your existing "router". (I'd recommend turning that off when you put a new WiFi network in place anyway...) You still need the other bits.I mention this so people don't think they won't need their router.


Sorry yeah, I just meant once you get these you’ll not connect to your router but what I did was left a couple of things connected to the router mostly things near that don’t move about and connected everything else to these. The first one connects by wire to the router so will be in same place as current router in your house.
Hi. Are you able to connect devices to each disc through an Ethernet cable?

Thanks
Keegs24/06/2019 18:59

Hi. Are you able to connect devices to each disc through an Ethernet …Hi. Are you able to connect devices to each disc through an Ethernet cable?Thanks


Yes
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