BT Whole Home Wi-Fi Range Extender, White, Pack of 2 @  John Lewis £89.99 delivered ( 2 year guarantee)
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BT Whole Home Wi-Fi Range Extender, White, Pack of 2 @ John Lewis £89.99 delivered ( 2 year guarantee)

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Found 29th Mar
Been this price previously this week but best I could find at minute.

Product code: 80410805

The BT Whole Home Wi-Fi Range Extender, Pack of 2, allows you to enable superfast and importantly, reliable Wi-Fi coverage across your entire home, from the deepest corner of the wine cellar, to the heady heights of the office in your converted loft, ensuring no Wi-Fi gadget is left behind.

2 year warranty

Not much but also if you collect Avios you get 2 per £1
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Just ordered. Cheers. Does anyone know if you can use these with another router?

So router 1 broadcasts to the two discs?

Or does it require one disc to have an ethernet connection?
is this any good?
Mclovin4 m ago

Just ordered. Cheers. Does anyone know if you can use these with another …Just ordered. Cheers. Does anyone know if you can use these with another router?So router 1 broadcasts to the two discs?Or does it require one disc to have an ethernet connection?


connect 1 disc to the router and put the other disc elsewhere.
Edited by: "Slash" 29th Mar
What a liberty that people should need this, pay BT for a service, they should install the correct equipment for the house it's going in
Woogass24 m ago

What a liberty that people should need this, pay BT for a service, they …What a liberty that people should need this, pay BT for a service, they should install the correct equipment for the house it's going in



their router equipment is the best amongst all providers already. my bt router reaches every part of my house so these discs are not for everyone. maybe mostly for non bt customers really.
Woogass27 m ago

What a liberty that people should need this, pay BT for a service, they …What a liberty that people should need this, pay BT for a service, they should install the correct equipment for the house it's going in


Is this sarcasm?
Woogass28 m ago

What a liberty that people should need this, pay BT for a service, they …What a liberty that people should need this, pay BT for a service, they should install the correct equipment for the house it's going in


To be fair to BT, the latest Smart Hub works pretty well for most needs. Some people have very large houses or thick walls that require that extra oomph and this is a good solution (can't expect BT to give the extra kit for free). Compared to the competition, these are pretty good value, 2 x packs of 2 for under £180 is a good price and will give a large/problem house very good coverage. If I recall, the 3 pack on launch was £299. Looks like the latest software will need a patch though as a lot of people are having issues.
Woogass29 m ago

What a liberty that people should need this, pay BT for a service, they …What a liberty that people should need this, pay BT for a service, they should install the correct equipment for the house it's going in


Do you expect Sky to provide you with a 4K TV? You are paying for internet to be delivered to your master socket, and a box so you can use it at home. For the vast majority of people the equipment provided works perfectly well, and thanks to competing ISPs are getting better over time. This is for people who just want better WiFi coverage (for whatever reason).
EDIT: Seems the comment hasn't hit a nerve with just myself!
Edited by: "rogueosb" 29th Mar
rogueosb8 m ago

Do you expect Sky to provide you with a 4K TV? You are paying for internet …Do you expect Sky to provide you with a 4K TV? You are paying for internet to be delivered to your master socket, and a box so you can use it at home. For the vast majority of people the equipment provided works perfectly well, and thanks to competing ISPs are getting better over time. This is for people who just want better WiFi coverage (for whatever reason).EDIT: Seems the comment hasn't hit a nerve with just myself!


No I don't expect sky to provide a TV, anymore than I expect BT to supply a computer to surf the net.
I just think they should make and/or supply the right equipment for the job. If the engineer checks the house of installation and it needs a stronger signal they should give the equipment necessary.
If the vast majority have it working perfectly well, it wouldn't cost much to make everybody's.
I don't know what you are talking about hitting nerves? This is a discussion area where people express views, sometimes they are different, sometimes there are no right or wrong
Are these better than the orbi ones
Voted hot! Wish they'd do something similar with Google home. Have 2 already and can't justify the extra £129 for a third one in my house! Come on Google reduce the price other BT will pip you to the post.
These are brilliant discs . I was doing a promotion job with these last year in a lot of Maplin and pc world stores , they use the "mesh" system which basically keeps your WiFi speed consistent i.e if your getting 100mb broadband and you use a normal cheaper WiFi extender (like I have) the speed dramatically reduces but with the mesh system I would be getting nearer 100mb out in the garden shed ( which I did when I tested it at home) .
Once the disks are setup, do they seamlessly switch the wifi signal between them with out disconnecting from one to join the other? Also do you disconnect your wireless device especially i.e. Mobile, tablet etc from the main router as it really doesn't serve any wifi purpose as you'll be using the disks instead?
I purchased one of these sets from Amazon the other week but haven't set it up yet as I've read reports that the most recent firmware upgrade borked them. In no rush to get mine installed so I'll give it another week or two to see if an update becomes available. Do a search for further information about the firmware problem.
Bought 2 of these sets yesterday for the same price from BT using Top Cashback (5% cashback). Was needing at least 3 discs So bought the 2 packs. Installed today with BT hub and when the firmware updated it caused issues with the app. Advised by customer support just to use them without the app just now and reset it all again when they have fixed the glitches which they are aware of
Ordered 2 sets. Hopefully will stop family moaning about crappy WiFi in the house.

Thanks!
I have had these for 2 weeks, upgraded the firmware on first install, I have had no issues at all. Achieving an extra 15-20 Meg throughout the house. Better than wifi extenders and boosters or replacing my talk talk router.
Amazing. Have 4 around the house. We now get 250mbs all over the house. Also they updated to latest firmware and haven't had any issues.
Woogass9 h, 22 m ago

No I don't expect sky to provide a TV, anymore than I expect BT to supply …No I don't expect sky to provide a TV, anymore than I expect BT to supply a computer to surf the net.I just think they should make and/or supply the right equipment for the job. If the engineer checks the house of installation and it needs a stronger signal they should give the equipment necessary.If the vast majority have it working perfectly well, it wouldn't cost much to make everybody's.I don't know what you are talking about hitting nerves? This is a discussion area where people express views, sometimes they are different, sometimes there are no right or wrong


+1 on the part about this is a discussion area. Well said, other person had no need to be passive aggressive.

On topic: I do disagree with you here my friend. I believe we pay BT for an internet signal sent to our sockets. I do not believe we necessarily pay them for distribution from that socket to our computers. If I recall correctly, in the old days of dial-up internet(oh glorious AOL), there was no router supplied at all, but instead a modem and a bunch of wires. Routers originally were not part of the sale, but rather given as a 'bonus' for free to make them competitive against other ISPs.

If you are saying the current landscape of internet providers should be changed so that we pay for the ambiguity of "internet distribution by any means necessary", I completely disagree. This would mean some customers would carry the cost of others because some customers have made certain choices, i.e. very large houses, or houses where there is lots of wifi shielding present.
Woogass17 h, 1 m ago

What a liberty that people should need this, pay BT for a service, they …What a liberty that people should need this, pay BT for a service, they should install the correct equipment for the house it's going in



It’s more of a specialist piece of hardware and it’ll work with most if not all routers and isps.

Some people need it if they have big houses and some just want perfect signal and fast speeds everywhere.
£94.99 now
I have had nothing but problems with BT. Slow speeds, poor coverage around house and spent hours on the phone going through troubleshooting with them.
Sent me a new router yesterday to fix the problem and its still the same. Could these disks resolve some of the issues I am having?
Edited by: "amish1234" 30th Mar
amish123415 m ago

I have had nothing but problems with BT. Slow speeds, poor coverage around …I have had nothing but problems with BT. Slow speeds, poor coverage around house and spent hours on the phone going through troubleshooting with them. Sent me a new router yesterday to fix the problem and its still the same. Could these disks resolve some of the issues I am having?



If you’re standing right next to the router and the speeds are slow then BT need to investigate. Might help having run some speed tests to make sure it’s the service and not the router. Poor coverage will be sorted by these disks. That’s the whole point of them. Your devices will switch between the two disks depending on which gives them the best signal.
I need 3 discs in my home... I ordered two twin packs so I could use 3 discs and sell one. I've read somewhere using discs from multiple twin packs in one set up can't be used? Can somebody please clarify? Many thanks
How are these different to hard wiring a bunch of routers with the same SSID and key?
Edited by: "Resonate" 31st Mar
Resonate6 m ago

How are these different to hard wiring a bunch of routers with the same …How are these different to hard wiring a bunch of routers with the same SSID and channel?


I’ll be corrected probably. However the wireless k standard allows for better mode switching on compatible devices. Regular routers tend not to support it.
Also a mesh system is configured from one console/confit page/login. Multiple routers require individual config.
Hassann3 h, 6 m ago

I need 3 discs in my home... I ordered two twin packs so I could use 3 …I need 3 discs in my home... I ordered two twin packs so I could use 3 discs and sell one. I've read somewhere using discs from multiple twin packs in one set up can't be used? Can somebody please clarify? Many thanks


Nonsense. Just follow the instructions on the app and you will install 3 discs no problem.
I recently installed it and had problems with chromecast so far. I changed wifi network successfully on all devices however i found issues with chromecast connecting to it occasionally. I also had to restart it once as it lost Internet access. I have medium sized 2 bed semi detached house and did not find it exceptional as expected
umair16630th Mar

+1 on the part about this is a discussion area. Well said, other person …+1 on the part about this is a discussion area. Well said, other person had no need to be passive aggressive. On topic: I do disagree with you here my friend. I believe we pay BT for an internet signal sent to our sockets. I do not believe we necessarily pay them for distribution from that socket to our computers. If I recall correctly, in the old days of dial-up internet(oh glorious AOL), there was no router supplied at all, but instead a modem and a bunch of wires. Routers originally were not part of the sale, but rather given as a 'bonus' for free to make them competitive against other ISPs.If you are saying the current landscape of internet providers should be changed so that we pay for the ambiguity of "internet distribution by any means necessary", I completely disagree. This would mean some customers would carry the cost of others because some customers have made certain choices, i.e. very large houses, or houses where there is lots of wifi shielding present.


When i first got ADSL back in 2006 we were with AOL and all you got back then was a BT Voyager 105 USB ADSL modem meaning you could only use one device on the connection. Gradually providers started to give a free WiFi router with broadband packages. The free router from ISP's i usually consider cheap and cheerful they work for most and give them what they need and in most cases you are free to use your own equipment if your not happy with it. The point he made about the engineer is incorrect as they rarely to physical broadband installs now as long as their is working phone line at the property it is all done at the cabinet instead. Even when it was a physical install the engineer would not have got involved with your ISP supplied router, his job was just to make sure the connection got to your phone socket, anything after the socket is your responsibility/problem.
zeddy29th Mar

Once the disks are setup, do they seamlessly switch the wifi signal …Once the disks are setup, do they seamlessly switch the wifi signal between them with out disconnecting from one to join the other? Also do you disconnect your wireless device especially i.e. Mobile, tablet etc from the main router as it really doesn't serve any wifi purpose as you'll be using the disks instead?


yup & yup
amish123430th Mar

I have had nothing but problems with BT. Slow speeds, poor coverage around …I have had nothing but problems with BT. Slow speeds, poor coverage around house and spent hours on the phone going through troubleshooting with them. Sent me a new router yesterday to fix the problem and its still the same. Could these disks resolve some of the issues I am having?


These will wipe out any dead WiFi spots when positioned optimally.
If your WiFi is not good to start with it maybe issues of another kind?
Say you can get a good signal near as damn it next to the router then your better off trying these as they will cover your space in glorious WiFi.
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