BT Whole Home Wi-Fi System £169.99 Robert Dyas
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BT Whole Home Wi-Fi System £169.99 Robert Dyas

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Edited by:"shaq34"Found 27th Oct
You need to use code DYASFRIEND15 to get that price

Amazon are selling it for 164.99
amazon.co.uk/gp/…VG7

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Been think for these, thanks op.

Talk about ugly...sheesh.

I want these but the problem is finding good places to put them that are close to a power socket, without ugly wires trailing all over the place. Upstairs landing makes sense, but don't have anything there to put it on

Google Wifi for the win

I have these, great units, but I use an ethernet backhaul (they do support it).

From my server they are able to pull 700Mbps at a reasonable distance, great little things.

I have this - totally transformed my wifi.

Hot deal - people are paying more for second hand sets on ebay....

PS the code is dyasfriend15...

I had a BT Home Hub5. My WiFi was terrible before these, it used to frustrate me so much. WiFi would crash and drop out all the time. Now I don't even think about it. They just work. I have mine set-up with Ethernet backhaul, so each disc is connected via Ethernet back to the modem. Performance, range and stability is great, I have on average 20 devices connected via WiFi at any one time and as the name implies, it covers my whole home perfectly. The roaming from one disc to another is perfect.
If your WiFi annoys you, buy these, you wont be disappointed.

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okosanto1 h, 3 m ago

PS the code is dyasfriend15...


corrected . Thank you

Chillbo2 h, 17 m ago

Google Wifi for the win


There's been a lot of people reporting problems with theirs recently.

I ended up getting the TP Link Deco M5.

TCB too...

What’s the point? Cheaper to get 3 x Netgear (or other brand) WiFi extenders.

Warning: the BT Whole Home system is incompatible with many Windows 7 laptops or laptops that have been upgraded from Windows 7. My personal laptop and my partner’s work laptop won’t work with it. BT are well aware of this issue but don’t yet have a solution.
I’m trying to return mine because of this but Argos are being very difficult about it. Check the returns policy of the retailer before buying this product in case you have problems.

Code also works on a single dish, making it £68 for those just wanting one more.

Rastafari14 h, 8 m ago

What’s the point? Cheaper to get 3 x Netgear (or other brand) WiFi e …What’s the point? Cheaper to get 3 x Netgear (or other brand) WiFi extenders.


lifewire.com/mes…022

A Mesh Network is a lot nicer to use, the one I went for has Adaptive Routing, QoS and some other features that make it more enjoyable to use than extenders.

I used to rely on repeaters/homeplugs and still had blackspots around the house and garden. With these all cured. Quite simply improved coverage and consistent speeds around the house.

Can't recommend enough.

These are great....simple to install and work really well. So much better than 'range extenders' (we know, we've been there!)

£165 at Amazon now

Rastafari27th Oct

What’s the point? Cheaper to get 3 x Netgear (or other brand) WiFi e …What’s the point? Cheaper to get 3 x Netgear (or other brand) WiFi extenders.


These feature AC2533 wifi, to get just one range extender with that spec would cost anywhere between £80-£120 when looking online at the popular choices such as netgear and tplink. They also differ from range extenders in the sense that they automatically move you between the 3 discs based on which one provides the best signal/speed for your device as well changing between 2.4ghz and 5ghz automatically depending on how far away you are. My Plusnet Hub One (rebadged home hub 5) would often freeze after a few days and require a restart but since installing these and switching the hub one's wifi off I haven't had to reboot my router once yet and have been using the whole home system for nearly a month.

jordanc931 h, 29 m ago

These feature AC2533 wifi, to get just one range extender with that spec …These feature AC2533 wifi, to get just one range extender with that spec would cost anywhere between £80-£120 when looking online at the popular choices such as netgear and tplink. They also differ from range extenders in the sense that they automatically move you between the 3 discs based on which one provides the best signal/speed for your device as well changing between 2.4ghz and 5ghz automatically depending on how far away you are. My Plusnet Hub One (rebadged home hub 5) would often freeze after a few days and require a restart but since installing these and switching the hub one's wifi off I haven't had to reboot my router once yet and have been using the whole home system for nearly a month.


Ok, I’m warming to the idea. Especially Amazon have them now for £164.99. Just wish they weren’t made by BT. Hate them.

bma144527th Oct

I have these, great units, but I use an ethernet backhaul (they do support …I have these, great units, but I use an ethernet backhaul (they do support it).From my server they are able to pull 700Mbps at a reasonable distance, great little things.


Just got these today, what is an ethernet backhaul? Would be interested in trying this...

spruceyb27th Oct

There's been a lot of people reporting problems with theirs recently.I …There's been a lot of people reporting problems with theirs recently.I ended up getting the TP Link Deco M5.


What problems. Mine has been flawless and it’s gets constantly updated by google.

Chillbo1 h, 43 m ago

What problems. Mine has been flawless and it’s gets constantly updated by g …What problems. Mine has been flawless and it’s gets constantly updated by google.


Just look at some of the complaints here on the Subreddit.
reddit.com/r/G…Fi/

Some people are finding it amazing, a lot of other people are having huge problems with it though.

I looked at almost all the mesh networks recently, considered deploying Ubiquiti UniFi but decided it was a bit overkill for my house, ended up with the TP Link Deco M5.

For 3 devices though, the Google Wifi comes out at £350ish. At that price someone is better off going for a Netgear Orbi which is probably the best Mesh Network as it's tri-band.

Amazon price up to £189.99 now. A few waregouse deals @ £158.

mas12329th Oct

Just got these today, what is an ethernet backhaul? Would be interested in …Just got these today, what is an ethernet backhaul? Would be interested in trying this...



You can hook them up to your router via ethernet (e.g. running an ethernet cable from your router (or a switch connected to your router) to the disks).

By doing that, they don't use wireless to communicate, which means you end up with better speeds, as it doesn't rely on the signal strength between disks.

So rather than:

Router-----First disk (second disk)

You have

First disk-------Router---------Second Disk
Edited by: "bma1445" 1st Nov

bma144553 m ago

You can hook them up to your router via ethernet (e.g. running an ethernet …You can hook them up to your router via ethernet (e.g. running an ethernet cable from your router (or a switch connected to your router) to the disks).By doing that, they don't use wireless to communicate, which means you end up with better speeds, as it doesn't rely on the signal strength between disks.So rather than:Router-----First disk (second disk) You haveFirst disk-------Router---------Second Disk


Got it. Thank you! Could I use power line adapters in different locations as opposed to directly connecting each one to router?

You could, in theory, but the powerlines may be weaker than the wireless connection between them.

If you're running cables it's a no brainer to do it. With powerlines I'd say test them, they may improve it, or they may be worse - all depends on how strong the connection between the disks is wirelessly, and how good the powerline connection is :).

bma14451 h, 14 m ago

You could, in theory, but the powerlines may be weaker than the wireless …You could, in theory, but the powerlines may be weaker than the wireless connection between them.If you're running cables it's a no brainer to do it. With powerlines I'd say test them, they may improve it, or they may be worse - all depends on how strong the connection between the disks is wirelessly, and how good the powerline connection is :).


Cheers, will give it a go!
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