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Posted 23rd Aug

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Wi-Fi dead spots will be a thing of the past with the BT Whole Home Wi-Fi System. Ideal for an average-sized home with three to five bedrooms, this innovative kit comes with three discs, which talk to all your gadgets in order to automatically connect you to the fastest, strongest signal as you move from room to room.

Whether you’re in the basement or the attic, you can stay connected and enjoy your favourite TV, films, music and games whenever you want – even if there are lots of other devices using Wi-Fi at the same time.

This super-useful device is controllable from the app, which provides guidance on how to set it up easily, spots technical issues and tells you how to fix them, shows you who’s online to ensure you stay in control, and allows you to pause the internet with one tap. It also has bedtime controls so you can set schedules for individual users or groups of devices to limit screen time at night, while a secure guest network keeps your home network safe. It's easy to share details via the app, see at a glance which devices are connected and block any you don't recognise. It’s Wi-Fi at its simplest and at its best.
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Would this be compatible with my TP-link AC2800? I like the idea of this set up.
mudds23/08/2019 10:26

Would this be compatible with my TP-link AC2800? I like the idea of this …Would this be compatible with my TP-link AC2800? I like the idea of this set up.


Will be compatible.
These replace your routers wifi.
Disable WiFi on your router. Connect one disc via ethernet to your router.
This then links to the other discs around your house.
The discs are configured by an app on your phone, which helps with optimal placement of the discs.
I wish I had bought the triple pack like this. Got the double one and need a 3rd. Not easy to find a reasonable priced one
fzurro23/08/2019 11:09

I wish I had bought the triple pack like this. Got the double one and need …I wish I had bought the triple pack like this. Got the double one and need a 3rd. Not easy to find a reasonable priced one


Yeah I got the triple pack and still a bit miffed that one is used up to replace your existing router effectively.
ShockClown23/08/2019 11:26

Yeah I got the triple pack and still a bit miffed that one is used up to …Yeah I got the triple pack and still a bit miffed that one is used up to replace your existing router effectively.


yes, its mildly annoying (I've got these too), especially as the wifi in the router worked pretty well (close to it anyway), but its the nature of the beast.

You don't have to disable the router's WIFI, but you definitely should do (as its one less wifi network creating interference, and is effectively no use once you have the discs anyway)

Have found them to work very well for me, and now have flawless signal in the kitchen/back garden which was previously very patchy
How do these compare to the TP link deco M4/E4 which are currently on offer at Amazon?
ShockClown23/08/2019 11:26

Yeah I got the triple pack and still a bit miffed that one is used up to …Yeah I got the triple pack and still a bit miffed that one is used up to replace your existing router effectively.


Yes i agree, its the one thing stopping me from buying it as seems such a waste /annoyance.
These are faster
m4rts23/08/2019 13:07

How do these compare to the TP link deco M4/E4 which are currently on …How do these compare to the TP link deco M4/E4 which are currently on offer at Amazon?


These have 3 antenna for 5ghz but the m4/e4 only has two
Do they send the signal along powerlines like homeplug? Or are they just signal boosters and you have to spend ages finding the right spots?
JoeLennox23/08/2019 17:20

Do they send the signal along powerlines like homeplug? Or are they just …Do they send the signal along powerlines like homeplug? Or are they just signal boosters and you have to spend ages finding the right spots?


The latter. I think they do work with Powerlines too though but that's additional spend.
How much better would these be than the Tenda Nova MW3 units?
mdentz23/08/2019 17:41

How much better would these be than the Tenda Nova MW3 units?



No idea because i don't have them; all i know was this was the best 100 odd i spent on wi-fi gear in a long time. Rock solid in the house, no blackspots, drop outs and runs at the full speed of what my internet speed is (200mb vm) i couldn't be happier.

I am using powerline for the backhaul too so no idea if that helps.
Edited by: "Aph3x" 23rd Aug
ShockClown23/08/2019 11:26

Yeah I got the triple pack and still a bit miffed that one is used up to …Yeah I got the triple pack and still a bit miffed that one is used up to replace your existing router effectively.


Could you use Powerline (Ethernet over mains wiring) to move the Ethernet connected one away from the router to achieve better distribution?
ShockClown23/08/2019 11:26

Yeah I got the triple pack and still a bit miffed that one is used up to …Yeah I got the triple pack and still a bit miffed that one is used up to replace your existing router effectively.



How can you be miffed over this, its part of the product setup and you would have known this when you bought them; i could understand if it was sprung on you last second but this requirement / limitation was upfront....

End of the day you are creating a mesh wi-fi network, for now its limited to kit of the same maker / version etc, maybe in the future there will be open standards that mean any any mesh kit works with other mesh kit but thats not the reality we are living in right now.
Yes, and thats how i have my three connected.
ShockClown23/08/2019 11:26

Yeah I got the triple pack and still a bit miffed that one is used up to …Yeah I got the triple pack and still a bit miffed that one is used up to replace your existing router effectively.


I thought your could just IC clone the wifi setup from any router and then use all 3 of them?
bitcoin523/08/2019 18:51

I thought your could just IC clone the wifi setup from any router and then …I thought your could just IC clone the wifi setup from any router and then use all 3 of them?


Have you got a link or something so I could research this a bit more pls?
TheUser12323/08/2019 18:57

Have you got a link or something so I could research this a bit more pls?


Well my bonce is the something, not sure on links, I did not read it, I think we were messing about with it last year for someone and you log into the GUi and assign #1 to the current wifi setup via wps or holding the set key on the disc, will have a look see or better still, ask the person who I did it for remotely to pop in, as they are members on here as well!

Sure that the TP-link deal device I put up last week at eBuyer, also can do the same thing, to all 3 discs, unfortunately that setup only has one disc free
bitcoin523/08/2019 19:06

Well my bonce is the something, not sure on links, I did not read it, I …Well my bonce is the something, not sure on links, I did not read it, I think we were messing about with it last year for someone and you log into the GUi and assign #1 to the current wifi setup via wps or holding the set key on the disc, will have a look see or better still, ask the person who I did it for remotely to pop in, as they are members on here as well!Sure that the TP-link deal device I put up last week at eBuyer, also can do the same thing, to all 3 discs, unfortunately that setup only has one disc free


Ah ok nice I'll definitely look into that. Also if I get these 3 discs, will all 3 act as mesh or just 2 since 1 will replace my router
How do these compare to Google Wifi?
TheUser12323/08/2019 19:13

Ah ok nice I'll definitely look into that. Also if I get these 3 discs, …Ah ok nice I'll definitely look into that. Also if I get these 3 discs, will all 3 act as mesh or just 2 since 1 will replace my router


All 3 will be part of the mesh.

Depending on house size/placement - disk 2 & 3 will connect to disk 1, or disk 2 will connect to 1 and disk 3 connect to disk 2. Makes no difference to the running of it.

Got these 3ish years ago after no gadgets ever working - straight away they all work - to the point I can stream 4k video to the other side of the house over plex to a chromecast. (obviously no guarantees on that last bit for your setup).
My experience of these is a bit duff
Insane! ~400 degrees heat for £14 discount.
bisoner23/08/2019 17:29

The latter. I think they do work with Powerlines too though but that's …The latter. I think they do work with Powerlines too though but that's additional spend.


I have tried them with powerlines and the speeds are slower!
I use 4 discs. One outside in garage to give full coverage in the garden. They need rebooting every now and then but in general they work very well.
Looking to put wifi in the garage. Anyone know if I would be better getting the usual plug in repeaters which are available or the above? Thanks in advance
fzurro23/08/2019 11:09

I wish I had bought the triple pack like this. Got the double one and need …I wish I had bought the triple pack like this. Got the double one and need a 3rd. Not easy to find a reasonable priced one


Try eBay. If you're patient and don't mind risking on used, you can get one for between ten and twenty quid.
TheUser12323/08/2019 19:13

Ah ok nice I'll definitely look into that. Also if I get these 3 discs, … Ah ok nice I'll definitely look into that. Also if I get these 3 discs, will all 3 act as mesh or just 2 since 1 will replace my router


All three form part of the mesh
Bunnster23/08/2019 21:20

I use 4 discs. One outside in garage to give full coverage in the garden. …I use 4 discs. One outside in garage to give full coverage in the garden. They need rebooting every now and then but in general they work very well.


I was thinking of getting one extra for the garage. How often do you reboot? Had mine for at least two months now and have never had to reboot, it's been up constantly.
ra78624/08/2019 08:37

I was thinking of getting one extra for the garage. How often do you …I was thinking of getting one extra for the garage. How often do you reboot? Had mine for at least two months now and have never had to reboot, it's been up constantly.


Had them about 18 months. Think 3 or 4 times. No idea why. Doesn't concern me as really stable and fast the rest of the time. Maybe it's to do with my router. Who knows. Seems better in the last 6 months. Yes get one for the garage..
Purchased these the last time they were on here.

I was having problems with a disc dropping offline every 5 or so days. Not always the same disc and it was driving me mad - to the point where I was looking to return them.

All support queries on the Web said upgrade to the latest firmware, but I was already on this. There's an option to use beta firmware, so I used this three weeks ago and not had any issues.
One tip I found very useful from a previous posting was to change your BT wholehome network name & password to the same one as your existing router. That way you don't have to log back in with all your existing connections.
Best piece of kit
OOS
mdentz23/08/2019 17:41

How much better would these be than the Tenda Nova MW3 units?


These are in a different league from the tenda MW3.
How do I know? We live in a stone-built house which had terrible wi-fi coverage. Tried 3 Tenda MW3s but still had dead spots. Eventually sprung for the triple pack of the BT units. Result? No more cries of "Can you do something about this rubbish Wi-fi!"
I even get some signal out 50 yards up the garden.
If you can get these for less than £150 then do it.
It has a simple to use app for setup, and you can set up guest network to keep your main SSID password secure.
Edited by: "smalley83" 24th Aug
I was trying to decide between these and the TP-Link Deco M5 earlier in the week. Went for the Deco in the end due to the AV / anti malware and family control built in. Also don’t trust BT and firmware updates.
No complaints so far...
simkna24/08/2019 10:34

I was trying to decide between these and the TP-Link Deco M5 earlier in …I was trying to decide between these and the TP-Link Deco M5 earlier in the week. Went for the Deco in the end due to the AV / anti malware and family control built in. Also don’t trust BT and firmware updates.No complaints so far...


I have 4 Deco M5 in my house but I still don't think they are set up right as the signal still is weak in parts of my house.

I have one connected into my existing EE router which is upstairs in a service void. I didn't disable the WiFi on it though.

Then one in a bedroom, one in the kitchen and one in the hall all downstairs.

House is 3400 sq ft over 2 floors. Walls block built.

The Deco app doesn't have the location assistant that is part of the tether app that works with another TP-Link device I have which is unfortunate as I can't check the signal received by each disc.

Am I doing anything wrong?
Deco app lets you see inter-disc strength as ‘Wi-Fi logo bars’.
These MESH systems are GREAT

All have their quirks

I have the 3 x Tenda MW6 from Amazon under 100 back during prime day. One node was quirky, Amazon as usual brilliant and exchanged for new. Touch wood the new MW6 are solid now.

Highly recommend
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