BT Whole Home Wi-Fi – Twin Pack £89.98 BT Shop
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Found 26th Mar
BT Whole Home Wi-Fi – Twin Pack
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Great price @leemason2k3 , £10 cheaper than Amazon currently
Are there any offers on the triple packs anywhere by any chance?
I've not seen any tripple deals but a single unit is avout £70 from Maplin
They are still £89.99 At Amazon but temporarily out of stock (still can order it).

amazon.co.uk/gp/…new

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Edited by: "imranbashir_uk" 26th Mar
Brilliant price
Anyone considering these... I've connected one unit to my Virgin Super(lol)hub and it's already improved my wifi signal and consistency quite a lot without even bothering to install the 2nd unit in my upstairs.

When connecting to the Superhub it's easiest to rename your BT Whole Home network (through the BT Whole Home App) to the same name and password as your Virgin network, then go into the superhub (192.168.0.1 in browser, enter admin password on bottom of superhub router) and go into the advanced wifi settings and turn off the broadcast on both channels. Don't put the superhub into modem mode, as the BT unit isn't a router.

Quite why Virgin insist on providing super fast broadband through a router that's barely fit for purpose is beyond me.
Edited by: "Themadcow" 26th Mar
Hassann39 m ago

Are there any offers on the triple packs anywhere by any chance?


£159 from Maplin, or buy the double pack and then another single from Amazon @ £65 - works out ever-so slightly cheaper

Or buy two packs of these and sell on the extra disc...
Edited by: "joshm" 26th Mar
Themadcow10 m ago

Anyone considering these... I've connected one unit to my Virgin …Anyone considering these... I've connected one unit to my Virgin Super(lol)hub and it's already improved my wifi signal and consistency quite a lot without even bothering to install the 2nd unit in my upstairs. When connecting to the Superhub it's easiest to rename your BT Whole Home network (through the BT Whole Home App) to the same name and password as your Virgin network, then go into the superhub (192.168.0.1 in browser, enter admin password on bottom of superhub router) and go into the advanced wifi settings and turn off the broadcast on both channels. Don't put the superhub into modem mode, as the BT unit isn't a router.Quite why Virgin insist on providing super fast broadband through a router that's barely fit for purpose is beyond me.


What speed you getting order some as only getting 45mb of 200mb (old g router lol) Yeo super hub Wi-Fi crapooo
leemason2k35 m ago

What speed you getting order some as only getting 45mb of 200mb (old g …What speed you getting order some as only getting 45mb of 200mb (old g router lol) Yeo super hub Wi-Fi crapooo


My wired download and upload speed is pretty great tbh. Problems really only occurred with the wifi element - no coverage in some parts of my (standard build) 3 bed house or upstairs rooms, and even the connection in some downstairs rooms would cut out regularly... and that's after I had previous problems with my old superhub and 'upgraded' to a new one.
Really tempted by a mesh system but much prefer the Google ones but they're almost double the price sadly.
Themadcow31 m ago

Anyone considering these... I've connected one unit to my Virgin …Anyone considering these... I've connected one unit to my Virgin Super(lol)hub and it's already improved my wifi signal and consistency quite a lot without even bothering to install the 2nd unit in my upstairs. When connecting to the Superhub it's easiest to rename your BT Whole Home network (through the BT Whole Home App) to the same name and password as your Virgin network, then go into the superhub (192.168.0.1 in browser, enter admin password on bottom of superhub router) and go into the advanced wifi settings and turn off the broadcast on both channels. Don't put the superhub into modem mode, as the BT unit isn't a router.Quite why Virgin insist on providing super fast broadband through a router that's barely fit for purpose is beyond me.


I've always used the crappy superhubs in modem mode and used a different WiFi router... Still can't manage to penetrate all my house though so definitely considering this.

If you move between two dish's, does the WiFi on devices automatically connect to the closer one with same IP address or does it have to disconnect/reconnect to get the closer signal?
The_IMF9 m ago

I've always used the crappy superhubs in modem mode and used a different …I've always used the crappy superhubs in modem mode and used a different WiFi router... Still can't manage to penetrate all my house though so definitely considering this.If you move between two dish's, does the WiFi on devices automatically connect to the closer one with same IP address or does it have to disconnect/reconnect to get the closer signal?


It's a mesh network, so the backend connection is shared between all discs.

That basically means that you don't ever have the "sticky" problem of a device determined to stay connected to a weak signal, it's all one happy wifi bubble.
Spuzzell47 m ago

It's a mesh network, so the backend connection is shared between all …It's a mesh network, so the backend connection is shared between all discs.That basically means that you don't ever have the "sticky" problem of a device determined to stay connected to a weak signal, it's all one happy wifi bubble.


Thanks!!

I'll give these a go and see if it sorts my issues out!
Spuzzell50 m ago

It's a mesh network, so the backend connection is shared between all …It's a mesh network, so the backend connection is shared between all discs.That basically means that you don't ever have the "sticky" problem of a device determined to stay connected to a weak signal, it's all one happy wifi bubble.



Yup, plus being a mesh, if you happen to roam between the disks, it should intelligently handover the connection (assuming the device supports it), meaning that for things like Wifi calling or things like facetime, the connection doesn't drop out.
Themadcow2 h, 2 m ago

Anyone considering these... I've connected one unit to my Virgin …Anyone considering these... I've connected one unit to my Virgin Super(lol)hub and it's already improved my wifi signal and consistency quite a lot without even bothering to install the 2nd unit in my upstairs. When connecting to the Superhub it's easiest to rename your BT Whole Home network (through the BT Whole Home App) to the same name and password as your Virgin network, then go into the superhub (192.168.0.1 in browser, enter admin password on bottom of superhub router) and go into the advanced wifi settings and turn off the broadcast on both channels. Don't put the superhub into modem mode, as the BT unit isn't a router.Quite why Virgin insist on providing super fast broadband through a router that's barely fit for purpose is beyond me.



I thought that's what you were supposed to do. put the superhub in modem mode and the bt ones were routers?
EN1GMA5 m ago

I thought that's what you were supposed to do. put the superhub in modem …I thought that's what you were supposed to do. put the superhub in modem mode and the bt ones were routers?


Putting the Superhub in modem mode disconnects the BT units (as I found out - then had to reset the hub) - instead, you go into the wifi advanced settings in the Superhub and disable both wifi channels. It's not very clear in the instructions.
Themadcow6 m ago

Putting the Superhub in modem mode disconnects the BT units (as I found …Putting the Superhub in modem mode disconnects the BT units (as I found out - then had to reset the hub) - instead, you go into the wifi advanced settings in the Superhub and disable both wifi channels. It's not very clear in the instructions.


Thanks for the response. I've read a few threads on this product and everyone mentioned you put the SH in modem mode, then connect the BT hubs. I'm not disagreeing with you as you have the product. Just stating its different to what I've heard before.
EN1GMA5 m ago

Thanks for the response. I've read a few threads on this product and …Thanks for the response. I've read a few threads on this product and everyone mentioned you put the SH in modem mode, then connect the BT hubs. I'm not disagreeing with you as you have the product. Just stating its different to what I've heard before.


Definitely needs to be in router mode.
Looks like there is TCB available for this, or 10 avios points per pound spend.
Got these and they work excellent! Would recommend!
Tom.Wilson1 h, 22 m ago

Definitely needs to be in router mode.


Router mode or modem mode (the Superhub that is)
EN1GMA14 m ago

Router mode or modem mode (the Superhub that is)


Stick it into modem mode and you've lost 3 of 4 Ethernet ports, with questionable support for actual packet routing...
The Virgin Superhub is indeed very carp. I put mine in modem mode and bought a Netgear Nighthawk R7000 router which is reasonably fast with fairly good coverage. Would these be a step up?
Does anyone know if there are issues with these and old Sky+HD boxes? I ask as I recently purchased two Google WiFi units and when connecting my Sky box two networks came up - one for 2.4Ghz and one for 5Ghz. I chose the one with the strongest signal but within an hour or so the connection droppedcausing havoc with my Sky box that needed resetting. Researching online I found it something to do with the Google system “auto steering” devices to either 2.4GHz or 5GHz in order to maintain ”peak performance”?

Sorry I’m no techy expert and realise this is a deals site rather than a technical forum but because of this issue with my old Sky box I’ve sent my Google WiFi back and am now somewhat put off by these mesh systems. I’ve not seen or heard any issues with Sky Q boxes btw!

Meanwhile great price for two of these from what I’ve seen over last few months so thanks for posting.


(Google WiFi very good in terms of Wi-fi coverage, I only installed one unit and gave better coverage than my old Apple AirPort Extreme).
Themadcow3 h, 36 m ago

Putting the Superhub in modem mode disconnects the BT units (as I found …Putting the Superhub in modem mode disconnects the BT units (as I found out - then had to reset the hub) - instead, you go into the wifi advanced settings in the Superhub and disable both wifi channels. It's not very clear in the instructions.


Ahhh thank you. Just got these yesterday and couldn't figure out why it wasn't working in modem mode.
dwl991 h, 35 m ago

The Virgin Superhub is indeed very carp. I put mine in modem mode and …The Virgin Superhub is indeed very carp. I put mine in modem mode and bought a Netgear Nighthawk R7000 router which is reasonably fast with fairly good coverage. Would these be a step up?


I've been using the Nighthawk D7000 (so the same as yours but with the built in modem) but have struggled with the 2.4GHz band randomly dropping connection - turned off the built in WiFi and bought a set of these yesterday and so far *crosses fingers* I've not had any problems with either speed or reliability!
dwl992 h, 22 m ago

The Virgin Superhub is indeed very carp.


Must make your house stink.
EN1GMA4 h, 59 m ago

Thanks for the response. I've read a few threads on this product and …Thanks for the response. I've read a few threads on this product and everyone mentioned you put the SH in modem mode, then connect the BT hubs. I'm not disagreeing with you as you have the product. Just stating its different to what I've heard before.


Modem mode will remove NAT, firewall and DHCP. You don't need to use modem mode to use these.
What a Mesh! .. Beware!, this should have been named mess rather than Mesh (this is not very different to the Google Mess) goo.gl/qNEXKo
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dwl996 h, 25 m ago

The Virgin Superhub is indeed very carp. I put mine in modem mode and …The Virgin Superhub is indeed very carp. I put mine in modem mode and bought a Netgear Nighthawk R7000 router which is reasonably fast with fairly good coverage. Would these be a step up?


I got the TP Link Archer which has much better signal than superhub but still had to have another wireless access point installed (hardwired) in the extension which seems to have something in the walls that makes it act like a Faraday cage.

Hopefully these will work better as my main gripe is devices hog onto the network that they connected to and I have to manually turn WiFi on/off to connect to the one with better signal.

Does anyone know if I hardwire the two dishes, will the mesh network still intelligently connect/disconnect to the nearer dish?

I always prefer hard wiring... Be a shame not to use it if it's already there
I appreciate that they are not for everyone but if you are even remotely technically minded you should check out the ubiquiti unifi gear specifically the LR versions (long range). I have one in a large house with solid internal walls, I can still use it approx 60m from the house, they are amazing.
This Whole Home system has saved my marriage and stopped my kids from hating me
I love it
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adriandocherty24 m ago

This Whole Home system has saved my marriage and stopped my kids from …This Whole Home system has saved my marriage and stopped my kids from hating meI love it


How much did that all cost and would a divorce have been cheaper?
Edited by: "Gitfinger" 27th Mar
EN1GMA13 h, 18 m ago

Thanks for the response. I've read a few threads on this product and …Thanks for the response. I've read a few threads on this product and everyone mentioned you put the SH in modem mode, then connect the BT hubs. I'm not disagreeing with you as you have the product. Just stating its different to what I've heard before.


When you put the virgin SH into modem mode only 1 of the Ethernet ports work. These bt hubs don't have any Ethernet ports to connect to. So going into the virgin SH and turning off the 2.4 and 5 G wifi you can still use the 4 Ethernet ports on it.
anonnyuk4 h, 47 m ago

I appreciate that they are not for everyone but if you are even remotely …I appreciate that they are not for everyone but if you are even remotely technically minded you should check out the ubiquiti unifi gear specifically the LR versions (long range). I have one in a large house with solid internal walls, I can still use it approx 60m from the house, they are amazing.


Do you have to keep the controller device running all the time to get the LR working or is it just for configuration.
kamz5812 h, 19 m ago

Do you have to keep the controller device running all the time to get the …Do you have to keep the controller device running all the time to get the LR working or is it just for configuration.


Just for configuration.
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.
Just installed these yesterday, very impressed so far. It's not obvious from the instructions but you can access some extra settings via your PC by opening mybtdevice.home/log…htm
kamz5827th Mar

Do you have to keep the controller device running all the time to get the …Do you have to keep the controller device running all the time to get the LR working or is it just for configuration.


Sorry, only just seen this but as Tom said, just for config.
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