BT Whole Home Wifi £179.99 @ Robert Dyas
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BT Whole Home Wifi £179.99 @ Robert Dyas

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Found 22nd Jun 2017
BT Whole Home Wifi system (3x disc kit) at Robert Dyas currently for £179.99 using code STUDY10. Add code at basket (normal price £199.99 without).

Possible TCB too at 4.2%. I've used it but not confirmed yet.

Standard Delivery £3.95 or Free C&C from any Robert Dyas or Rymans store within 3-5 days.

Seems good to me when most other sites are pricing this at around £195 currently

Edit:
For those interested I've found the "Addon disc" now too - code still applies: robertdyas.co.uk/bt-…-on
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I've got 2 sets of these at home, and they really are very good at providing a strong stable WiFi network. I was a bit suspicious of them given that they come from BT, as the BT SmartHubs/HomeHubs are crap, but they have been excellent.
Thats a good deal. I could do with an extra single disk but I cant find it listed as a separate item on the site even though the three disk pack says you can buy the extra disk at a discount.
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Longy

Thats a good deal. I could do with an extra single disk but I cant find … Thats a good deal. I could do with an extra single disk but I cant find it listed as a separate item on the site even though the three disk pack says you can buy the extra disk at a discount.



I noticed this too - was trying to post the extra disc as part of the deal! If you could get 10% off that too with the code makes it even better if you need 4 of them!
Hot. I paid £204 for these and they have stopped the whinging from the family about connecting our many devices.
Are they battery operated or is there a wire they dont show??
UltimatePhoenix

Are they battery operated or is there a wire they dont show??


No they have to be plugged into a socket. They do work very well though.
Two questions:
Do they replace existing router?
If so, do they have ethernet ports?
FunkiestMonkey

Two questions:Do they replace existing router?If so, do they have … Two questions:Do they replace existing router?If so, do they have ethernet ports?



Go to the link and read it, that's why the link to the product is there.

"What’s included

"1 x auto sensing 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet WAN/LAN port"

And no they don't replace the router.
Is this the lowest its been?
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rlengthorn

I've got 2 sets of these at home, and they really are very good at … I've got 2 sets of these at home, and they really are very good at providing a strong stable WiFi network. I was a bit suspicious of them given that they come from BT, as the BT SmartHubs/HomeHubs are crap, but they have been excellent.



2 sets as in 2 x 3? oO
I always thought the general consensus was that repeaters are terrible whereas using a secondary router as an access point is the better way to go. Are these things just glorified repeaters or is there more to them?
Edited by: "David23" 23rd Jun 2017
Open mesh system is far better
OrribleHarry

2 sets as in 2 x 3? oO



Almost, I'm using five discs to fully cover my house and garden. I must put the spare one up for sale on eBay or something.

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David23

I always thought the general consensus was that repeaters are terrible … I always thought the general consensus was that repeaters are terrible whereas using a secondary router as an access point is the better way to go. Are these things just glorified repeaters or is there more to them?



This is a mesh wifi network so different to repeaters and boosters. They actively manage the devices connected so pushing them to the AP with the strongest signal and throughout. Normal repeaters don't do this and it's up to the device to cling onto the signal for as long as it can before roaming to a different AP if available. hope that helps

Also for connection you plug 1 into router using cat5/6 and the others then use wifi to reach each other. All you need is power - I liken it to cordless phones with 1 base station plugged in and the rest just need power.
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Also just to add you should turn wifi OFF on router as this replaces wifi network - uses both 2.4 and 5Ghz
David23

I always thought the general consensus was that repeaters are terrible … I always thought the general consensus was that repeaters are terrible whereas using a secondary router as an access point is the better way to go. Are these things just glorified repeaters or is there more to them?


These are not repeaters. They form what is known as a "Mesh Network" (same as the Google Wi-Fi/NetGear Orbi/Linksys Velop etc).

This is an excellent product. I have one disc in my living/dining room, one in a bedroom and one in a garden office. All provide my maximum fibre speed (58 Mbps where I live); previously, Gigabit Powerline gave me only 16 Mbps in the garden office. Worth every penny.

luckylad57

Open mesh system is far better


...and costs way more money, is far more complicated to setup/maintain and is way beyond the needs of most domestic homes. This is a consumer product that performs superbly, not a professional networking solution.
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rlengthorn

Almost, I'm using five discs to fully cover my house and garden. I must … Almost, I'm using five discs to fully cover my house and garden. I must put the spare one up for sale on eBay or something.



How big is your house?
bakerman

This is a mesh wifi network so different to repeaters and boosters. They … This is a mesh wifi network so different to repeaters and boosters. They actively manage the devices connected so pushing them to the AP with the strongest signal and throughout. Normal repeaters don't do this and it's up to the device to cling onto the signal for as long as it can before roaming to a different AP if available. hope that helps :)Also for connection you plug 1 into router using cat5/6 and the others then use wifi to reach each other. All you need is power - I liken it to cordless phones with 1 base station plugged in and the rest just need power.



Interloper

These are not repeaters. They form what is known as a "Mesh Network" … These are not repeaters. They form what is known as a "Mesh Network" (same as the Google Wi-Fi/NetGear Orbi/Linksys Velop etc).This is an excellent product. I have one disc in my living/dining room, one in a bedroom and one in a garden office. All provide my maximum fibre speed (58 Mbps where I live); previously, Gigabit Powerline gave me only 16 Mbps in the garden office. Worth every penny.



Thank you both for the insightful info, I thought there had to be more to these, especially given the price.
Depends on the devices you use .for cost openmesh is very easy to set up and monitor om2p-hs can be had for 60quid a piece so you could get 3 for this price . I have 3 in my farmhouse and they are fantastic far better than these . I realise this site is about price and it's a good price but there are better alternatives . Just saying .
This is my very problem with this system. You shouldn't even need this system based on BT's claims about the new hub yet it didn't even cross my hallway! I won't give them anymore money so I've fixed it with an alternative route.

BT should be held accountable for their false advertising
Purchased this from Dyas when they had 15% off. Great big of kit. Would highly recommend.
just sent link to my boss, we need this to cover our office, weird set up with bt hub upstairs and office downstairs, needs a major boost and wired not an option
Can anyone who has this tell me if the led lights on this can be disabled. Am interested as I get weak wifi signal in bedroom but don't want bright led's lighting up the bedroom at night
clairemoneysaver

Can anyone who has this tell me if the led lights on this can be … Can anyone who has this tell me if the led lights on this can be disabled. Am interested as I get weak wifi signal in bedroom but don't want bright led's lighting up the bedroom at night


Yes, you can set it to high, low or off.

Love this - no more moaning from the family.
fyi this has Ethernet backhaul so if you have Ethernet plugs around your house plug these into them, works very well. Setup a few already.
Are the Ethernet ports on each disk input only then? I.e u can't plug a non wireless cabled device into them?
sparklehedgehog

This is my very problem with this system. You shouldn't even need this … This is my very problem with this system. You shouldn't even need this system based on BT's claims about the new hub yet it didn't even cross my hallway! I won't give them anymore money so I've fixed it with an alternative route.BT should be held accountable for their false advertising



Any chance of giving more details on your 'alternative route', please?
Yep I bought Apple AirPort Extreme to act as my router and using the bt home hub purely as the modem for that. Then used Apple time capsules as extenders/repeaters and now get a constant 62mb wirelessly everywhere in my house (63-65 when lan cabled into the modem itself) so happy days

Had tried everything prior to this, high speed power line adapters, different routers and makes and models, nothing was working as we live next to a 4g mast and the house has real walls not just stud walls.

Yes the Apple stuff is expensive but it works brilliantly
Wow, that's an expensive solution. I have done something similar, but with Time Capsule and Airport Express. I still have issues and wifi could be better. This setup does not give the mesh features of this BT system.

I have ordered one.
Meluk9

Are the Ethernet ports on each disk input only then? I.e u can't plug a … Are the Ethernet ports on each disk input only then? I.e u can't plug a non wireless cabled device into them?



​No they are output on the slave disks so you can connect them to devices that don't have WiFi
Great thanks. Bought. And another 12% cashback for using my Santander Card!
clairemoneysaver

Can anyone who has this tell me if the led lights on this can be … Can anyone who has this tell me if the led lights on this can be disabled. Am interested as I get weak wifi signal in bedroom but don't want bright led's lighting up the bedroom at night



Bit of blue tack over the LED?
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