BT Whole Home WiFi 3 Disc Pack - £179.99 at Amazon
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BT Whole Home WiFi 3 Disc Pack - £179.99 at Amazon

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Found 8th Mar
Been looking at mesh wifi for a while and this is the cheapest I've seen the BT ones recently. Still not sure whether to pull the trigger at this price, but hopefully it will help someone.
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Be careful with this.

BT are making it worse and worse with every update.

I've had it set up since Christmas and it hasn't worked correctly at all.

First one I received had a dead disc!

Major problems with Google Homes for example.

BT have taken ages to release a fix, with it only just coming out (3 months) but still the problems remain.

Their forums are awash with complaints.
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Be careful with this.

BT are making it worse and worse with every update.

I've had it set up since Christmas and it hasn't worked correctly at all.

First one I received had a dead disc!

Major problems with Google Homes for example.

BT have taken ages to release a fix, with it only just coming out (3 months) but still the problems remain.

Their forums are awash with complaints.
I bought a pair of these from Curry’s when they were reduced in January and I have been happy with the performance so far. They are a huge improvement from the Wi-Fi on my Virgin Hub 3 (worst “upgrade” ever). Seamless coverage in areas that used to be out of signal.
Been using my twin set for 6 weeks now without major issue.The only problem I’ve come across is my older iPad 3’s wifi connection is unreliable but I had similar issues with it on the 5G band on my previous AC network.Seems it sticks on the 5Ghz band and doesn’t switch over to 2.4Ghz. Newer iPads and pretty much everything else are fine.

For me this has been one of the best wireless networking products I’ve bought – I get speed tests in doors that max out my 82Mb connection (down) and outside it never drops below 40Mbps (late 1940’s brick built house)
Another satisfied user here, twin pack bought last Black Friday to use on a Virgin Hub3 that was struggling with range and speed. Not had a single problem and the ability to switch of single devices (or groups) via the app is great if you have kids.
Mine have been flawless. Heat
Like others on here I bought a set to overcome the awful wifi range on my VM (not so) Superhub 3. Great range & speed anywhere in the house now
How do these work if your running a VPN on a router with route tables ?? Will they encrypt the connection still or do you have to set the VPN up on each one?
Had these since they first came out and I've never had a problem with them.
PSP9113 m ago

How do these work if your running a VPN on a router with route tables ?? …How do these work if your running a VPN on a router with route tables ?? Will they encrypt the connection still or do you have to set the VPN up on each one?


These should work fine. The first disc plugs into your routers Ethernet port so all data passes through that. Whatever the router is doing it should continue doing unaffected.
Can any Google Home owners here confirm that they work fine with this?
I was going to get my son a set of Google Mesh units for his student house but they would have taken a long time to arrive, so I suggested he get these BT units instead from his local branch of Curry's. He's been very happy with them from day one.
2 pack was £80 recently so not sure this is a great deal.
Only tenner off price it's been for last few weeks. Not a hot deal.
We have three of these lined up to cover 120ft through A solid stone house and across a garden to reach an outbuilding. Works flawlessly and gives triple the straight line range of our normal router.
Another very satisfied user here. Have 4 in my property, resolved all the deadspots.

App is intuitive and has a friendly UI.
My experience was a negative one. Bought as black Friday deal. Just won't switch between discs locked on to one disc only and poor download speeds. Also cannot switch between 2.4 and 5 GHz. Quickly returned to Argos and bought the Netgear Orbi RBK50.
Edited by: "jjabbar" 8th Mar
Love mine, work perfect
Themadcow24 m ago

2 pack was £80 recently so not sure this is a great deal.



Agree not really a massive difference from normal price. I actually paid £60 for it from that same deal (very?) as I had a £30 off code.

As others have stated, I am happy with them as well bar one issue that I can’t get around. All devices work flawlessly apart from smart tv and devices in one room. When streaming,Wi-fi keeps dropping or buffering (Netflix). I haven’t looked into it properly but I’m suspecting it’s due to the tv/room being dead middle of both discs and so it keeps switching discs in an attempt to connect to the best connection?

any thoughts?
Edited by: "jamran" 8th Mar
10 out of 10 here now they released a firmware update a couple of weeks ago. Got all 5 discs working as they should be.
great price for the 3-pack, I've been planning to buy these for months after p*ss-poor wifi with my Sky Q fibre hub. Switched to Vodafone and realised I don't need these after all; the vodafone hub penetrates my 19th century stone internal walls just fine, with constant 70+mbps speeds too.
jamran9 m ago

Agree not really a massive difference from normal price. I actually paid …Agree not really a massive difference from normal price. I actually paid £60 for it from that same deal (very?) as I had a £30 off code. As others have stated, I am happy with them as well bar one issue that I can’t get around. All devices work flawlessly apart from smart tv and devices in one room. When streaming,Wi-fi keeps dropping or buffering (Netflix). I haven’t looked into it properly but I’m suspecting it’s due to the tv/room being dead middle of both discs and so it keeps switching discs in an attempt to connect to the best connection?any thoughts?


That sounds like a plausible deduction on your part. Can you just not select a particular disc for devices in that room so they don't sniff for the other discs?
EN1GMA4 m ago

That sounds like a plausible deduction on your part. Can you just not …That sounds like a plausible deduction on your part. Can you just not select a particular disc for devices in that room so they don't sniff for the other discs?



Is that possible? Don’t think it is. The app is atrocious and useless. I don’t even use it tbh. I login to the network and configure everything. I couldn’t find any option for it to stick to a particular dis
Edited by: "jamran" 8th Mar
How do they compare with the Google ones?

amazon.co.uk/Goo…rch

I know the google ones rrp is £450 for a 3 pack, and regularly sell for £300. But this is nearly half the price.

Been holding out for the google ones to come down in price. But not sure now.
Still prefer using Ubiquity, BT domestic stuff cant be trusted to do a good job
Istanbul_Kop3 h, 8 m ago

Be careful with this.BT are making it worse and worse with every …Be careful with this.BT are making it worse and worse with every update.I've had it set up since Christmas and it hasn't worked correctly at all.First one I received had a dead disc!Major problems with Google Homes for example.BT have taken ages to release a fix, with it only just coming out (3 months) but still the problems remain.Their forums are awash with complaints.


i second this , have three in the house and the update seemed to ruin performance, i then went ahead and did a hard reset on all the disks starting from scratch and its seemed to work fine since
iancwatkinson14 m ago

How do they compare with the Google …How do they compare with the Google ones?https://www.amazon.co.uk/Google-AC1200-Dual-Band-Router-3-PACK/dp/B01MAW2294/ref=sr_1_3?m=ABUWBT2JKF4S8&s=merchant-items&ie=UTF8&qid=1520520331&sr=1-3&dpID=31rlzhTFq4L&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srchI know the google ones rrp is £450 for a 3 pack, and regularly sell for £300. But this is nearly half the price.Been holding out for the google ones to come down in price. But not sure now.


I believe the main differences are Google Wifi has AC1200 where as BT Whole home Discs have AC2500. With whole home it's fully plug and play works with your current router setup and handles just the WiFi leaving the router to deal with DHCP and routing, only requirement is you disable your routers WiFi so it doesn't interfere with whole home. With Google WiFi I believe they usually require you to put your router in bridge mode and with your router basically just being a modem and Google WiFi dealing with DHCP.
Had no end of problems with mine since the firmware update around Christmas. Sometimes only stay up for about 20 minutes. BT know there are issues - see their forums.

Paid less than this for both of my triple sets.
These comments about the 'standard' hubs people get from their ISPs, and then getting these feels a bit overkill. Most proprietary routers are decent enough, unless you really do need the range/boost thru walls etc and are considerably cheaper.

Of course that being said, if you know you're likely to have issues (even with a decent ASUS) these are decent. There's a lot of options out there, but not everyone needs a £800+ Cisco air solution
We've had the 3 disc setup with these for quite a while now and they work pretty well. Only real issue was when we got Sonos speakers, the network connection was very unreliable for them. Switched to using Sonos own network (which uses a similar mesh principle I think) and have been fine since.
jjabbar1 h, 33 m ago

My experience was a negative one. Bought as black Friday deal. Just won't …My experience was a negative one. Bought as black Friday deal. Just won't switch between discs locked on to one disc only and poor download speeds. Also cannot switch between 2.4 and 5 GHz. Quickly returned to Argos and bought the Netgear Orbi RBK50.


What's the Netgear Orbi like?
jordanc9320 m ago

I believe the main differences are Google Wifi has AC1200 where as BT …I believe the main differences are Google Wifi has AC1200 where as BT Whole home Discs have AC2500. With whole home it's fully plug and play works with your current router setup and handles just the WiFi leaving the router to deal with DHCP and routing, only requirement is you disable your routers WiFi so it doesn't interfere with whole home. With Google WiFi I believe they usually require you to put your router in bridge mode and with your router basically just being a modem and Google WiFi dealing with DHCP.



Thats great, thanks for that. Can BTWH be extended like Google can, so I can add more disks later?
New firmware for these has been released in the last few days which looks to have resolved many of the issues


community.bt.com/t5/…e/5
Have to agree with most of the positive comments here. I've been using 4 of these in my place now for 4 months and they have been faultless. I'd tried and wasted money an several wifi extenders from Netgear, TP link etc and I found them very erratic, difficult to pair etc.
Not voting this hot or cold because £60/disc is a bit on the expensive side and they have been promoted before at £50/disc which is about right in my view.
Cypermethrin15 m ago

New firmware for these has been released in the last few days which looks …New firmware for these has been released in the last few days which looks to have resolved many of the issueshttps://community.bt.com/t5/BT-Devices/Whole-Home-WiFi-firmware-update-v1-02-04-build10/td-p/1824936/page/5


Err no, see the 9 pages of comments after that where people are saying they are much worse. People are having to factory reset to get them working again. The firmware update and the app update have allowed the app to work again, but my discs and many others are worse than before the update. You can’t revert to an old firmware either. Very frustrating.
PSP913 h, 7 m ago

How do these work if your running a VPN on a router with route tables ?? …How do these work if your running a VPN on a router with route tables ?? Will they encrypt the connection still or do you have to set the VPN up on each one?


They will work fine, these access points are layer 2 devices while routing is done at layer 3. You will just disable the wireless on your current router, plug in one of these access points to your router and use the wireless from these instead. All of the other functions your router is doing will continue to work as they are now.
itm2 h, 56 m ago

Can any Google Home owners here confirm that they work fine with this?


I have a mini and a full Google Home and they both work fine.
Who are the real manufacturers of these APs?
Edited by: "devilsadv0cate" 8th Mar
iancwatkinson1 h, 13 m ago

Thats great, thanks for that. Can BTWH be extended like Google can, so I …Thats great, thanks for that. Can BTWH be extended like Google can, so I can add more disks later?


Yes you can have up to 6 discs in total. It also support Ethernet back-haul
I bought 2 x 2 packs at the end of December (was £179.98 at the time from Very).

I need 4 because old granite houses just love sucking up wifi signal.

The only issue I have is that I have had to hook 2 up to homeplugs instead of connecting them wirelessly.

I had to do this because of poor connection between the units but this is most likely due to aforementioned granite walls.

They have worked flawlessly for 2 months with all but one of the devices in my house switching seamlessly from one unit to another dependent on location. (my Asus tablet has to be switched manually but I feel this must be something to do with the tablet).

Over the years I've tried all sorts of solutions (previously had 3 separate access points) &, touch wood, am happy with this current setup.

Pricewise I'm not sure this is a huge amount off the RRP compared to 2 months ago so not voting either way but then again time machines are in short supply.
Edited by: "Tomb" 8th Mar
I bought two sets of the double packs a few months back when they were £99. They all worked straight out of the box. One of the more recent firmwares crapped out the app so you couldn't access the settings, but the most recent one has fixed it. Has guest access, various options to group devices and put parental controls on them, pausing wifi, etc. (handy when the kids play up). I understand more features are on the way? All working great, never had a problem with it.
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