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Posted 26th Jan

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Was keen to see what people thought of these for this price. Seems good for the specs when compared to others at this price point. Keen to have other options thrown in if I'm wrong! Haven't opened them yet!

Available at Amazon or 1p more at PC world.

Mesh system using 3 discs to give stronger WiFi across a larger area than a standalone router.
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Only use mesh if you wire them together, wifi mesh just repeat a degraded signal, better than nowt but not a patch on wired.
deleted241043726/01/2020 21:45

Only use mesh if you wire them together, wifi mesh just repeat a degraded …Only use mesh if you wire them together, wifi mesh just repeat a degraded signal, better than nowt but not a patch on wired.


People have put good comments here. I'm going to give them a go and maybe return if they aren't an improvement! Any better options sub £200 are welcomed!
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omarlilyo26/01/2020 21:51

People have put good comments here. I'm going to give them a go and maybe …People have put good comments here. I'm going to give them a go and maybe return if they aren't an improvement! Any better options sub £200 are welcomed!


Up to you but you'd likely get better results with powerline repeaters.
The very recent £99 (3x refurb discs) deal at BT Shop seems to be sold out.
But that deal having existed is probably why this is being voted cold.
Long discussion of the merits in that deal's thread hotukdeals.com/dea…273
Only get 78mb connection in theory, get 74mb connection throughout house, no weaker signal, no difference throughout house. Before, 1 room each side of where router was before drop off.
Talk of degraded signal is not true unless you are talking minuscule amounts, the 1st disk is wired to the router, any other disk is then placed in optimal range of that disk, unless you ignore the app and set up instructions.
Edited by: "brum" 26th Jan
Thanks for the comments, those voting cold, why is also appreciated and informative

Yes saw that £99 refurb job....which I would have seen it when it was live, great deal!
Was tempted a few months back.. then did some research and went with the Tenda Nova MW6 3 pack on amazon in the end, cheaper than BT.. I had zero WiFi via my s### virgin hub 3 before.. got this set up, its amazing... WiFi through the entire house and garden (150ft)...didnt think it was possible!! very impressed... Great app too... theres Chinese companies out there that have done this for alot longer, alot cheaper.... Google is your friend!
Edited by: "wozza630" 26th Jan
deleted241043726/01/2020 21:45

Only use mesh if you wire them together, wifi mesh just repeat a degraded …Only use mesh if you wire them together, wifi mesh just repeat a degraded signal, better than nowt but not a patch on wired.


Tosh again
powerlines work OK... if its on the same wiring loop... if you've had an extention or re wiring then it can get very expensive... mesh covers 4000 square ft.. how big is your pad?!
dothedealnow26/01/2020 22:22

Tosh again


you put your router into modem only mode... so it acts like a "line in" for the Internet.... connect the 1st mesh via ether net cable to the router... the others you place around the house... there is no signal degradation because you router isn't sending out WiFi... the mesh does from the 1st hub to the other mesh boxes around the house..... imagine a big dome around/over your house... this pretty much explains what a mesh system does!!!
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dothedealnow26/01/2020 22:22

Tosh again


I guess you're also an network engineer, thanks for your in depth explanation..... I'm looking forward to you explaining how wifi mesh degrades less than copper network cabling.
Edited by: "deleted2410437" 26th Jan
deleted241043726/01/2020 22:33

I guess you're also an network engineer, thanks for your in depth …I guess you're also an network engineer, thanks for your in depth explanation..... I'm looking forward to you explaining how wifi mesh degrades less than copper network cabling.


I've got a big house, 4 disks, get 250+ everywhere on a 300 connection. Powerline sockets are crap, tried them all.

Power lines require an ssid switch by your device, mesh networks don't.
deleted241043726/01/2020 21:45

Only use mesh if you wire them together, wifi mesh just repeat a degraded …Only use mesh if you wire them together, wifi mesh just repeat a degraded signal, better than nowt but not a patch on wired.


Have you got some source for this? I thought the whole point of these mesh systems is no loss of speed. I have seen these in action and have found no loss of speeds. I have seen 200Mbps in the repeated location far from original router location.
john14826/01/2020 23:07

I've got a big house, 4 disks, get 250+ everywhere on a 300 connection. …I've got a big house, 4 disks, get 250+ everywhere on a 300 connection. Powerline sockets are crap, tried them all.Power lines require an ssid switch by your device, mesh networks don't.


I hear ya.... some folk know better it seems!!
john14826/01/2020 23:07

I've got a big house, 4 disks, get 250+ everywhere on a 300 connection. …I've got a big house, 4 disks, get 250+ everywhere on a 300 connection. Powerline sockets are crap, tried them all.Power lines require an ssid switch by your device, mesh networks don't.


Complete rubbish - I have devolo power line sockets all over the house no speed issues at all all top notch ! All I did was ensure powelines set to same SSID as router - I’ve even set the up for a client whom has a shed way out in her garden - she gets top speed when before without them no WiFi at all. I used the devolo dlan 1200+ for years but have now upgraded to devolo magic 2 power lines supporting 2400mbps / 8K streaming. I recently added 3 of these BT mesh discs as they were giving them away for free - so overkill but have perfect coverage. I would buy power line plugs every time (and use the ring main to transfer data)
BT give you these discs for free when you renew contract with them - I got their new router and 3 discs
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Niz26/01/2020 23:11

Have you got some source for this? I thought the whole point of these mesh …Have you got some source for this? I thought the whole point of these mesh systems is no loss of speed. I have seen these in action and have found no loss of speeds. I have seen 200Mbps in the repeated location far from original router location.


I've been a network engineer for 20 years.

I'm not saying these have no use I'm ust saying the speed is much better if the model used are interconnected with network cabling.
I've just installed 120 ubiquiti POE acesss points in a large building, the speed on the last one is the same as the first (900mbs) plus they need no power adapters.
speedbird74727/01/2020 02:52

BT give you these discs for free when you renew contract with them - I got …BT give you these discs for free when you renew contract with them - I got their new router and 3 discs



if something is "free" theyve hidden the cost somewhere!

Appreciate the comments. DId look at the Tendas, but they are AC1200 where as bt is something like ac2600. from my lite, novice research. That seems like its a slower speed. I probably should have tried the Mw3 first as they are dirt cheap!
omarlilyo27/01/2020 08:30

if something is "free" theyve hidden the cost somewhere!Appreciate the …if something is "free" theyve hidden the cost somewhere!Appreciate the comments. DId look at the Tendas, but they are AC1200 where as bt is something like ac2600. from my lite, novice research. That seems like its a slower speed. I probably should have tried the Mw3 first as they are dirt cheap!


Are you certain that you require 3 discs? As BT still have the twin pack of refurb's for £79 in stock, with a single at £39....dearer than buying the triple pack but still cheaper than £165.....I bought the triple pack last time they where on offer and they seemed brand new to me tbh.
bawbagus27/01/2020 09:23

Are you certain that you require 3 discs? As BT still have the twin pack …Are you certain that you require 3 discs? As BT still have the twin pack of refurb's for £79 in stock, with a single at £39....dearer than buying the triple pack but still cheaper than £165.....I bought the triple pack last time they where on offer and they seemed brand new to me tbh.



Got the link on that?
shop.bt.com/pro…tml says 150, id jump a t£80!

I have checked them and they seem really good. Seen jumps from 50mb to 70 - 100mb depending on where i am and the device. (my phone gets 30mb where my windows laptop gets 80 - 100mb sometimes). the wired connection direct from hub only comes in at 110mb
omarlilyo27/01/2020 13:38

Got the link on …Got the link on that?https://shop.bt.com/products/bt-refurbished-whole-home-wi-fi-twin-095660-refurb-FBVX.html says 150, id jump a t£80! I have checked them and they seem really good. Seen jumps from 50mb to 70 - 100mb depending on where i am and the device. (my phone gets 30mb where my windows laptop gets 80 - 100mb sometimes). the wired connection direct from hub only comes in at 110mb


I tried to post the link that the email takes me to but when I post it it changes to £150...I seem to remember someone having same issue on deal before, but I can't remember how they sorted it

Edit: If I click on them via the email they are £80, if I copy and paste the link they are £150.
Edited by: "bawbagus" 27th Jan
bawbagus27/01/2020 14:09

I tried to post the link that the email takes me to but when I post it it …I tried to post the link that the email takes me to but when I post it it changes to £150...I seem to remember someone having same issue on deal before, but I can't remember how they sorted itEdit: If I click on them via the email they are £80, if I copy and paste the link they are £150.



Thats a real shame, ill just send you £90 and we are both winners!
omarlilyo27/01/2020 14:21

Thats a real shame, ill just send you £90 and we are both winners!


If you PM your email address I could forward you the email and you could click on it and see if it works for you?
bawbagus27/01/2020 14:37

If you PM your email address I could forward you the email and you could …If you PM your email address I could forward you the email and you could click on it and see if it works for you?



I did try actually - but youve opted out of pms! Thank you
omarlilyo27/01/2020 15:50

I did try actually - but youve opted out of pms! Thank you


really? I don't know how to and another member was PM'ing me over the weekend discussing these devices......I will check now.

Edit: I just checked and "Allow other members to message me" is enabled and like I said been messaging over the weekend.
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john14826/01/2020 23:07

I've got a big house, 4 disks, get 250+ everywhere on a 300 connection. …I've got a big house, 4 disks, get 250+ everywhere on a 300 connection. Powerline sockets are crap, tried them all.Power lines require an ssid switch by your device, mesh networks don't.


I wasn't talking about powerline adapters I was taking about mesh interlinked by network cabling vs WiFi.
deleted241043727/01/2020 16:20

I wasn't talking about powerline adapters I was taking about mesh …I wasn't talking about powerline adapters I was taking about mesh interlinked by network cabling vs WiFi.


Cabled mesh is better than straight mesh.
These however uncabled will suffice for almost everyone.
Not many people will wire all the disks.
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john14827/01/2020 16:27

Cabled mesh is better than straight mesh.These however uncabled will …Cabled mesh is better than straight mesh.These however uncabled will suffice for almost everyone.Not many people will wire all the disks.


That's exactly what I was trying to say but some troll said I was talking rubbish.

The reference to powerline was regarding an alternative way to interlink them.
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deleted241043727/01/2020 16:29

That's exactly what I was trying to say but some troll said I was talking …That's exactly what I was trying to say but some troll said I was talking rubbish.The reference to powerline was regarding an alternative way to interlink them.


You're opening comment that you should only wire these was the statementt that will have annoyed folks. Mainly because it is wrong.
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john14827/01/2020 16:31

You're opening comment that you should only wire these was the statementt …You're opening comment that you should only wire these was the statementt that will have annoyed folks. Mainly because it is wrong.


It's not wrong, it's the optimum method.
deleted241043727/01/2020 16:40

It's not wrong, it's the optimum method.


It is wrong. You said you should only use mesh networks if you wire them all. That is an incorrect statement. The vast majority of Positive reviews will be unwired.
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john14827/01/2020 16:45

It is wrong. You said you should only use mesh networks if you wire them …It is wrong. You said you should only use mesh networks if you wire them all. That is an incorrect statement. The vast majority of Positive reviews will be unwired.


That's not what I said, I said. "Only use mesh if you wire them together, wifi mesh just repeat a degraded signal, better than nowt but not a patch on wired."

That is factually correct, wired will connect these at gigabit instead of around 200mbs, quite literally 5 times better.
deleted241043727/01/2020 16:48

That's not what I said, I said. "Only use mesh if you wire them together, …That's not what I said, I said. "Only use mesh if you wire them together, wifi mesh just repeat a degraded signal, better than nowt but not a patch on wired."That is factually correct, wired will connect these at gigabit instead of around 200mbs, quite literally 5 times better.


It's not factually correct. Replace the word only with ideally and you'll be closer to an acceptable statement.
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john14827/01/2020 16:49

It's not factually correct. Replace the word only with ideally and you'll …It's not factually correct. Replace the word only with ideally and you'll be closer to an acceptable statement.


If that's what you want to think then fine. What would I know eh.
deleted241043727/01/2020 16:55

If that's what you want to think then fine. What would I know eh.


Yes. We're aware you're a network engineer. However one who doesn't listen to real use cases from people also in a similar profession.
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john14827/01/2020 16:56

Yes. We're aware you're a network engineer. However one who doesn't listen …Yes. We're aware you're a network engineer. However one who doesn't listen to real use cases from people also in a similar profession.


As Scotty would say. "Ye canny change the laws of physics captain."
bawbagus27/01/2020 15:57

really? I don't know how to and another member was PM'ing me over the …really? I don't know how to and another member was PM'ing me over the weekend discussing these devices......I will check now.Edit: I just checked and "Allow other members to message me" is enabled and like I said been messaging over the weekend.



Feel free to try messaging me, but thanks for the help anyway!
omarlilyo27/01/2020 18:49

Feel free to try messaging me, but thanks for the help anyway!


I just tried and get error saying don't allow messages, that must be what you get when you try same, I dunno tbh as I am receiving them, confused.
deleted241043726/01/2020 22:33

I guess you're also an network engineer, thanks for your in depth …I guess you're also an network engineer, thanks for your in depth explanation..... I'm looking forward to you explaining how wifi mesh degrades less than copper network cabling.


I employed network engineers.
Mesh systems are highly effective in a residential setting and WiFi 6 systems are even better in residential and commercial settings. In fact we haven't put any ethernet or fibre to desk for years. Pointless!
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