BT whole home WIFI at Robert Dyas for £169.99
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BT whole home WIFI at Robert Dyas for £169.99

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Found 29th Apr 2017
Code MAYRD15 gives 15% off this Bank Holiday weekend, bringing the price down to £169.99.

Same as the deal they ran recently, when they quickly ran out of stock.
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Good deal but be aware that until such time as BT issue a firmware and software update the largest mesh with a single SSD that you can create is with 4 dishes (plenty for most people but good to know in case you want to knock in to next door as well)
Just had £5.95 TCB track with this offer code - no guarantee of payout but worth a shot!
This also took care of my Bank Holiday £2.50 TCB Bonus hotukdeals.com/dea…556

Thanks OP!
Edited by: "rd3d2" 29th Apr 2017
just the nudge I needed to go for this - thanks OP.
How does this actually work - are the dishes all wireless themselves and does using them drop your overall download/upload speed?
Youngsyr

How does this actually work - are the dishes all wireless themselves and … How does this actually work - are the dishes all wireless themselves and does using them drop your overall download/upload speed?



No the idea is they are wireless repeaters/boosters so you will get better speeds with these in rooms further from the router than you would if you tried to connect directly through 3 walls. I guess there might be an impact on latency/ping so if you're planning on gaming with them I would read some reviews first.

They're supposed to be more plug and play and allow for continuous roaming throughout the house. Pretty good idea tbh I would probably buy them myself if I used WiFi often.
Is there a variant of this which supports a dedicated 100/1gig ethernet port?
Google's alternative is £160 per single repeater.
These things are pretty awesome, I've dealt with then a few times and the biggest benefit of these over normal extenders is the seamless switching between units, isn't noticeable.
OOS again
How do you power them? Is there a a powerbrick for each unit?
smala01

How do you power them? Is there a a powerbrick for each unit?



Yeah. Each one has a powerbrick. I got mine from the last offer, and they're great. Definitely worth buying, but maybe 2 was enough for my house rather than 3 as most devices connect to 2 of the 3 discs.

the largest mesh with a single SSD that you can create is with 4 dishes


Where do you get the 4th disc from ? BT don't sell single ones
I have three and a fairly large house - there are a couple of rooms still with dodgy wifi so I could do with another disc!
TeamMCS

Is there a variant of this which supports a dedicated 100/1gig ethernet … Is there a variant of this which supports a dedicated 100/1gig ethernet port?


Each disk has a single Gigabit Ethernet port
The price of these is dropping faster than a tarts knickers at a political conference.
No doubt a great product but will wait for the prices to stabilise.
In theory could I extend my wifi into my detached garage by plugging a disc in there?
Middlers

In theory could I extend my wifi into my detached garage by plugging a … In theory could I extend my wifi into my detached garage by plugging a disc in there?


Only if you put another disc within range of it inside the house, i.e. probably on the inside of the outside wall.

Or run a cat5/6 cable and plug it in (in which case you could use a much cheaper WAP)
Thank you
Thanks OP

Said there were still a few in stock and hopefully got one this time
Bought mine from Maplin a couple of weeks ago - very impressed with the speeds. We live in a 3 storey house, 1 hub on each floor, 24 devices connected to them.
neh0

Thanks OPSaid there were still a few in stock and hopefully got one this … Thanks OPSaid there were still a few in stock and hopefully got one this time



​oos for me
rd3d2

Good deal but be aware that until such time as BT issue a firmware and … Good deal but be aware that until such time as BT issue a firmware and software update the largest mesh with a single SSD that you can create is with 4 dishes (plenty for most people but good to know in case you want to knock in to next door as well)



​SSID*

And its sad... because no firmware should hold back unlimited APs to sit on the same SSID.
Youngsyr

How does this actually work - are the dishes all wireless themselves and … How does this actually work - are the dishes all wireless themselves and does using them drop your overall download/upload speed?



​Since wireless is only half duplex (can be full at half the speed though...) the next repeater gets a **** deal. Going through multiple doesn't make it get worse after that though.

If you want reliable, you really do need to use wires from the APs, anything else is just throwing another **** solution to another.

Specially with all the 2.4ghz stuff around, and your neighbours etc, and people who use wireless when the router is right next to the Xbox etc etc. Wireless is overused, its about time we saw more structured cabling in our houses...
Can you split the pack? I.e 1 in one house and two in another on totally separate logins etc...
Whats the ethernet port for? Is it just to connect one to the router? Or can you run them wired to reduce Wireless overhead?

The reason I ask is I can plug two of the 3 (ground floor and 2nd floor) wired. The third (2nd floor) would be wireless.
MrHot

Since wireless is only half duplex (can be full at half the speed … Since wireless is only half duplex (can be full at half the speed though...) the next repeater gets a **** deal. Going through multiple doesn't make it get worse after that though.If you want reliable, you really do need to use wires from the APs, anything else is just throwing another **** solution to another.Specially with all the 2.4ghz stuff around, and your neighbours etc, and people who use wireless when the router is right next to the Xbox etc etc. Wireless is overused, its about time we saw more structured cabling in our houses...



OK, thanks.

So what's the benefit of this system over a simple wireless repeater that you can pick up for £15?

E.g. amazon.co.uk/Uni…0RE
Edited by: "Youngsyr" 30th Apr 2017
Youngsyr

OK, thanks. So what's the benefit of this system over a simple wireless … OK, thanks. So what's the benefit of this system over a simple wireless repeater that you can pick up for £15?E.g. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Universal-Extender-Broadband-UK-TL-WA850RE/dp/B00AHXXJVW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1493548981&sr=8-1&keywords=TP-LINK+TL-WA850RE



​i had that tp link plug in last year , but had to return back to Argos as was constantly losing connection . you may have better luck . the bt system uses the mesh system which gives you the same speed all over the house that you would get directly through your modem . the plug in types can be great if your in a small house /flat but the strength of the WiFi automatically drops when redirected to these plugs . so really all depends on the size of your home .
OOS.
My solution was use a home plug and tp link nano router, which we had in draw.No set up required just plug it all in. Yes I now have 2 WiFi connections in my home but there are are apps that automatically swap to the strongest signal but I've not tried them. Works for us.
Edited by: "redadmiral" 30th Apr 2017
Back in stock for me, I just got one for £170, 12% back with Santander rewards and maybe 4.2% topcashback too.
If you're a little bit tech savvy I'd recommend the Ubiquiti range - more money, but ultimate flexibility
wotsupmrbear

Back in stock for me, I just got one for £170, 12% back with Santander … Back in stock for me, I just got one for £170, 12% back with Santander rewards and maybe 4.2% topcashback too.



Well done, you must have got lucky as still showing as OOS.
Just received a mail saying it was OOS, and was given a full refund. Ordered on the first day
I'm really disappointed with this set, gonna return them
wotsupmrbear

I'm really disappointed with this set, gonna return them



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