BT Whole Home Wifi price drop - £179.99 @ Argos
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BT Whole Home Wifi price drop - £179.99 @ Argos

£179.99Argos Deals
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Found 6th Oct
Cheapest I've seen around currently while I was shopping to buy one of these today! Usual price £199.99

38 Comments

Hmmm..been considering these for a while. Have they updated the system to allow internet pausing of individual devices, not just the whole system, yet?

Perfect timing! Thank you heat added.

Update now allows 6 per network, up from 4.

I need this because the BT router is sooooooo crap

Are these locked to BT or can you use any isp

Aeschylus9 m ago

Are these locked to BT or can you use any isp


Looks like they'd work with any ISP. They also don't include a modem, they take an ethernet connection. For most people that means they'd need a separate modem to be able to use these, e.g. a VDSL modem for your standard FTTC connection.

I use this BT system hooked up to the awful virgin media superhub. Brilliant system for the price. 100mbs all over my large flat. No dead spots. Highly recommended.

I have these they work brilliantly, I live in a townhouse and have perfect connection throughout. I highly recommend these ( and no I don’t work for bt! ).

Does each disc require an ethernet connection? Or just one?

Has anyone found these in stock anywhere? none in my area or for home delivery

Istanbul_Kop1 h, 22 m ago

Does each disc require an ethernet connection? Or just one?


Only one needs hard wired (Ethernet) to your modem. The two others are spread across your property and simply need plugged in for power.

Been using these since the £162 offer with Robert Dyas a few months ago. Replaced a terrible vm super hub but only needed to use 2 for full coverage. Great for a terraced house where interference with 2.4ghz is a big issue, now I can use 5ghz everywhere!

qwales4 h, 39 m ago

I need this because the BT router is sooooooo crap


These are BT also...

halliwells992 h, 7 m ago

Only one needs hard wired (Ethernet) to your modem. The two others are …Only one needs hard wired (Ethernet) to your modem. The two others are spread across your property and simply need plugged in for power.


Yes but performance is much better if they are all wired.

CampGareth4 h, 8 m ago

Looks like they'd work with any ISP. They also don't include a modem, they …Looks like they'd work with any ISP. They also don't include a modem, they take an ethernet connection. For most people that means they'd need a separate modem to be able to use these, e.g. a VDSL modem for your standard FTTC connection.


Or put existing ISP router into modem mode, most support this.

What's the maximum length of the ethernet cable can you use?
I thinking of getting a 25m from my router to the garage.

Can't help but think this type of WiFi helpfulness may be the next asbestos waiting to happen...

Worth every penny!

iDealYou9 h, 6 m ago

What's the maximum length of the ethernet cable can you use?I thinking of …What's the maximum length of the ethernet cable can you use?I thinking of getting a 25m from my router to the garage.

100m/300ft-ish is usually the max. You could always buy a cheap switch if you need longer.

edit: got my measurements the right way round!
Edited by: "meherenow" 7th Oct

meherenow13 m ago

30m/100ft is usually the max. You could always buy a cheap switch if you …30m/100ft is usually the max. You could always buy a cheap switch if you need longer.


Thanks!

Would anyone be kind enough to guide me please all I want is a poe wifi booster to connect to my talk talk router so my next door neighbour can use my Internet I do not have a power socket near the window

zararh26 m ago

Would anyone be kind enough to guide me please all I want is a poe wifi …Would anyone be kind enough to guide me please all I want is a poe wifi booster to connect to my talk talk router so my next door neighbour can use my Internet I do not have a power socket near the window



Try one of these. You will need a POE adapter also
Edited by: "CheapoChaser" 6th Oct

iDealYou1 h, 26 m ago

What's the maximum length of the ethernet cable can you use?I thinking of …What's the maximum length of the ethernet cable can you use?I thinking of getting a 25m from my router to the garage.



meherenow1 h, 18 m ago

30m/100ft is usually the max. You could always buy a cheap switch if you …30m/100ft is usually the max. You could always buy a cheap switch if you need longer.


Err no, 100m is the max cable length according to the standard. Usually at work we run upto about 75m max without using a repeater or switch.

Buy a ubiquity 3 pack, only one of these connects to a Lan cable it's like having 2 extenders. It's a system for the uninformed.

OrribleHarry14 h, 30 m ago

Yes but performance is much better if they are all wired.


Do they all have Ethernet ports? Sounds perfect for me if they all do.

jimborae7 h, 38 m ago

Err no, 100m is the max cable length according to the standard. Usually at …Err no, 100m is the max cable length according to the standard. Usually at work we run upto about 75m max without using a repeater or switch.



Ah yes, i got that the wrong way round, obv I meant 100m/300ft-ish - drunk addled brain lol

if theres no stock near you, you can always buy from ebay and pay £3.95 for delivery:

ebay.co.uk/itm…275

patrick_0001 h, 34 m ago

Do they all have Ethernet ports? Sounds perfect for me if they all do.


They each have one Ethernet port. The main disc will use this to connect to the router. Can't recommend these enough.

marnstars57 m ago

They each have one Ethernet port. The main disc will use this to connect …They each have one Ethernet port. The main disc will use this to connect to the router. Can't recommend these enough.


What I meant was - can you link them together via the Ethernet ports? I have Ethernet in most rooms but terrible Wi-fi due to the very thick walls in my flat.

patrick_0001 h, 56 m ago

What I meant was - can you link them together via the Ethernet ports? I …What I meant was - can you link them together via the Ethernet ports? I have Ethernet in most rooms but terrible Wi-fi due to the very thick walls in my flat.


yes i'm pretty sure you can, this will give you a seamless network across your whole flat.

Wouldn't a powerline wifi solution perform better? (Unless you have ethernet to each unit of course)

Bah, out of stock everywhere near me. Closest is Wigan for anyone there who wants it.

UZOR1 h, 26 m ago

Wouldn't a powerline wifi solution perform better? (Unless you have …Wouldn't a powerline wifi solution perform better? (Unless you have ethernet to each unit of course)


is another option but you wont get one seamless network across your house.

I use a TP link WiFi repeater I bought from eBay for 15 quid. A lot more versatile even though I technically have 2 networks now. It's got a PC and smart TV plugged in with no loss of speed or ping than as if they were plugged into the main router.

cpioi7th Oct

Buy a ubiquity 3 pack, only one of these connects to a Lan cable it's like …Buy a ubiquity 3 pack, only one of these connects to a Lan cable it's like having 2 extenders. It's a system for the uninformed.


Ubiquity is double the price of this though, no?

breadmaker66th Oct

Hmmm..been considering these for a while. Have they updated the system to …Hmmm..been considering these for a while. Have they updated the system to allow internet pausing of individual devices, not just the whole system, yet?



Any such system wouldn't be that hard to bypass, the only identifier you have for a wireless device is a MAC addresess and that's fairly trivial to spoof, some modern OS's have taken to transmitting a faked randomized MAC address as a safeguard against tracking/profiling and I can see it becoming more common as more people get concerned about privacy.

dragon261115 h, 14 m ago

Any such system wouldn't be that hard to bypass, the only identifier you …Any such system wouldn't be that hard to bypass, the only identifier you have for a wireless device is a MAC addresess and that's fairly trivial to spoof, some modern OS's have taken to transmitting a faked randomized MAC address as a safeguard against tracking/profiling and I can see it becoming more common as more people get concerned about privacy.


Yes. But it is handy when you want to ban kids devices individually!

cpioi7th Oct

Buy a ubiquity 3 pack, only one of these connects to a Lan cable it's like …Buy a ubiquity 3 pack, only one of these connects to a Lan cable it's like having 2 extenders. It's a system for the uninformed.




All 3 units have an Ethernet port, I setup a set today around a home where they’re all connected via Ethernet to a switch, it’s actually a pretty good system, I’m pleasantly surprised with what BT have created here.
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