MERCUSYS 300Mbps Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System Halo S3(4-pack) by TP-Link £51.99 @ ebay / pacetech-uk
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MERCUSYS 300Mbps Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System Halo S3(4-pack) by TP-Link £51.99 @ ebay / pacetech-uk

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Posted 2nd Aug
4 pack system

3 pack is £44.99.

Go through Quidco for an extra £10 cashback and whilst this is not guaranteed even all full price it's cheap.
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Same price on Amazon but without the Quidco element if you prefer.
out of interest...anyone actually using these yet...do they get even close to the 300mbps claimed speed?
The reviews seem poor
jouster02/08/2020 13:12

out of interest...anyone actually using these yet...do they get even close …out of interest...anyone actually using these yet...do they get even close to the 300mbps claimed speed?


Can only see one bad review on amazon.
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I seen these on amazon the other day, but I’d never heard of them, might give them a shot though
William_Moore02/08/2020 13:18

Can only see one bad review on amazon. [Image]



I think a lot errors peoplecan have with these is down to setup/human error...

Ive go teh BYT Whole Home Premium setup (with 4 discs) and they are faultless...but most amazingly, transfer of data between latops is pretty much at cabled/gigabit speeds which is incredible. Ive trioed lots of mesh/AP systems ove rthe years and I was quite shocked how good these were.

TP Link makegood kit but all of the numbers on boxes are quoted as in perfec conditions...in most home we just cant meet those...so its a bit of a big claim to make.....IMHO
jouster02/08/2020 13:21

I think a lot errors peoplecan have with these is down to setup/human …I think a lot errors peoplecan have with these is down to setup/human error...Ive go teh BYT Whole Home Premium setup (with 4 discs) and they are faultless...but most amazingly, transfer of data between latops is pretty much at cabled/gigabit speeds which is incredible. Ive trioed lots of mesh/AP systems ove rthe years and I was quite shocked how good these were.TP Link makegood kit but all of the numbers on boxes are quoted as in perfec conditions...in most home we just cant meet those...so its a bit of a big claim to make.....IMHO


Agreed, as with a lot of reviews. I’ve just seen a review of smartthings that it was returned as they had to sign up for Vodafone to get the internet. What??!
jouster02/08/2020 13:21

I think a lot errors peoplecan have with these is down to setup/human …I think a lot errors peoplecan have with these is down to setup/human error...Ive go teh BYT Whole Home Premium setup (with 4 discs) and they are faultless...but most amazingly, transfer of data between latops is pretty much at cabled/gigabit speeds which is incredible. Ive trioed lots of mesh/AP systems ove rthe years and I was quite shocked how good these were.TP Link makegood kit but all of the numbers on boxes are quoted as in perfec conditions...in most home we just cant meet those...so its a bit of a big claim to make.....IMHO


I've been looking at Mesh options for my mum since we cancelled her Sky Q. I've gone with the BT whole home WiFi minis just now, but I was looking between he Tenda Nova MW3 and the Mercusys S12 (not this one, as I don't think this has dual band).

BT whole home WiFi don't really appear on any 'top mesh system' reviews, but the independent reviews are much like yours - lots of good feedback!

Fingers crossed
CrashOverride02/08/2020 13:34

I've been looking at Mesh options for my mum since we cancelled her Sky Q. …I've been looking at Mesh options for my mum since we cancelled her Sky Q. I've gone with the BT whole home WiFi minis just now, but I was looking between he Tenda Nova MW3 and the Mercusys S12 (not this one, as I don't think this has dual band).BT whole home WiFi don't really appear on any 'top mesh system' reviews, but the independent reviews are much like yours - lots of good feedback!Fingers crossed



I htink a lot of people getting the BTWHP expect more...like each discs being able to be set as APs and all individually cabled. Personalyl, it is only in my home for portsable devices like iPads and Phones everything else is using a Cisco AP based system which is far more complex but does exactly what I want.

That said there has been promise of new firmware coming for the BTHWP for a while now and that could give some of the badly wanted functionality to the users that (think) they really need it
Anyone got any suggestions for getting wi-fi via the electrical system? Just need that one place covered.
Just be aware that these only have Fast Ethernet (10\100) LAN ports so if you are using your ISP router in modern mode connected to this you will only get 100Mpbs WAN speed. Fine for most people yes but may be an issue for some Virgin broadband users.
Got the Halo S12 3 pack, very happy with it.. 🏼
oldcrazy7702/08/2020 14:00

Anyone got any suggestions for getting wi-fi via the electrical system? …Anyone got any suggestions for getting wi-fi via the electrical system? Just need that one place covered.


You can use a powerline adapter mate. Either wired or there are wireless too.
don’t know whether to get the 2–pack of these, or just try one of those main extenders, I just need to strengthen the WiFi in my bedroom upstairs
jouster02/08/2020 13:21

I think a lot errors peoplecan have with these is down to setup/human …I think a lot errors peoplecan have with these is down to setup/human error...Ive go teh BYT Whole Home Premium setup (with 4 discs) and they are faultless...but most amazingly, transfer of data between latops is pretty much at cabled/gigabit speeds which is incredible. Ive trioed lots of mesh/AP systems ove rthe years and I was quite shocked how good these were.TP Link makegood kit but all of the numbers on boxes are quoted as in perfec conditions...in most home we just cant meet those...so its a bit of a big claim to make.....IMHO


What would you recommend for 1GB broadband from Virgin. Want something that will utilise the speed.?
Kingydaman02/08/2020 15:06

What would you recommend for 1GB broadband from Virgin. Want something …What would you recommend for 1GB broadband from Virgin. Want something that will utilise the speed.?


Multiple Ubiquiti UniFi nanoHD's (or better) with a direct ethernet backhawhl will do
jouster02/08/2020 13:37

I htink a lot of people getting the BTWHP expect more...like each discs …I htink a lot of people getting the BTWHP expect more...like each discs being able to be set as APs and all individually cabled. Personalyl, it is only in my home for portsable devices like iPads and Phones everything else is using a Cisco AP based system which is far more complex but does exactly what I want. That said there has been promise of new firmware coming for the BTHWP for a while now and that could give some of the badly wanted functionality to the users that (think) they really need it


That's good to know, thanks. My mum needs just like you have described, I'll connect one to the network by cable and the rest I'll chuck around the house to provide coverage we've already got cables where they need to be, but multiple access points are being a bit tempremental as we 'roam'... I think mesh does this better
winchman02/08/2020 15:35

ebay.co.uk/itm/Mercusys-Halo-S12-2-Pack-AC1200-Whole-Home-Mesh-Wi-Fi-System-by-TP-Link/254622759893S12 with only 2 units for £45 but does have 5Hhz band and 1200 speed.


Or add another £15 for a 3 pack.

Both good deals
Kingydaman02/08/2020 15:06

What would you recommend for 1GB broadband from Virgin. Want something …What would you recommend for 1GB broadband from Virgin. Want something that will utilise the speed.?



Kingydaman02/08/2020 15:06

What would you recommend for 1GB broadband from Virgin. Want something …What would you recommend for 1GB broadband from Virgin. Want something that will utilise the speed.?



I personally really like the BTWHP set...but its not cheap for what it is....and to be honest i dont know how often youll need access to gigabit speeds wirelessly...the majority of my high speed transfers are done via cables.but if you need to transfer a lot of data...Id highly recommend it
winchman02/08/2020 15:35

ebay.co.uk/itm/Mercusys-Halo-S12-2-Pack-AC1200-Whole-Home-Mesh-Wi-Fi-System-by-TP-Link/254622759893S12 with only 2 units for £45 but does have 5Hhz band and 1200 speed.


gonna try these, went through the Quidco 25% cashback link
For what it's worth I just went through amazon mesh system, Google nest system, both rubbish for my situation and it turned out that tenda mw6 totally fixed me up, cheaper and better or so it seems in these early days.
I wouldn't bother with these as it's 2.4ghz only, a reasonable mesh system will have a 2.4ghz and a 5ghz radio and use the 5ghz one for the meshing.

Some of the higher end ones have a 2nd 5ghz radio they dedicate to the mesh connection so there is a different radio serving clients.

Most modern clients are 5ghz (11ac) and whilst there's less range of 5ghz there's a lot more channels available and a higher bandwidth.

Also I'd avoid any that only have 100Mbit/s ethernet ports, I'd want gigabit on any wired ports given it adds a marginal cost and even if your broadband is under 100Mbit/s you may want to transfer data between computers or to a NAS drive.
Thank you
Took a risk after wasting money on Tenda mesh which was working fine for less than a week and then started randomly disconnecting nodes :/
Hmmmm, Quidco cashback tracked at £6.75, not the expected £10.
@lucyferror what does quidco say for you?
Edited by: "u664541" 4th Aug
u66454104/08/2020 12:13

Hmmmm, Quidco cashback tracked at £6.75, not the expected £10.@lucyferror w …Hmmmm, Quidco cashback tracked at £6.75, not the expected £10.@lucyferror what does quidco say for you?


£6 for me
unexpected next day delivery, sweeeeet!
Mendoza04/08/2020 18:12

unexpected next day delivery, sweeeeet!


Let me know how you get on setting them up. I'm away at the moment so won't be getting my hands on them till Friday.

Ah, just read that you went for the different model so don't worry. Hope they work out well for you.
Edited by: "u664541" 4th Aug
winchman02/08/2020 15:35

ebay.co.uk/itm/Mercusys-Halo-S12-2-Pack-AC1200-Whole-Home-Mesh-Wi-Fi-System-by-TP-Link/254622759893S12 with only 2 units for £45 but does have 5Hhz band and 1200 speed.


Hi,

do you use these yourself?

I’m having trouble setting them up, need a little advice please.

I can get the light to go green, but when I connect, it’s not secure, and no webpages load.

any help appreciated, many thanks
Mendoza05/08/2020 21:13

Hi,do you use these yourself?I’m having trouble setting them up, need a l …Hi,do you use these yourself?I’m having trouble setting them up, need a little advice please.I can get the light to go green, but when I connect, it’s not secure, and no webpages load.any help appreciated, many thanks



Hi, sorry i don't...
winchman06/08/2020 08:13

Hi, sorry i don't...


no worries I sorted it I went against the instructions thanks though, so far so good
Mendoza06/08/2020 15:39

no worries I sorted it I went against the instructions thanks …no worries I sorted it I went against the instructions thanks though, so far so good


Set mine up OK, or so I thought.....

Added the 1st unit to my Vodafone router, then disabled WiFi on the router.
Renamed the Halo to the same SSID as my router (and password) to avoid having to re-add passwords to all my existing WiFi enabled devices. So far so good, my phone and laptop working OK. Added another halo, moved it to nearer the garden where there was no WiFi previously and showing 21Mbps download and 15 upload (I'm OK with that).
Then added a other halo for upstairs and phone again shows good signal.
Daughter iPhone though showing no connection (disabled and re-enabled WiFi, then tried forget and re-add but no good).
Laptop sat next to the 1st Halo wouldn't connect either to WiFi now. Seems only my phone would :/

Looks like they are going back.
Edited by: "u664541" 8th Aug
u66454108/08/2020 12:22

Set mine up OK, or so I thought.....Added the 1st unit to my Vodafone …Set mine up OK, or so I thought.....Added the 1st unit to my Vodafone router, then disabled WiFi on the router.Renamed the Halo to the same SSID as my router (and password) to avoid having to re-add passwords to all my existing WiFi enabled devices. So far so good, my phone and laptop working OK. Added another halo, moved it to nearer the garden where there was no WiFi previously and showing 21Mbps download and 15 upload (I'm OK with that).Then added a other halo for upstairs and phone again shows good signal.Daughter iPhone though showing no connection (disabled and re-enabled WiFi, then tried forget and re-add but no good).Laptop sat next to the 1st Halo wouldn't connect either to WiFi now. Seems only my phone would :/Looks like they are going back.


hmm, I’m not sure about that issue I’m afraid, everything worked for me.

what if you turn your Vodafone router back to WiFi enabled?
Mendoza08/08/2020 12:29

hmm, I’m not sure about that issue I’m afraid, everything worked for me. …hmm, I’m not sure about that issue I’m afraid, everything worked for me.what if you turn your Vodafone router back to WiFi enabled?


Think it may confuse everything as the Vodafone router and the Halo devices will have the same SSID.

Might try disabling WiFi again on the router and calling the Halo a different name (with an easier password than the default Vodafone one!).
I kept my TalkTalk router as it’s default SSID.

and kept my Mercusys, as it’s default SSID.

and now, no matter which one I connect to, I get the same 62mb speed, rather than the 20-45mb I was getting

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Mendoza08/08/2020 19:59

I kept my TalkTalk router as it’s default SSID.and kept my Mercusys, as i …I kept my TalkTalk router as it’s default SSID.and kept my Mercusys, as it’s default SSID.and now, no matter which one I connect to, I get the same 62mb speed, rather than the 20-45mb I was getting [Image] [Image]


Cheers, I'll have another play tomorrow or Monday. Don't really want the aggro of sending them back.

And you've left the WiFi setting "ON" the TalkTalk one?
Edited by: "u664541" 8th Aug
u66454108/08/2020 20:16

Cheers, I'll have another play tomorrow or Monday. Don't really want the …Cheers, I'll have another play tomorrow or Monday. Don't really want the aggro of sending them back.And you've left the WiFi setting "ON" the TalkTalk one?


yeah I disabled it because I read I had too, so I set it up with it disabled, because it wouldn’t let me set it up with it enabled.

but then I read it can be enabled, so I thought I’d try it, and low and behold, it works with it enabled
Mendoza08/08/2020 21:05

yeah I disabled it because I read I had too, so I set it up with it …yeah I disabled it because I read I had too, so I set it up with it disabled, because it wouldn’t let me set it up with it enabled.but then I read it can be enabled, so I thought I’d try it, and low and behold, it works with it enabled


Tried this, so have both the Vodafone router and the Halo devices with WiFi on and set the Halo up with a different SSID......

..... And success!

Cheers.
u66454110/08/2020 11:52

Tried this, so have both the Vodafone router and the Halo devices with …Tried this, so have both the Vodafone router and the Halo devices with WiFi on and set the Halo up with a different SSID........... And success!Cheers.


holy moly, I was actually helpful

screw you 2020
u66454104/08/2020 12:13

Hmmmm, Quidco cashback tracked at £6.75, not the expected £10.@lucyferror w …Hmmmm, Quidco cashback tracked at £6.75, not the expected £10.@lucyferror what does quidco say for you?



Sorry just seen your comment. Shows Tracked as 10 just checked but initially sometimes it tracks much lower for a few days
Sometimes messaging them helps as in past they increased cashback for me.
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