BT WHOLE HOME is a multi box wireless MESH router which provides a stable Wi-Fi signal around your property and removes dead spots.
It creates its own Wi-Fi network ignoring your existing network. This isn’t exactly an issue but a workaround for this would be to disable Wi-Fi on your existing router. Priced at around £194.97 (Amazon, at the time of writing), it is competitively priced and one of the fastest of it’s kind.
- 3 boxes
- Spreads Wi-Fi signal evenly acting like a Wi-Fi repeater
- Plug & Play with App download and follow the steps instructions
- Connects to your existing router on its Gigabit Ethernet port
- Duel Band Wi-Fi (2.5 GHz & 5 GHz)
- Speed up to 1733 Mbps over 5 GHz and 800 Mbps over 2.5 GHZ
- Uses Band Steering (finds the best frequency to give strongest connection)
- 3 Units placed around the house to give best performance
- Pause feature
- Wall mountable or free standing
- Faster than BT Smart hub
- Faster than SKY Q hub
- AC2533 (1733 & 800 Mbps) Dual Band
- 4 GHz 802.11b/g/n
- 5 GHz 802.11a/n/ac
- Duel core CPU
- 1 x Gigabit Ethernet port
- Improved Wi-Fi speed around the house
- Full coverage with no dead spots
- Straightforward Plug Play setup
Not So Good Bits
- Needs to connect to an existing base router
- No USB and one Ethernet port per unit
- Sold as a set of x3 units when x2 units would suffice for smaller areas
BT Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi provides better coverage than the average home Wi-Fi router. It may well be the next evolution of home Wi-Fi or perhaps a gimick. Time will tell.
Although there are more powerful Mesh Wi-Fi systems on the market, BT generally do a good job with this sort of product. The only real drawback is that it needs an existing router to operate. Wi-Fi extenders do the same job at a cheaper price. If you have a large area to cover, then Mesh Wi-Fi is worth considering. There is the option to buy additional units which makes the set-up quite expensive.