BT WHOLE HOME WI-FI – Product Review

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.

 

The Spec

 

  • 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

Good Bits

  • 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

Summary

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.

Rating: 4/5

 

 

 

 

 

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