Although BT Whole Home Wi-Fi offers dual-band connectivity – each disc is effectively a 4×4 MIMO 802.11ac router offering speeds of up to 1,733Mbits/sec over 5GHz and 800Mbits/sec over 2.4GHz – it doesn’t surface two separate networks in the way a normal wireless router would.
How good are BT WIFI discs?
It’s compact, reliable and, according to BT, guarantees flawless Wi-Fi in every room of your home. What’s more, if you live in a four-bedroom house, BT claims you could potentially see increased speeds of up to 25% – and that’s thanks to just one disc.
Can you have too many BT WIFI discs?
Re: More than 6 Bt Wholehome Disc’s
Hi, 6 discs is indeed the maximum.
Do BT WIFI discs support 5GHz?
The BT Home Hub 4, Hub 5 and BT Smart Hub are dual band with two wireless frequencies for devices to connect to: 2.4GHz and 5GHz. On both Hubs, the default setting has the same network name (or SSID) for both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. … the wireless connection might be very slow.
What should BT WIFI speed be?
For your connection, the acceptable range of speeds is 0.8 Mbps-2 Mbps.
Why is BT Wi-Fi so bad?
The sluggish speeds are due to a weird glitch within the MyBT app and the BT.com website that means those checking download speeds – using a wired connection – are seeing dismally slow speeds. Understandably, this has left some believing the internet being pumped into their homes isn’t performing as well as it should.
How many discs do I get with BT complete Wi-Fi?
Complete Wi-Fi guarantee:
BT sends additional discs to guarantee a reliable Wi-Fi connection in every room of your home. We’ll send you up-to three discs to ensure a reliable Wi-Fi connection in every room of your home.
Where should I put my BT WiFi disc?
Where should I put my Wi-Fi disc? Use the disc location checker in the My BT app to find the best location for your disc. If you don’t have access to the app, we recommend you place the disc midway between the Hub and the location in your home that has poor wi-fi.
Is it worth upgrading to BT Halo?
If you don’t want to to pay the extra cost a month then upgrading to Halo1 would be fine. Halo price promise will cover any discounts that you get with your new contracts.
Do BT WiFi discs connect to each other?
Yes, the disks can connect to each other. They do not all have to connect to the main hub. Yes, the ethernet port on the back of the Disk can be used to connect wired devices.
Can I use both 2.4 and 5 GHz at the same time?
Simultaneous dual-band routers are capable of receiving and transmitting on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies at the same time. This provides two independent and dedicated networks which allows more flexibility and bandwidth.
Can you plug an Ethernet cable into a BT WiFi disc?
Just plug in the cable in the disc’s RJ45 socket and it’ll join your Whole Home Wi-Fi network. … Only your first disc can be connected to the hub (router) using an Ethernet cable. If you wish to connect more discs by Ethernet, you’ll need to connect them to the Ethernet port on another disc.
Can I convert 5 GHz to 2.4 GHz?
It is not mandatory to disable the 5GHz band completely and it is possible to separate the two bands by opening your router settings and changing the name (SSID) of each band. Then, simply connect to the WiFi name allocated to the 2.4GHz band on your phone and the SkyBell HD during the sync process.
Why is BT so expensive?
And the reason why it is so expensive is that BT and other providers continue to invest in their networks to supposedly deliver a faster and more efficient Internet connection to all of their customers, particularly in rural areas. Nowadays, line rental costs on average about £16.99 a month.
Is BT Fibre 1 Unlimited?
BT Fibre Essential – BT’s entry-level fibre broadband deal offers average speeds of 36Mbps and unlimited usage. Includes a Home Hub and is suitable for homes with 3-4 people. Superfast Fibre 1 – Teams average speeds of 50Mbps with unlimited usage.
Is BT halo worth the money?
“Halo really is the best of BT – it offers unlimited, reliable 5G and fibre connectivity, and a host of other great features, including dedicated tech specialists who will come to customers’ homes, aimed at taking the stress away from our customers – and allowing them to spend more time on the things they love.