Just thought I'd let you know that this weekend I took delivery of the BT Whole Home WIFI kit & if like me you'd been looking for some genuine end user reviews, I thought this may help. To cut to the chase I've now got good and reliable wifi across the 3 floors of my house. This is something I've not managed to achieve despite multiple purchases and lots of time spent with various routers, wifi transmitters/receivers, powerline adaptors (85Mbps and 500Mbps sets) including wifi extenders etc.
I'm not a BT employee or representative!
I know there are cheaper ways of doing this but if running cables is not for you / your property and if you haven't lots of 'hobby' time then these represent a good (albeit simple and expensive) solution to an issue you (like me) may have had for a few years.
Easy to setup
Good speed achieved (I've seen speeds >40Mbps in a room 2 floors down in the house)
Pain free roaming between discs
Good (if simple) app (hopefully it will develop)
True extension of your network (useful if you want to control other devices on you wired network - e.g. Sonos equipment)
Easy to move discs to trouble shoot best location
Good LED indicators that can be switched off once you've tuned your setup
No cloud infrastructure sign -in /potential to remove service(?)
ISP provider agnostic
BT ordering process (don't ask - eventually I ordered off Amazon)
Still not fast enough for the BT vision box to remain jitter free on BT Sport (not sure why - still investigating!)
Things I'd like to see
Ability to add more discs (Coming soon according to one post)
Fon accounts (& ability to switvh off Fon at HH6)
Smaller Plugs (really do stick out too much)
Colour options (Black to match the Hub?)
Ceiling mounting option
Scheduling of wifi pausings
Control of individual discs (e.g. LED Lights)
I'm sure the market will get more competitive, but for me these discs deliver a reliable solution that hopefully will grow as more sophistication is added.
Feel free to ask more questions but please spare us all the rants about price, only you can decide if they're worth it for you!