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Standard User PaulKirby
(knowledge is power) Sun 16-Jul-17 16:43:44
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Re: BT Whole Home WIFI


[re: mrdjmo] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by mrdjmo:
I've disabled my HH wifi - so no FON

You are aware even if you disable the Wi-Fi on the Home Hub the BT FON / BT Wi-Fi is still running on it.

To disable that you need to disable it via the MyBT Page if I recall.

Paul

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Standard User GonePostal
(regular) Sun 16-Jul-17 17:45:50
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Re: BT Whole Home WIFI


[re: PaulKirby] [link to this post]
 
Does the opting-out also mean that you cannot access other BT WiFi/FON connections when you are away from home base?
Standard User PaulKirby
(knowledge is power) Sun 16-Jul-17 19:28:45
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Re: BT Whole Home WIFI


[re: GonePostal] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by GonePostal:
Does the opting-out also mean that you cannot access other BT WiFi/FON connections when you are away from home base?

Yes, as far as I am aware.

A lot of people don't opt out, but use a 3rd party modem/router, that way you can still use it when about and not have to give up any of your bandwidth at home.

Paul

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Standard User gomezz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 16-Jul-17 20:34:12
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Re: BT Whole Home WIFI


[re: PaulKirby] [link to this post]
 
But annoyingly still shows up on your available wi-fi hotspot list which wastes your time trying to connect to. Appallingly antisocial behaviour to my mind, like hoarding sweets you will never get round to eating but hate to offer them to anyone else.

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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Sun 16-Jul-17 23:26:37
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Re: BT Whole Home WIFI


[re: PaulKirby] [link to this post]
 
I am opted in and still use a BT device. I don't think anyone has ever connected to my BT WIFi - except me when trying things out or visitors who want a quick connection rather than having to gain access through me and the passwords ... and even then the effect they have is barely noticeable.


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Standard User PaulKirby
(knowledge is power) Mon 17-Jul-17 08:04:07
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Re: BT Whole Home WIFI


[re: MHC] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by MHC:
I am opted in and still use a BT device. I don't think anyone has ever connected to my BT WIFi - except me when trying things out or visitors who want a quick connection rather than having to gain access through me and the passwords ... and even then the effect they have is barely noticeable.

I was unlucky when I was opted in and on ADSL2+, we had a few times when it was bad, so we opted out and was then ok.

Maybe I was just unlucky LOL

Paul

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Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Mon 17-Jul-17 08:19:13
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Re: BT Whole Home WIFI


[re: PaulKirby] [link to this post]
 
I doubt the two things were linked. All your traffic gets priority over the BT WiFi so you should not notice a difference if you start torrenting or something similar AFAIK.
Standard User gomezz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 17-Jul-17 09:06:39
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I suppose that is a good point. If someone's BT internet connection is iffy in the first place then best not trying to use their BT Openzone wi-fi hotspot but move on to the next one down the street that has a good connection.

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