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Standard User glossywhite
(committed) Sat 04-Jul-20 01:47:43
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[Photos]: EE "Smart router" (part of their new "Smart WiFi")


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I thought you good people would like to see the front & back of the brand new EE "Smart router", and inside the admin UI. This device is part of their new "Smart WiFi" package offering.

The bumpf in the bag said the EE "4GEE Mini" was in there, but as I was informed by CS that it's sent separately, I do not yet have it to explore for you.

Okay, so here's ALL the internal UI elements I could find, screenshotted, and back/front views of the "Smart router" - I've literally only JUST taken it out of the box, so I should get more photos uploaded soon, plus I've made a brief "overview video" of the "Smart router" and the single, supplied "EE Smart WiFi Disc":

https://photos.app.goo.gl/i8A2sieeGdjvkJBi7

Edited by glossywhite (Sat 04-Jul-20 01:49:45)

Standard User TrevorSP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 04-Jul-20 15:47:07
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That is so unbelievably like the insides of a BT Smart Hub UI.........
Just a few things in different places, that's about all, oh, and green instead of blue!

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Trevor

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Standard User jpm
(newbie) Sat 04-Jul-20 16:05:57
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It looks like VoIP might not be something EE do until the next time they refresh their CPE lineup


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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 05-Jul-20 02:11:58
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Re: [Photos]: EE "Smart router" (part of their new "Smart Wi


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Well done!

What are the 3 pieces of kit of this new EE "Smart WiFi" product & their function?

I know one is a Mesh/Disk WiFi extender but the other 2 both seem to be mobile routers with SIMs.

May I link to your pix on the EE forum?

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Edited by XRaySpeX (Sun 05-Jul-20 02:13:53)

Standard User MHC
(sensei) Sun 05-Jul-20 16:56:10
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As TrevorSP comment, very similar to the BT UI. The 4GEE Mini will probably be a USB dongle on a 1m lead.

One niggle is that, on the BT and I guess EE too, is that you cannot select teh WiFi Channel you need, but just one of three . 1, 6 , 11. There are times when there are a lot of WAPs locally, working with neighbours it is useful to select others so everyone can get some bandwidth rather than all fighting for the same carrier.


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Standard User jpm
(newbie) Sun 05-Jul-20 18:33:36
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1, 6 and 11 are the only channels you should be using if you want to get three radios on 2.4GHz without overlaps. An awful lot of equipment doesn't let you pick anything other than these bands in the 2.4GHz spectrum.
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Sun 05-Jul-20 19:27:55
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Actually if you use 1, 5, 9 & 13 you may have some overlaps however the throughputs are only marginally reduced.

I was party to some work several years back where tests were done - something in the high 30s was achieved on all four simultaneously and on te WAPs in use they have those specifically allocated - they are not consumer grade devices either, and also not general business level either.

Here, with my neighbour also having restricted choices, the throughputs are less than they were when we could select any of the 13 channels.


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Standard User glossywhite
(committed) Sun 05-Jul-20 23:46:11
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In reply to a post by XRaySpeX:
Well done!

What are the 3 pieces of kit of this new EE "Smart WiFi" product & their function?

I know one is a Mesh/Disk WiFi extender but the other 2 both seem to be mobile routers with SIMs.

May I link to your pix on the EE forum?


Thank you, and you're welcome. smile

The 3 supplied piece of kit, are:

~ 1x "Smart router" (with integrated "mesh" transceiver circuitry, so in effect, it IS a disc)

~ 1x "Smart WiFi Disc" (self-explanatory)

~ 1x "4GEE" 4G hotspot device + SIM, pre-loaded with 2GB, and which they will load with 250GB of data if your service ever goes down.

Yes, link away my good man smile
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 06-Jul-20 00:02:53
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Thanks. So in everyday terms::
  1. A mobile modem (4GEE device).
  2. A router (Smart WiFi Rourter),
  3. A WiFi extender (Smart WiFi Disc).


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Standard User glossywhite
(committed) Mon 06-Jul-20 00:09:43
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In reply to a post by XRaySpeX:
Thanks. So in everyday terms::
  1. A mobile modem (4GEE device).
  2. A router (Smart WiFi Rourter),
  3. A WiFi extender (Smart WiFi Disc).


Yes, and they will supply up to an extra 2 discs @ £6.99 each (postage cost, apparently)
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