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BT Whole Home - 6 Discs - Connect each via ethernet from router/switch?

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Hi, 

I am looking to get about 6 discs for my 4000 sq foot home. I am with Virgin Broadband 350mb. I'm looking to achieve max speeds via wi-fi. Will I run into any problems running ethernet cables from a router/switch to each Disc? I noticed other threads where people had issues with the previous firmware and that connecting more than one device with an ethernet cable would change primary/master around. Would this be a problem? 

Also, would devices automatically switch to the closest disc when moving to another room in the house?

Thanks. 

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Re: Whole Home - 6 Discs - Connect each via ethernet from router/switch

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As this is a BT Retail customer forum, for BT Broadband customers, you are more likely to get a reply on the Virgin Media User forum.

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/forums/searchpage/tab/message?advanced=false&allow_punctuation=...

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Re: BT Whole Home - 6 Discs - Connect each via ethernet from router/switch?

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I have 3 discs all connected via ethernet, they work absolutley fine - pretty much rock solid bar the occasional reboot. I have seen the master switch around but it doesn't seem to adversly impact performance, devces switching between discs is seamless - I walk around the house using wificalling on my iphone and the calls never miss a beat.

Can't see why 6 discs should perform any differently, just make sure that they all connect via a gigabit ethernet switch.

I have switched off wifi on my router just to keep things nice and clean.

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Re: Whole Home - 6 Discs - Connect each via ethernet from router/switch

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Thanks, I took it to the virgin community and most advised me to buy Ubiquiti instead of BT Whole Home. 

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Hi. I have BT Hub + Wholehome. All working fine. Just added 4th disc, but would rather connect it via Ethernet cable to a switch that’s connected to the hub. How can I set up correctly? It seems to be connected via Wi-Fi instead. 

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What version of Whole Home are you using and are all the discs the same type?
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Hi

its not clear which version. But somehow after a removing the disc and adding it back it’s now connected via Ethernet! 

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