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brummygit
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BT Whole Home v1.02.03 build03 guest network

I've just updated my BT Whole Home WiFi to v1.02.03 build03.

 

I see this update adds guest network functionality - can I use this to share out my BT WiFi from my Smart Hub?

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Re: BT Whole Home v1.02.03 build03 guest network

Hi @brummygit

 

The new Guest Network functionality on Whole Home Wi-Fi creates a separate network, with a different network name/SSID and password from your main Whole Home network to allow you to provide guest access.

 

Devices connected to this network only have Internet access and no access to devices on your local network. They also have a reduced amount of bandwidth compared to your main network.

 

This is separate from BTWiFi - Whole Home Wi-Fi is designed to work with all broadband providers.

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Danfard
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Re: BT Whole Home v1.02.03 build03 guest network

I have BT Whole Home WiFi and just updated my 5 discs - the app said "updating...", turned them all red in the app, then reported an essential update was required for the app from the Play Store. There is no update available however. Cannot use the app as I just get the aforementioned message on startup.

Any ideas?
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Re: BT Whole Home v1.02.03 build03 guest network

Hi @Danfard,

 

Please bear with us - an update for the Android app will be available shortly. I'll update on this post when it's available.

 

Thanks.

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Re: BT Whole Home v1.02.03 build03 guest network

Cheers Dan-O.
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Re: BT Whole Home v1.02.03 build03 guest network

In the meantime you can access some of the new features using the web interface.

 

From a device connected to your Whole Home Wi-Fi network (via Wi-Fi), go to http://mybtdevice.home and log in with your admin password.

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Re: BT Whole Home v1.02.03 build03 guest network


@Dan-O wrote:

 

 

Devices connected to this network only have Internet access and no access to devices on your local network. They also have a reduced amount of bandwidth compared to your main network.

 


Is there any way to set the bandwidth limit on the guest network or is this fixed? If as I suspect it is fixed, can anyone say what the reduced bandwidth is?

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Re: BT Whole Home v1.02.03 build03 guest network

My App has now started working again so they must have updated something.

 

Peter

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@trapdoor wrote:

@Dan-O wrote:

 

 

Devices connected to this network only have Internet access and no access to devices on your local network. They also have a reduced amount of bandwidth compared to your main network.

 


Is there any way to set the bandwidth limit on the guest network or is this fixed? If as I suspect it is fixed, can anyone say what the reduced bandwidth is?


Hi @trapdoor

 

Not at the moment - look out for more improvements in the future around extra control.

 

The Guest Wi-Fi bandwidth set at 20% in the latest firmware.

 

Thanks.

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brummygit
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Re: BT Whole Home v1.02.03 build03 guest network

I ran a speed test via the guest network and was able to use the full bandwidth of my connection. Does the bandwidth throttling only apply when contending with normal clients?

 

If that's the case how will it get on sharing with wired clients on my LAN?

 

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