Ok Then, I live in a Bungalow so the Discs good old BT have sent are "working" (To a Point) .....
I was considering "Back Hauling" each Disc via an Ethernet cable.. But... Having 4 or5 Cables running into my Smart hub would look (quite Frankly) Ridiculous .....
However, I could.. (I think) install an Ethernet (1 port in / 8 Port out) hub in the loft .. By Connecting the "IN" to one of the ports on my Smart Hub & then "Splitting" it (at the Ethernet Hub) in the loft to each individual Disc ..
Please see Pic below for what I had in mind >>>>
QUESTION .... Is this feasable ?? / Would it Work ????
Your Thoughts & Help would be most welcome ..
Yeah, I seem to have really reallt bad Wifi in my house .. no matter how many discs I install I get "next to nothing" coverage .. I was sat with my mobile at my desk yesterday (No more that 4 FEET from my "Smart Hub 2" & I ran a speed test & got 2 (YEAH TWO!!) Mgb on my mobile ..
To tell the truth I'm getting Sick to fed up with BT I spent nearly an hour on a Video Link call with them on Weds they say "Everything Should work" ....But "Everything DOES NOT BLOODY WORK!!!"
My "System" works on a "Extension Lead" from my main socket to under my desk (Installed by BT) Weds Night I had an Epiphany I disconnected my Router & plugged it in at the main socket ... Ran the speed test I GOT 8mgb !!! ...(At that point I gave up & went to bed, but it was bugging me so I got up again & (after re-connecting the "Extension Lead" to the main socket) re-Ran the speed test ....
Yer know what it popped up at ??? ......... 43Mgb !!! (WHY ???) I recon I had a "Dud" connection at the main socket ...
Now they are sending a "CUBE ENG" out on Sat morning to "Sort things out" .. am I hopeful ???? Nawww not a snowballs chance in hell !!
I think what annoys me the most is my Son (who lives about 1/2 mile from me) & is paying for "Standard Infinity" is roving along at 67Mgb (Incoming) I'm paying fer this "Infinity two all singing & dancing thing" & the BEST I have ever got is 45Mgb (Incoming) ..
Why should I pay £70 odd Quid a month fer 45 Mgb & hes paying £29.99 & getting 67Mgb .. THIS HAS GOT TO BE WRONG SOMEWHERE !!! ..
So the Ethernet "backhaul" solution was thought up to get at least "SOME" coverage in my Wifes Office ...
BTW They are BLACK DISCS (Complete Wifi ect ect) ..
In my opinion you will need a managed switch soething like a tplink tl-sg108e or 105e, they dont NEED configuring but you can via a web interface. Using a standard hub rather than a switch isnt very bandwidth effective and you could have issues with certain devices when using a simple hub.
Price difference between a simple hub and a 105e is probably £10-£15
I run my discs over ethernet backhaul, all works perfect. If i run over WiFi backhaul the discs either periodically drop to 2.4ghz backhaul, to get a stable 5ghz backhaul they almost need to be on top of each other in my house (solid brick walls etc)
I am a little confused with your internet speed results. WiFi coverage and actual internet speeds are two very different issues. Sounds like you have dodgy internal wiring or sockets or both or a broadband fault.