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victorhorta
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Extender disc for BT smart hub 2

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Just got this item for Fibre 100 (150mbps download).  I'd like to experiment with an extender disc.  If this works I'll use this to replace my Amplifi HD mesh network.

Can I just buy an extender disc or do I have to subscribe to Whole Home WiFi first ?  Is there a compatibility issue with just trying to link the extender to the hub ?

Thanks

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Keith_Beddoe
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@victorhorta 

You can use it without BT Complete Wi-Fi if you buy your own disc, but they are not cheap. They work with the BT Smart Hub 2. You may find your existing mesh system just as good.

https://www.bt.com/broadband/accessories/

victorhorta
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Thanks.  I see them on ebay for £60+postage.  I guess I just need to ensure they are the correct version (white BT logo inside a white circle).

 

Cheers

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victorhorta
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Yes, the Amplifi HD is brilliant but there seems to be a compatibility issue with the Smart Hub 2.  I had Fibre 500 originally but the LAN connection from Amplifi to Smart Hub would only go at 99mbps.  Wifi will go at full rate but not LAN. (Amplifi running in Bridge Mode)

I need the Smart Hub 2 to get the existing phone to work.

So therefore I'm looking at using BT as a complete mesh network.

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Keith_Beddoe
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@victorhorta 

No, they have to be the black discs.  You are unlikely to find them on eBay, as they are only on loan from BT, unless somebody has bought one retail. The white ones will not link to the Smart Hub 2.

 

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victorhorta
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Yes, this is black - looks the same as on the BT site.  Ebay search for item : 374178498875

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licquorice
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@Keith_Beddoe wrote:

@victorhorta 

No, they have to be the black discs.  You are unlikely to find them on eBay, as they are only on loan from BT, unless somebody has bought one retail. The white ones will not link to the Smart Hub 2.

 


To be pedantic, the white ones will work with the SH2, they just won't form a mesh and will need to be connected via Ethernet rather than meshing via wifi with the SH2.

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victorhorta
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I see the difference in the logo - so not the same.

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But the ones with this BT logo are the only ones to form the mesh network ?

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licquorice
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No idea about logo, black disc=complete wifi and will mesh with SH2. White disc=whole home and is standalone system that will work with any router but will only form a mesh with other white discs not router.

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