@DarrenB Well i assure you, they weren't doing that previously. Until this update, the discs were all trying to connect to the router based disc. (I've seen a fair few complaining about this too) Following this update, I've been able to move one disc that was only getting a poor reception 20 feet further away to the other side of the room and it is showing as Excellent connection. I'd reset them a couple of times and was about to return them to Amazon but on a whim I decided to unpack them and give them one more go. Delighted I did as whatever was wrong before then has fixed itself.
MY WH Wifi system is stuck on v1.01.13 build09 - generally OK although stability is leaving something to be desired at the moment 😞
I understand the latest firmware build is v1.02.01 build22 ,that you refer to above. Is this correct?
I am a bit stuck though:
Checking for updates from the iOS app gives an error: "There was a problem completing the firmware upgrade" and from the web management interface of the router it reports that I am on the latest software build.
Following the link on the web management interface (bt.com/producthelp) for manual firmware download does not point to a firmware image.
How did anyone succeed to install the latest firmware build? I am using a non-BT supplied VDSL router - do any particular ports need to be opened on the firewall to allow the whole home WiFi software update traffic to be passed or anything weird like that?
Thanks for any assistance,
Is this a new set of BT WHole Home Wifi units and where did you obtain them.
Have you tried factory resetting them.
Have a look in the log available from this link: http://mybtdevice.home/index.htm, clicking system and then system log.
Do you see an mention of firmware, like in my logs:
03.06.2017 00:21:45 Firmware upgrade - FW SYNC compare WHWv1.02.01build22 WHWv1.02.01build22!
Just a few thoughts - thinking about it logically, I cannot see how the BT Whole Home Wifi devices could ever include a guest network.
The devices rely on your existing router for DHCP and routing and dont seem to have this inherant ability.
I dont see how an aditional guest SSID could be broadcast by the BTWH devices and your router knowing whether the hosts are connecting through the main SSID or the guest SSID. Therefore the hosts would all be treated equally and negating the benefits of a guest network.
I think I've realised that one of the items on my wish list is not achievable if the BTWH wifi devices continue to operate as an access point rather then a router per se.
Does anyone know if it is possible to use the Ethernet port on one of the Whole Home disks to connect a non-wifi device to the network?
Yes, you can connect Ethernet client devices (e.g. Smart TV, NAS) to the spare Ethernet ports on the discs
Can they be used as Access points instead of repeaters? I have network sockets in the house. Can they be plug into the network sockets which end up into the BT Home hub?