Amazingly, once I disconnected all the BT 'mesh' units in order to swop them I found that my Airport Extreme router had, from nowhere acquired new powers. For the last few days its reach to the far corners of the house has been exemplery and my Edimax extender has become redundant. This extra unit had been purchased to provide a singal for my Apple TV when we subscribed to Netflix. Now Netflix runs perfectly direct from my Airport over 40 feet (and several brick walls away. With a BT mesh unit in the same room, Netflix would not run. I 've never had this good a coverage from my single router. Is it trying to tell me not to install my new BT units?
I have factory reset mine tonight in the hopes that it will increase stability, I haven’t had mine long and the firmware updated before I knew there was an issue. Will report back
Can I just check how people are factory resetting their discs ?
Is this a pin in the hole at the back ? Press it in until the lights go out ?
Which order do you reset them in ? Master first ?
Are you then setting them up as a completely new install ?
Do you have to remove the discs from the netwrok via the app first ?
Or are you doing a fresh install of the app as well ?
Sorry for the endless questions !
I'm sticking with switching off and on the master disc periodically to work around for now.
If I was to rebuild I'd remove all the discs from the app first and start afresh.
For reseting see the link below.
Thanks for the link Forthay.
In it there is a further link to the BT help page for resetting, which states the following:
If you need to reset the discs to factory default settings you can do this using the pin hole on the back of each disc:
I don't understand this ! If I factory reset each disc, why would the LED finish at solid blue ? None of the discs will be connected to anything - surely they'd be red ?
Why is everything so hard with this system ? I have one disc that I have attempted to factory reset but failed, and is now just switched off plus one disc that is just switched off as when I switch it on the whole network goes down. This leaves me with 4 working discs, but the master requires a reboot every other day or so, plus the whole network drops now and again and sometimes comes back on its own. When it's working it's fantastic - pre the latest update, it was all working, just topology wasn't great - everything just connected to the master disc.
Since the last firmware update, one of my Google Homes also refuses to connect to the network. It's bizarre as I have two others that are completely fine and it was perfectly ok pre update.
The discs will go blue since after resetting to factory defaults they recreated the 'out of the box' network. You then run the app to customise by placing in the right position etc.
So the coverage may not be perfect when reset but so long as you bought the double or triple plack, all discs will have the same parameters loaded.
First, we apologise for the issues some of you have had recently with your whole home Wi-Fi product.
Our technical teams have been working very hard to investigate over the last few weeks and we thank those of you who have contacted us and given us some logs and feedback.
If you're affected by an issue and haven't already contacted us, then please do so on 0808 1006116 or firstname.lastname@example.org. When doing so, and if you're willing, we may also ask you for some help with logs and details of your environment to help with our investigation.
Thanks for your continued patience.
If you’d prefer not to wait for this and your system isn't working for you, you're obviously within your statutory right to return your product for a refund back to the retailer where you bought it . But we hope you’ll stick with us for a bit longer…
BT Whole Home Wifi Product Team
@SeanD Thanks for some eventual contact from BT, although you post does not really detail what is going on, as for reporting things to your help line, I did email a few times and nobody even bothered to reply
Personally system is fairly stable and lasts usually at least a week before a reboot is required
Sorry to hear that you did not get a reply from the support team, all emails should be answered so I will find out what went wrong there. If you have an email reference please drop me a PM and I will find out what happened?
I appreciate the response above does not go into detail as to what is going on but I know the guys in the product team are working flat out to find a solution. As soon as I have more information to share I will most certainly do so.
Just know that we are very much aware of this issue and our priority is to provide a fix to everyone.