I just called BT support. They told me that I could buy two 3 packs and use them all as a single SSID network ! She referred to some internal document that stated this was possible... with a couple of reservations re the current app.
She said that I could add the 4th unit ok and manage it from the app but the 5th and 6th would not 'currently' show up in the app but could have their passwords (SSID?) set via the web interface. When adding the 5th and 6th (maybe the 4th too) I had to use an Ethernet wired cable and attach to the same router as the 1st unit and physically close to It. Once the light turned blue these 5th and 6th (4th) disks could be moved to their intended remote locations and would mesh correctly using just one SSID.
in my particular setup I intend them to have wired Ethernet connections and she confirmed this would be fine.
Now I'm not an existing user but this doesn't seem quite inline with this thread but I might buy two packs as they are at a good price and with a returnable guarantee. Does anyone know if the information provided is accurate and workable or not ?
I had hoped that someone from BT product support might have clarified this before but have just ordered two sets as I wanted to take advantage of the limited time price - I'll let you know what I find.
£199 now everywhere from £299 to £249 a week ago!
BT told me only 3 discs work (so 1 set). They need software and firmware upgrades to make it possible for a 4th, 5th etc disc to be connected.
Timeframe: 4 months so we are talking Q4.
I wish BT was as flexible as Currys... I called BT to give me the £50 refund as i'm within my 14 days (actually 4) of owning the product and the price has dropped again. They say they can't do it.... so BT-like! I will now have a bag sent to me to have the working product returned to get a refund to buy the same product and have it delivered by the inflexible ParcelForce.
I decided to go with Currys for a FREE next day delivery (at any spot, no need for signature) and FREE collection for return if you don't like it by the same courier. Currys also gave me straight away the £50 refund because the price dropped. A shame but Currys is so much more efficient than BT with a BT product...
If you want to connecting the 5th and 6th disc, the procedure is exactly the same as the 4th!
Thanks, @Scottymacscott that's really useful to know. I'm going to buy a second set on the strength of that as I'm having occasional connection problems with the three disks.
I paid £249 for my first set but don't begrudge it. But excellent to get another for £199 (less if I risk a used one from Amazon).
Even better - just bought a brand new set for £175! (ebay UK, still in shrinkwrap)