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jfb0511
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Wifi extension or hotspot help

Have been lured to smarthun and infinity 2 package as it says range reaches rooms others won't !! Says advert . New smart hub received and installed instant problem so bt said split channels which we did
Problem is no wifi range does anyone know if bt extenders or hotspot 6 will work with new smart hub
Can only use wifi in room hub is in
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Re: Wifi extension or hotspot help

You need to use powerline adaptors with a wifi hotspot on one end.

A wireless "extender" as such isn't really a viable option, they're usually poor at best.

Google powerline wifi.
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jfb0511
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Re: Wifi extension or hotspot help

Thanks for this , do these need wires running all over the house ? My previous hub from bt used two wifi dual band extenders and so wifi reached other rooms as plugged in within a range no wires but I hear from forums that new slit channel wifi hub won't work with extenders . So do you think power line would extend
After only one day I think wifi smart hub going back ! Bt advert not true
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Re: Wifi extension or hotspot help

No, they just plug into a mains socket and use the mains wiring.

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Re: Wifi extension or hotspot help

They work through your house electrical wires.

 

You need something like this

 

https://www.shop.bt.com/products/bt-wi-fi-home-hotspot-plus-600-kit-084286-BVFB.html

 

You do not need to use BT ones. Other will work with the BT hubs.

 

 

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jfb0511
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Re: Wifi extension or hotspot help

That's me out shopping today thank you
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Re: Wifi extension or hotspot help

Thanks again for these work with split channels ?
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Re: Wifi extension or hotspot help

They only transmit on the 2.4Ghz band unfortunately.

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jfb0511
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Re: Wifi extension or hotspot help

So if I plug one in to back of smart hub it will select automatically the channel then I can plug two more in over the house no wires
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Re: Wifi extension or hotspot help

That's right. You connect one via Ethernet to the smart hub and plug it into the mains.

You then plus the wireless adaptors where you want them in the house, and they use the mains wiring to send the signal to the adaptor connected to the hub.
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