Essentially my parents have a single dead spot in their house which they get no signal from their main router. I was looking into options and since they've got 500MBit down it looks like a single premium whole home wi-fi disc would be best. Unifi is overkill and pricey once you look at 3x3 MIMO and above, and the Smart Hub 2 is a good access point.
Would someone be able to confirm before I buy a single disc from ebay (because you can't buy single packs of the premium access points despite them being advertised: https://shop.bt.com/products/bt-add-on-disc-for-premium-whole-home-wi-fi-093591-F7BY.html), that the network is indeed meshed with that of the Smart Hub 2's? I would just add a new Wi-Fi disc through the Smart Hub 2's web interface.
I assume that's the case, but don't want to assume seeing as I won't be able to return it if it's not!
A simpler alternative would be a powerline adapter WiFi hotspot. TP Link have a good range of devices to choose from.https://www.tp-link.com/uk/home-networking/powerline
The white discs don't form a mesh network with the hub. Unless your parents are continuously moving around whilst streaming, a mesh system isn't necessary in any case.
You would also need to connect the disc to the hub via Ethernet.
Brilliant thanks for clarifying that for me! Saved me £80 odd of hassle easily 🙂
That's basically the current setup which isn't working as well for them as they'd like, I've chucked a spare unifi ac-lite I had sitting around which is connected through in-wall ethernet but multiple SSIDs isn't ideal and they don't get 500Mbps throughput. The kids also move about a lot and devices really don't switchover as elegantly as I'd have hoped.
I'll have to do a bit more research it seems.