I have the BT 900 FTTP Package but as my hub is in the hallway and my PC in the dining room ( Wi-Fi 6 AX card installed ) to get the full speed of what i pay for i have to run an ethernet cable from my hub to my PC.
If i use my Wi-Fi on my PC and connect direct to the hub the most i see is 200mb/s, This make no difference to the speed if i put a Wi-Fi disc only feet away from my PC and connect to the disc or connect direct to the Hub in the hallway ( Wi-Fi disc turned off ).
So i know that my WIFI card is connecting at full speeds to either direct to the hub which is approx. 30ft away or to the disc which is 6ft away, so connection is not the issue.
The issue is that the BT Hub 2 is only Wi-Fi 5 enabled which hampers your connection speeds because Wi-Fi 5 rarely gets over 200mp/s over Wi-Fi.
Wi-Fi 6 has been out for a while now and other ISP's give you Wi-Fi 6 enabled Hubs so why has BT not released one yet and upgraded customers that are still stuck with dated technology.
the speed guarantee with the 900 package is 700mb/s , that's all well and good because i get just a tad over 1 gb/s coming into my house, so the connection from the cabinet to my hub is spot on.
The speed limiter is the Hub itself , so unless you can connect via ethernet cable to all your Wi-Fi 6 enabled devices there is no point paying for a package over 200 mb/s.
I have seen rumours of Wi-Fi 6 routers to be rolled out and some saying some testing is being done, i saw these last year but yet we are still stuck with Wi-Fi 5 Hubs.
Is BT going to release Wi-Fi 6 enabled hubs or do i have to look for another ISP at the end of my contract so i can get rid of the unsightly and trip hazard of an Ethernet cable, or just downgrade my package to the smallest because all i can get over Wi-Fi is 200mb/s .
I know i can buy a 3rd party WiFi 6 router but as a BT customer i should not have to shell out £100+ for a Wi-Fi 6 router because BT won't provide one with their faster than 200 mb/s packages.
Why did you have the ONT fitted in the hallway? Did you not ask if it was possible to have it installed elsewhere? Most Openreach engineers are more than willing to facillitate customer pereferences where physically possible.
The engineer told me there was too many right angled corners so there would be a possibility of the fibre cable breaking , but when i mentioned this to the support team they said he could have put it to where you wanted. now to have it moved which annother engineer told me it was possible i would have to pay for it.
Fibre cable is nothing like as fragile as the so called 'engineers' would have you believe. As long as a bend radius of about a £2 coin is adhered to, there will be no problems.
Here is a recent article about the upcoming SmartHub 3 with Wifi 6 though it may only be available initially on the higher 1.6Gbps tier so if you need higher wifi speeds you are going to have to buy your own router or at least a Wifi 6 access point.
@Azorees Assuming your disc is WiFi 6? If so you will need to connect your disc to your hub via ethernet then the disc will connect to your PC with WiFi 6. If teh Disc is 30ft away i would expect to see speeds of 500Mbs at 80Hz or maybe 700 at 160hz. You need WiFi 6E to max out your 900Mbs connection but that would depend on alot of variables (direct lkine of site for one) put even a thin wall or door in between disc and PC and speeds will drastically drop
I read that one earlier but i also read one a long while back saying more or less the same thing, so i guess i will just have to wait and see.
If not i might have to swap to Virgin or go back to Sky as Sky Max hubs are WiFi 6.
Not sure if the Disc is wifi 6 or not but if i connect the Disc to the Hub via ethernet i get around 3 - 400mb/s.
If i connect the Disc to the PC via Ethernet i get the same result.
Connecting via Ethernet to the Hub i get max speeds.
I'm guessing the Discs are Wifi 5 Discs simply because the Hub is Wifi 5 and i can't see BT making the Discs Wifi 6 when the Hubs are Wifi 5 , but i could be wrong.
I can't see why BT is so far behind the competitors if we don't get Wifi 6 soon i might go back to Sky, I left Sky ( which i had 0 problems with ) for Vodafone ( which was horrible ) and then went to BT and tbh i have had 0 problems with BT too and so far happy with the stability, But if no Wifi 6 soon i might leave and go back to an ISP that already has it.
As it stands at the moment i have to have an Ethernet cable running from my hub to my PC to get the full speeds i pay for.