@hatton33 : sorry for the delayed reply, but please find responses to the questions you raised last night as follows:
Regarding the following, appreciate the help and support. All roads lead to BT in this case, given they're also my ISP and router provider. Given the amount of time I've unsuccessfully spent trying to get this working, think I'll be returning my BT PWHW soon as faulty goods (i.e. not fit for purpose) under the Consumer Rights Act 2015...
Sorry, lots of questions and I may not have the answers since you’ve got a different ISP and I don’t have these same issues but just trying to get me head around what’s causing the problem. At the moment, I’m leaning towards it being an issue with your router but unless your ISP are willing to send you a replacement to try, it’s tough to rule that out for sure.
@hatton33 : regarding the following, they're relatively close to each other (i.e. connected by ethernet cable that's supplied with BT PWHW). I get this error whether I'm connected wirelessly to my main/primary disc or the 2 other discs. Alas, I don't have any other devices that I could try to connect wired to my BT Home Hub 6.
One final one @Dan-E - how close are your BT Hub and your main disc to each other? Just thinking if both are broadcasting Wi-Fi, then it could be causing interference - do you still get this error if you’re connected wirelessly to your main disc? Also, have you any other devices you could try to connect wired to your BT Hub just to see if that suffered problems too?
Having contacted the retailer that I purchased the BT PWHW from, they've offered me a full refund (which I've accepted).
Update went smoothly but I'm experiencing 2 differences from the previous firmware.
Steering is way more ridged. I could be 2 meters from the downstairs disc and I would still be connected to upstairs with lower signal. The upstairs disc is very dominant.
The whole family have iOS devices (6 in total), and all experience slow web page loading (10 seconds or more). Apps are slower at pulling content. Speedtests are normal at 67mb down and 16mb up. My macbook pro which is also connected to whole home wifi has no issues and everything connected to the modem/router directly has no issues.
I initially thought it was a DNS issue with the iOS devices, so I switched them to manual on each device. That seemed to improve matters for a short time but the issue has returned.
Anyone else with the same symptoms?
Thanks for the feedback.
RE: slow web page loading. This may be related to IPv6 support (as it is now working in this build). Which router are you using? And do you know if it is IPv6-Enabled?
yep, my isp Andrews and Arnold with ipv6.
router is zyxel Vmg 3925 b10b
Edit...I'm using OpenDns and just had a look on the opendns website. They have different Addresses for ipv6 which is obvious but it didn't occur to me to be a possible ipv6 issue, thanks Dan-O.
I'll put the new addresses in my router and report back.
OpenDNS ipv6 addresses added and slow pages are gone wooohooo!!!
One thing not fixed is that the firmware update check fails on the app and the web GUI after 7 days uptime. The master disc hasn't rebooted itself though which is what it was doing after 7 days before the upgrade.
There are a few issues not fixed that i have found, In web Gui the downlink disc is not shown as primary disc, logging in web gui does not redirect you to primary (downlink) disc and shows incorrect information. Maybe why another forum member was seeing the red discs in app but blue on discs if its not connecting to downlink disc?
A lot less disconnections now i have ethernet backhaul, in fact my system has been up for 6 days now.
Not sure steering is working as it should, with WHW1 discs moving around walking down 3 stories i can see my phone connect to each floor disc, yet the premium discs tend to act more like access points holding on to top floor disc when on ground floor. Steering is set to enabled in each box is this correct? not sure legacy and access point should both be enabled by default?