BT Complete Wifi Disc Your Questions Answered

How do I improve my Wi-Fi connection?

Running or a business or working from home, streaming movies, or playing games online, a strong reliable wireless signal is important. For those that live in a large house or cottage with thick walls, a consistent strong connection in every room of the house is hard to achieve.

BT Complete Wi-Fi according to the network giant claims to put an end to patchy Wi-Fi.

What does BT Complete Wi-Fi do?

BT Complete Wi-Fi increases the strength of your broadband using discs in strategically placed locations creating a mesh system network in your home.

It is compact, reliable and, according to BT, guarantees flawless Wi-Fi in every room of your home.

BT claims if you live in a four-bedroom house you could potentially see up to an 25% increase - via one disc.

Who is it for and how can I get it?

You’ll need to be on a BT Supplied internet service currently to get the WiFi Guarantee using a BT Smart Hub 2 router(note this is the only router with the correct compatible software at time of writing)

You cannot use the Complete Wi-Fi discs with Sky, Plusnet, Virgin Media or any other household-name supplier. EE has been bought out by BT so this may change in due course.

However, customers from other providers can sign up for a comparable service from BT in one of the new disc ranges of BT Mini Whole Home, BT Whole Home Wifi or the BT Premium Whole Home Wi-Fi system. They are similar, but do not require you to use to a BT Smart Hub 2.

How does BT Complete Wi-Fi work?

It works by creating a complete ‘mesh’ network throughout your home. using a combination of BT Complete Wi-Fi discs and a BT Smart Hub 2.

 

BT Complete Wifi Disc House Setup with BT Smart Hub 2

As you can see, the disc connects to the hub with a strongest signal, increasing the signal from the hub as you go about the house, and reduces the chance of hitting a poor signal.

The network is effectively extended so no need to change network ID or remember more passwords

For best placement of the disc for the optimum signal, download the ‘My BT’ app available for IOS and Android. Once downloaded, check your Wi-Fi signal in every room and validate if other devices are connected successfully too.

 

How much does BT Complete Wi-Fi cost?

At the time of writing, you can get Smart Hub 2 for £200.

If you already own at Smart Hub 2 you can get a single disc for £100, two discs for £300 and three for £300.

You can also add Complete Wi-Fi to your package which will add a hefty £10 charge to your bill each month.

 

How many Complete Wi-Fi discs will I need?

This will depend on the size of your house/flat/cottage, factors such as the number of floors and thick walls need to be considered. However, in most environments one disc should be adequate.

What do I need to get started with a BT Complete Wifi Disc?

BT Complete Wi-Fi will only work with the BT Smart Hub 2, you cannot mix disc models either, ie run a BT Whole Home Wifi Disc(White) with this.

 

How to connect a BT Complete Wifi disc?

  1. Simply plug a network cable into the back of your BT Smart Hub 2 into one of the 4 Yellow Lan ports and the other end into the yellow port on the rear of the disc.
  2. The light on the BT Complete Wi-Fi disc will start flashing blue and will turn solid blue after a couple of minutes.
  3. You can now unplug the cable and relocate the disc to another room

 

How to reset a BT Complete Wifi Disc?

On the rear of the disc, insert a pin into the pinhole marked factory reset, hold it for 1-2 seconds, the disc will now take a few minutes to reset

 

How many BT Complete Wifi Discs can I have?

The internal software with the My BT App reports up to 6 discs can be used (this has not been verified)

 

What about BT Complete Wifi vs BT Whole Home Wifi?

Some key facts below

BT Complete Wifi

BT Whole Home Wifi

Router

Only works with BT Smart Hub 2

Can be used with most Vendors

ISP Support

BT Only

Any ISP

Wireless Speeds

Wi-Fi 5 technology AC2200 (802.11ac) with maximum speeds of

2.4GHz: 385Mbps

5.4GHz: 1733Mbps

Wi-Fi 5 technology AC2600 (802.11ac) with maximum speeds of

2.4GHz: 800Mbps

5GHz: 1733Mbps

Ports

1 x Gigabit Ethernet Network Port

1 x Gigabit Ethernet Network Port

Max Discs in a mesh

6

6

Guest Network Supported

NO

YES