For all my fellow community members from the UK with BT broadband, I have a couple of questions. As I’m sure most of you will already be aware, the BT Smart Hub 2 isn’t as great as it’s made out to be. It doesn’t have Wi-Fi 6 and the speed drop off when a bit of range from the router is factored in is abysmal.
For context, I have BT Full Fibre 900 which gives me download speeds to the hub of 900Mbs and a speed guarantee of 700Mbs. Again, this is just to the hub and as I said above, the speed over Wi-Fi drops off to about 300-400 even stood right next to the router. I have a 2 story, 3 bedroom semi-detached house and the speeds upstairs drop off to about 150.
My questions are:
Do any of you with BT broadband use a 3rd party router with Wi-Fi 6? If so, does it improve yours speeds over Wi-Fi and the overall speed range of the Wi-Fi?
Is it easy to set up the 3rd party router with BT broadband?
Any help/advice/guidance on the matter would be great appreciated!