BT Wi-Fi Home Hotspot 500 Kit with Wireless Extender

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Overview

  • Extra hotspot where you need Wi-Fi the most
  • Two Ethernet ports for wired connections
  • Up to 500Mbps for smooth HD and 3D streaming

Product overview

• Extra hotspot where you need Wi-Fi the most
• Two Ethernet ports for wired connections
• Up to 500Mbps for smooth HD and 3D streaming
• Create your own Broadband Extender network

Everyone loves to be online and with BT’s Wi-Fi Home Hotspot 500 Kit, you can connect any wired or wireless devices wherever, whenever and however you like. Whether you’re connecting a smart TV, gaming online or covering Wi-Fi dead spots, the Wi-Fi Home Hotspot 500 Kit gets you online. Just plug it into your wall socket and you’re ready to get more from your broadband.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Very good, almost perfect! Having gone through the ritual of checking reviews and performance scores for extending the WiFi zone, this ticked all the boxes. Some notes that might assist others; The setup is picky and takes about 5 mins to complete, A helpful configuration tool is available online from BT which makes life a lot easier although no mention of this is contained within the documentation.. It helps to plug the correct one into the router! its the smaller one of the two! Configuring the 'new wifi' to the name of your existing wifi SSID will make life easier if you travel from zone to zone.. Performance was great. I was able to stream TV onto my phone in a part of the garden that previously refused to accept there was a WiFi signal in range! To extend the number of wifi hot spots (maximum 8) is where things get foggy. The documentation lets it down badly and is sufficiently ambiguous to confuse an IT guru and several Maplins techs. Use the excellent BT dedicated helpline to solve any problems, including how to add more hotspots!
Date published: 2015-07-16
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will i be able to send a tv signal to my shed 20meters away it is om the same electric circute

Asked by: pedro
No this would not be suitible for sending a tv signal.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-05-28

Can you plug in the telephone into the slave and make phone calls from it? I assume you plug in the main telephone into the master ?

Asked by: cheyenne
No, I am sorry but the item will not work for this use.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-02-23

I have a BT Broadband Extender 500 kit with a router unit and one extender unit with ethernet cable connection. Can I add a wireless extender unit to the sytem? If so what is the order number/description/price Thank you.

Asked by: Dejarch
You would be able to expand your existing system, at the moment we do not have any single BT WiFi plugs, but you would be able to use a WiFi kit, such as the following, which would allow you to use the additional wired plug in another location as well if required. http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/bt-mini-wi-fi-home-hotspot-600-powerline-kit-a42ul
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-12-12

I need to extend my wifi to the end of my garden approx 55 metres is it possible with this extender ?

Asked by: topcat
Unfortunately this item would not be suitable to wireless send a signal over that range.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-05-01

will this work on a ps3 which is lagging ,my ps3 is upstairs & my router is downstairs by putting the plug in the same room as the ps3 will it work wireless or will I have to use a Ethernet cable?

Asked by: Rizz
Yes this will work fine in your intended application. This will use a wired or wireless connection.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-03-12

can I purchase an extra extender to go with the BT mini 500

Asked by: Terry
These will work with BT mini 500 but are considerably larger, we do not stock the "mini" adaptors.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-03-01

The description states it has a passthrough socket for a 13amp plug - doesn't appear so in the image. Is this an error ?

Asked by: MACALLOA
Thank you for pointing this out and yes the description is incorrect . Sorry for any confusion caused .
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2017-01-27
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