The Office of National Statistics recorded in 2012 that 33 million adults accessed the Internet every day (more than double the figure from 2006 when comparable records began). And with mobile phone internet usage doubling between 2010 and 2012, and the proliferation in recent years of eReaders, tablets, digital cameras, games consoles, Smart TV’s.... all requiring online access, there is a definite need for faster and more reliable broadband in the home that allows for multiple devices to be connected at once.
Well, we are pleased to announce that BT have introduced a range of plug-and-play products that have been designed to work with any service provider to help solve the demands of our modern online lifestyles.
The Wi-Fi products on offer from BT, include affordable Dongles that can be used to take advantage of Dual-Band or connecting older machines without the need for a wire; a kit for upgrading your home Wi-Fi to Dual-Band, as well as extenders to boost your Wi-Fi signal.
- Dual-Band Wi-Fi Extender:- simply plug into your wall socket and link with your to enjoy extended Wi-Fi in your home.
- Dual-Band Wi-Fi 600 Kit:- connect the Base Station to your wireless router, and the dongle into any non-Dual-Band device for the improved speed and reliability of Dual-Band wireless broadband.
- Wi-Fi Hotspot 500 Kit:- create another source of Wi-Fi in an area of your home your current router can’t reach for convenient access to reliable wireless broadband.
- Wi-Fi Dongle 300:- take advantage of your broadband by bringing wireless internet to a wired computer or laptop
- Wi-Fi Dongle 600:- enables older computers or laptops to connect to a Dual-Band Wi-Fi router
The Broadband Extenders
These adaptors utilise the power lines in your home so you can conveniently turn any power socket in your home into an Ethernet port. Ideal for connecting wired devices to your broadband in whichever room you like. There are a few different models to choose from, all of which are easy to set up and reliable:
- Broadband Extender 200:- the entry level model, for instant broadband (with up to 200Mbps) in any room of your home.
- Broadband Extender 500:- exactly the same as the extender 200 but with broadband speeds of up to 500Mbps.
- Broadband Extender 500 Flex:- this unit offers broadband speeds of up to 500Mbps without sacrificing a plug point, with the ingenious pass through socket
One of things we like about this range from BT is the fact that they will work with one another. So you can add one or two of the following, or combine a number of different products to create the perfect solution to suit your home network requirements.
- Wi-Fi Home Hotspot 500 Add-on:- use in conjunction with the 500 Flex or Hotspot 500 to create another source of Wi-Fi in your home.
- Multiport 500 Add-on: - this pass through socket adaptor will work with the broadband extenders and allow you to connect up to 3 wired devices.
Ideal for those of you with a home entertainment system, or home office; these Gigabit switches offer a reliable way to connect multiple devices to the internet at once and enjoy fast broadband speeds.
- 5-Port Gigabit Switch:- connect up to 5 wired devices with broadband speeds up to 10x faster than standard Ethernet
- 8-Port Gigabit Switch: - exactly the same but with the facility to connect up to 8 wired devices