BT Wi-Fi Home Hotspot 500 Kit Review – If you can not connect to your Wi-Fi router in remote parts of your home, such as upstairs bedrooms, then the BT Wi-Fi Home Hotspot 500 Kit may solve your problems. It consists of two Powerline adaptors that enable your devices to communicate via the electrical mains wiring in your house. However, by increasing your wi-fi coverage area. Chance of your wi-fi being hacked is increased.
BT Wi-Fi Home Hotspot 500 Kit, Overcome Wi-Fi black spots in your home with this kit
One Adapter connects to your router, while the other is positioned wherever your Wi-Fi signal is weakest. You can then connect smartphones, laptops, tablets, and other devices to this second adapter wirelessly and communicate with the rest of your network. The adapter connecting to your router features a passthrough socket, meaning you can still get power to another appliance via the wall socket.
The Home Hotspot 500 kit is not dual band, so it only works on the 2.4 GHz band. In our speed test, data transferred at a speed of 45.9 Mbps when one metre away and 45 Mbps at 10 metres. It failed to complete our Wi-Fi test at 25 metres. This failure is somewhat disappointing, especially when other Powerline adaptors can operate over this kind of range.
The Wi-Fi Home Hotspot 500 Kit is easy to set up, and the adapters come with a password already configured, so the others can not access your network. However, you need to download the BT Device Configuration Tools to change the password and this was not explained in the instruction manual.
The BT Wi-Fi Home Hotspot 500 Kit works well, but its competitor Devolo DLan 500 AV Wireless+ has a longer range and faster performance for devices that work on the 5 GHz band. It costs a little more, but it is still the superior power line kit.
BT Wi-Fi Home Hotspot 500 Kit Specifications
- 2x Powerline Adapters
- 2x 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports
- 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
- Price $ 110