I’m a customer of BT and use BT Smart Hub 2 with 5 BT complete WiFi black discs in my house. I have always suffered from WIFI dropouts and very low speeds. Watching iPlayer or Netflix can be very difficult on some days and I get very low speed tests results anywhere other than next to the Smart Hub.
Recently I installed 2 x Asus RT-AC68u routers using AiMesh. The primary AiMesh router is wired to the BT Smart Hub and then the second AiMesh node is connected wirelessly to the primary. It works great, and vastly improves speeds above the BT disc setup.
Do you know of way to connect the primary AiMesh router to the BT Smart Hub? This would allow me to move it and further the coverage.
The AiMesh is simpler to use and more intelligent, and does make life simpler when it works
Alternatively, you could invest on a couple of Ethernet Powerline adaptors (they use your homes electrical mains circuit to carry data) and move the first RT-AC68U further away from your Smart Hub, thus keeping your existing set-up
AiMesh is great for Streaming and Gaming I am sure you can find another RT-AC68U on Ebay for under £100
As for Modems, If you are on a VDSL connection, then the DrayTek Vigor 130 is excellent and around £70 and is BT approved.
If you are on a FTTP / on Demand/ FTTH connection etc, then just another RT-AC68U is needed