Why is BT Wi-fi so awful?

Why is BT Wi-fi so awful?

The sluggish speeds are due to a weird glitch within the MyBT app and the website that means those checking download speeds – using a wired connection – are seeing dismally slow speeds. Understandably, this has left some believing the internet being pumped into their homes isn’t performing as well as it should.

Does BT Wi-fi Fon slow my connection?

If other people connect via my Hub, does this slow down the internet for me? Most people use only a very small percentage (2-10%) of the bandwidth they have available, so this is unlikely. However, if you do need more of your bandwidth at any time, you’ll always be prioritised over the BT Wi-fi user.

How reliable is BT hotspot?

By their very nature, they don’t have wireless encryption so people can use them as a public service. This means there’s a risk information could be intercepted if a website doesn’t secure its data as it passes between your laptop or smartphone and the hotspot.

How does BT Openzone work?

The app gets you online in a flash, for free, without eating into your data allowance. By using it, you’ll only ever need to log in once. After that it’ll connect to a hotspot for you whenever you’re in range. Remember, before you use any wi-fi network, you’ll need to make sure your phone’s wi-fi is turned on.

Is BT throttling my broadband?

We’re proud to say that our broadband packages don’t have any speed restrictions. So, if you’re on one of our packages, you don’t need to worry about us slowing you down even at peak times. We won’t slow down peer to peer file-sharing either, so share away.

How can I improve my BT Wi-Fi speed?

Top tips

  1. Keep your hub on show – avoid hiding it in a cupboard or on the floor, where the wi-fi signal will be obstructed.
  2. Try and position your hub in the centre of your home – you’ll reduce the number of walls slowing down your signal, which means you can get better wi-fi in more places.

How can I tell if someone is using my BT WIFI?

How can I tell if someone is using my BT wifi? It’s very easy to see whether someone is connected to your BT router. You can do this by using the BT app, and checking your home network. If you go into Connected Devices, then you’ll be able to see all of the devices that have connected to your home wifi.

Should I turn off my BT Hub at night?

Turning it off at night won’t harm it but it is intended to be left on 24/7. This lets it do updates if there are any and it keeps your connection stable so unless there is a real need to turn it off you are best to leave it on.

How do I stop my BT router being a hotspot?

To opt out, follow the steps below:

  1. Log into My BT >
  2. Choose Your package and then Inclusive extras.
  3. Scroll down to BT Wi-fi and click on Manage BT Wifi.
  4. Scroll down and click on the Opt out of BT Wi-fi drop-down, and then the Opt out of BT Wi-fi button.

Why does my BT WiFi hotspot keep disconnecting?

You could have been disconnected from BT Wi-fi for various reasons: You might have moved out of range. The wi-fi signal you connected to has been switched off. If you’re using a voucher, it’s expired.

How do I connect to BT Openzone?

With an Apple laptop, click on the “Airport” icon at the top of the screen and a list of available networks should drop down. You should look for wireless networks with names that include “BT Wi-fi”, “Openzone” or “FON”. If you see one of these, click on the name and (if necessary) click “Connect”.

How do I stop BT throttling my Internet connection?

Here are the best ways to stop internet throttling:

  1. Switch to a new internet service provider.
  2. Self-regulate your bandwidth use.
  3. Upgrade your internet plan to a higher data cap.
  4. Use a VPN.