@hjenkins Drayton Wiser offers similar functionality to Tado and has the option of a range extender.
@hjenkins I have a large, old sprawling house and have some signal issues too. Found it best to position the bridge in the loft below a large flat metal board.
I rejected Drayton Wiser originally because it didn't seem to be as good as Tado. Just googled it now to find endless people complaining that Wiser doesn't work. Grass may not always be greener, its still a relatively immature market/product.
I was planning on soldering on a piece of copper wire to the bridge to see if I can iron out the last comms problems (we are building an extension so worried it will get worse).
@Pete The majority of the reviews I have seen on Drayton Wiser have been positive. I must be googling a different part of the internet.
@Pete Personally I don't take much notice of Trust Pilot reviews and I'm certainly not promoting a competitor's product as I am a long term and very contented Tado customer, however even Tado recognises that its own hardware has its limitations.
My initial response was in answer to, and for the benefit of, the OP. Please feel free to ignore it.
I do fail to understand why Tado cannot just let us use multiple bridges and have the system combine the two into a mesh (so the user doesn't have to do any syncing etc).
I don't even have a big house (just a standard design 90's 4 bedroom) and I find the bridge has to be in the middle of the house to work best, yet the router is on the outer wall like most peoples probably are if you have Virgin Media. I will fix this eventually as I do have network cables installed, but I do think this issue could relatively easily be fixed using their existing kit if they had the will.
I'm starting my assessment of these systems and I too have a large (ish) and old house so a bit concerned that Tado will not work in all rooms. Does it run off its own network, or does it/can it use the existing WiFi in the house? TIA
Have large 5 bedroom house as well. Concerned about coverage. Tried Hive but returned as poor.
Disappointing I dont see any Tado folks respond to any comments or suggestions
@Tartanfeet It doesnt use WiFi
The bridge needs an internet/wifi connection though.
The bridge needs an available ethernet port on the internet router. WiFi is not supported, except for the Airco model.
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