59 percent of UK Broadband Home Users have wireless network, says survey

A survey carried out by Research company Yougov on behalf of Network company Linksys to show the current state of wireless home networking in the UK market found out that the majority of Broadband users are now wirelessly connected.

Online consumers certainly like their home gadgets with 96 percent of the respondents surveyed reporting that they have a PC/laptop at home, 69 percent a digital music player, 57 percent a DVR/PVR or hard disk recorder, 53 percent a games console and 15 percent a digital photoframe.

With an increasing amount of exciting devices and gadgets now available for the home, from TV to film, music, gaming and photographs there is something for everyone's entertainment and working needs.

Some of those surveyed are already making the most out of their gadgets to release the full potential of a wireless connected home.

By connecting their home gadgets together over the home network consumers can surf the web, watch high definition video, listen to streaming music, share files, make Internet phone calls, and play online games entirely wirelessly in any room.

The survey revealed that people are already beginning to dispense with unnecessary cabling. 59 percent of UK residents surveyed, with a broadband internet connection at home, reported that they already have a wireless network.

Nearly 90 percent of respondents with a wireless network and a PC/laptop have attached their PC/laptops to their wireless networks while 28 percent have attached their printers and a fifth have attached their games console.

Of respondents who expressed a desire to access their personal content throughout or away from the home, 37 percent reported that technical knowledge was preventing them from doing so, along with concerns over cost (25 percent), and the anticipated set up time involved (24 percent).

The family home is going through a lot of changes. The rapid growth in broadband access, together with developments in wireless technology, like Wireless-N, is providing even more choice but increasingly consumers are often left confused.