July 14, 2016
Linksys, manufacturer of voice, wireless, and networking hardware for home and Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), today announced the results from its Connected Life Consumer Trends Survey carried out by YouGov.
The survey was conducted to show the current state of wireless home networking in the UK.
Online consumers certainly like their home gadgets, with 96% of the respondents surveyed reporting that they have a PC/laptop at home, 69% a digital music player, 57% a DVR/PVR or hard disk recorder, 53% a games console and 15% a digital photoframe.
With an increasing amount of 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% of UK residents surveyed, with a broadband internet connection at home, reported that they already have a wireless network.
* 87% of respondents with a wireless network and a PC/laptop have
attached their PC/laptops to their wireless networks
* 28% have attached their printers
* 20% attached their games console
* 6% connected their digital music player
Chris Dobrec, Director, Linksys Strategy and Business Development says “The consumer is by no means a computer network administrator – he or she is purely interested in the application of the network for tasks like accessing the internet wirelessly or printing wirelessly. It is the application that counts and we enable this through the network as the platform.”
Of respondents who expressed a desire to access their personal content throughout or away from the home, 37% reported that lack of technical knowledge was preventing them from doing so, along with concerns over cost (25%), and the anticipated set up time involved (24%).
The rapid growth in broadband access, together with developments in wireless technology is providing even more choice but increasingly consumers are often left confused.
Founded in 1988, Linksys, a Division of Cisco, is a voice, wireless and ethernet networking company, manufacturing products for home use, SOHO and small business users.