Other frustrations cited including unreliable connections (24 per cent), mobile devices running out of battery when downloading data (21 per cent) and dead-spots for Wi-Fi connectivity in the home or garden (20 per cent).
Despite these frustrations with performance, almost two thirds of home users (61 per cent) admitted they still use the router they were given by their broadband provider, and less than a third (27 per cent) have upgraded to another router to enhance performance or provide more functionality.
This suggests home owners do not realise that many of their frustrations can be easily resolved by investing in a better router.
"There is no excuse for frustrations such as these, as so many can be easily solved with intuitive and affordable technology that is simple to set up and use, said
According to the research, looking to the future, 60 per cent of respondents expect to be able to control domestic appliances and home utilities remotely, and 56 per cent expect to be able to enjoy home digital entertainment in high quality with no network problems by 2020. As such, it is important consumers embrace Wireless AC now to ensure a seamless Internet connection in their home.
"It's disappointing that people dont upgrade their router as this is frequently the root cause of many of their home network performance problems. After all, an Olympic Sprinter wouldnt run in hiking boots its about having the right equipment to deliver the maximum performance.
Yet its clear many people are hampering their Internet connections with substandard networking kit.
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