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Tech to speed up your downloads ; If your broadband download rates are below what you're expecting try an online test such as thinkbroadband.

February 27, 2014

PETER JENKINSON; PETER JENKINSON

Tech to speed up your downloads ; If your broadband download rates are below what you're expecting try an online test such as thinkbroadband.com/speedtest.html. If the results are falling short, perhaps one of these six gadgets might assist, says PETER JENKINSON

Sky+ 2TB box - from Pounds 49 at Sky.com/products THIS top-of- the-range box for Sky customers now features built-in Wi-Fi and has the capacity to store up to 350 hours of HD TV recordings. Yes, that's two weeks worth of eye-popping footage.

Takes up less space than multiple boxes and does even more - the challenge for the top spot has been made.

Linksys EA6900 - Pounds 138.40 from dabs.com LOADED with the very latest in wireless technology this unit, while not cheap, can offer speeds up to three times faster than regular wireless delivery and an increased range too.

Easy to set up, it also supports USB 3.0 so you can share information across your home network - even if you're only feeling moderately techy.

TP-Link TL-WA850RE- Pounds 35.41 from broadbandstuff.co.uk IF YOU live in a place with thick walls or you've found those "dead-spots" where Wi-Fi simply won't reach, these plug and go gadgets are simply superb.

Extending wireless range from your router, they also feature an ethernet port so you can turn wired devices into wireless ones - top- notch kit.

Home hotspot 500 - Pounds 99.99 from shop.bt.com FROM connecting your Smart TV that's away from your Wi-Fi router or creating a Wi- Fi signal where it simply won't reach, this plug and play solution is there to make all your niggling home broadband bothers better.

Just stick it in a socket and you have instant high-speed access to the signal in your home, faster streaming, gaming - in fact, you have everything.

Virgin Superhub - from free on contract at store.virginmedia.com THE techies at Virgin have upped their game once again.

While the service might not be the best for everyone everywhere in the UK, the site is certainly worth a visit to check out if you might benefit from their super-quick broadband, TV with Tivo deal combination.

For those who like to be ever-connected, they even have an all- in-one-package of goodies that include mobile and landline.

BT home Hub 5 - Pounds 129 from shop.bt.com FOR anyone on BT who's been considering going for Infinity, the time has arrived to make the switch, because you now no longer need two big boxes for lightning quick speeds.

For existing Infinity folk, say goodbye to said space-taking two boxes and embrace this sleek unit (still with speeds to be proud of) with open arms.


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Source: Evening Gazette (UK)


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