As great as wireless can be for wandering the house with your laptop online, transfer rates can be a bit slow, and all the additional odds and ends - cards, modems or wiring - can sometimes turn the whole affair into a bit of a faff.
There’s no need to despair though. Now you can connect to the net from any room using the electric wires in your good old-fashioned plug socket, all thanks to telecom and broadband provider Biscit.
With a transfer rate of up to 85Mbps, Biscit’s webPLUG gives a faster connection than wireless cards and is compatible with Mac and Windows 98SE upwards. The webPLUG can also download DVD-quality video within a 200m range of the power socket.
You don’t need any software. All you have to do is add a webPLUG to the router of your home or office’s lead internet connection point, then add a webPLUG to a computer in any room.
Biscit reckons there’s no point cluttering up your rooms with network cabling when you can network everything through your mains power circuit which is already sitting there. It’s a good point.
To get started you’ll need two webPLUGS, which will set you back £79 if you order from www.biscit.net or £89 if you buy elsewhere.