Holiday WiFi gets a boost at Beach House
OK, let’s just admit that having access to broadband on holiday can be a bit of a double-edged sword. On the one hand it’s great to be able to do work whilst cut off from the rest of civilisation and the usual distractions of everyday life. But, at the same time, if you’ve come to Mull to get away from it all, do you really want your email nagging for your attention or all your twittering colleagues and friends tweeting you from afar?
Yet there’s little doubting that it’s very convenient to have ready access to a WiFi connection whether for your mobile phone or your laptop. So many of the things we take for granted these days just do not operate without some way of tapping into the internet.
Very fortunately we’ve had broadband at Beach House for four years now. We’ve just got around to upgrading the router so that visitors can now enjoy a much stronger WiFi connection, thanks to BT’s Home Hub. This offers the older wireless G link or, for newer devices it can connect at the much faster wireless N standard.
Just don’t assume that faster WiFi makes the web faster too. Whilst we’re delighted we have broadband out here, it’s pretty slow by modern standards, at just a half meg. Though, for a bit of web surfing and email, you’ll really never notice.