Tesco to sell networking gear

Small businesses looking for wireless networking gear have a new retail option, now the supermarket giant has started selling wireless Linksys kit

After announcing its own music download, broadband and mobile ventures, Tesco has further upped its tech credentials with the news on Tuesday that it will be selling wireless networking equipment in its supermarkets nationwide.

Tesco superstores will sell Cisco subsidiary Linksys' Wi-Fi wireless networking equipment, aimed at users wanting to kit out small or home offices for the first time.

Shoppers will be able to browse the aisles for a Linksys ADSL gateway, 802.11g-compatible wireless router, notebook adaptor and USB network adapter.

The deal forms part of Tesco's strategy to put more weight behind its non-food business.

Linksys networking gear is now sold in the three largest retail chains globally: Carrefour, Tesco and Wal-Mart.