BACK UP YOUR CONNECTION
Working from home and suffering from a flaky internet connection that can’t be upgraded? Investigate using a backup connection in the form of mobile broadband. First, check with your service provider that you’re in a good signal area. Second, see if you’re able to ‘tether’ your iPad or iPhone — Apple calls this Personal Hotspot (see bit.ly/prshtspt).
If not, consider investing in a backup 3G/4G modem; some routers allow these to be plugged in to their USB port to use as a backup-only connection when broadband is down.
Remember to limit your usage, as you’ll have a fixed quota of data and bandwidth to play with — use it to warn others that you’re experiencing an outage, or investigate the cause of the problem — and contact your ISP!
Check to see if your router supports a backup mobile broadband connection.