BACK UP YOUR CON­NEC­TION

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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.

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