What do you do when your Internet connection goes down?

These days most businesses depend on technology in some way, shape or form. Yet, for many, there is still a single point of failure, their Internet connection!

So what exactly do you do when your Internet connection goes down like many experienced with yesterday's outage when a fire alarm on a faulty UPS at Equinix IBX LD8 in the Docklands took many customers out of action for the entire day.

Yes, you can install redundant lines, but this is expensive and out of reach for most SMEs.

One alternative worth considering is a 4G router, such as the TP-Link Archer MR400 AC1200 Dual Band 4G Mobile Wi-Fi Router (£108.99). Paired with one of the many inexpensive Pay As You Go sims offered by most mobile operators, this is a quick, simple and affordable solution to set up.

Whilst it might not be leased line speeds, you can typically get rates of 20mpbs or more, which is generally sufficient to keep your IP phones and email up and running and leaves more than enough bandwidth for most SaaS solutions.

At The Tech Lounge, we keep a number of these in stock, ready to go for our clients should they lose Internet connectivity. Yesterday we had three clients up and running within the hour. 

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