Most modern businesses require an internet connection in order to function. Whether reliant upon the internet to communicate between remote employee devices, to run point of sale systems, or to store and communicate client information, almost all businesses are reliant upon a wired or wireless internet connection. These connections are known to fail due to data provider errors, weather and storms, or user-end errors. Whatever the reason, businesses must continue operations even during an internet outage.

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During an internet outage, businesses are often forced to resort to archaic methods, such as paper records or credit card imprints, in order to continue operations. These methods may make customers uncomfortable, as many people are concerned that paper copies of private and sensitive information may end up in the wrong hands. In order to maintain customer trust and to leave a professional impression, it is imperative to ensure your business’ internet connection is always functioning optimally.

The recommended way to ensure a constant internet connection is to create a wireless backup system. Many computers are connected to the internet through an ethernet connection. This means that a wired connection, usually through a Category5e cable, provides an internet connection to devices in a local area network (LAN). Many modern companies continue to use this setup, as ethernet has several benefits in comparison to Wi-Fi including faster internet speeds. If your company uses an ethernet connection, a wireless hotspot, or Wi-Fi, can be installed in addition.

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A wireless hotspot is a fantastic backup to ensure your company always has access to functioning devices. This is established by installing several routers throughout the business in locations that ensure total coverage of the entire campus. Devices that have both Wi-Fi and ethernet capabilities, such as a laptop, are ideal for a situation that uses a wireless hotspot as an internet backup system. When such devices are implemented in a business, the company takes advantage of the benefits of both ethernet and Wi-Fi while maintaining constant insurance of internet accessibility. The speed of ethernet is utilized, yet Wi-Fi is utilized when the sometimes unreliable ethernet connection is down for a period of time.