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How can you stay connected to the Internet during blackouts: what a router needs to work from a power bank

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jul9,2024

How to stay connected to the Internet during blackouts: what a router needs to work from a power bank

During mass blackouts, the Internet stops working. There are often problems with mobile communication, but it is possible to ensure the Internet is working to stay up to date.

First of all Techno 24 reminds, that for this it is necessary that the Internet in your house be optical or autonomous. Operators now either provide a GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Network) connection service or provide equipment with batteries that guarantee operation for several hours after a power outage.

But the presence of GPON technology or batteries on the operator's equipment does not guarantee uninterrupted Internet if you use a router and a terminal – they also need to be healed. A power bank and a special adapter will help you with this.

Here is a quick guide on what to do in order to prepare to connect your equipment to a power bank.

    1. Check your network connection: Make sure your internet cables are part of an uninterrupted network. Confirm this with your ISP if necessary.
    2. Powering Fiber Optic Terminals: If you are connecting via fiber optics, you will also need to supply power to the terminal. This can be done similarly to how you power your router.
    3. Determine Voltage Requirements: Determine the voltage required to operate the router, usually 9 or 12 volts. This information is usually indicated on the back of the device.

How to connect a router to a power bank

  1. Choose the right power bank: Most standard power banks provide 5 volts, while routers usually require 9 or 12 volts. A voltage mismatch may cause the router to not work.
  2. Use an adapter cable: Power banks don't have the dedicated DC inputs needed to power the router, so you'll need to buy a special adapter cable with a USB connector on one end and a 5.5/2.5mm power plug on the other. The cable should have a built-in step-up module to convert the 5 volts to the required 9 or 12 volts for your router. If you use optical Internet, buy two such cables: one for the router, the other for the subscriber terminal.
  3. Connect everything and test: Connect the adapter to the power bank and the router. Make sure the router is turned on and working properly. It is better to do this when there is light to make sure everything is working.

Which power bank to choose for a router

As we have already it was noted that an ordinary power bank that produces 5 volts will not suit you. It is better to find and buy a powerful power bank with the ability to charge a gadget with a voltage of 5, 9 and 12 volts. Such power banks are more universal and can simplify the connection process. Yes, they are more expensive, but this is exactly what you need and such an investment is guaranteed to pay off.

So, before buying a power bank, read the specifications carefully. Focus on batteries that have at least 20,000 mAh – this will allow you to connect the router and the terminal at the same time, which is necessary for the operation of the optical Internet.

By following these steps and using the appropriate equipment, you can ensure that your Wi-Fi router is powered by a power bank during power outages. This guarantees you communication and access to important information even when there is no light in the house.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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