Sunday, May 24, 2015

Computer network without power

We sent a small team of our students to the AEE regional office in Rwamagana to fix their computer network.  Power was out when we got there, which happens a lot in Rwanda, particularly outside of Kigali.  Without power, how can the computer network operate?  How can we even attempt to fix it?

Our team had prepared even for that - we brought our own power supply!  In the form of 2 solar batteries.  An inverter converted the direct current from the battery into alternating current. Which powered the router and other equipment so that the team can fix it.  Our team is likely one of the best IT support teams in Rwanda.  This is the result of a good education, and 3 years of experience working in Rwanda.  

As Dr. N says, “we will not let something as simple as a power outage defeat us.”

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