as quoted again by mf:

mf: failover?
me: cable
mf: put a load balancer on that thing with an access point and peer with your phone's wifi as backup link
me: lol
mf: that's something we would do here, except we would make the load balancer out of a palm3 with screwdrivers for antennae and power cords for network cables. 
me: LOLOL
mf: maybe it would involve some sort of badger or marmoset.

mf always guarantees fun.