/ Help please; want download/internet 'limiter' does it exist ?
I recently changed my phone/internet package to get 60Gb a month of internet stuff. We had previously regularly gone over our 40 a month limit.
I have 2 teens who use xbox/laptop/youtube etc LOTS !
Is there a [cheap and easy] way I can distribute and limit the amount of capacity we each have ? And when they have used their share they, and not me, can pay for the overage ?! Switching modem off etc is not really an option, I want to use it and dont think that will help them to realise how much they are using. We each have 2 'gadgets' that access it at the moment.
Thanks in advance.
If a modern router you can often limit access and or bandwidth by IP address. You'd need to set the router to fix the IP address of each device laptop, Xbox etc. you do their by fixing he IP for thir MAC address. The MAC address is unique to a device , can be faked but I'm sure your kids aren't that advanced.
Old modems use usually only have limits on when they can access Internet. So you could do that to start with. Maybe only allow 6pm till 10pm during week.
Windows 7 could limit their bandwidth by user account , through the policy editor, but wouldn't deal with Xbox.
Cant afford it.
the other option is I suppose set a lower limit, and when that is then used change the wifi password so only you can access it.... at the start of the new billing month change it back
I use the talk talk unlimited tariff. Cheap as chips, occasionally a little slow at peak periods. My teenager complains occasionally, but then he complains about everything. Four computers connected including 2 teenagers, one gaming the other watching vids - so I guess it may be slow because of the network usage.
Some people complain about Talk Talk tech support. Look its cheap, so don't expect gold star support. Otherwise its fine.
Elsewhere on the site
A product review by James Turnbull. James Turnbull at Outside recently took the new Osprey Mutant 38 on a rigorous test in the... Read more
Nick Livesey discovered the mountains of Snowdonia over a decade ago and finally moved there a year and a half ago, quitting a... Read more
I am Matthew Phillips, I'm nearly 14 and I was born without my right arm below the elbow. I started climbing at taster... Read more
2014 has been a bumper year for climbing publications. Here's a few of the ones that we have either read, or ones that we... Read more
WINTERFEST 2014 at Outside in Hathersage 6th and 7th December 2014 Outside's ever popular Winterfest event is back... Read more