How to limit data usage per device in home environment RRS feed

  • Question

  • Scenario:

    Since new house mate has moved in, our data does not last for the month.

    He games on Steam and is determined he does not use much data when playing online.

    But in the last 20 odd years that we have been staying here, we never exceeded that amount. EVER!

    Now i am not talking about limiting bandwidth, we need to limit DATA.


    20GB available for the month

    4 users in the house

    Each user gets capped at 5GB per month

    Our ISP suggests we configure our MikroTik device as this will limit network bandwidth per device. But this is not what we need.

    What application or system can we put in place to ensure that those working from home do not have a situation where there is no more data at month end. We need to cap each user individually on our home environment.

    Please help :)

    • Edited by Lady.Tech Wednesday, September 14, 2016 2:04 PM Seperated text for emphasis
    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 2:03 PM