I have a perennial problem with Internet
access on board: guests connect to my Option Globesurfer III router, which works on a TMobile connection in the UK, and inevitably one user has automatic software
updates configured, or forgets that he's on a mobile connection and starts streaming video or something else data intensive, and before you know it, the data allowance is exhausted. On TMobile that's not the end of the world, as you're not cut off, but rather throttled, when your data is finished, but still, it's annoying.
How to deal with this? Is it possible to configure some kind of gateway that will track data use of each user and warn them when they exceed certain thresholds? Or better yet -- prevent automatic software
updates, streaming video, or other intensive applications?
I realize that I will probably need to have some kind of server running to implement this, but I suppose that wouldn't be unacceptably complex.
We are living in a different era now with everyone connected all the time. I know someone will now groan about why are you going cruising in the first place, if everyone is going to be connected all the time anyway? But I am not retired, nor are most of my friends retired, and people simply can't afford to be disconnected. These days it's considered basic hospitality to provide a Wifi
connection to overnight guests. I inevitably get and use it when I stay with my friends, so why shouldn't I provide it when they visit me?