Hi there, first post
Been a Super Host for 3 years now for two studios on the same property we live on.
Currently we’re hosting a couple of young brothers (20-ish) who apparently love being on the interwebs.
I do try to provide excellent service both in accommodation as well as amenities - high speed WiFi included.
Anyways, it’s a first for us that the guests brought a PlayStation with them (according to my router’s log/info) and to my surprise the PS manages to stream/download at speeds beyond 500 Mbps resulting in approx. 400 GB in data within a couple of hours last night.
Since it’s been decades since I last used a gaming console I had to read up on the current game requirements etc. to figure out whether such internet traffic is legitimate or sketchy.
Thus far it looks pretty unlikely that the guests ‘only’ downloaded new games which would be the only plausible reason for such a continuous download bandwidth (upload stayed at about 10Mbps).
We regularly welcome guest who have to do remote work and especially for those we want to provide a flawless internet experience.
However, there seems to be the need for us to put a certain limitation on the guests’ network to keep not so legal traffic (Torrents, P2P, botnets) at a minimum.
When Airbnb offered to publish the WiFi’s speed test in their app I was focused on tweaking the WiFi to keep up with our competition and advertised these 500 Mbps on the Airbnb website.
I have no clue yet, whether my ISP might reach out to us at some point because of this situation (specifically with the current guests) but in order to provide a great WiFi experience what would you do, both in terms of addressing this to these guests right now and how to inform future guests the way our WiFi is supposed to be used?
Over the years we (unfortunately) found out that (some) guests do require verbal warnings because they refuse to read the house rules (or acknowledge the info stickers we plastered the studios with ). So this might be now another ‘thing’ to be mentioned when we welcome our new guests…
*English isn’t my native tongue - If anything sounds unclear, just ask