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An issue came up the other day that has me looking into our internet/wifi speed. A guest was running 4 computes and pulling 84% of the bandwidth from the system. I did not look at the logs to see what he was doing (I don’t want to know). With 900Mbps service at the house usually it is not an issue but this was caught as my IPS flagged it. We do not have a cap but they send out a notice when the traffic is strange. Anyway, I have a backup provider in the house that has 50Mbps service. Do you think this is enough? This would only be used for the guests devices and usually one or two guests. Things like Netflix streaming on the TV would stay on the main provider along with all of our own traffic. Therefor the 50Mbps service would be all for them.
As for zoom calls and other streaming 50Mbps should be enough. But do you all find people run speed checks then complain as they THINK it is not good enough? Oh, this 50Mbps service will sit on 2 dedicated in house mesh routers and one external back yard router so access is available everywhere.
Something around 5 to 10Mbps per person is reasonable for general residential use.
50Mbps is very reasonable if you are providing a listing where you are expecting guests to work remotely.
I would expect your ISP flagged your usage for one of 2 reasons:
The ISP thinks somebody might be tapped into your service without you knowing.
The ISP thinks the traffic patterns indicate something might be illegal or malicious (pirating, spamming, hacking)
One thing to consider is the type of service you have. If you have Cable, then your 900Mbps might just be the download speed but upload is probably limited to 35Mbps. Using all of your upload bandwidth would grind your home network to a halt and if the 84% number considers the least common denominator (the upload bandwidth), then the guest might not be using as much bandwidth as you think, he’s just not using it in a typical way for a residential internet service.
Excellent wifi wireless reception provided, 8mb up, 4 mb down, which may not be what you are expecting or what you are accustomed to.
This is ours, and as written in the Houfy listing, but not on air, if they ask for info, I copy paste this. No-one has complained since we upgraded to this.
Don’t advertise a speed, as they can then complain and get a discount if they claim they didn’t get it.
I spent many years in network and application engineering. Many good (but inexpensive) routers are easy to setup with a 2ndary network and cap it to whatever Mbps you want.
IMO, it is perfectly reasonable to limit guest access to say 100 Mbps. Certainly no higher than 250 Mbps.
Legitimate use does NOT need a ton of bandwidth. He was either doing illegal stuff with torrents or a ton of bitmining, etc.