I am going to school and living in a dorm. My internet bandwidth is restricted to 6.5 GB in any 24 hour period. This is quite generous and is definitely sufficient to meet my needs. However, the consequences for exceeding the limit make me nervous. If you exceed your limit three times, you lose access for the entire school year. I would rather not have to think about this every time I get on YouTube, play Xbox, etc.
To me the way that they enforce the bandwidth limitation makes no sense. If you exceed 6.5 GB, it will continue to provide you with internet access for the rest of that hour, but that counts as a "strike". I would prefer that the system simply denies me any internet access beyond the limit.
What I would like to do is enforce the limit myself, stopping any access after 6.4999 GB is reached. That would give me some peace of mind when using the internet, and allow me to be generous in sharing my WiFi with my roommate (he has his own separate connection but does not own/want to buy a wireless router).
Could this be accomplished using Tomato USB? I need to enforce a limitation not for the rate, but for the accumulated usage over the past 24 hours.
Any input is greatly appreciated, thank you for your time.