How Bandwidth controller works in cafes/restaurant

May 16, 2012 at 04:37:06
Specs: Windows 7
how bandwidth controller works

I noticed some cafes or restaurant did this. Is there any software related to this?
how are they set each customer can only use a certain of bandwidth?
once it reaches the limit, customer will need to pay for the extra bandwidth as the cafes/restaurant set.
furthermore, how are they calculate how much do the customer had use the bandwidth?.

Please share your knowledge here, it would be much appreciated
Thanks!


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#1
May 16, 2012 at 07:13:18
Are you wondering about clients being limited to a certain amount of bandwidth, or having a set amount of data they can transfer for free and then if they go over that, they have to pay extra?

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#2
May 16, 2012 at 07:35:08
Yes exactly..for example there is a cafe at my place, we customers only get free 20Mb per access. once the amount has reached, no more free..we need to pay instead.(I cant remember how much it cost per Mb)
well, the question is, how do they set the limit, calculate the amount of bandwidth I have already used in order for them to charge me?

Thank you


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#3
May 16, 2012 at 08:45:08
While I've never played with this type of technology it will be software that either runs on a server, or on it's own separate device.

As to how it works, again I can't say, I would suspect they monitor the MAC address of each connection or possibly the socket each client connects to, and keep a running total of bandwidth used per session.

So once you connect your usage would be zero. Later when you quit and go to pay they only have to check the "bandwidth used" field for your connection and the rest is simple math.

Something like:
(total used - free amount) * fee per MB = $ you owe them

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

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#4
May 16, 2012 at 12:38:02
Google net cafe or cyber cafe software.

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#5
May 16, 2012 at 19:22:26
You need a network monitoring program to monitor bandwidth and block them when bandwidth exceeds the limit.
Programs you can try: WFilter, PRTG.

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#6
May 17, 2012 at 07:06:16
well, what i can see that its all involve with software. but what about Qos? I heard that some routers has this advance setting which can control it as well?

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#7
May 17, 2012 at 07:11:25
Google QoS and read about what it does.

Simply put, it prioritizes traffic.

This isn't the same as monitoring or metering traffic.

Perhaps if you explained what it is you're wanting to do? We may be able to help you better if we know what it is you're trying to achieve.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#8
May 18, 2012 at 05:54:52
will do thanks.

well like I said previously bout the cafes I went, I just wondered how actually it works, what are the requirements needed for example the equipment, servers, type of routers and stuff.

just let say one day I own a cafe or etc lol..and I want to implement this kinda system.
moreover, I am a networking student(just started actually) so to me this would be my extra knowledge, who knows I may use this knowledge in the future.
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#9
May 21, 2012 at 06:05:52
Good enough.

Your question has been answered. If you don't understand the answers then come back after you're finished your networking course and it should make perfect sense to you.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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