I am monitoring a free wireless network at a apartment complex that has 250+ units (plus nearby individuals that are catching and using the free wifi). I have access to a dashboard that shows me each computers IP for the moment, MAC address, and their bandwidth.
I was interesting in knowing how much data/bandwidth an average user uses to browse the internet a month. I see A LOT of computers exceeding SEVERAL gigabytes of data which leads me to believe they are illegally downloading materials. I have access to block these users but before i do i just want to make sure what the average users should be using.
For instance, if Joe is using 100mb of bandwidth, and Sally is using 2.1gb of bandwidth, is it safe to say Sally is downloading something?
I have a DSL line that averages 3.4 mbps if that matters. We do not plan to put a password or MAC address filter on people who are leeching the free internet, that is the least of our worries, but i will be blocking access (probably mac address filtering) for those people abusing the network.