After research in different forums, I still have failed to find an alternative solution to my bandwidth situation as we are on data cap (1T from Xfinity. We have changed our viewing habits to watching TV on one tv if necessary for example. We became cord cutters meaning we cut tv service so we rely on broadband Internet.
Right into our decision of cutting the cord we signed up for Sling for a month, we found our data usage went up reasonably because of the streaming after adjusting the video quality on Sling, so pretty much we were averaging 1 - 1.5 Gb per hour (15-20 GB per day). However, we didn’t like Sling and subscribed to Directv Now, and our data consumption increase dramatically in just two days since we signed up (7GB - 10 GB per hour; 50-75GB per day!) so as you all may see we would exceed the data in less than 20 days!
This is our home setting:
Cable Modem: Technicolor CGM4140COM
Streaming Devices: 2 Roku Premiere Plus
TV types: 2 1080p TVs
Location: SF Bay Area
This is what I have tried so far:
Basically if someone recommends a good router that is pretty straightforward to set the two Rokus to certain downstream speed, and also that it shows the data consumption per device. I would like to set the streaming to a reasonably data streaming (1GB per hour or less).
Anyone of you have suggestion on how to deal with this. Feel free to ask anything that may be useful useful or consider. Thank you in advance.