Okay guys... you're going way beyond my plug and pray approach to networking.
>>what about connecting through a proxy?
But then I have to leave a proxy server on all the time, right? This is a place where I am about 33% and where most guests don't bring a laptop. Seems like a waste of energy to have a computer on all the time. In fact, even just running the router and modem all the time sees sort of wasteful.
Hmmm.... reference Linksys WRT54G is only $40. The Buffalo WHR-G125, which dd-wrt.com recommends as the cheapest 100% compatible router is only $80. I was thinking ddwrt routers would be pricey, but not so.
That said, their page on access restrictions says nothing about ability to filter by content type
I searched the site for "mime" hoping there might be some mime type filtering, but there didn't seem to be anything at all.
They recommend openDNS for more advanced content filtering, but I found nothing on searching for MIME and the solutions I'm seeing mostly seem to be oriented at blocking certain sites or types of sites.
Again, I don't care if people want to view "objectionable" content, just so long as it's low-bandwidth. I don't care if they're saving the world, I don't want them to stream video and use up my monthly allocation! I don't get charged for overages, but the way, I just get taken down to 26K (or maybe it's 12K, I can't remember) for 30 days.