Network Monitoring

  technique 13:17 23 Aug 2008

Do routers have an activity log displaying the websites used or visited by the various people in a household - each using different PCs?

The router being the constant, I thought maybe there was a way of finding out what has been accessed without having to add spyware onto my child's laptop which I know won't work as 'uninstall' will be the first thing they click on.

  mgmcc 14:54 23 Aug 2008

Have a look in the router's configuration pages to see what, if any, the logging options are. My Netgear WGR614 Cable/DSL router has the facility to log details of the websites accessed, together with the IP address of the computer in the local network which accessed the site.

  BurrWalnut 16:05 23 Aug 2008

If you don’t have a router log as per mgmcc’s suggestion, the best thing is to look at the ‘rock singer’s downfall’, the index.dat file(s).

This program will allow you to analyse the index.dat files and then delete anything you don’t want. Download the free version click here

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