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May 16, 2014

How to use router to monitor which websites are visited?

How can I see what URLs are visited through my router? Is there a way to view who is going to which sites on my home network without checking on their laptops?

11/01/2015
This is exactly what I want to know. I currently have a netgear89. The logs it prepares daily is gibberish to me. I prefer a freeware program (to translate the netgear89 code to names of website visited, time and date, IP Address responsible) but I would be willing to pay for a program or a monthly fee is needed.
11/02/2015
If you want to monitor every single website visited, you can do it, but it requires a little effort as TravisT noted in his original answer. It will require even more effort if the logs you can get from your router are mere "gibberish."



If you simply want to restrict visits to websites that you consider objectionable and not monitor the activity of each individual on your network, the easiest thing to do would be to get an OpenDNS account They have both free and paid services, but free should do the trick if you just want to block a certain type of website, or it there is a particular website you want to block. You can also use OpenDNS to log each URL visited, but the last time I used OpenDNS I don't think you could see which device on your network was visiting the site. If you want to try it, just get OpenDNS and enable "stats and logs," that should at least show you what sites are being visited.

10/30/2015
how do I put a filter on so children cannot look up adult content, and how can i view what websites or chat rooms they visit
10/10/2015
How can I see what URLs are visited through my router? Is there a way to view who is going to which sites on my home network without checking on their phones & laptops?
05/25/2015
how to use router to monitor which websites are visited
05/09/2015
Thank u
01/17/2015
How to use router to monitor which websites are visited?
05/19/2014
Travis has a great answer for this.
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05/16/2014

 It’s a little harder to monitor which laptop is visiting which site than it is to see all traffic over the router. If you don’t really need to break it down by each device, all you really need to do is set up a free OpenDNS account and change your router settings to add the OpenDNS server. I would suggest trying this first, because it is so simple. 

 

If you really want to monitor each device, it will require more effort. There is a solid guide on How-to Geek that walks you through it. 

http://www.howtogeek.com/68886/how-to-configure-your-router-for-network-wide-url-logging/

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