How to use Router to Monitor Which Websites are Visited?
Although the internet activities can be monitored in multiple methods, they might not be accessible as and when you need them. One of the best ways to monitors your internet activities is with the help of your WiFi router device. You can easily get a detailed email containing the reports of all your internet activities from your router.
In order to keep track of the internet activities of people who are using your router, you need to do the following:
- Create an OpenDNS account by going to the OpenDNS.com page and creating an account as per the specifications that have been given there.
- Go to the settings of your routers and change the settings in such a manner that you can add the OpenDNS server and your account to your router settings. This can be done by looking at the router manual as different company routers have different kinds of specifications to get this process done.
- Once your OpenDNS account has been linked to your router settings you can now easily get a list of the websites that you have visited from your router settings itself. With the help of the Family Shield option you can also protect your internet services by blocking any identity thief from stealing your services under false pretense.
However, you can also keep a track of the history of your internet browsing by a manual process whereby you can visit the log of your router at the end of the day to check the list of sites visited from that router and also the log in and log out time of the router from the router history itself. But one of the main problem with this method is that you have to be physically present in the place where the router is to access it in a physical method. In case you are away from the router or you are not home, you can simply set up an email which will keep sending you reports and it will be done by your router itself.
Apart from setting up emails or physically checking your router for the information of the websites that you are visiting you can also take the help of multiple apps that are present on the net that are available for doing the job like Microsoft Network Monitor, Nagios, IP Scanner and the likes which also does the job on your behalf and will give you a detailed report of the same.
These are some of the most popular methods by which you can monitor the websites visited by you using the WiFi router that is present in your house. Apart from checking out the website history, you can also keep track of your internet traffic by the same methods. You will also be able to detect the various computers which are logged onto your router so that you can check any unauthorized usage of your router by this method.