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Monitor home internet activity (primarily history)

by Jgun359 / April 11, 2013 6:29 AM PDT

Hello everyone,

I am looking for a way to monitor my home Internet activity. Here's my family's situation: we have 2 iPads, 2 iPhones, a laptop, and an Xbox all connected to the Internet through our Motorola (Surfboard) SBG-901 Wireless Cable Modem to Comcast high speed Internet.

Is there any feature on my modem that can record the overall Internet usage (listing the website history accessed) for all devices collectively?

If not, does anyone have recommendations on how I can achieve what I'm looking for?

Your help is appreciated!

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I have to write no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 11, 2013 6:33 AM PDT
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Re: website history
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 11, 2013 6:44 AM PDT

Unluckily, modems only see IP-addresses, like (that's, but also and (that's, where some our pictures and icons are stored). The last IP-address is not one that you visit yourself, but it's certainly used, and the modem can't make the difference.

If the modem would be programmed to record all DNS-requests, you should be able to see all sites that were accessed in some way (unless the computer found the address in its own DNS-cache). But consumer devices aren't capable for such.

On the other side, if you visit a site at your work, it's quite possible their own DNS-server or proxy server knows it. That's why it isn't recommended to visit sites you don't want to be assiociated with at work.


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How do you delete it ?
by JohnWick321 / December 10, 2015 7:34 PM PST
In reply to: Re: website history

How can you delete the DNS requests ?!

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How to secure public wifi
by PUBLICWIFWPA2 / January 8, 2016 11:23 PM PST
In reply to: how to setup open DNS

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Don't buy.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 9, 2016 8:55 AM PST

If the seller or maker is not answer your questions, shop elsewhere. Keep it simple and get your money's worth.

And when you get it working, test against my usual use of TAILS OS and the TOR Browser. I've upset many IT folk as I walk right past their security. Seems many didn't expect the Spanish Inquisition.

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Re: delete dns request
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 11, 2015 1:37 AM PST
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set your router up for Open DNS
by James Denison / December 10, 2015 9:33 PM PST
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Still no. For example, when I boot TAILS
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 21, 2015 5:48 PM PST

Those systems don't work and you get nothing in the logs.

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(NT) keyloggers /remote logger !
by Platoonof1 / December 21, 2015 5:35 PM PST
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by Platoonof1 / December 21, 2015 5:44 PM PST

motorola. Not Motorola auto spelling put the cap on it "motorola".

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