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How can I use my desktop to monitor wireless activity/

by FunKoi / November 12, 2013 1:33 AM PST

I have a Comcast Arris Interactive model TG862G router/modem connected to a desktop computer. We can connect wireless from our laptops. What I am trying to do is get a log of sites visited. Is there a way I can use my desktop to log the sites through the router/modem?
Thanks

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A quick look does not find this feature.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 12, 2013 1:41 AM PST

And http://forums.opendns.com/comments.php?DiscussionID=3414 seems to note that it is possible if you use OpenDNS so that may be an option here.

I would be guessing you want a Net nanny app such as http://www.netnanny.com/support/top15 where I think question 6 starts to answer how to create reports.

However I find most folk tire of the flood of information pretty quickly or find out they are watching something like this cartoon.
http://xkcd.com/1223/

Sounds tedious and may result in folks getting upset?
Bob

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Thanks Bob
by FunKoi / November 12, 2013 1:52 AM PST

Thanks Bob. I know this modem/router can't use opendns. So that is out. Sad

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Then the other options are
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 12, 2013 2:02 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks Bob

There are plenty of posts about using other routers with this modem/router so maybe one that logs such?

And then for the control type person you could disable the DNS of the router/modem and change everyone to a PC running http://www.mikrotik.com/software.html and now it's all under your control.

Be sure to block 8.8.8.8 an 8.8.4.4 in your router/modem or else they'll sneak past you.
Bob

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