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how to trace-monitor internet use

Dec 21, 2005 2:35PM PST

How do i trace or monitor my son's internet use. He uses his laptop to access our internet through our router. What type of software do I need to have to monitor his internet use?

Please help.

thanks,
jay

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track thru router
Dec 22, 2005 5:07AM PST

I know that you can see places where your son has been on the internet. If you feel those site are bad, you can block access to it.

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Not through my router
Dec 22, 2005 1:54PM PST

It only logs DHCP requests to the ISP and DHCP leases ganted to computers connected to it -- no log of URLs or IP addresses in packets passing through.

Obviously, it can decode these because it can block them -- but it does not log them.

Frank