Ever heard of the term router somewhere? Well if not then a router is simply a networking device that forwards data packets to the appropriate parts of a computer network. They thus join multiple computer networks via a wireless or wired connection.
In other words, they are the most effective way of monitoring website activity on computing devices given that even without access to a computer, you can still monitor data from your router. Moreover, they can give you comprehensive reports on data including which device was used to access the internet, history of the web pages visited, the time of internet connection when they logged off and much more. Moreover, if you are monitoring home computer and you are away from home, you can have the monitored data emailed to you.
You can keep track of your internet browsing manually by visiting the log of your router when the day ends. The router will also provide the login and log out time. However, keeping track of your internet activity doesn’t have to be tedious. Apart from using the manual process, there are other methods that can be used to make you be aware of the internet browsing history no matter how far you are.
If you are interested in global logging (a record of URL visited from your internet server without showing the specific computer or phone device used), you will need:
OpenDNS supports multiple networks and therefore, gives you notifications on the internet browsing. It is the simplest method and takes a short time to setup. Take the following steps to setup DNS services:
A good number of routers present an option of sending reports via email. This is suitable especially when you are away from home. To do this, set up an email which the router will use to send you email notifications of all the websites visited. The advantage of using emails is that the router will send you the traffic log depending on how often you specified it in the setup. The router will also give you notifications when certain events are triggered such as when there is an attempt to access a website that you had blocked.
Other than setting up emails, you can use multiple apps that are available in the internet including Microsoft Network Monitor, IP Scanner among others. Thanks to manufacturers such a D-Link and Linksys, you can use monitoring apps on your android phone or iPhone. This is done by launching the given app and you will instantly view the websites accessed on the target phone or network. Moreover, you have the privilege of setting parental control and modify other settings on the router.
Spyzie is the ultimate tracking solution for parents, employers and spouses who want to monitor the internet activity of their kids, employees or partners. With Spyzie you can view browser history and bookmarks. It allows you, with stealth, to extract information from the target android phone after going through the simple setup below:
It is crucial to note that it is not a necessity for you to install any app on your phone. You can always sign in at Spyzie.com on your devices including phones, computers, and tablets. Alternatively, you can download the app on your phone. Both ways will avail the data you need.
In conclusion, the methods discussed above are commonly used to keep track of the browsing history and internet activities visited by using the Wi-Fi router in your house. To top it up, these methods enable you to identify any unauthorized usage of your router, therefore safeguarding your internet connection.