From any computer, access your router’s setup page by typing in its IP address into your browser window. A Quick Note About Your Default Password You’ll probably be prompted to enter a username and password. Try admin / password or admin / 1234 or admin / admin or root / root. This lists all the devices that are connecting to the router. To illustrate, I’ll visit on my i Phone and see if it shows up in the logs: Now, I’m going to hazard a guess and assume that you don’t want to spend your evenings sifting through the log, matching up IP addresses to salacious websites.
You can also Google your router’s model number and “Logs under “Content Filtering.”Initially, this is going to be a bunch of mumbo-jumbo. If you can already parse out all this info, then great. What you want to pay attention to in this screenshot are the IP addresses for the Source. As you can see, 192.168.1.6 is JACK-WIN7, which is what I named my main computer. HP8D41B1, I’m assuming, is the netbook sitting open on my kitchen table. Luckily, you can automate it somewhat by blocking sites.
When it comes to ensuring safety and responsibility on the Internet, proper education and a policy of mutual trust and respect are the best policies. The web is a vast playground of debauchery and anthropological horrors, and it’s a teenager’s prerogative to peer occasionally over the Gates of Mordor into the land of shadows.
From porn and bomb-building guides to Facebook and Twitter, the Internet is a vast cornucopia of potentially hazardous material.
Using this information, we’ll track who was looking at what. Blocking sites and services on your router restrict access to certain websites or activity on certain ports.
Notice along the bottom that you can add a trusted IP address.
From viruses and phishing schemes to sexual predators and dangerous misinformation from irresponsible news journalists, there’s a lot out there that can harm your child and your family that can’t be stopped through Big Brother-style monitoring.
Your energy is far better spent trying to teach your kid to be a responsible and thoughtful consumer of media.
This will save you a lot of time sifting through the logs manually and also prevents your suspects from knowing that you’re monitoring their activity.
With a filter like this, you can get a daily report of your son or daughter’s web activity, as well as a flag each time certain keywords show up. Using NETGEAR’s built-in security tools, you can easily monitor all network traffic going into or coming out of your home.