How can I see what websites are visited from each device on my router?

JayxratedJayxrated Member Posts: 1
edited January 2020 in Devices & Security
I need to know how to view what devices go on whuch devicez

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  • StevetheITguyStevetheITguy Member Posts: 2
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    The higher end routers may have the ability to export via syslog. Otherwise I'd setup a DNS service (I use OpenDNS) where you can review all requests and traffic.

  • TheMilk_ManTheMilk_Man Member Posts: 1
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    If you’re talking about getting the actual name to the websites, ie www.google.com, the long answer is no..and the short answer is no too. Routers will store the sites IP address in the sys log(source and destination ip), depending on how much space is allotted for said log will dictate how far your search will go back. You can also check the Routing table, but if you’re using a basic home router it won’t have anything but your routers address and a general 0.0.0.0

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  • CiaranCiaran Administrator Posts: 1,168
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    Is anybody aware of any devices that can perhaps  assist with this? @rooted @Marc @kltaylor
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  • PixelpopperPixelpopper Moderator Posts: 130
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    If you are in a domestic situation you may be able to check the browser history (Internet explorer, safari etc.) on each device with the consent of the user.

    in a commercial situation the business will have rights to examine browsing history as well although there are more effective logging methods in this case.

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  • rootedrooted Gulf Coast, USModerator Posts: 863
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    Router Limits can provide this functionality but you have to buy a device and pay $9.99/month:

    I tested it on the Luxul router I recently purchased and it works well.

    PixelpopperCiaran
  • kltaylorkltaylor Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 1,231
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    Hi @Jayxrated, the best approach to this scenario is going to rely completely on your level of technical knowledge and how in-depth you are willing to go with this.

    The option to implement and use a DNS like OpenDNS (I use PI-Hole) will provide to you a deep level of what's connecting and where they are requesting data from.  In a lot of situations, those websites will be represented by their public IP address, which you can discover who they are easy enough through your browser.

    If you have technical know-how, instead of paying a monthly subscription for a service to do this for you, purchasing a Raspberry Pi or make use of an old machine with Ubuntu as its OS, adding it to your network, installing PI-Hole, and then re-directing your DNS in the router to the IP address (static) of that machine.


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  • CiaranCiaran Administrator Posts: 1,168
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    Thanks for the feedback folks, much appreciated. @Jayxrated if you find any of these answers useful please mark the most relevant as 'yes'. Thanks again
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  • exosecexosec Member Posts: 1
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    A free account with www.opendns.com will get you a dashboard gui showing amoung many other things a list of all domains visited and blocked at the DNS level. You can't go wrong. Good luck

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  • Iam1neIam1ne Member Posts: 1
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    Firewalla will tell you site/domain and doesn’t involve monthly subscription fees. Recommendation is to get Firewalla Blue since it can do packet inspection at 500+ MB’s.

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  • JayJay UKMember, Beta Tester Posts: 5
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    You might also like to take a look at the community version of ntopng: https://www.ntop.org/products/traffic-analysis/ntop/
    PixelpopperCiaran
  • kltaylorkltaylor Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 1,231
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    Jay said:
    You might also like to take a look at the community version of ntopng: https://www.ntop.org/products/traffic-analysis/ntop/
    Awww... new toys! =)  Going to check that out right now.
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  • MichaelRoweMichaelRowe Member Posts: 6
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    If you want that level of insights, look at something like Wireshark.  It's a bit complex, but can capture and track tons of info on your network.
    Pixelpopper
  • PixelpopperPixelpopper Moderator Posts: 130
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    .........Wireshark.  It's a bit complex, but can capture and track tons of info on your network.........
    Wireshark is a remarkably good, and free, network monitoring, assessment & analysis tool (which I use from time to time). It can also produce user customisable reports but it can take an age to learn to use it effectively. To satisfy the requirement of the topic title, one of the other (Free) options would be easier to configure & use.
    Ciaran
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