PDA

View Full Version : Wireless network--monitoring activity



JeffC83
03-31-08, 10:39 PM
I have a wireless network to connect different computers in my home to
the internet. From the main computer, is it possible for me to monitor
what sites the other computers are viewing, without purchasing any
special software? If so, how do I do this?

Bill Kearney
03-31-08, 11:32 PM
You can't expect to get answers if you don't mention what sort of router you
have, the operating system(s) on your computers, and the type of wifi
network cards in them


"JeffC83" <jeffrey_m_cooper@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:4eb888a8-366e-44a3-8053-1def08790fdf@e23g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
>I have a wireless network to connect different computers in my home to
> the internet. From the main computer, is it possible for me to monitor
> what sites the other computers are viewing, without purchasing any
> special software? If so, how do I do this?

P.Schuman
03-31-08, 11:54 PM
JeffC83 wrote:
> I have a wireless network to connect different computers in my home to
> the internet. From the main computer, is it possible for me to monitor
> what sites the other computers are viewing, without purchasing any
> special software? If so, how do I do this?

if you looking to keep tabs on where the spouse or kids are going,
there are a couple of different broad brush solutions.
One would be just looking at your router log.
Another would be something like WallWatcher software on your PC
that merely pulls the logs from the router for realtime viewing.
If you are looking to actually see what is on the screen of the other
computers,
then that's a different story & software solutions.
What router do you have ?

Jeff Liebermann
04-01-08, 12:15 AM
On Mon, 31 Mar 2008 20:39:10 -0700 (PDT), JeffC83
<jeffrey_m_cooper@hotmail.com> wrote:

>I have a wireless network to connect different computers in my home to
>the internet. From the main computer, is it possible for me to monitor
>what sites the other computers are viewing, without purchasing any
>special software? If so, how do I do this?

Any particular make and model router?

On what manner of machine were you planning to use for monitoring?
Most routers do NOT store ancient history of the kids midnight
browsing habits. The data needs to be recorded immediately or it's
lost. That means you'll need to have a computah turned on all the
time collecting statistics and URL's. An old laptop will work.

Various network monitors:
<http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi#Network_Monitors>
Most show traffic statistics, but a few record URL's.

There are also traffic and URL monitors that are specific to various
routers.

--
# Jeff Liebermann 150 Felker St #D Santa Cruz CA 95060
# 831-336-2558 jeffl@comix.santa-cruz.ca.us
# http://802.11junk.com jeffl@cruzio.com
# http://www.LearnByDestroying.com AE6KS

Mr. Arnold
04-01-08, 03:23 PM
"JeffC83" <jeffrey_m_cooper@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:4eb888a8-366e-44a3-8053-1def08790fdf@e23g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
>I have a wireless network to connect different computers in my home to
> the internet. From the main computer, is it possible for me to monitor
> what sites the other computers are viewing, without purchasing any
> special software? If so, how do I do this?

If your router is on the list, you can use the software. If your router is
not on the list but has a syslog, then you can write to them, and they can
add your router's syslog to the program.

http://sonic.net/wallwatcher/