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    Log of websites on Router?

    I have a Linksys wireless router (WRT54G) in my house for sharing a DSL connection. We have had problems with my son-in-law (who lives with us) looking a porn on my computer before I put a password on it. When I let him connect his computer to my wireless router, I told him the router logged all the sites he would visit to try and keep him off the porn sites since he would think I would see them.

    Now, I have a couple of questions about this. First, does the router actually do this? I figured it should but I cannot not find it anywhere in the documentation or router menus. Second, I see where the router has fields to block certain websites so I know I could block www.HotBabes.com and the like. However, there are a limited number of fields so you can only block a few sites. Is there a more effective way to use the router to block access to pornographic websites?


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    Re: Log of websites on Router?

    I think that the WRT54G has a very limited filter, which won't really do what you want.

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    Re: Log of websites on Router?

    Get a new "son-in-law"! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Log of websites on Router?

    If you look at the User Guide (linked at Linksys.com - Products/Wireless/Basic Networking/Broadband Routers/Wireless-G/WRT54G) on page 18 it talks about logging all traffic.

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    Re: Log of websites on Router?

    Hey Ronny, I have an 8 year old and I keep track of his internet usage with a keylogger. There are a bunch of free one out there. They not only keep track of websites but keystrokes, mouse clicks and application used.
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    Re: Log of websites on Router?

    Mike,

    That will only help if you have control of the PC, if the son-in-law is using his own PC it will be a bit harder.

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    Re: Log of websites on Router?

    Well, yes, its a bit sneaky but there are a few packages that will dump the data file on a share on another pc. As long as you can get on the pc once to install the package, all the data can be put elsewhere.
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    Re: Log of websites on Router?

    Any suggestions on how to do that? I'm open to suggestions
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    Re: Log of websites on Router?

    That will not work here. It might have back when he was using my computer but I kicked him off and he and my daughter now have their own computer that accesses my DSL via the router.


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    Re: Log of websites on Router?

    You could replace the WRT54G with a device that supports family friendly filtering.

    How are you using this device? Is it acting as a router, and a Network Access point, and a DSL modem, or just some of these things?

    StuartR

    Edited by StuartR to add
    A quick google search for "parental control" adsl router showed a few examples, including http://www.draytek.co.uk/products/vigor2800.html

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    Re: Log of websites on Router?

    Have you considered a service like OpenDNS?
    I've never tried it, but seems like it might be just what you're looking for.
    Dan

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