Parental monitoring of wireless web usage / times

  how!!!!!!!!!!! 17:54 31 Jul 06

Hi, I have recently set up a wireless broadband connection for my son's laptop and our home pc. All ok, no problems, however I would like to be able to monitor or log the times of the day and possibly the sites he visits when using his laptop un-supervised. Is this possible? Thanks

  ade.h 17:58 31 Jul 06

If you don't want to use 3rd-party software, then it will depend on what router you use....

  spikeychris 18:01 31 Jul 06

As ade.h says most routers log events such as who logs in and when. As for checking out the sites he visits - are you sure you want to know?

  HandyAndy007 10:57 01 Aug 06

a router can only do so much. Depending on the router you have, surely you have loked in the user guide to see what it is capable of. If it has a builtin firewall then you can block sites or bad words when searching. However you may find that for about 20 UKP you can install a little application such as cybersitter, etc. look here:
click here

You will find a comparison chart.

Hope this helps!


  HandyAndy007 10:58 01 Aug 06

by the way, all of those except one allows you to download the application as a trial, so you can see if it is the right one for you.


  how!!!!!!!!!!! 11:48 03 Aug 06


good info... thanks to all

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