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2 Best Ways to Check Browsing History on WiFi Router

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Megan Evans

Updated: Jul 15, 2021 10:24 am

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Can I see what websites have been visited on my WiFi?

Yes. Every neighborhood has wireless networks and routers. With the convenience of surfing freely, your WiFi router is like a big vault where gathers tons of valuable information, such as websites visited on every phone connected to it. In this post, we'll show you 2 feasible ways of how to check browsing history on WiFi router, now take a peek under the covers to see what've been browsed and even track social media networking.

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Way 1: Access Your Routers Settings on Computer

Some WiFi routers have the ability to create system and traffic logs of the devices connected at anytime. So this could be a useful resource for someone to spy through WiFi router.

Difficulty: Medium

Time needed: 10-30 minutes

Steps of How to Check WiFi Router History on Computer

Step 1: Start by, you need to find out your IP address. In order to open a command window, hold down the Windows key and press R at the same time on your keyboard.

Step 2: Type cmd in the box and tap OK.

command window

Step 3: Then it will open a new window, type ipconfig/all and tap Enter key to execute the command.

how to find ip address

Step 4: Scroll down and you will find your IP address under the line Default Gateway. It will be in the format of '000.000.0.0'.

default gateway

Step 5: Copy your IP address value to a browser.

search ip address with a browser

Step 6: You will be promtped to login with your WiFi router account. If you don't remember the account name and password, go to your router manufacture's website asking for help or check the packaging and instruction book of your router.

login your router account

Step 7: Once you login your WiFi router website, you can click on Outgoing Log Table to view the activiy of the devices that are connecting to the router.

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NOTE:

As you can see, you will get a basic list of names, sources, IP addresses, and MAC addresses by checking router history. But it may not show you specific URLs someone visited on a particular website. It you want more information, turn to our next solution.

Way 2: Monitor What Websites Were Visited on WiFi Router Remotely

If you want to check specific browsing history on WiFi router, there are a lot of programs available online that can access web browsing and other activity whether the phone is connected to the router or mobile data outside. KidsGuard Pro is one of the best phone tracking applications that allows you to view a person's surfing records, social media interations, location, and lots more. This app provides users with an online remote portal where you can access with a browser at any device. Most importantly, the target person has no idea of being tapped as KidsGuard Pro works in incognito mode.

Key Features of KidsGuard Pro Web History Spying

  • You can check all the visited sites along with specific URLs on WiFi or mobile data. Sites in incognito mode can also be tracked.

  • You can see the precise date and time of each site and how many times a it is opened by the target.

  • You can simply log in your dashboard remotely to find out whatever has been going on in the target phone.

  • The recorded data syncs in real-time. You will be able to check the very latest web history.

  • Apart from web history, this app is packed with 30+ tracking features, like messages, location, etc.

  • Last but not least, it is very easy to use and you don't need any technical knowledge.

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How to Monitor Internet Activity on Your WiFi Router with KidsGuard Pro

Now that you know everything about KidsGuard Pro, let's learn how to use it. We will explain everything in detail. Follow the given steps to check what websites were visited on WiFi with this tool.

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: 3-5 minutes

Step 1: You need to begin with registration on KidsGuard Pro. Then buy a pricing plan that fits your need.

Step 2: Next, get hold of the target's mobile and unliok it. Open a browser and download KidsGuard Pro app from www.clevguard.net using WiFi or cellular data connection.

download the apk file

Step 3: Now, tap on the downloaded APK file in order to lauch the setup. Log in your account. Then an on-screen wizard will come up on the screen and you should follow the instructions to complete the procedure. When you have successfully installed this app, you will see the app icon disappear from the Home screen.

provide the necessary access

Step 4: You can use your own device and start tracking the target phone. Go to its website and click on the login option. Find your order and click on Dashboard. Choose Phone Files > Browser History, it will show you all the internet browsing history on WiFi/cellular data of the phone.

monitor browser history on kidsguard pro dashboard

This is the best way on how to check router history. KidsGuard Pro is an all-round monitoring application, from which you can quickly tell if your children or employees have visited any unsavory websites, who and what they are talking with on social media(Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram...), where they have been outside and more.

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Tips: How to Hide Browsing History from WiFi Owner?

A Wi-Fi owner can see the browsing history of any device connected to the Wi-Fi network using a Wi-Fi history viewer. In order to hide your browsing history, you can take the following steps.

Use HTTPS Browser Extension.

There are two types of websites we access regularly. The first type follows HTTPS protocol that encrypts your activities on that website. Therefore, no one can know about your web activities. The second type follows HTTP protocol which is unsecured and it lets third-parties log your web activities. Use an HTTPS browser extension like ‘HTTPS Everywhere’ to encrypt your activities on HTTP-based websites.

Use VPN (Virtual Private Network) Service

When you use a VPN service, your web activities get protected from spying and logging activities. It hides your IP address and the Wi-Fi owner won't know about your browsing history. You should opt for a paid VPN service to get the best benefits and keep your online privacy intact.

Switch to a Different ISP

If your ISP is logging all your web activities for selling to third parties, you should switch to a different ISP. While choosing an ISP, make sure it respects its customers' online privacy and stores minimal web activities for future reference and not for selling purpose.

FAQs

1. Can you see what someone is doing on your WiFi?

Yes. When someone is connected to your WiFi and you are the administrator, you can see the activities performed by the others. Some of the modern routers have inbuilt feature for monitoring purpose. However, you can also use apps like WireShark and OpenDNS for monitoring someone's activity on your WiFi.

2. Who can see my Internet activity?

First of all, your ISP can see your internet activity. If you are connected to any Wi-Fi network, the Wi-Fi administrator can see your web activity. Apart from them, the search engine can see your online activity. If you have any spyware app installed, your internet activity can be viewed by hackers or scammers.

3. How do I check my WiFi Router history?

The best way on how to check your WiFi router history is by visiting your router's login page and logging into your account. Watch out for the Administrative option under which you can look for the Log option. You can check the WiFi manual to find the instructions to view router history.

Conclusion

Nonetheless, it is possible to check WiFi history with 2 ways above. The first solution is free, but you can only check for the IP address, device names and MAC address. If you want to have a more specific look at someone's phone web history, you must give KidsGuard Pro a try. With this useful app, you'll have visibility and insight into someone's Internet use in real-time with on-the-go access with the online dashboard.

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By Megan Evans

Posted on Sep 25, 2020 ( Updated: Jul 15, 2021 )

A certified content marketing specialist with great passion for Internet and online safety. She is bent on educating the audience about cyber safety tips and tricks.

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