If you have another router, such as a Linksys, Belkin, ASUS, or D-Link router, the steps will look entirely different. If that doesn’t work, open and type ipconfig /all and look for the field that reads default gateway.
But I’m willing to bet you can achieve the same outcome by poking around.] From any computer, access your router’s setup page by typing in its IP address into your browser window. A Quick Note About Your Default Password You’ll probably be prompted to enter a username and password. Try admin / password or admin / 1234 or admin / admin or root / root. This lists all the devices that are connecting to the router. To illustrate, I’ll visit on my i Phone and see if it shows up in the logs: Now, I’m going to hazard a guess and assume that you don’t want to spend your evenings sifting through the log, matching up IP addresses to salacious websites.
Here, we see that all the activity is coming from 192.168.1.6. This is a rock solid way to police web activity because it can’t be circumvented from a computer. In this case, I don’t want to block myself from these sites, just my untrustworthy kids.
For the most part, I’m of the opinion that a little bit of minor mischief is harmless, and perhaps even character building, as long as they come out relatively unscathed.
But if you’re interested in sheltering your child, there’s an equally lavish smorgasbord of parental control and net nannying tools at your disposal.
When it comes to ensuring safety and responsibility on the Internet, proper education and a policy of mutual trust and respect are the best policies. The web is a vast playground of debauchery and anthropological horrors, and it’s a teenager’s prerogative to peer occasionally over the Gates of Mordor into the land of shadows.
From porn and bomb-building guides to Facebook and Twitter, the Internet is a vast cornucopia of potentially hazardous material.
Making matters worse, by installing the software on their machine, you’re immediately tipping your hand by revealing that [A] you are watching them and [B] which tool you are using.
The better way to do things is to take a page out of the government’s book and surreptitiously and warrantlessly monitor all Internet traffic that goes out of your house.