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Posted by: GoneNative ( )
Date: July 17, 2012 12:44PM

Is it possible to see what websites someone visited on your wifi network? I was at my HT's house doing laundry (long story, don't wanna talk about it) and I connected to his wifi. When I opened my browser it was on the forum and reloaded. He's pretty tech savvy, so I just wanted to know if it was possible.

Has my cover been blown?

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Posted by: mindlight ( )
Date: July 17, 2012 12:52PM


must clear history on computer before you leave. That could be enough, unless, he really wants to look at where you have been and knows how.

My info is from a few years ago....

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Posted by: mujahid ali ( )
Date: March 12, 2013 08:28AM

I want to get a list of websites for getting informations about wifi

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Posted by: Falvarez ( )
Date: June 04, 2013 03:22AM

A long time a go, a friend used my computer and somehow, he was able to see what websites people had visited using my Internet through other computers. Anyone knows what this website is? Pls help!

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Posted by: HazzaBoo ( )
Date: July 03, 2013 09:04PM

aw man now I'm gonna be busted for all the fanfics I read on my DSi at 3am...

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Posted by: yoyo08636146 ( )
Date: July 15, 2013 01:43PM

OK, I need to know if my husband has been following me around on my internet. He is getting a little creepy and paranoid lately (did too many drugs in the 60's I guess). I have thinking about getting a divorce, seeing what the law is and any tips to get a head start on it, and there are things he is saying that makes me think he is stalking me on the internet.

How do I find one of those "top secret" spyware programs that says no one can find it without paying the NSA to find it?

Also, is there a way that he can capture what is coming across my wifi? We have a PC, but mostly use our ipads. The PC is allegedly on the fritz... but that is where the Wifi software is located.

I have a passcode on my ipad and always clear my cache, history and cookies before logging off, so I am thinking the only way could be tracking me is on the wife address.

Specific, easy to understand information would be helpful.

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Posted by: Athena ( )
Date: October 27, 2013 01:03PM

The NSA can see what you look at, but your husband won't be able to. Use a different device and a different network and your home wifi will not be an issue.

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Posted by: Mormoney ( )
Date: July 15, 2013 02:16PM

Here's a response to this kind of question I found when I googled it:

Can they? Yes. Will they? Highly Doubtful.

They'd have to be set up for it. They'd need a Computer, Software, and sufficient Tech knowledge to do it. And they'd have to have a reason to go to all the trouble.

Unless you're running some kind of encryption, all ethernet packets are visible on a given network.

Tech geeks parked at Starbucks "can" see what everyone is up to if they are so inclined. They can even see your porn pics LIVE as you download themYes, any passwords entered on a public network "could" be captured.

Most home network routers don't log web sites. Too much data. A DNS (Domain Name Service) server will. 99.9% of home networks use the cable companies' DNS server. They don't set up their own.

In a normal home network, there is nothing by default that records your traffic. However, if there is a hacker kid living there, I'd be more concerned.

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Posted by: BULLDOG 123 ( )
Date: August 06, 2013 09:31PM

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Posted by: Rick Novell ( )
Date: September 14, 2013 02:49AM

I am living in a housing complex that is strict on its internet usage. If I plug a personal router into their LAN will they still be able to see all of my activity on the internet?

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Posted by: a'lil bit h4cr ( )
Date: October 03, 2013 01:58PM

some internett dealers let you do this just fallow these steps

1 open the CMD/Command Promt (on run just type cmd and it will pop up)

2 type in "ipconfig"

3 locate the IP called "default gateway"

4 type the IP into your web-browser (as an adress) PS with dots
* if password is needed try username and password "admin"

now try finding a history there
if u have the history option u will be able to see 1,2 or 5 years of browsing even if deleted

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Posted by: helpme please ( )
Date: October 11, 2013 12:02AM

Sooo if i use my house wifi on my phone, can someone see my history of my phone??

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Posted by: kissedbyPink78 ( )
Date: October 27, 2013 03:51AM

I have a 13 yr old teenager and I know he's curious but I'd like to know if he's visited a seriously vulgar porn site.Or if it was just my husband. It doesn't seem like either of them and of course they both said NO! Just wondering if u could help me out? Thank you, Sonja

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Posted by: notnewatthisanymore ( )
Date: October 27, 2013 04:31AM

Not directly. You could check if there were other websites in the history at the same time, such as e-mail, that might give away who it was.

FWIW, I would just leave it alone, unless it starts affecting the rest of their lives, it isn't a big deal, and isn't important who it is. It might, however, be a signal that it is time for someone to talk to your son about safe sex and being smart when it comes to intimacy. Also, of course he is going to say no when you ask about it, you are his MOM. What boy wants to talk about sex/porn with his mom, or fess up to it, or anything even near it?

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Posted by: snake bite ( )
Date: October 27, 2013 06:21AM

I have been busted!!! I was talking to my sister about websights bad websights... And I did not know my dad was listening(long soy) any way I rely wanted to know if my Dad can check what I have bbeen on by the wifi box because I am pooing it ???

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Posted by: GoneNative ( )
Date: July 17, 2012 12:58PM

No, I didn't use his desk/laptop. I used my iPhine and Kindle

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Posted by: skander tea bag ( )
Date: July 17, 2012 01:19PM

There is also a log on his wifi access point that has a list of web sites visited. Depending on how OCD he is about, he may have the list emailed to him on a regular basis (this can be done automatically). It is nearly certain that he could look at the log if he has reason to.

He may also have a black-list (can be done with keywords), and if a page is loaded with a certain keyword ('weiner', for instance), it will automatically fire off an email alerting him.

This all happens regardless of what security you take with your browser (clearing history, using privacy mode, etc.) The router or access point will still have a log somewhere with you device's MAC address and the sites visited.

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Posted by: Arthur D. ( )
Date: July 17, 2012 01:16PM

Yes, the Wi-Fi router usually stores a list of web sites accessed.

However, on my router (which is several years old) the log typically rolls over after only a day or two. I would guess that he is unlikely to check the log unless he is suspicious of web usage in the house for some reason. I am also pretty tech savvy and I never check my logs.

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Posted by: Demon of Kolob ( )
Date: March 12, 2013 12:35PM

Not all Wi-Fi routers do this, a really cheap one will not have this feature.

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Posted by: MJ ( )
Date: July 17, 2012 01:34PM

The way I read what you wrote, you brought your own laptop and used the HTs wi-fi, correct?

Well, as long as they do not have physical access to your computer, and you do not have some remote login enabled that lets them get remote access to your computer, then they can not get anything from your browser, log files or cache.

As far as his network is concerned, his wi-fi router or other hardware on his network, that really depends on the capabilities of the devices on his network, so the answer is a big fat maybe. It would also mean they cared enough about what you did to search through the logs.

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Posted by: cludgie ( )
Date: July 03, 2013 10:25PM

Yeah, normally you would be safe unless you're both sharing computers. Verrry few people have things set up in a way that they can track traffic through their router. Just remember that you can set up any browser to clear the cache, the history, and everything each time you exit the browser. Also, never leave the browser up and running while you go somewhere, anyway; always close it, and if you have it set up right, everything will clear each time.

If you're using Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE), stop. The best use for IE is to download another browser, like Chrome, Firefox, or Opera. Plus, as Alpiner points out, you can begin using TOR, which is an anonymiser. There are other systems and ways of being anonymous, too. TOR has a system of routing your search and traffic through different countries, and it's difficult to determine where the session is coming from. But as Alpiner points out, it is slow, due to the country-hopping. Still, use it if security is your main concern.

Try setting up several different browsers, like Firefox, Opera, Chrome, etc., to use all at once if you're doing something like using Travelocity and other travel sites to buy a ticket. Using a separate browser for each site keeps the company from ratcheting up your price as you flip back and forth.

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Posted by: Now a Gentile ( )
Date: March 12, 2013 11:14AM

There are ways to not only see what sites you visited but one can copy everything you download. This forum sends it's data in text so it is easily read by programs such as Wireshark. There are also third-party firewalls that can log visits and do daily reports. Most people don't go through that trouble or are not into IT enough to do it though.

If they have a managed switch they can have everything that goes through a connection copied to a log. Some programs can even decrypt data if the algorythm and key is known.

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Posted by: Alpiner ( )
Date: July 03, 2013 09:28PM

He can see the URL's you visited if his router logs such things or if he has an on-site DNS server that serviced your DNS requests for this website.

Most people are not compulsive enough to do that, though. Realistically, unless he has alerts set up, he probably won't know.

He can view the content of what you did if it went over HTTP. If it went over HTTPS, he can't see it unless he has something called an SSL Intercept / SSLBump proxy (and you probably would have seen a warning had this been the case).

If you want to browse anonymously, you've got a few options:
-- Use an HTTPS proxy (or set up your own)
-- Configure a VPN at your home. Whenever browsing on someone else's network, connect to the VPN, then begin your browsing. By doing this, all of your traffic is "tunneled"-- encrypted in a way that it cannot be intercepted.

There are those that suggest using TOR, but TOR is dog-slow. Also, using TOR will throw red flags on a router if alerting is set up; it fits into the same category as P2P sharing. A curious admin will ask what in the world you're using TOR for.

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Posted by: Makurosu ( )
Date: July 15, 2013 02:35PM

I just checked my cheap $100 Linksys router, and it has a logging feature under "Admin" but it only tells the source IP and destination IP and no timestamp, and it's set to "disabled" by default. Also, I wonder how much space there is on the router for a log file. On a router configured for DHCP (where a local IP is assigned when you connect to the wifi), it would be hard to tell who is accessing what and when if there are very many people using the network. I wouldn't even bother on my router.

I agree with others saying that it is possible, but really unlikely.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/15/2013 02:37PM by Makurosu.

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Posted by: dogblogger ( )
Date: July 15, 2013 03:01PM

Your modem and/or router usually have a logging setting, at least both of mine do. The modem log is only the last 50 web sites, and only the domain. Many websites will completely fill the log by loading one page because of all the affiliated sites, ads, trackerss and so on. This log can't be disabled and is always running on my particular modem. It's readable by anyone on my home network who knows it exists. I think it's there so my ISP can help troubleshoot problems.

My Router (a separate piece of gear in my case) has a logging option that is rather extensive. I have it disabled right now.

This is separate from clearing your browser history or using a private session in Chrome or Firefox. These log all traffic.

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Posted by: Redneck Wonderland ( )
Date: September 14, 2013 04:28PM

As mentioned earlier, it depends on the router some do, some don't and if logging is enabled. Most likely it won't be an isssue even if it's on because they would have to view the logs first and most people don't. Plus they would need to know it's you either the mac address or the device name, so unless your device is named "GoneNative's iphone" then I won't worry about it.

Bulldog / Rick - above applies if they have logging on their router they can monitor the mac address, site name, IP Address, Ect that's requesting a network connection.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/14/2013 04:40PM by Redneck Wonderland.

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Posted by: caca ( )
Date: September 24, 2013 08:07PM

That's so crappy.

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Posted by: elfling_notloggedin ( )
Date: October 11, 2013 12:17AM

May I suggest some things that can help, but won't fix the router logging issue.

First, go to and install https everywhere.

This will give you an encrypted connection between you and websites that offer it. Both your browser's requests and the pages you choose to display.

If any of your devices are shared, Firefox offers private browsing which keeps no cookies, or tracking information at all while it is on.

For absolutely private web browsing (this will fix the router logging issue) the only thing available is the Tor browser bundle. But, you will take a performance hit.

For web searches, use Duckduckgo and Blekko search engines.

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Posted by: notamormon ( )
Date: October 11, 2013 08:35AM

I use duckduckgo and Safari.

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Posted by: Redneck Wonderland ( )
Date: October 11, 2013 10:17AM

Don't forget the ixquick and startpage browsers

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Posted by: Y'all are being ridiculous ( )
Date: October 27, 2013 07:22AM

Setting up this level of monitoring would be insane, especially for the lay person. There are only two ways people could monitor what you are doing over wifi. One, they could use a wireless packet sniffer and see what pages you are asking for and getting, this would take somebody anticipating something specific AND having the technical know how to interpret what they got, AND some way of filtering the flood of data they would get.

The other method would be to have some software installed at or near the router that would record all traffic. This would also be a flood of data, and so they would have to have technical know how and something they are expecting before this would be the case.

In order to do anything automatically with this stuff, would take around 10 years of specialized training/education, give or take. This isn't something your dad could do in his spare time from his government office job, while trying to catch you looking at naked ladies on the Internet.

The likelihood of someone being able to use this in a practical scenario is very small. If they wanted to do something, they would be way more likely to install a filter, but if you are accessing it with no problems, unless they check your browser history, there is a 99.99% chance that no one will know what you have been looking at. It would just take too much time and expertise to do any meaningful monitoring. Not to mention anticipation.

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Posted by: squeebee ( )
Date: October 27, 2013 01:24PM

All it takes is the right home router, and the knowledge that there's a button called WWW access history.

While I still doubt many would go to the trouble, it doesn't require a wifi sniffer and the ability to do big data analytics.

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Posted by: whitethunder ( )
Date: October 27, 2013 01:17PM

Making use of Chrome's "Incognito Mode" or Firefox's "Private Browsing" will solve 99% of potential problems. When you close your browser it "forgets" everything from your browsing session. I don't know if Internet Explorer has an equivalent. Don't use Internet Explorer, anyway.

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