Monitoring Wifi Check the sites visited. Like IE history



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26 Mar 2009, 10:19 am

I have a broadband account, tiscali. I have decided share it with a neighbour wifi. However, I want to see if he goes to any bad sites, like IE history. Any way that I can check the sites he visits. Ideally without installing stuff on his computer.



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26 Mar 2009, 11:22 am

why and why?


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26 Mar 2009, 11:41 am

It depends...

Recently, I got myself a modem/router/WiFi box, because I had got bored with only being able to connect two machines at a time. I.e. I was using an old USB modem for my broadband, and a crossover cable when I wanted a second machine online.

I had also just got my Acer Aspire One, and wanted that to connect via the WiFi (which I didn't have).

Now, when I got the router, I had some hassle with getting my Apache webserving working properly, so I fell back on using the USB modem for the broadband, instead of the router box.

With that setup, it would be easy to monitor access, as I could just log the stuff accessed via the USB modem on that machine.

However, with the router connecting the WiFi directly to the broadband, you would need to patch into the router box to see what was going on. Not so easy. My Zoom modem allows a fair amount of tinkering, but I don't think I can monitor the direct WiFi to modem connections at the level you are talking about.


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26 Mar 2009, 11:50 am

You shouldnt, that has to break data protection laws.



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26 Mar 2009, 11:59 am

DeLoreanDude wrote:
You shouldnt, that has to break data protection laws.

An interesting point.

I rather doubt that it would do that, as Aspie_Chav could make it quite clear to his neighbour that he would (for his own peace of mind) be monitoring the sites visited.

However, there's a strong possibility he would be breaking his contract with Tiscali... almost certainly if he "subcontracted" out his broadband connection to his neighbour, by charging him for it. I'm sure the small print will say something like "... to be used by the subscriber and such machines as are present on his residence".


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26 Mar 2009, 12:20 pm

I think it is more a case of offering him free internet becuase he want to know what sites he goes on.

Probably what will happen is you will a get a bunch of other freeloaders afte he find out, and a massive bill.

If you don't trust you neighbour why sould he trust you?


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26 Mar 2009, 5:16 pm

0_equals_true wrote:
I think it is more a case of offering him free internet becuase he want to know what sites he goes on.


They are probably ok. They are not that into computers just looking for a Job, and they don't have BT phone to support broadband. However, non family have a greater tenancy to look at pornographic sites, which may have implications.



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26 Mar 2009, 5:22 pm

lau wrote:
However, there's a strong possibility he would be breaking his contract with Tiscali... almost certainly if he "subcontracted" out his broadband connection to his neighbour, by charging him for it. I'm sure the small print will say something like "... to be used by the subscriber and such machines as are present on his residence".


Would the rule hold the same of they was housemate rather then neighbors, which is subject to the various types of property one lives in.



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26 Mar 2009, 5:26 pm

lau wrote:
However, there's a strong possibility he would be breaking his contract with Tiscali... almost certainly if he "subcontracted" out his broadband connection to his neighbour, by charging him for it. I'm sure the small print will say something like "... to be used by the subscriber and such machines as are present on his residence".


Would the rule hold the same of they was housemate rather then neighbors, which is subject to the various types of property one lives in.



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26 Mar 2009, 5:27 pm

lau wrote:
However, there's a strong possibility he would be breaking his contract with Tiscali... almost certainly if he "subcontracted" out his broadband connection to his neighbour, by charging him for it. I'm sure the small print will say something like "... to be used by the subscriber and such machines as are present on his residence".


Would the rule hold the same of they was housemate rather then neighbors, which is subject to the various types of property one lives in.



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06 Apr 2009, 11:55 am

I have a Netgear wireless router on my broadband connection. It can keep a log of sites visited which can be accessed by logging into the administrative menu on the router. To access though, the user must have a direct connection to view it.


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09 Apr 2009, 7:44 pm

With a lot of routers you can turn on this type of logging in the router itself.



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09 Apr 2009, 8:22 pm

Aspie_Chav wrote:
Would the rule hold the same of they was housemate rather then neighbors, which is subject to the various types of property one lives in.


I would think the usage agreement would apply to a legal address.


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