Technical Discussion
  >> DSL Hardware Discussion


Register (or login) on our website and you will not see this ad.


Pages in this thread: 1 | 2 | (show all)   Print Thread
Standard User stephenco
(learned) Tue 14-May-13 20:20:04
Print Post

Looking new router to remotely access visited website URL's


[link to this post]
 
I have an internet connection at 3 other business properties where I want to keep an eye on which websites are being accessed through the router.

I've heard there are some routers which can be configured to email me on a daily basis the history of sites visited in the past 24 hours and perhaps even allow me to remotely log onto the router to access this history.

Could I ask the name of this technology / facility so that I can check it against various routers. If anyone can recommend some routers which do this I'd appreciate it.

Two of the properties have a cable router (with incorporated modem) and the other is a standard telephone line router but any suggestions must be wireless please.
Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Tue 14-May-13 21:58:13
Print Post

Re: Looking new router to remotely access visited website UR


[re: stephenco] [link to this post]
 
"Remote Management" is the ability to access a router management system via its WAN port.

--

Phil

MaxDSL - goes as fast as it can and doesn't read the line checker first.

MaxDSL diagnostics
Standard User stephenco
(learned) Tue 14-May-13 23:27:12
Print Post

Re: Looking new router to remotely access visited website UR


[re: yarwell] [link to this post]
 
Thanks for this, but could you tell me the name of the facility to check for to ensure it will / can email a log of sites visited over a certain period please?


Register (or login) on our website and you will not see this ad.

Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Wed 15-May-13 08:45:30
Print Post

Re: Looking new router to remotely access visited website UR


[re: stephenco] [link to this post]
 
Firewall logging, Parental Controls, URL Logging

http://www.groovypost.com/howto/free-parental-contro... seems relevant

in general the more business orientated firewall devices are good at this sort of thing - "firewall logs url visited router" into Google gets some relevant hits.

OpenDNS.org can be used to restrict access to categories of site and may also offer some logging - can't remember.

--

Phil

MaxDSL - goes as fast as it can and doesn't read the line checker first.

MaxDSL diagnostics
Standard User kevinrduke
(regular) Wed 15-May-13 09:09:00
Print Post

Re: Looking new router to remotely access visited website UR


[re: stephenco] [link to this post]
 
Netgear Routers will send logs via email containing the information you require
Standard User BP1
(committed) Wed 15-May-13 17:23:03
Print Post

Re: Looking new router to remotely access visited website UR


[re: stephenco] [link to this post]
 
I use opendns and this offers filtering of websites and stats. The stats page can be quite lengthy as all dns requests are logged. From memory the free service provides limited white listing and a limited time on logs stored. The paid version has 1 years of logs to view.
Depending on the router you can set firewall rules so that the opendns service cannot be bypassed.

You access the opendns settings and logs via the cloud from anywhere.

Regards

BP1

BTBroadband

"When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane"

Edited by BP1 (Wed 15-May-13 17:24:29)

Standard User stephenco
(learned) Wed 15-May-13 19:50:05
Print Post

Re: Looking new router to remotely access visited website UR


[re: BP1] [link to this post]
 
Thanks BP1, I'll get a look at this over the next couple of days as it sounds perfect.
Standard User stephenco
(learned) Thu 16-May-13 17:24:56
Print Post

Re: Looking new router to remotely access visited website UR


[re: kevinrduke] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by kevinrduke:
Netgear Routers will send logs via email containing the information you require

I'm using a Netgear VMDG280 but it doesn't seem to. It doesn't even support DDNS updating which is causing me problems, that's part of the reason I'm happy to change it. Can you recommend a particular model please?
Standard User kevinrduke
(regular) Thu 16-May-13 17:59:01
Print Post

Re: Looking new router to remotely access visited website UR


[re: stephenco] [link to this post]
 
It looks like Virgin Media removed that option when they customised the firmware.

I've used DG834v1, v3 and GT on ADSL and all have been able to send logs.

I am currently on FTTC using a WNDR4000.

The only issue people get with the emails side of things is when the isp blocks port 25 as there is no way to modify it.
Standard User stephenco
(learned) Thu 16-May-13 20:30:36
Print Post

Re: Looking new router to remotely access visited website UR


[re: yarwell] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by yarwell:
http://www.groovypost.com/howto/free-parental-contro... seems relevant

OpenDNS.org can be used to restrict access to categories of site and may also offer some logging - can't remember.

Interesting article and link to opendns.org; thanks.
Pages in this thread: 1 | 2 | (show all)   Print Thread

Jump to