Our way of life has changed dramatically as technology has advanced. The internet is primarily responsible for making the virtual world seem so natural to us.
The internet has an impact on everything we do, whether it’s ordering a burger, writing an online exam, or forming a personal relationship. It has a significant impact on how we interact with our peers, how we learn about international issues, and how our brains function.
However, monitoring students’ and children’s internet activities is difficult because everyone now knows how to clear their browsing history. In order to address this issue, we will concentrate on how to view someone’s search history via Wi-Fi in this blog. Before we get into how to see someone’s search history who uses your Wi-Fi, let us know if viewing someone’s search history is even possible.
How to Check Someone’s Search History Through Wifi
You should be aware that even if someone uses your Wi-Fi, you cannot directly access their browser history. However, by configuring your router, you can collect someone’s log data. Router settings differ greatly between brands. Having said that, most routers have a feature known as Logs. All of your browsing activities are recorded in Logs.
A web browser and a connection to your router are required to obtain device log data. Following that, you must enter information such as your IP address and access dates. The log is disabled by default. As a result, you must enable it by following the instructions in the router’s manual.
You can only track user activities after you enable it. You can also request a router log from your Internet service provider. If you want to examine your router’s history using a web browser on your own, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Open a web browser on your desktop and enter the IP address of your router. The IP address is a string of numbers that can be determined by carefully inspecting your router. It is occasionally accessible at the bottom of your router.
You can also access your router’s IP address from your desktop. To do this, go to the start menu and select Command Prompt. When the new window appears, enter ipconfig and press the Enter key. After that, look at the Default Gateway section of the Wireless LAN Adapter Wi-Fi section. The IP address of your router is specified by the string of numerical digits in Default Gateway. Copy and paste it into your web browser’s address bar.
Step 2: The next step will take you to the router’s dashboard. You must now sign in with your router’s admin username and password. This information is most likely at the bottom of your router, but you can also look for it in the manual.
Step 3: The site layouts differ from one router to the next. On the router dashboard’s homepage, you may notice a link to view your Wi-Fi history and logs. You can view the IP addresses of the websites that your router has visited by clicking on the link. To track a specific device’s internet activity, you must first determine its IP address. After that, you can go through the logs and find out which websites were visited by that specific IP address.
Step 4: The log contains information such as the time of entry into a specific website, the IP addresses of the devices used to access the internet, and the IP addresses of the websites visited. We hope that by following the steps outlined above, you will be able to track down someone who has accessed your Wi-Fi.
It is important to note, however, that collecting such data may violate their privacy. You should not access other people’s internet activities and should only use such methods for legitimate purposes, such as monitoring your child’s internet activity.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: Can I clear the history of my Wi-Fi router?
Yes, you can delete your Wi-Fi router’s history. All you have to do is log in to your router using a browser. You’ll see an option called Clear System Log near your Wi-Fi history section. Click here to clear your Wi-Fi router history.
Q2: Can I limit access to specific websites by configuring my Wi-Fi router?
Yes, it is possible to block websites that you do not want to visit. Go to the router’s settings page and look for Content Filtering, Access Restrictions, Block Sites, or other similar options. Once you’ve found the setting, enter the web addresses of the websites you want to block. Because most routers are unique, we recommend that you read the manual for your Wi-Fi router.