This process is better because it prevents them from using a browser with an If only there were some gateway that stood between your house and the World Wide Web…oh wait, there is. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to retrieve the web traffic log from a NETGEAR WPN824v2 router and how to block individual websites for selected computers in your house—all without installing a single piece of software on your kid’s computer.
Note: If you have a NETGEAR router, the steps will probably be similar, but may vary slightly.
Using this information, we’ll track who was looking at what. Blocking sites and services on your router restrict access to certain websites or activity on certain ports.
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.
You have to access the router to change this.) or you can elect to block them always.
Notice along the bottom that you can add a trusted IP address.
From viruses and phishing schemes to sexual predators and dangerous misinformation from irresponsible news journalists, there’s a lot out there that can harm your child and your family that can’t be stopped through Big Brother-style monitoring.
You can also Google your router’s model number and “Logs under “Content Filtering.”Initially, this is going to be a bunch of mumbo-jumbo. If you can already parse out all this info, then great. What you want to pay attention to in this screenshot are the IP addresses for the Source. As you can see, 192.168.1.6 is JACK-WIN7, which is what I named my main computer. HP8D41B1, I’m assuming, is the netbook sitting open on my kitchen table. Luckily, you can automate it somewhat by blocking sites.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.The main limitation is that you won’t be able to see any web browsing that’s done on their smartphone or tablet via a cellular data network ( on the web who doesn’t know basic web safety principles.And that goes beyond watching bootlegged episodes of South Park or a risqué College video.