How to Check Router History

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There are several ways to check your router’s browsing history. This method is relatively simple. The router’s browsing history can usually be found in its logs. The logs typically show all pages accessed or attempted to be accessed by the router’s activity. The activity log can contain approximately 256 browsing histories.

A variety of software can be used to review the history. For example, you can use third-party software to check the browsing history of family members or children. This software uses parental controls to check the router’s browsing history.

This is more challenging than the first method, as you may need to install multiple devices to check this.

Step 1

This information can be found at the bottom of the router or in the Preferences (Windows) or Settings (Mac) menus. In Windows 10, go to Settings > Network and Internet > Network Properties and look for a series of numbers next to “Default Gateway”.

On a Mac, click on the Apple logo, then System Preferences, then Network, then Advanced, and look for the TCP/IP tab next to “Router”.

Step 2

After entering the IP address, depending on the router type, the router’s control panel will appear. Log in with administrator credentials. This information can be found in the manual or on the bottom of the wireless router.

Whether you have a great browsing history or an embarrassing one, erasing Wi-Fi history is very easy: you can choose to physically reboot the Wi-Fi router and erase all browsing data. You can also go into the Wi-Fi router’s control panel and select the data you want to delete.

Other options include deleting browser history and using a VPN for greater privacy and security.

Step 3

Router settings vary by router brand. However, most routers have a feature called logging. This feature shows all IP addresses connected to the router. All browsing history is also stored here.

The IP address of the device is required to view the logs. Select the connected device. This feature may appear on the device under a different name. But basically, you are looking for a page that displays the IP addresses of all connected devices.


However, it is possible to check Wi-Fi history using the two methods described above. The first method is free, but only allows you to see IP addresses, device names, and MAC addresses. If you want a more detailed view of a user’s Internet usage history on mobile devices, try KidsGuard Pro for Android.

This handy app provides a real-time view of a user’s Internet usage and can be accessed via a web dashboard while on the go.