How can I find the router log on my Mac?

December 27, 2010 at 08:25:43
Specs: Macintosh 10.6.5, 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
I would like to see the internet traffic (visited sites) on my Macbook at home - there should be a record of this on my router log (we have a wireless network)...but I have no idea where to find this router log or how to access it. Can anybody help?
Thanks!!!

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#1
December 27, 2010 at 14:36:28
The router log is found in the router or more likely has been emailed from the router to one of the users. ( Usually the person who set up the router if log has been enabled)
Note not all routers log traffic details. Some only log DHCP stats. You will need to go into the router admin interface to check the log settings.

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#2
January 5, 2011 at 00:33:22
Thank you for responding to my question re. the router, Richard. I was away for Christmas so only read it now.
Could you tell me how I can access the router admin interface from my Macbook? I.e. what steps do I take?
Thanks and happy 2011!
Hilde.

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#3
January 5, 2011 at 07:58:29
You would type your gateway ip into explorer
This should bring you to your routers logon screen
You need to input the account and password to then gain access.

If you don't know these you will need to get them from whom ever setup the router.

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#4
January 6, 2011 at 01:15:22
Thanks for your help!

In go to System Preferences > Network > TCP/IP and there I note the Router IP-address (I presume it's this one I need?).

When I put this number in the Safari Browser Field, I get following error message :

"Safari can’t open the page “http://(IP address)/” because the server where this page is located isn’t responding."

Can you tell me what I do wrong?

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