Website history on VMG8825-T50 router

Ginixx
Ginixx Posts: 1
edited November 2021 in Smart Home Product
Hi,

I was wondering if there is a way to see what websites have been visited via my router?
I currently have a VMG8825-T50 router.

Any info or tips to go about this would be appreciated.

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  • Mijzelf
    Mijzelf Posts: 1,985  Guru Member
    Answer ✓
    Hardly, and it is becoming less. Nowadays all websites are running https, which means you can't peek the traffic, so the only thing a router can see is the IP's visited, and the amount of data sent/received. Further the router can see/read DNS requests, which tell which domains might be visited. (The request alone doesn't guarantee a visit.) But you can't say if domain.com/funny_pictures/ is visited or domain.com/porn/.
    Further good old plain DNS is aging, and more and more devices/apps are using DNS over https, in which case you can't even read DNS requests anymore, leaving you with IP addresses only.

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