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I'm looking for consumer router / firmware recommendations with reasonably robust remote URL / hostname logging & reporting functionality.

Most logging functionality I've seen is terrible - reporting only IP addresses, not rolling up reports or reporting any useful statistics. The logs are also often limited to merely the last few minutes/hours when handling high-traffic loads.

Bonus points for providing a screenshot of the log reporting interface!

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

You can use several different routers with the DD-WRT router firmware (List of supported devices here. For examples of some of the logging options you have, check out this wiki article. It does include a screenshot, but the data actually is stored in a mysql database on your PC, so I think the time that you can log will be pretty large, depending on how much space you are willing to sacrifice.

You can have your DD-WRT router send traffic information to a PC on your network and then store the information in a MySQL database that you can search. This can tell you a lot about the traffic on your network.

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go ahead and edit your post and include any links that are relevant, they will get converted shortly be those who can edit – heavyd May 11 '10 at 20:48
@heavyd - Thanks for the up, added some more helpful links. – Lee May 11 '10 at 21:34
This solution is overkill compared to what I was looking for: perfect. – Dolph May 13 '10 at 15:39

It seems to me that you need the right tool, not the right router. If your router supports SNMP you can use any one of a bazillion tools to poll it. I like PRTG myself.

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