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I'm interested in what kind of network traffic my Android phone is using when using my home wifi. I can't root my phone, but I have full access to my home router. Is it possible to check what kind of traffic and when my phone is sending out or receiving?

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Please clarify "what kind of traffic", do you mean "which programs (apps) are accessing the network/internet"? Because you can't do that from the router. Root access probably isn't necessary, I use Onavo unrooted to do this on mobile data. Also, superuser is for computer related issues, you probably want http://android.stackexchange.com/. –  Bob Feb 21 '12 at 7:59
    
Which apps/when/what they send out is what I would like to know... Or at least what. –  Badr Hari Feb 21 '12 at 8:00
    
Technically, yes, it is possible. But how to actually do it is largely dependent on your router itself. What model do you have (or have in mind)? –  Oliver Salzburg Feb 21 '12 at 9:54
    
@Bob, I'd recommend the user to ask a similar question on Android, which focuses on apps that let him track his network traffic. The question of tracking traffic through a router is certainly on-topic for SU –  Ivo Flipse Feb 21 '12 at 10:17
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You can ARP spoof your phone from your computer and capture all the raw packets with Wireshark or tcpdump to examine them.

Other way would be to turn your computer into an access-point, run wireshark on it, connect your phone to the network through that computer and capture the packets.

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The second way sounds reasonable. I will try to do it, hopefully I'm successful with it. –  Badr Hari Feb 21 '12 at 12:34
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