It came to me out of curiosity, "Could one monitor whatever is being transfered from modem/router to devices using the internet"?

So, I have a laptop at home and an iPad. Could I simply see what these devices download (i.e. surfing, videos, pictures, whatever..) from the internet? Im guessing this would be a problem regarding privacy? But, could it be set up for your own device or own home network or some other situation?

  • Of course, the first thing to do is to secure your net so that only authorized devices can use it. – Daniel R Hicks Dec 11 '13 at 17:05

Yes you could do it for educational purposes using applications like wireshark etc.


Your first step is to access your router (usually;; or as it is standard for routers to come with traffic logs.

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