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How to Check Router Browsing History

Can You Browse History Through Wireless Router? 

If you are looking to see your own browsing history, yes, you can use your wireless router to do so. However, if someone else wants to know what you have been checking out on the web, they cannot view your history without having access to your wireless router. 

Typically, you can view your history through the webpage, where on the right-hand corner is a drop-down menu that lets you see your history and saved pages. 

How Can I See What Websites Have Been Visited on My Router? 

Once you log on to your router’s admin page, you can view who is using your internet and what they have been viewing on the web. There is also the ability to create specific security features that limit what is being recorded as history or what content is being viewed. 

Only the individual with the access to the router information can make these changes.

How Long Does Browsing History Stay on a Router? 

The length of browsing history on a router is going to vary on a few things. The first is whether or not the user frequently deletes the browsing history, and the second is your default setting. Most routers can store history anywhere between one year to 32 months, after which the old history is deleted as new pages are browsed. 

Can Wi-Fi Owners See Deleted History? 

The short answer to this is no. However, unless they have the amazing skill to retrieve your browsing history or access your router and see if you have left something behind, then yes, they may be able to miraculously see your deleted history. 

Once you have deleted your Wi-Fi history, both from your browser and your router, it cannot be retrieved. The only way that your history can be viewed after being deleted is if you committed some crime where cyber security went to the ISP or internet service provider to trace your browsing history. Other than that, the average Joe is not versed enough to go digging through your deleted history.

At the end of the day, once you have deleted your history, it cannot be retrieved.

How Do I Clear My Wi-Fi Router history? 

To ensure your browsing history is private, you can remove your browsing history by clearing your Wi-Fi router history. 

To clear your Wi-Fi router, type into the address bar: 192.168.0.1 – this is the most common IP address. If the first IP address does not work, you can also try 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.2.1. On the off chance neither of these IP addresses work, try rebooting your router, and trying again. 

When you hit enter, this is going to take you to a log-on page. Enter the router’s username and password; this can be found on the sticker on the actual router itself. Typically, the username for the log-in to these IP addresses are Admin, and the password is either Password or 1234.

Once the log-in credentials have been entered, you are going to be brought to a screen that displays your router’s information, the software, and wireless information. On this page, you can also see your router’s status and who else is connected to your system. 

To delete your browsing history from your Wi-Fi router, click on System Log. When you click here, there is going to be the option to Clear Log, which is then going to lead to a pop-up confirming the action of cleaning. Select either OK or Yes. 

Anyone who has access to your router history is no longer going to be able to see what you have browsing once you delete history, nor are they going to be able to retrieve it.

Can the Wi-Fi Owner See What I Search Incognito? 

Yes, a Wi-Fi owner can see what you have been browsing. Chances are if you are browsing through web pages, you want to keep what you are doing private, and incognito does do this, to some extent. Though your browsing data is removed from the computer while browsing incognito, it does allow Wi-Fi owners through the WISP or Wireless Internet Service Provider to see what the user was browsing. 

Remember, browsing incognito only prevents the web addresses from being stored in your browser’s history and not the actual router history.

Why Use Incognito

One of the main reasons users apply the incognito is if they are using a public network, as opposed to their own personal home on. Incognito prevents anyone from possibly coming across your browsing history, and if you are sharing or using a shared network, it can sometimes be nice to have that piece of mind that your information is not being tracked.

The Value in Clearing Your Browsing History

At the end of the day, taking up the habit of clearing your browsing history can protect you and your information. It can also help when visiting pages that have updated their site. If you do not remove your browsing history or your cache, it can sometimes lead to browsing errors. 

As well as protecting your information on the web, clearing your browsing history helps applications run better. Can it be frustrating that your log-in information is no longer saved, or that you have to find specific web pages because it removed a page you forgot to Favorite? Yes, but at the end of the day, clearing your browsing history is essential. It does not take long to do, protect your identity, your browsing, but also help ensure your devices are performing at their best.

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Article by: Almog Keynan

Beyond being married and a father of three I deal with just about everything that is digital. so I understand fully the importance of a high speed internet. If you want to know more about me check out the about page.

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