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I was told I could monitor traffic to and from computers in my home.

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Hello,

I just purchsed a Trendnet tew-633gr router to monitor what my son does on his computer in my home on my network.  I thought I could see pages he sees just as though I was there.  Is this true?  How can I do it.  I "see" all kinds of "traffic" that is being blocked.  I have no idea what it is.  Maybe I am blocking things that should get through.  Maybe this is normal.  I have no idea.  My computer is working fine.  Can someone help me, or Is there a book that will explain routers in non technical terms that might explain how to do what I want to do.



Thanks!
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gdewrell,

Thanks for your help on this.  That program looks good.

While I have you available.........

While reading the router manual, I discovered it has a built in firewall.  Can this be used instead of anti-virus software?

Thanks!
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Either you misunderstood or someone gave you incorrect information. A router isn't going to do what you're looking for. It sounds like, as gdewrell points out, you want a spy program. Spector Pro will do what you're looking for and is relatively difficult to detect.

http://www.spectorsoft.com/products/SpectorPro_Windows/entry.asp?refer=12080

 
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Sorry no. A firewall will help but should not be considered a replacement for a good virus program.

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donjohnston,

I had already awarded the points to gdewrell before I discovered your email.  But thanks for the other software recommendation.

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