How To Track Net Surfing
Learning how to track net surfing might be important if you want to see what websites have been viewed on a computer. There are a few different ways to do this. One way is to use the browser history on a computer. Another way is to use a router with a log built in. If you have younger children or teenagers, you might be interested in learning how to find out what websites they have visited in this way. You can also use these methods to find websites that you have viewed and forgot the address to. Follow these steps to track internet surfing.
- Open the web browser that is used for internet surfing. This may be a program such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari, depending on what is used.
- For Internet Explorer, click the "favorites" button on the upper left of the program. Click the "history" tab in this section. Surfing history can be sorted in several different ways, including date visited and site.
- For Firefox, click the "history" menu at the top of the program. Click the "view all history" option.
- For Safari, click the "history" menu. Keep holding down the mouse button to navigate the list.
- There are of course other web browsers which you might use. These are likely set up in a similar way. Just look for the history menu in the program.
- Close the browser window. You are all done.
Remember that net surfing is almost always automatically recorded in this way. If you don't want to have this information recorded, you will need to change these settings in your browser or delete the history.