Critics say tagging is wrongly used as a cheap alternative to prison.When tags were introduced, politicians said they would act as a ‘prison without bars’, but the latest report concludes this never happened.You can also Google your router’s model number and “Logs under “Content Filtering.”Initially, this is going to be a bunch of mumbo-jumbo. If you can already parse out all this info, then great. What you want to pay attention to in this screenshot are the IP addresses for the Source. As you can see, 192.168.1.6 is JACK-WIN7, which is what I named my main computer. HP8D41B1, I’m assuming, is the netbook sitting open on my kitchen table. Luckily, you can automate it somewhat by blocking sites.Using this information, we’ll track who was looking at what. Blocking sites and services on your router restrict access to certain websites or activity on certain ports.But you can achieve the same outcome by poking around in the settings and just reviewing each section of the router admin portal. If that doesn’t work, open and type ipconfig /all and look for the field that reads default gateway.From any computer, access your router’s setup page by typing in its IP address into your browser window. A Quick Note About Your Default Password You’ll probably be prompted to enter a username and password. Try admin / password or admin / 1234 or admin / admin or root / root. This lists all the devices that are connecting to the router. To illustrate, I’ll visit on my i Phone and see if it shows up in the logs: Now, I’m going to hazard a guess and assume that you don’t want to spend your evenings sifting through the log, matching up IP addresses to salacious websites.
Using the E-mail tab, you can have your router email you the logs on a daily/weekly/hourly basis or each time someone tries to access a blocked website.
But if you’re interested in sheltering your child, there’s an equally lavish smorgasbord of parental control and net nannying tools at your disposal.
The logical route for today’s concerned, yet lazy, parent, is to shell out hundreds of bucks for some off-the-shelf piece of software that they can install on their kid’s computer.
A study earlier this year revealed around six in ten tagged criminals break the terms of their curfew.
But it found they could be at home for as little as one minute of a single 12-hour period and still get off with only a warning.