Airport Extreme Download Logs

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  1. AFPoster macrumors 65816

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    Is there a way to download the logs / packets sent & received from sites visited through my Airport Extreme?
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Are you looking for basic web filtering and logging?
     
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  4. AFPoster thread starter macrumors 65816

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    This should work. I basically want to monitor what my kids are doing on my network without tracking the history.
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Hopefully you have an older Extreme (the non-tower models), because Apple removed SNMP support from the new tower models.
     
  6. AFPoster thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah I have the new versions. Got it a few weeks ago. Any other program to retrieve this data?
     
  7. Altemose macrumors G3

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    You can use a service like OpenDNS to log and filter browsing through the router. Why exactly are you doing this if I may ask?
     
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    Not from your router since Apple removed SNMP support from that model. There are other routers that have pretty extensive monitoring like this. Also take a look at OS X built in parental controls.
     
  10. Altemose macrumors G3

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    A good filtering and logging alternative would be a DNS service like Open DNS.
     
  11. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yes, I saw your comment earlier. Unless you pay for the $19.99 a year OpenDNS logging feature it won't log what sites are visited like the built in OS X parental controls does. So assuming OP is talking about OS X access only, parental controls will do exactly what he is looking for free.
     
  12. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Open DNS will do logging for free of sites accessed. It is not on a machine by machine basis but rather a logging of all sites accessed through the router.
     
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    I was referring to this service. The logging your are talking about is just a raw list of DNS lookups. This paid service is an actual organized log like parental controls provides.
     
  14. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Home VIP is an upgrade from the basic line of OpenDNS service. As a DNS service, the same limitation applies where it cannot go on a client by client basis. We use OpenDNS at my school and it works wonderfully. It shows a list of all sites accessed, what was blocked and why, and the amount of times accessed. It may very well do what OP wants but I understand your reasons for discounting it.
     
  15. AFPoster thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'll check this out.
     
  16. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Check out the free version first. It may do what you need.
     

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