How to monitor network usage/pages visited?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by HarryPot, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. HarryPot macrumors 6502a

    Sep 5, 2009
    Hi, recently I'm suspecting that some of the employees at my business are using the Internet not only for YouTube/Facebook/etc, but for doing side business while at work.

    I don't mind when they use it for personal matters, as long as they work hard and make all their duties, but when they stop getting things done and they are working in other things, that really pisses me off.

    Anyways, leaving the legal/ethical/moral thing to do, how can you monitor the network usage of an office without having to install something in each computer?

  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    That would typically be something you do at the router level. Most commercial routers have the ability to monitor usage by IP address.
  4. kohlson macrumors 68000

    Apr 23, 2010
    Get a logging router. You may need someone with expertise to get a managed device that can keep track of these things. But if you otherwise like your employees, communicate what you're about to do early and often. Technology alone will not fix this.

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