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Windows 7: will my landlord able to see my internet history?

18 Jan 2013   #1
sonshi

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 
will my landlord able to see my internet history?

I am going to move out and share an apartment with the landlord, I will be able to use his internet wirelessly, will he be able to use my internet browsing history, my download, torrents and activities? I am fearing about the privacy issue here.


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18 Jan 2013   #2
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sonshi View Post
I am going to move out and share an apartment with the landlord, I will be able to use his internet wirelessly, will he be able to use my internet browsing history, my download, torrents and activities? I am fearing about the privacy issue here.


dont you mean piracy issue?

i dont think he will be able to see your history etc, i cant see what my kids are downloading on their laptops, probably just as well
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18 Jan 2013   #3
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

As far as I know most if not all Routers have a history log.
The landlord could probably see where you went (IP address) in the Router log.
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18 Jan 2013   #4
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i have a BT home hub 3 and there is no history log , i have checked again and nothing , a quick google came up blank also, so i guess if some routers do keep a log then its worth finding out what router it is and check to see if it keeps a log.

i should imagine that log would be massive even after a few days browsing,
where would it be stored?
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18 Jan 2013   #5
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

A search for router logs or router history logs should find plenty of hits.

Here's a couple articles I found.

Router Logs & Firewall Hits | Worldstart's Tech Tips Newsletter
How to Configure Your Router for Network Wide URL Logging - How-To Geek
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18 Jan 2013   #6
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

interesting read ,thanks david.
i googled for history log in the BT home hub 3 which is my router model,thats what came up blank more or less, and there is no history in the hub that i can find.

the only logs on the hub manager is the events log but that is a different thing.
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18 Jan 2013   #7
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

You're welcome.
Yea, it seems what info is logged depends on router make/model.
I've got a Uverse 2wire Gateway right now, and i don't see much in those logs.
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18 Jan 2013   #8
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

mine is provided by the isp, so i guess they may have extensive logs. maybe not. it seems a bit big brother to me.
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