How to Check Internet History in a Network

By TS Jordan

Checking the Internet history of the other computers on your network can keep your family members or business associates on the straight and narrow, enabling you to see who has been visiting potentially untrustworthy or dangerous sites. This requires that you have access to the Web browser for each computer in your home network, which means that file sharing will have to be active on your network.

Step 1

Open the "My Computer" menu on any network computer, click on the "Tools" menu, open the "Folder Options" page, select the "View" tab and click off the box to "Use Simple File Sharing."

Step 2

Open the "Start" menu, click on the "All Programs" list and right-click on the folder containing the executable file (the file that starts the program) for the Internet browser.

Step 3

Select the "Share" option and tick off the box to "Share This Folder" to enable you to view it across the network.

Step 4

Repeat this procedure on all network computers.

Step 5

Open the "Start" menu on any computer and click on the "Network" tab. Click on the name of the computer whose history is to be checked and open its Web browser.

Step 6

Click on the "History" tab and select "Show All History."

Step 7

Repeat as desired for the other computers in your network.

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