How to Clear WiFi Router History
Did you know that your Wi-Fi router keeps a record of the websites that you visit every day? And not just the simple websites but also those that you see in incognito mode. Shocking, right?
The logs on your Wi-Fi router can be a significant privacy threat that you should address as soon as possible. There are ways through which you can maintain the privacy of the websites that you visit.
One of the ways is by using a VPN which can be a bit complicated and time taking. But the second way is by clearing the Wi-Fi router history, which is the simplest one of the two methods.
Below we will be sharing the steps that you can follow to clear Wi-Fi router history from your browser.
Steps to Clear Wi-Fi Router History
Step 1: Router's IP Address
If you want to clear the Wi-Fi router history, you will have to access its settings on your browser. And to access the settings of the router, you must know the IP address of your router.
You can either look for the IP address of a Wi-Fi router on your manual or use the command prompt (cmd) if your Wi-Fi is connected to your laptop.
If you are using the second wave for finding the IP address of a Wi-Fi router, you can type this command on your desktop computer: ipconfig/all. Once you hit enter, you'll see the router's IP address.
Step 2: Go to Router's Settings
Now when you know, the IP address of your router or all you have to do is to enter that address on your browser with you will be redirected to the router settings page.
The first page will be a login page on which you will have to enter the username and the password. The router manual will have a default username and password; you can enter those credentials if you have not changed them.
Most of the routers have the username and password written on the back of them, so if you cannot find it in the manual, you can check it on the manufacturer's page online.
Step 3: System Logs
Enter the default username and password. Once you do this, you will be on the main router setting page. In the third step, you have to visit the system logs because the router history is stored either there or in the administrative events log section.
Both the logs can be seen on the router dashboard. Look for this option either on the top on the left side of the navigation page. When you enter the system logs, you will see various IP addresses of different devices connected with your Wi-Fi.
Each IP address will have its separate domain address to show the different websites you have visited through various devices.
Step 4: Clear the Wi-Fi Router History
Open each domain to clear the history of the Wi-Fi router. When you open the system log, you can see a "Clear Log Button" at the bottom of the page.
When you hear that button, you will be asked if you want to delete the logs; click on the "Yes," and all the data and the history of your Wi-Fi router will be raised.
If you don't want to clear all the history of my Wi-Fi router, you can select the logs separately as per your whim. You will see an option, "Attached Devices," from where you can access the history as per the separate devices on the navigation bar.
To select the single device of which you want to clear the history, double click on it and then choose the option "Clear Logs."
Step 5: Clear Browsing History
If you want to maintain the security of your device and Wi-Fi router after you have deleted the Wi-Fi router history, you must delete the browser history as well.
Clearing the browser history is not as complicated as clearing the Wi-Fi router history. All you have to do is to visit the browser setting on your laptop on the monitor and then clear the history from there.
Summing it Up
These are the five steps you need to follow to clear your Wi-Fi router history. These steps become extremely easy once you know the IP address defaults the username and password of a Wi-Fi router.
If you don't want to go through all of these complicated steps, you can also clear the router cache, a one-step method. If you're going to clear the cache of your Wi-Fi router, you will have to reset the complete route.
Cache has several data stored in it, including the instructions and settings, so it is wise to clear cache off Wi-Fi routers as well. We hope these steps help you in clearing out your Wi-Fi router history. Otherwise, you can try contacting an IT expert.