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Here's How to Clear Your Router History
Since some routers can hold onto IP addresses of websites, clearing your router history every few months can help protect you from bad actors on the internet. It also ensures that whoever gets the router after you doesn't have access to your information and can access the router system settings using the default login information.
The first thing you need to clear your router’s history is its IP address, which can usually be found on the router itself. If your router does not use a default address of, open the Command Prompt on PC and type "ipconfig" into the bar, or follow the same steps using Terminal on macOS and typing "netstat -nr | grep default" if you are a Mac user.
Look for the item labeled Default Gateway from the list you’ll be provided with, and copy and paste that number into the URL field to pull up the router's login page. You will also need the login credentials for your router to sign in and access the settings.
Enter your username and password, which, if never changed, are displayed on the back of the router. Note that different routers utilize different user interfaces, and you can always check the router manufacturer's website for a user manual or official support documents — the general settings should be worded similarly, however.
After you've logged in to the router settings, locate and click on the Advanced option, find the System option and select it. Then find and click on the System Log option, which is sometimes simply called "Logs," and you should have the option to Clear All or Delete All, depending on your router brand.
While some routers may delete the log instantly without asking for final authorization, you must agree to the process after selecting the delete or clear option, if asked. Note that not all routers keep history logs.