I have created a hotspot using Connectify and my friends are connecting to it and accessing the Internet. Is there any way that i can see what they are browsing? All packets of data are flowing from my computer to their computer…
you need Quality of Service (QoS), It allows you to restrict bandwidth based on different criteria (MAC address, IP address, physical router port, application...
if yout router is with loaded with DD-WRT this will give more robust QoS settings.
Control your guests' Wi-Fi bandwidth
wireshark, or if you are on a mac debooke from the makers of lanscan is a great option
I know of a way to do that with a rooted android device. If you happen to have one and connectify hasn't encrypted the packets and your friends aren't using https then usng Droidsheep could work. Get Droidsheep here: http://www.2shared.com/file/sgcPxDTv/DroidSheep_v12__ROOT_.html (It's the blue download button!)
You can try WireShark
I'm actually not sure if Connectify encrypts the data between the interfaces or not but you could try using Wireshark.
Another option would be to setup a small web proxy and route all traffic through that. It would enable you to see the URLs the people are visiting.
Yes, I believe that the best option is to setup a proxy and route all traffic through that. Otherwise, I am not sure that other methods actually works...
Oh... man! You can't, absolutely!
no man he can by traffic monitoring applications
You absolutely can, not that I'd recommend that, unless its for testing/educational purposes and you have their permission. You can look into Wireshark, where you will be able to see each and every packet flowing on the line. That alone will give you an amazing amount of visibility on the network.