My wireless router (US Robotics MAXg) has a log that (unless I have missed something) shows only the last few connection events. However, it has a system log facility that can send events to a computer at a designated IP address that is running a "syslog utility". Is this how I could see what connection activity has occurred over, say, the last week? If so, what is a "syslog utility"? Do I need special software and if so what is available free or cheap? Or is this really for corporate networks with a server, rather than a home network? Also, as I would need to specify the computer's IP address, am I correct in thinking that this would need to be fixed rather than assigned by DHCP?
You will gather that I am a novice in this area! So any information or advice is welcome.