I use my laptop as Access point for all other devices around me. Is there any way that i can monitor the data/browsing that other people are through my system's access point. As I can think all the traffic is going through my system so i can have a check and balance on others
If you are running your laptop as a proxy, you can log everything your users do, as long it isn't encrypted.
If they are wanting to connect to https sites, you will need to act as a man-in-the-middle - there is a fair amount of discussion on this site tagged mitm
- Ntop will not show you what data people are browsing. It is for monitoring connections - very useful as a performance tool.
- Wireshark is a bit more technical, but is the de-facto tool of choice for penetration testers for looking at what data is being passed, however it too will not show you encrypted communications unless you can get it to act as a man-in-the-middle.