Manage your Fing Desktop Network via Fing Mobile App

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Access Fing Desktop via Fing Mobile App

You can manage your Fing Desktop network through your Fing Mobile App.

This option is part of Fing App version 11.0 for Android, released in March 2021.

To access and monitor your Fing Desktop Network through your Fing Mobile App:

  • Login to your Fing Mobile App with the account details you use for Fing Desktop
  • From Overview, click the Network List, the circular icon with three dots at the top right of the page
  • This will open the My Networks page. Here you will see two headings:
    • Monitored Networks: Fingbox or Fing Desktop networks
    • Scanned Networks: All previously scanned networks

The Fing Desktop network will have a MAC address beginning with DW and a ‘desktop’ icon. Click this network and your Fing Desktop dashboard will then be expanded with the following tabs: Devices, Network, Internet, Notifications.

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Feature and functionality changes

With this release, there are a number of feature and functionality changes:

  • Access to Fing Desktop via Fing Mobile App: Through Fing Mobile App, you can access and manage your Fing Desktop Network
  • Fing Desktop network can be added to the Home tab: Your Fing Desktop network will be added automatically to the Network tab on your Fing Mobile App

Note: Only one monitored network can be added to Network on Fing Desktop at any time. For example, if you have a Fingbox, you can add either your Fingbox or Fing Desktop to Network.

How will these changes look on Fing Mobile App?

The following changes have been made to the Fing Mobile App UI:

  • Network List Layout: In your Network List (the circular icon with three dots) at the top right of the Overview page, there are two categories, Monitored Networks and Scanned Networks. Monitored Networks are Fingbox and/or Fing Desktop networks. Scanned Networks are Fing Mobile App scanned networks.
  • Notifications tab: From Overview/the main dashboard on Fing Desktop, there is a Notifications tab in the left sidebar. The Notifications tab contains a list of notifications of new device connections.
  • Improved UI for router vulnerability report: We have unified the screens for the Fing Vulnerability Test on Fing Mobile App and Fingbox Vulnerability Test so the same data is presented and the data is presented in the same format.
  • Port close option: Ports can now be closed directly from the analysis report page. You no longer need a separate screen to do this. If your router does not support port closing, this option on Fing will not be displayed.
  • ‘Restore purchase’ button location changed: Use the restore purchase button to recover your purchases. This button is now found in: Account storage in the Account tab.
  • Scan option: If your Fing Desktop network is attached when you attempt to manually scan your network on Fing Mobile App, this scan cannot be completed. You can now only scan through Fing Desktop. Scanning from the Fing Mobile App is blocked to get a higher quality scan and avoid conflicts. Detaching the network from Fing Desktop will allow you to scan from Fing Mobile App.

Detach/Delete Fing Desktop from Fing Mobile App

To delete the Fing Desktop network from your Fing Mobile App so you can run a manual scan from your Fing Mobile App:

  • Login to your Fing Mobile App with the account details you use for Fing Desktop
  • From Overview, click the Network List, the circular icon with three dots at the top right of the page
  • This will open the My Networks page with a list of your Monitored and Scanned networks. Swipe left on the Fing Desktop network and click the red delete button that appears.
  • You will be asked if you want to detach all networks or the current Fing network. Choose which option you want and click Close.

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Detaching a network on Fing Mobile App will remove it from the Home tab.

Detaching all networks will move all the networks scanned by Fing Desktop to the Scanned Networks list on Fing Mobile App.

Detaching the current network only will move the recent network scanned by Fing Desktop to the Scanned Network list.

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