Bandwidth Analysis

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What is Bandwidth Analysis?

The Fingbox Bandwidth Analysis feature tells you if there is a device currently slowing down your network (called Bandwidth Hogging). Use this feature to check if one of your devices is using too much bandwidth resulting in a slower Internet connection.

Control Fingbox features from the Fing Mobile App on iOS or Android. To do this:

  • From Overview, click the circular icon with three dots at the top right of the page.
  • This will open the My Networks page. Here, click on the network with the Fingbox icon beside it.

Note: The bandwidth analysis is only available on Fing Mobile and Fingbox

If your Internet is slow, you can use the Bandwidth Analysis feature. This feature detects tells you if there is a device currently slowing down your network (called Bandwidth Hogging). The Bandwidth Hogging device needs to be relative to your overall Internet speed. For example, a device using 10 Mbit/s on a network with an Internet speed of 20 is significant. By contrast, a device using 10 Mbit/s on a network with an Internet speed of 150 Mbit/s is not significant compared to the overall capacity of the Internet connection.

How to use Bandwidth Analysis

  • From Overview, click the Online devices widget or the blue See devices button
  • Click the Network tab
  • Scroll down to Bandwidth Analysis under the Manage this network heading. This will take you to the Bandwidth Analysis page.
  • Select the devices you think are using too much bandwidth from the list
  • Click the blue Analyze now button at the top of the page

This will take you to another page titled Bandwidth Analysis. The Bandwidth Analysis will automatically analyze the download speed. To change the analysis between download speed, upload speed, download size and upload size, click on the blue Change button at the top right of the page.

Note: You must perform the bandwidth analysis is manually. Fingbox does not continuously monitor the bandwidth consumption of your devices because this would re-route all traffic on your network through Fingbox. Doing this constantly could potentially slow down your network.

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