Access Points and how to remove BSSIDs

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Remove BSSIDs

BSSID (Basic Service Set Identifier) is the MAC physical address of the access point or wireless router that is used to connect to the Wi-Fi.

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 the network with the Fingbox icon beside it.

To remove BSSIDs:

  • From Overview, click the Online devices widget or the blue See devices button. This will open the Home page.
  • Click the Network tab
  • Scroll down to the heading Access Points and click the downward arrow beside it to expand the BSSID list. There will be an x icon beside the list of BSSIDs. Click the x icon beside the BSSIDs you want to remove.

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Merge Access Points

An access point is a networking hardware device that allows other Wi-Fi devices to connect to your network. Place access points in areas of your home or office that are far away from the main router and therefore have no Wi-Fi or a weak signal.

The Fing App automatically merges the access points.

To manually check the access points:

Fing Mobile App

  • From Overview, click the Devices widget
  • Click the Network tab
  • Scroll down to the heading Access Points

Here you will see your access points. Click the downward arrow to expand the list. You can also delete access points by clicking on the x beside the selected access point.

Fing Desktop

  • From Overview, click the Network tab
  • Scroll down to the heading Wi-Fi Access points

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Manually merge access points: Fing Web App

  • Open the Fing Web App
  • From the list of networks at the left of the page, select the network you want to merge
  • Click the cogwheel symbol and select Merge with other networks from the dropdown menu

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New BSSID with the same SSID not in discovery state

The Fingbox monitors all the Access Points that have the same SSID as your network. When the Fingbox detects a new BSSID, one that does not currently belong to your network, you will receive a warning message. You will be prompted with an option to Trust or reject the BSSID. If you select Trust, the new BSSID is detected and added to your network.

Fingbox will usually detect a new BSSID automatically. If the Fingbox does not do this, or you do not have a Fingbox and the Fing app does not detect the new BSSID, the user should manually scan the new Access Point on their mobile device by connecting directly to the the Access Point. To do this, connect to the Access Point on your mobile device's Wi-Fi, then open Fing and perform a device scan.

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