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A new home dashboard was released with Fing Desktop 3.0.0

With the release of Fing Desktop 3.0.0, Fing Desktop has a new dashboard that provides an overview of updates from different areas of your network. This dashboard presents data and information so you can understand your network.

The following describes all the features in the Fing Desktop dashboard, and outlines how to interpret feedback in common connectivity issues.

Note: To access the Fing Desktop dashboard, click Overview in the left sidebar. The Fing Desktop dashboard and Overview are the same thing.

Connectivity Report

At the top of the dashboard, there is a blue Connectivity report button. This will bring you to the Your connectivity health page. Here, you will get a report about the status of your connectivity setup from your PC to the Internet. The report will notify you of connectivity issues, errors and warnings.

Assign a context for your network such as Home, Office, Rental or Public to make it easier to identify networks. To do this, click the Network tab in the left toolbar and click the highlighted word beside Context. Your custom network name will show up on your dashboard.

Here, you can also Edit network details. Give your network a Name, Notes and Location address.

Note: Fing Desktop automatically performs network scans. The frequency of the updates depends on your current plan. Click here for details.

Connectivity Problems

If you experience connectivity problems with your network, you will be notified in Your connectivity health page. The continuity steps at the top of the page will turn red and state a connectivity related error.

If this occurs, you will get the option to click the Scan current network button to check the status of your Wi-Fi or Internet connection and perform a new network scan.

For further details on your connectivity problems, click the blue See full report button. You can also inform Fing about the problem by clicking the white Share with IT button.

New network found

Before Fing Desktop scans networks, you may have to perform your first network scan manually. To do this, click the Scan current network button. This will allow Fing to get data about your network and Internet.

Could not complete your network scanning

This scenario is rare and could indicate one of the following:

  • The data communicated from your scanning process is causing an issue
  • You have connected to a VPN that might prevent connecting to Fing's servers
  • A temporary connection issue on Fing's servers

You may need to wait and attempt a new network scan. If the problem persists contact support@fing.com

Click here for further information on the Connectivity Report.

Network

View more detailed network information including:

You can also do the following:

Current Network Widgets

There are four widgets in the home dashboard/Overview:

These widgets provide information on activities and insights of the network your Fing Desktop App is connected to.

Each of these widgets has a corresponding tab in the left sidebar:

  • The Connected Devices widget is accessed from the Devices tab
  • The Internet Performance widget is accessed from the Internet tab
  • The Security Profile widget is accessed from the Security tab
  • The Who’s Online widget is accessed from the People tab

Connected Devices

This widget provides a list of all the devices on your network and their status. Click the blue See All Devices button to open this widget.

Here you can see:

  • Which and how many devices are online or offline
  • Any unrecognizable devices on your network

A device is unrecognized if Fing cannot automatically detect the device's type. If any of your personal devices are unrecognized, you can manually enter their type, brand and model by clicking on the selected device. This will bring you to the Device details page. At the top of the page, click Edit device details. Here you can enter a Place, Name and Notes for the device.

Network scan

What does the network scan functionality do?

  • Scan your network to see what devices are connected to it
  • Export an inventory of devices
  • Multiple filter options including, state, make, status, technical and simplified
  • Access network information
  • Timeline information
  • Access advanced security functionalities including intruder alerts, new device breakdown and vulnerability checks

To access the network scan and scan your network:

  • In Overview/the main dashboard, click the blue See all devices button or the Devices tab in the left sidebar. This will bring you to the Devices page. Here, you will see a list of the devices on your network.
  • To scan the network, click the Refresh button at the top right of the page

You can make multiple changes to how you view the list of devices. You can change the list based on the following:

  • Device state: View all online, offline or unrecognized devices
  • Device information: View devices based on specific aspects, including device names, state and IP addresses
  • View: View different levels of device information, including Simplified, Standard, Technical and Summary
  • Search bar: Search for a specific device

In addition to manual scans, Fing Desktop can periodically run scans in the background to give you continuous updates about your network.

Fing Premium and Fing Starter users get an increased number of scans per day and more detailed information about your network.

Internet Performance

This widget provides your latest speed test results.

Fing automatically performs speed tests from your PC. Alternatively, you can perform a speed test manually. Click the blue Verify Speed Button to open the Internet Performance widget. Then click the blue Test Speed button.

This widget includes multiple Internet assessment features, divided into four headings:

  • Your internet provider: This section is at the top of the Internet page. It lists your ISP trends regarding speed performance, ratings, and Internet outages (when they occur). You can also do a speed test, view the details of your ISP, or rate your provider.
  • Last speed test: Information regarding your most recent internet speed test.
  • Your performance score: A qualitative assessment of the Internet performance in your area. The Scoreboard button beside the rating provides an overview of ISPs in your city and country, ranked from worst to best.
  • Average performance: A graph of the average download and upload speeds of your Internet connection over the previous week. The View Timeline button provides the history of your latest speed tests. The Report button provides summarized monthly Internet reports.
  • On Fing Starter and Fing Premium
    • Get the performance from the previous two to four weeks
    • Get complete monthly Internet reports
    • The Edit schedule button automatically runs speed tests in the background and gives you a detailed report on your Internet performance over a period of time

Note: Your download/upload Mbps speed values are visible on the Internet Performance widget once one speed test has been performed.

You can also schedule automatic regular speed tests. Click here to for information on how to schedule Internet Speed Tests.

Security Profile (Security)

This widget tells you if your network is secure. Here you will see your network security score

Click the blue Check Security button to open this widget and get information about:

  • The parameter your security score is calculated on
  • How to improve your network security if necessary

Access additional security features including:

Who’s Online (People)

This widget allows you to see and manage the users you have assigned to devices. Click the blue Manage Users button to open this widget.

If you have not assigned users to any device on your network, you can Detect users and Add users here, and set up profiles for them.

From your user list, you can assign users to devices to track their online presence in your network. This way, you can see who is in your home or office. This feature is called the Digital Presence.

To add a new user and assign a Digital Presence device:

  • From Overview/the main dashboard, click the blue Manage Users button or the People tab in the sidebar. This will bring you to the People page.
  • Click Add user

From here, you can set up the user’s profile. Select the devices on the network that belong to the user and add the following:

  • A name
  • A photo or icon
  • A category

When you assign devices to a user's profile, you can select whether it is a presence device. Select a device that is easy to monitor such as a family member's mobile phone or smartwatch they carry with them at all times, or your employees work laptop.

In addition, when you have assigned users to any device on your network, you can access your users’ details by clicking on a user’s icon. Click the user’s name to see when they were on your network. Click the View timeline button to get a log of what times the user was online and/or offline.

Insights about your devices

There is a heading called Insights about your devices at the bottom of the home dashboard. Click the See full report button for detailed information about the devices found on your current network, including their brands, models and device types.

To access insights and information about the other devices on your network:

From Overview, scroll down to the blue See full report button under the heading Insights about your devices. This will bring you to the Insights on [your network] page.

You can filter these statistics under the following categories:

  • Brands: The top brands of devices in your current network, showing the total number of devices for each brand.
  • Products: The top products of devices in your current network, showing the total number of devices for each product family.
  • Operating Systems: Operating systems of the devices in your current network, showing the total number of devices for each OS.
  • Smart Home: All the devices that can work with Smart Home capabilities, such as voice assistants and smart home automation.
  • Recognition: Statistics about the recognition of devices with shortcuts to quickly fix and improve them.
  • Last 24H: Heatmap of online devices over the previous past 24 hours.
  • Last 7D: Heatmap of online devices over previous week. To view all events in your network's history, upgrade to Fing Starter and Fing Premium

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