Will the Fing App work on Android 10?

Android 10 is coming soon, and Fing is ready for it. Among the changes, please note that devices running on Android 10 by default send randomised MAC addresses on each WiFi they connect and block access to the table of MAC addresses, and this limits Fing App’s ability to display complete device details in some instances

 

Android 10 impact on Fing Network Scanner

Our inability to access the ARP table on Android 10, has the following impact on the free Fing network scanning app when running on an Android 10 devices:

  • MAC addresses of devices can no longer be discovered through the ARP Table.
  • Device manufacturers can no longer be recognized as these come from the MAC addresses, although we will still attempt identification on a best effort basis using other network information that it is still available.
  • The identification will be based on IP Addresses.  Custom names and icons can still be assigned to devices, but you need to make sure your DHCP assigns the same IP address to the same device.
  • The Wake on LAN feature from the device details will be disabled, but you can create a Wake on LAN local or remote profile and enter the MAC address yourself
  • The quality of the Device Recognition may be decreased, though we can still identify devices from other means, including all available discovery protocols.

We would encourage users to insert as many details that you can about the device.

This will assist with improved device identification in the future.

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