Unrecognized device: Espressif (smart home)

amazania
amazania Member Posts: 1
edited December 20, 2019 in Devices & Security #1

Hello everyone! I have a device showing up on my router that I do not recognize. It says that it's a smart device called espressif. There is a picture of a cloud going to a house? Does anyone know what this is?

VioletChepilkltaylor

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  • Pooh
    Pooh Member, Beta Tester Posts: 674
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    edited October 23, 2019 #2 Accepted Answer
    espressif is a Chinese Bluetooth\WiFi SoC manufacturer - its products are found in varied SmartThings (IoT) including Security Systems.
    People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
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  • VioletChepil
    VioletChepil London, UKMember Posts: 2,471
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    Can you get anymore details from the Device lookup tool we have?
    https://community.fing.com/discussion/841/our-new-tool-for-mac-vendor-lookup#latest


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  • VioletChepil
    VioletChepil London, UKMember Posts: 2,471
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    Thanks for that helpful information @Pooh

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  • pcarney53
    pcarney53 Member Posts: 4
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    edited October 29, 2019 #5
    In my case, by process of elimination, I was able to identify my espressif device as the bluetooth controller to Blink cameras.  It's one specific example of "varied SmartThings (IoT) including Security Systems" in @Pooh answer of 23 October.  In your case, it could be something else similar.  
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  • VioletChepil
    VioletChepil London, UKMember Posts: 2,471
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    Thanks @pcarney53

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  • Soylent
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    @VioletChepil Do you guys have a method for reporting incorrectly identified devices? For example my "smart" water heater shows up as an iRobot Roomba robot cleaner 😅.

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  • OKC
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    @Soylent I have a Bully Dog programmer that connects to wifi, downloads a Tune from a tuner, which I take to my truck, plug into the OBD2, flashes the PCM and changes the strategies for variable Valve Timing, fuel injection, etc. Fing recognizes it as a Texas Device / Texas instruments / Ring Doorbell. 
  • VioletChepil
    VioletChepil London, UKMember Posts: 2,471
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    Hi @Soylent and @OKC
    If you have Fingbox we're working on a kind of manual device recognition to help improve this. 
    Here is an example: https://community.fing.com/discussion/1121/improved-device-recognition-for-fingbox-users-testers-needed 
    You could try that out if you have Fingbox.
    This beta should be coming to more devices and then eventually Fing App.
    In the meantime, just enter as many details about the device as you can - to improve the algorithms. (Though this does take a long time and user input for less common devices). 

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  • OKC
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    Violet. I noticed this "Right now, this is only available for: mobile phones, laptops, desktops, tablets, smart TVs and media players." The programmer I have is used to access the cloud to receive the 'Tune' from the Tuner. It also updates firmware etc. I am not sure there is a way to use it in this application but I will look into it.

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  • VioletChepil
    VioletChepil London, UKMember Posts: 2,471
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    Ok @OKC thanks for the feedback. It may not be available on your device yet. But we are hoping to add more devices soon.

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    OKC
  • Hronos
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    @OKC, your device, as per this specific "beta test" need to have a browser or browser like service to go into the address specify... is only HTTP(s) so maybe it could...
    Keep looking up!
    OKCVioletChepil
  • Ciaran
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    @amazania A bit late to the party here, but I recently had a similar device name recognised on my network. Through process of elimination and with the help of this thread, I could determine that it was our 'Climote' (again it must use the bluetooth controller for the smarthome heating).  Thanks for raising this query, and everybody's responses. As mentioned, although 'late to the party', this turned out to be useful for me. I have edited the title slightly to include the device name as I am sure others will have similar questions about this device (and hence it will be easier to search).
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  • vulcansheart
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    edited December 20, 2019 #14
    I have two Espressif devices on my home network - "Gosund" smart WiFi plugs I got from Amazon.


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  • Mirekmal
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    Recently I installed Twinkly lights - seems these are using the same controller :-)
  • benhelps
    benhelps Member, Beta Tester Posts: 29
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    It's my understand that espressif devices are in essence just (a brand of) arduino devices. These are often used by hobbyists to make electronic devices and by companies to design prototype devices. Some companies probably decide for whatever reason, to stick with the arduino board once their product hits production. I've used them in the past to design something to monitor my solar/battery setup, report it to my home automation server, and allow custom queries of it
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  • VABelle
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    The device on my network showing up on Fing was a Simplisafe camera.

  • joltdude
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    Espressif chips are a very inexpensive jack-of-all-trades device to give something internet connectivity .... I wouldn't exactly compare it to a arduino... other than being a SoC.... and there are different variants..  Actually have esps' in some Feit smart LED bulbs, a lamp, and even in a phone charger/battery pack..... And a serial to wifi modem emulator......

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  • benhelps
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    Yeah I just think of it as equivaent as I tend to tinker with ESP8266 etc and call it Arduino :P (without having to separately add wifi)
  • Liverwurst
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    Amazon Echo Plus has built-in Zigbee Hub that uses the Espressif chip.

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  • Ciaran
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    Brilliant, thanks for this @Liverwurst
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  • BlueBalls
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    Mine was a Froggit weather station. I could tell by the MAC code.