How Fingbox works

anotherfinguser
anotherfinguser Member Posts: 3
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Good evening,

I've been wondering how Fingbox blocks devices.

I don't want to copy the product, I'm just interested in it :)

Thanks!

VioletChepil

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  • Romulus
    Romulus Member, Beta Tester Posts: 35
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    I believe it uses ARP Cache spoofing also known as ARP Cache Poisoning.
    VioletChepil
  • Marc
    Marc Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 2,708
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    I found this link on their site, maybe it will help..  
    Thats Daphnee, she's a good dog...
    VioletChepil
  • Pooh
    Pooh Member, Beta Tester Posts: 674
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    If memory serves, basically it fools the blocked devices making them trying junk that the Fingbod is the Gateway rather than your router. Any packets it then receives from the device are then dropped thus blocking the device in question.

    People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
    VioletChepil
  • VioletChepil
    VioletChepil London, UKMember Posts: 2,471
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    We are using the ARP protocol for device blocking. Thanks @Marc for sharing that link! 

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  • VioletChepil
    VioletChepil London, UKMember Posts: 2,471
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    I've almost moved this thread over to the Fingbox category! 

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