Access points

VABelle
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Fingbox is protecting two access points but I only have one router, no extenders. Would my NordVPN service be considered a 2nd access point?

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  • VABelle
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    Perfect answer; now I understand. Thank you so much. I am in awe of your bandwidth speed, BTW! :)
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  • rooted
    rooted Gulf Coast, USModerator Posts: 893
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    edited January 19, 2020 #3

    Fing will see a VPN , as when connected to a VPN your traffic is being routed through an additional network outside of your connected network.

    On my home network, VPN on:


    On my home network, VPN off:


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    That’s still only showing one access point whether the VPN is on or not.

  • Robin_Ex_Fing
    Robin_Ex_Fing Member Posts: 5,293
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    Hi @VABelle
    Thanks for your post. Every router has multiple network interface cards which is the reason, routers are able to provide multiple frequencies(2.4 Ghz and 5Ghz). These are different access points which has their own MAC address(BSSID). I believe the two access points are of the same router of different frequencies. You can verify this by checking the MAC address of the Access points(BSSID). 
     
    Please follow these steps:  
    1. Open the Fing App  
    2. Click on the Network Tab  
    3. Click on the Network Details section(This is the directly under your network name)  
    4. Scroll down and locate the Access Point Section  
    5. You will be able to see the BSSID.  
     
    If the BSSID has first 6 digits same as Gateway SSID then it is the same device. 
    Robin (Admin at Fing)
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