What does, "Please acknowledge new network by providing a context." mean

When I look at my pc version of Fing, Notifications tab, the message, "Please acknowledge new network by providing a context." appears.  What does this mean and how do I acknowledge a new network by providing a context?
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  • Marc
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    Hi @Gary_WS , I've moved this to the desktop inquiries area for you...
    What is being asked is whether the network your looking at is a home, business, open etc...  I guess it's a way to tag what type of network you're looking at.  I'm not sure if by tagging the Fing app is doing anything different however.  @Robin or @Ciaran can you answer as to whether the behavior of the desktop app changes based on the context or if its just a tag?


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  • Robin_from_Fing
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    Hi @Marc & @Gary_WS
    Thanks for your post. Based on the Context you set up on Fing Desktop, it will run different checks on your network. Also, it will adjust the network size best suitable for your selected context.
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  • Gary_WS
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    Thank you.
  • dtubbs
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    "Based on the Context you set up on Fing Desktop, it will run different checks on your network"
    Is there a comparison of what the different checks and network size means?  My network is my home network, but it is larger and more complex than many small businesses (i.e. VLANs, active directory, virtual servers, a NAS etc.).  Should I choose Home because I am the owner, or business because there are many "business" type services running on my network?
  • nusense
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    @Robin I'm still curious about the answer to this question.  Also, is there a means for changing it after the first query/choice?
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    nusense said:
    @Robin I'm still curious about the answer to this question.  Also, is there a means for changing it after the first query/choice?
    Can you please repeat the question you are referring to? Is it the comment above yours or the initial post?
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  • nusense
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    @Robin Sorry, I' meant the question in the last post before mine -- what checks are different.  But primarily:

    Also, is there a means for changing it after the first query/choice?

    Given that I answered "wrong" in that it continues to warn about my net mask being "too big" for a "home" network.  I've muted that warning, but I'd really just like to re-answer or re-set the setting.  But if I chose "office" are there any other checks that would differ beyond that one?


  • Robin_from_Fing
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    Hi @nusense
    There are different protocols that are scanned by Fing desktop based on the correct network context you select. Like SMTP for mails. For home network the network mask should be /24 as /16 is for office environment where large of devices are connected.
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