Automatic rescanning

AlTyndall
AlTyndall Member Posts: 10
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How often does the Desktop app perform a scan? I'd love it if it could do a scan every minute or so, or, akin to what the FingBox does, so that it notices at what time devices join/leave the network.
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  • Ciaran
    Ciaran Administrator Posts: 1,180
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    Apologies @AlTyndall, my initial advise was incorrect. I have consulted with our Dev team and they have clarified (I have edited my initial post to avoid any further confusion for any other members). Apologies once again
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  • Ciaran
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    edited March 4, 2020 #3
    Hi @AlTyndall, Fing Desktop Auto scans approx each hour (the auto scan times can not be altered). You can however manually scan when you like. Thanks (EDITED)
    Ciaran (Admin at Fing)

  • AlTyndall
    AlTyndall Member Posts: 10
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    If it scans every 5 minutes, then why does "Last Update" sometimes say a number greater than 5 mins. As I write mine says 9 mins... How can the 5 minute Connectivity rescan be enforced without me having to manually rescan every time? A copy and paste of the header line of Connectivity right now:

    Context

    Devices

    16/26

    Last update

    9m

    Network


  • AlTyndall
    AlTyndall Member Posts: 10
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    Thanks, Ciaran. I have the app running on a Win 10 terminal at a remote location, and wondered if I might use it to log when devices join or leave the network, but 1 hourly automatic scans don't give the required resolution. While I know that a FingBox would probably do what I want it to do, I am trying out the desktop app since I had a spare, old PC lying around - seems silly to buy new hardware when I've got perfectly serviceable old stuff that can be used.
    Any chance the automatic scan interval might be user-editable at some point in the future? And an accessible log of device joining/leaving times (rather than only Last Change)?
    Thanks.
    Boston_Cowboy
  • Robin_from_Fing
    Robin_from_Fing Administrator, Fing Team Posts: 4,885
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    Thanks for the Idea @AlTyndall
    I have made this post into an 'Idea' and I will share the idea with our developers for review. Please make sure to upvote the idea if others also want this idea to be implemented. Thanks again.
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  • Boston_Cowboy
    Boston_Cowboy Member Posts: 2
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    edited June 7, 2020 #7
    Ciaran said:
    Hi @AlTyndall, Fing Desktop Auto scans approx each hour (the auto scan times can not be altered). You can however manually scan when you like. Thanks (EDITED)

    How the heck to you manually scan? I can't find it anywhere in the forum!
    Please ignore! I was on the app, not the desktop.
  • Robin_from_Fing
    Robin_from_Fing Administrator, Fing Team Posts: 4,885
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    On the home tab you will see a refresh button in blue below see Full Report which will manually scan the network. 
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  • Ferlauto
    Ferlauto White Plains, NYMember Posts: 53
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    I think @AlTyndall is really getting at a feature that is very needed @Ciaran and @Robin and that is scheduling scans, just like any end-point security tool (fancy-talk for "anti-virus").  I would take it one step further and allow for conditional screening.
    e.g. Scan every "x" interval (minutes, hours, days, etc.) and when a certain criteria (e.g. event) then allow for an alternative (probably more frequent) scanning schedule.
    Ciaran
  • Ciaran
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    Thank you folks for the feedback & suggestions. If you would like to see this feature, please upvote the initial idea for consideration moving forward. Thanks
    Ciaran (Admin at Fing)