Why can’t I block devices on fing desktop?

BoogiesBoogies Member Posts: 4
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Is there a way to k devices in the fing desktop app as it does in the mobile app? And why is devices still showing up active on the desktop app whilst block on the mobile app?


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  • kltaylorkltaylor Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 1,231
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    Hi @Boogies thanks for asking your question.
    As mentioned in another thread, the mobile Fing app can directly interface with your Fingbox to manage your network, while the desktop app mainly is to inform you of what devices it currently detects (SNMP) and displays that (online or offline).  The desktop app itself will not allow you to manage your network from it.
    A device may be 'present' on your LAN but not have access to do anything other than obtain an IP address (which you won't even want that to happen).  Using the Fing mobile app block the unknown and physically seek it out and remove it from your network.
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  • CiaranCiaran Administrator Posts: 1,092
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    Thanks. Fing Desktop and Fingbox are completely different products and hence, Fingbox cannot be operated from Fing Desktop. Please check this link which may answer your most of the questions: https://community.fing.com/discussion/2300/fing-desktop-beta-beta-testers-objective

    In particular:

    Objective of Fing Desktop:

    Are you the IT advisor of your family and friends? What do you think about leveraging Fing Desktop to be able to help them troubleshoot their problems much faster – even remotely?
    Once you have Fing desktop installed on your family and friends laptops, they’ll be able to share with you their issue, even when there is no connectivity at all (provided they have a smartphone with Internet with them), and you could be able to assist them by leveraging the health checks analysed by Fing.

    The main function of the Fing Desktop is to help troubleshoot your network in a more powered and accurate way than the current mobile App, offering better troubleshooting tools & functionalities to help achieve this.

    We are essentially trying to develop a Fing ecosystem, where the same account allows to keep on building and choosing the most suitable tool for you and your needs.

    From a technological standpoint, in comparison to other Fing products, it can be considered:


    Fing Mobile < Fing Desktop < Fing Box.


    Fing Desktop allows a far more precise engine than the mobile app, but doesn’t require a purchase of a dedicated hardware.


    Ciaran (Admin at Fing)
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