Does Fing Desktop use the Fingbox?

apeters
apeters Member, Beta Tester Posts: 2
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This seems like an obvious question, but I don't see any answers. Does the desktop program use the Fingbox to do its work or is it entirely separate?

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  • Ciaran
    Ciaran Administrator Posts: 1,180
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    Hi @apeters. No, Fing Desktop is a completely separate product. Fing Desktop could be considered a more powered version of the app, with such benefits such as:
    • ‘Health Check Report’ feature, giving users a snapshot view of the ‘health’ of their network. It gives a summary of any issues/alerts that may need attention. This feature is only available on the Fing Desktop.
    • More detailed device recognition than the mobile app, as Fing Desktop can read MAC addresses it will give more detailed device information.
    • ISP connection information integration
    For more info, see FIng Desktop FAQ's: https://help.fing.com/knowledge-base/fing-desktop-faqs/
    Ciaran (Admin at Fing)

  • apeters
    apeters Member, Beta Tester Posts: 2
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    So then the only way to take advantage of the box is to use a smartphone?

    That seems ... like you’re missing an opportunity. I bought the hardware (back in the Kickstarter) because I wanted a little robot on my network doing the monitoring and such, and that’s what it does.

    Give us desktop (web browser!) access to the box, please. I really don’t need a program on my computer if the box does what I need. Especially if that computer is a laptop and it probes my employer’s network.

    please point me to detailed uninstallation instructions for the Mac Fing program — including how to remove the background daemons you install. Thanks.

    vectormax
  • Robin_from_Fing
    Robin_from_Fing Administrator, Fing Team Posts: 5,052
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    Hi @apeters
    To uninstall Fing Desktop from MAC, you just need to put the Fing Dekstop from Applications Folder to Trash and all components will be uninstalled.
    Robin (Admin at Fing)
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  • vectormax
    vectormax Member Posts: 1
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    Desktop access to the Fingbox would definitely be much appreciated.  I’ve tried installing the app on an iPad, but since it’s a phone app, it doesn’t scale properly. The ability to read larger fonts on a much larger screen would be a plus!