Unable to reset device by doing 30/30/30 or removing from the app

Nickyp71 Member Posts: 2
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Could someone help me reset my fingbox device - it’s showing a version of Linux Ubuntu as the OS and has not updated since 2018. I have removed it from my account, hard reset it, done a 30/30/30 reset and still the same. The app just sees it as a smart device on the network! 


  • Marc
    Marc Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 2,897
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    edited July 28, 2020 #2
    @Nickyp71, Fing will show up with Linux as its OS, specifically Ubuntu. 

    In the meantime, could you let us know what the light colors its displaying are?  Color and pattern would help.  Also, are you connecting it via its ethernet cable directly to your router?  Have you tried a different router cable?  

    It also might be a good idea to get Fing involved for getting you past registration.  @Robin or @Ciaran , could you help out here?

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  • Nickyp71
    Nickyp71 Member Posts: 2
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    Thanks Marc for responding- I’m just getting flashing blue - I’ve opened up the box and tried resetting using the reset button embedded on the board and it powers up with the white colour (as if it’s been reset) I then go into the App on IOS and select ‘add Fing box’ (I’ve already removed it from the app) and it doesn’t find it- the box does not go to the green colour at all it just adds it back again into the app as a device and then does the blue flashing as it goes through discovery- it never turns solid blue either even though discovery is finished. I am using Ethernet plugged directly into the device and router and have tried different ports on the router and a couple of cables. Another thing I’ve noticed is somehow port 22 ssh is being opened when I connect it to the Fing box on the router even after I have checked and reset the router as well. @Robin @Ciaran FYI

  • Ciaran
    Ciaran Administrator Posts: 1,180
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    Hi @Nickyp71, as requested, we have reset your Fingbox now. It is now ready to be re-associated with a Fing Account. Thanks
    Ciaran (Admin at Fing)