Win 10 shows up as mac

Solw2 Member Posts: 1
edited August 12, 2020 in Fing App #1

My windows 10 laptop, on Ethernet, show up as ultra electronics command and control systems mac os ate the correct Mac address an IP address. Am I being hacked?

I'm using fing on my cell phone.

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  • Robin_Ex_Fing
    Robin_Ex_Fing Member Posts: 5,293
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    Hi @Solw2

    The Fing App discovery will identify devices on a best effort basis, based on the information made available by the device, e.g. the MAC address. There are numerous reasons why the device might not be recognized correctly e.g. 

    - The DHCP server is not refreshing when speaking to your Fing. 

    - Limited information being offered by specific devices. 


    I would advise using a manual recognition where you can select the correct device type and O.S and save the device. This inserting of as many details that you can about the device will help to improve the recognition engine for all Fing users. 

    This will assist with improved device identification in the future. 

    Robin (Admin at Fing)
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