Identifying unknown devices by IP only

StickSStickS Member Posts: 1
Noob here - just ran my first scan. I have 3 generic devices showing up that I can't identify. It only gives their IP addresses. I assume one is my echo and another is a smart plug. I have no idea what the 3rd is. Is there an easy way to identify them? Below are the results of the open port scan. 
  • Device 1: 22 ssh, 23 telnet, 53 domain, 80 http, 443 https 
  • Device 2: no open ports found 
  • Device 3: 1080 socks, 8888 sun-answerbook 
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  • MarcMarc Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 1,106
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    @StickS, that device 3, port 8888 could be something with a web server built in.  Apparently, as its a deprecated port, some systems use it as a kind of security by obscurity type of http port. (Best I could find in a quick search was something called newsedge service that uses it). 

    To identify it, sometimes I google the Mac address to see if it can identify the system.
    Thats Daphnee, she's a good dog...
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  • VioletChepilVioletChepil London, UKMember Posts: 2,471
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    Here are also some tips in another thread:
    https://community.fing.com/discussion/322/tips-for-identifying-generic-devices
    Let me know any other way we can help!
    Cheers

    Community Manager at Fing

    Marc
  • MarcelloBelloMarcelloBello Member Posts: 3
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    http://www.mylanviewer.com/network-ip-scanner.html  was a solution for me. I only had an IP address, but mylanviewer told me the MAC address and vendor. Searched for vendor and it was my alarm system... 
    VioletChepilkltaylor
  • VioletChepilVioletChepil London, UKMember Posts: 2,471
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    I've promoted this post to see if we can get any other ideas or suggestions which other members are using ! 

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    HronosMarc
  • kltaylorkltaylor Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 1,101
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    Honestly, if I cannot identify something through any other means, either shut everything down and connect one at a time to see when that device connects, or my favorite way ....block the sucker and wait until someone yells. =)
    "There's a fine line between audacity and idiocy."
    -Warden Anastasia Luccio, Captain
    MarcVioletChepilMarcelloBelloHronos
  • MarcelloBelloMarcelloBello Member Posts: 3
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    An alarm system isn't easy to shut down..
    VioletChepilkltaylor
  • VioletChepilVioletChepil London, UKMember Posts: 2,471
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    @MarcelloBello - you could keep that as the only one online? Is that one of the device's you cannot identify? 

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  • MarcelloBelloMarcelloBello Member Posts: 3
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    It was the last of devices  showed as generic. But I found it out with Mylanviewer. So all devices are identified. 
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  • kltaylorkltaylor Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 1,101
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    An alternative to Mylanviewer, since its Shareware with a 15 day trial period, take a look at Advanced IP Scanner.
    "There's a fine line between audacity and idiocy."
    -Warden Anastasia Luccio, Captain
    MarcelloBelloHronosVioletChepilStickS
  • kltaylorkltaylor Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 1,101
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    Hold tight! Hold tight!
    Fing Desktop is coming soon, with amazing device recognition capabilities!!!
    YAY!!!!  Sign me up for beta testing!
    "There's a fine line between audacity and idiocy."
    -Warden Anastasia Luccio, Captain
  • Carlo_from_FingCarlo_from_Fing Rome, ItalyFing Team Posts: 245
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    kltaylor said:
    Hold tight! Hold tight!
    Fing Desktop is coming soon, with amazing device recognition capabilities!!!
    YAY!!!!  Sign me up for beta testing!
    Definitely! We are starting to fall in love with it and we'll be soon looking for trusted beta testers to try and give precious feedback.

    Carlo from Fing

    HronosVioletChepil
  • MarcMarc Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 1,106
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    edited October 2019
    kltaylor said:
    Hold tight! Hold tight!
    Fing Desktop is coming soon, with amazing device recognition capabilities!!!
    YAY!!!!  Sign me up for beta testing!
    Definitely! We are starting to fall in love with it and we'll be soon looking for trusted beta testers to try and give precious feedback.
    You can count me in as well Carlo, Mac and or Windows...  
    Thats Daphnee, she's a good dog...
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  • PoohPooh Member, Beta Tester Posts: 674
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    Marc said:
    kltaylor said:
    Hold tight! Hold tight!
    Fing Desktop is coming soon, with amazing device recognition capabilities!!!
    YAY!!!!  Sign me up for beta testing!
    Definitely! We are starting to fall in love with it and we'll be soon looking for trusted beta testers to try and give precious feedback.
    You can count me in as well Carlo, Mac and or Windows...  
    And the bear...and the bear!
    People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
    Carlo_from_FingVioletChepil
  • HronosHronos Beta Tester Posts: 288
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    Pooh said:
    Marc said:
    kltaylor said:
    Hold tight! Hold tight!
    Fing Desktop is coming soon, with amazing device recognition capabilities!!!
    YAY!!!!  Sign me up for beta testing!
    Definitely! We are starting to fall in love with it and we'll be soon looking for trusted beta testers to try and give precious feedback.
    You can count me in as well Carlo, Mac and or Windows...  
    And the bear...and the bear!
    Count with the Time master (the Hronos xD) to be part of the tests xD
    Keep looking up!
    Carlo_from_FingVioletChepil
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