Kindle not Discovered by FING

C_McK_TucsonC_McK_Tucson Member Posts: 3
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edited January 8 in Devices & Security
Does anyone have experience as to why a Kindle can be attached to the network, and not discovered by FING?

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  • RobinRobin Administrator, Fing Team Posts: 3,477
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    Hi,
    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 like you to make sure all devices are connected to your network on which the Fing App is currently connected to. If you are connected to the 5ghz network and Fing is connected to the 2.4ghz network even though they all have the same name, you might not see the devices connected under the Device tab. And, if the router has multiple network interface which provides multiple frequencies(2.4Ghz and 5Ghz), and the devices are able to connect to multiple access points then you will see multiple names but only one will be active at a time and others will be greyed out. 

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  • C_McK_TucsonC_McK_Tucson Member Posts: 3
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    Thanks, I will check out to be sure which 2.4 or 5ghz network connection was being made by the Kindle, and I will allow it to be on and refresh a couple times. If that still doesn't show it, perhaps it is the lack of info offered-as you described.
  • MarcMarc Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 2,004
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    edited January 10
    In the pursuit of Scientific research, I did an experiment to see if Fing would Find my Kindle.  In this case an older model kindle Oasis.  So I enabled networking on it and using the Fing Desktop, Fing does indeed find it, but incorrectly identifies it as a Smart Home Voice Control Device by Amazon.  Perhaps your Fing App or Desktop is doing the same?



    Edit:  If you see the same thing I see, simply have Fing manually recognize it as a Kindle and that will force the app to change the item and description.
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    Robin
  • C_McK_TucsonC_McK_Tucson Member Posts: 3
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    OK, you are correct sir. Thanks for doing that experiment. I had previously attributed that recognized device as related to the Vizio TV or Cable Box (Voice control on remote). Thanks again for checking that, I will modify the notes/ID on my Fing scan. Best Regards
    Marc
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