I know why Fing identifies 2 gateways ..

Deek
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in my network.

But does anyone know why “who’s on my WiFi identify my cell phone twice , while Fing and other network analysers only see one device . WOMW sees the phone twice with the same internal IP (10.0.0.141). One has the actual gateway (10.0.0.1); the other has the gareway “2.0.0.0.0”. That one is listed as “mac”.

is the second one the phones Internet address or iOS address or what ?

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  • Diverking
    Diverking Heerhugowaard, The NetherlandsMember Posts: 52
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    edited March 14, 2021 #2
    Why are ther two Gateways mentioned on the Network tab? 192.168.1.1 is the correct one on my router. Second one (192.168.1.48) is the IP from my active Desktop.

  • Marc
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    Does the computer you run this from have two active network interfaces ?  For example, a wired ethernet and a wireless Wifi?  That could give you two gateways, with one being one of the IP addresses associated with the PC and the other your router.
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  • Diverking
    Diverking Heerhugowaard, The NetherlandsMember Posts: 52
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    edited March 17, 2021 #4
    Hi Marc, This is my desktop  (Asus P6X58D-E running Fing Desktop 2.5.1) with only one wired network interface There is only one gateway (my router). My Fing Android only gives one IP (the correct Gateaway IP) and although I can have more adapters (for example 2 NIC's and one WiFi) the gateway remains the same in my opinion. So I expect only one IP adres as my correct Gateway.
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    That’s a valid point. I can say that on my setup, a Mac mini with an active Ethernet and WiFi adapter, I see the two gateways as you do. It made the WiFi interface one of the gateways, the router the other.

    @Robin , would you be able to elaborate for @Diverking how the desktop determines the gateway selections?

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  • Robin_from_Fing
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    Thanks @Marc
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    For wired connection, Fing desktop will identify the router assigned IP address and if any of the devices are connected via wired connection then the device IP address will be shown under router device as well. 192.168.1.1 is usually the router login address that is used to login to router settings. With multiple NIC cards, their IP address can be identified under same device as well.
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  • Deek
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    because most routers do have 2 gateways. My Fing identifies my both of my Cisco router gateways at 10.0.0.1 and it’s USB port at 10.0.0.255 as “Gateways”.

    When I used a otherwise very similar Netgear router (on my Xfinity network), Fing identified both the actual gateway at 192.168.0.1 and the hacker friendly Netgear Readyshare program hosted by their routers at 192.168.0.255 as Gateways.

    No need to worry about Fing identifying a usb gateway at ...0.255!

    but that Readyshare program is a real pain in the ass. It sends all your info minus passwords to any device that contacts the network behind the Netgear router that hosts it!

  • Diverking
    Diverking Heerhugowaard, The NetherlandsMember Posts: 52
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    Hi Guys maybe my question is not clear enough or I do not understand but it's clear to me that the second gateway IS DEFINITLY NOT A GATEWAY. It's the IP adres from the connected PC. So my questions Why do I see 2 IP's mentioned under "Gateway"or do I misinterpreted this. My Router has only one gateway.
  • Scooby
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    Network segments, typically, only have one "gateway". However, if your computer has Internet connection sharing enabled, or if you are able to enable your computer's wifi as an AP, it may be possible for Fing to "see" it, as a gateway.

    Any "0.255" address shouldn't be seen as a gateway. It is used by the router, but it is a "broadcast" address, for sending messages to all IP addresses within that network. Although it is a valid IP address, it is not usually available to be assigned to a device, except for your router.

    Are you running any VMs, by chance?

  • Barrydotnet
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    It is possible that a Wifi device is answering and connects on 2ghz as well as 5ghz Local wifi, often showing up as 2 different MAC addresses in Fing, but same physical device