“Owned by” tag on devices appearing on Fing Desktop

papadimitriou
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edited March 31, 2021 in Fing Desktop #1

Hi all — I’ve noticed that Fing Desktop auto-declares some devices as being “owned by”. These tags seem not only automated (Fing choses them for me) but also not user-definable (I can’t tag my iPhone as being “owned by” me, but my Apple Watch has been by Fing, for instance).

There doesn’t seem to be a “presence” preset like on iOS, and those tags cover multiple devices, so it seems more about ownership than flagging a presence on the network.

I used the plural for “tags” as, in my network, Fing has decided to declare two people “owning” devices.

Anyone has any insight on how this works, and if there’s any way to control these tags?

Thank you in advance!

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  • Marc
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    @papadimitriou, I see the same and have asked the question to Fing previously.  Here is their response to another user from this link...

    https://community.fing.com/discussion/comment/24600#Comment_24600

    From @Robin

    Hi All, That name does not represent anything for the users. It picks up some parameters which were meant for internal use and it's being displaying over there. We are working on this to correct this with future updates.  


    papadimitriouRobin_from_Fing

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  • papadimitriou
    papadimitriou Member Posts: 2
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    @Marc oh thank you so much. I did research an answer before asking my question but couldn’t find anything — I surely didn’t know what term to search!

    I guess we’ll be patient to see if this evolves into anything, or just gets removed eventually.

    Thank you again!