Fing device error

Mikeg28
Mikeg28 Member Posts: 1
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edited May 10, 2021 in Fing App #1

My Acer Aspire laptop with an external WiFi plug is showing up a Raspberry Pi device. Any idea why


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  • Robin_from_Fing
    Robin_from_Fing Administrator, Fing Team Posts: 4,740
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    @Mikeg28
    Do you have a raspberry device on your network?

    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 recognised correctly e.g.

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

    - Limited information being offered by specific devices.

    If you are using an Apple device to run the Fing app with IOS14 then please refer to this article which has detailed information on how to make Fing app work with IOS14: https://www.fing.com/news/private-mac-address-on-ios-14

    You can manually recognise your device by clicking on 'Find exact model'.

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