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Android 10 & Fing App - Will Fing App work on Android 10?
Android 10 has started to roll-out, and Fing is ready for it. Find out more about when Android 10 will be coming to your phone model.
Among the changes, devices running on Android 10 by default send randomised MAC addresses on each WiFi they connect and block access to the table of MAC addresses, and this limits Fing App’s ability to display complete device details in some instances.
Android 10 impact on Fing Network Scanner
Our inability to access the ARP table on Android 10, has the following impact on the free Fing network scanning app when running on Android 10 devices:
MAC addresses of devices can no longer be discovered through the ARP Table.
Device manufacturers can no longer be recognized as these come from the MAC addresses, although we will still attempt identification on a best effort basis using other network information that it is still available.
The identification will be based on IP Addresses. Custom names and icons can still be assigned to devices, but you need to make sure your DHCP assigns the same IP address to the same device.
The Wake on LAN feature from the device details will be disabled, but you can create a Wake on LAN local or remote profile and enter the MAC address yourself
The quality of the Device Recognition may be decreased, though we can still identify devices from other means, including all available discovery protocols.
We would encourage you to manually insert as many details as you can about your devices from the device details page. This will help you identify your own devices when you come back to the app.
Get Fingbox to see MAC addresses on Android 10
If you get a Fingbox for your network you will still be able to see MAC addresses of the devices on the network via your app on Android 10.
PC/MAC Fing App versions are coming
As per our latest company roadmap, we plan to release PC/MAC versions of the Fing App which will still allow you to see MAC addresses when scanning a network.
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