How do I identify the devices that are named “Generic”?

rainie Member Posts: 2
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I just downloaded the fing app to try to identify what all of the devices are on our network.
I’m working from my iphone 11 pro max ios 15.5
I have 4 “generic” unidentified devices, all w/ ip addresses.  MAC address for all reads “Not available”.


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  • Pixel
    Pixel Devon, U.K.Member, Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 403
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    This happens because since iOS 11 Apple doesn't allow apps to access the MAC addresses in the ARP table of the operating system and read the addresses from there during the scan.
    This applies to all Apple IOS devices so you’ll need to use a desktop device, fingbox or fing desktop to find the mac addresses.
    The only other method would be to ping the ip address of the unknown devices, then power them down in turn until you see the device go offline, once identified you can edit the identities.