"recognition of your devices can be easily improved" on Windows Desktop app beta - firewall blocks

The app needs to check if a firewall is active and open a port if it needs to, otherwise the http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:xxxx endpoint can't be reached.


  • kltaylor
    kltaylor Member, Beta Tester Posts: 1,231
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    Hi @UsagiNZ, welcome to our community.

    Is this a message that you receive in the Fing App for Desktop?  I haven't experienced this yet, so I would like to know more about it and what it's attempting to do.
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  • UsagiNZ
    UsagiNZ Member Posts: 21
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    Sorry for the late reply, I don't seem to be getting notified of responses.
    I'm just using the built-in Windows Firewall.  It's on by default on my network, even for local traffic.  So the port that Fing Desktop is trying to use to improve device detection, is blocked.  I just created a rule in the Windows Firewall settings to allow connections on that port.
    There were no error messages as such, just that the device I was on, trying to connect to the Find Desktop URL for improved device detection, was unable to connect to that port, until I opened it in the Firewall settings, on the Windows 10 machine that was running Fing Desktop.