Why won’t my scans finish when in public WiFi?

PinkertonPinkerton Member Posts: 2
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I just found out about this app a couple weeks ago and so far I love it...

I’ve tested this app (mostly at home) and all works as expected. However, when I’m in public WiFi my scans never finish. The app usually hangs up at 1%.

is there a reason for this?

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  • rootedrooted Gulf Coast, USModerator Posts: 870
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    The reason is the complexity of the connected network, a business class network will usually have many more devices that can be resolved than a typical 255.255.255.0 network.

    If the network is 255.255.0.0 then you can see here in ipcalc that the amount of resolution is 65,534 possible addresses.


  • rootedrooted Gulf Coast, USModerator Posts: 870
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    I forgot to actually tell you how to resolve your problem, go into the application settings and change the maximum network size to something reasonable like /24 256 IP addresses.


    Robin

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  • PinkertonPinkerton Member Posts: 2
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    Thanks! That makes sense. I figured it had something to do with number of devices. It just seemed off that it would never go past 1%.

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