Fing 3.0

Software tool that scans and manages all your connected devices on your network

  • Category:

    Analysis

  • Version:

    3.0

  • Works under:

    Windows 2000 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows 8 / Windows 2003 / Windows 7

  • Also available for:

    Android

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    6.5 (8)

If you need an all-in-one tool you can use to monitor and analyze the network settings on your Android or iOS device, Fing has got you covered. It gets its name from the fact that its features center on its Find and Ping options, but it comes with a whole slew of different features you can use to keep your network operating at peak condition no matter what happens. Best of all, Fing is completely free to use, and it's not laden down with obnoxious spyware or cumbersome advertisements like so many other pieces of free software on the market.

At its most basic level, Fing allows you to keep tabs on all the devices on your network. This is a great way to manage your own devices, but it also allows you to keep track of any unnecessary intruders, a necessity if you're living in an apartment complex and your password isn't necessarily as strong as it could be. You have a wealth of information available to you when it comes to tracking the behavior of these devices as well. This includes the NetBIOS information, IP and MAC addresses, and the vendor of the device. While this is a great start, it's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what Fing can offer you.

To start off with, you can see the services running on any device in your network. If you're experiencing slow connection speeds on devices, this is a great way to zero in on the problem and create a more balanced bandwidth so you don't have to worry about slowdown. The ability to ping any discovered devices on your network is a great one, as it can help you make sure that everything on your network is running optimally. It works exactly how you might expect it to as well. While there aren't a lot of customization options available, this does allow you to maximize the efficiency of every component in your network ecosystem. Fing will return average packet loss and ping time as well as a wealth of other metrics, meaning that anyone with an understanding of how networks operate can more effectively troubleshoot their problem. You have the ability to scan multiple networks and save them for later analysis, an essential component for more complex systems like those you'll find at a tech business. Also great for these larger networks with multiple nodes is the means to limit your responses when you ping. Since you can narrow down your results using a variety of different filters, you won't have to wait for dozens or hundreds of nodes to be identified, and you won't have to sort through them once you get the results back.

Pros:

  • A fully featured network management device, especially rare since it runs on mobile devices
  • Completely free to use and not burdened by troublesome ads

Cons:

  • Ability to see services running on devices doesn't always work as expected
  • Ping customization options are a bit limited

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