Using Fing as a new way to detect smartphone presence

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Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:47 pm
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Re: Using Fing as a new way to detect smartphone presence

Yes, and it's a wonderful plugin. Thank you very much for it. I am exploring its capabilities and intend to make use of the additional information it provides for each of my devices. Like the thread starter, I was looking for a way to get Smartphone Radar to see my router's connected devices other than through SNMP and, while researching Fing, I found this thread. I have quite a bit of scripting and actions tied to Smartphone Radar that I am not quite ready to switch to something else. Your plugin is a perfect way to move into better capabilities, but I'll have to wait until I have more time to devote to the transition. For now, it's an elegant way to make Fing logs available to Smartphone Radar.

I suspect this thread is not the best place to ask for help with my problem as it is more about the Fing plugin than Smartphone Radar's use of Fing logs. On a brighter note, I may have gotten it working, but will have to wait until I get home to really confirm. Basically, I have Smartphone Radar now looking at the .data file instead of the .log file.

Thanks again for this powerful plugin. I already have some ideas for how it can enhance my setup.

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Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:49 pm
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Re: Using Fing as a new way to detect smartphone presence

As for the ASUS router, don't believe it supports the SNMP as required by SPR
and the new ASUS op sys is not supported by FINGSCAN. I have to upgrade the security model.. had not me to do it.

Karl

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Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:07 pm
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With bip.philippe's fing tweak to Smartphone Radar and your managing the fing logging, I should be in good shape, even with the challenges posed by my new Asus. Other than these little speedbumps, this router really is a massive upgrade from my old Airport Extreme.

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Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:00 pm
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Re: Using Fing as a new way to detect smartphone presence

One tip for the Asus
Don't let it pick the wifi channel on 2.4 ghz. Set it to a fixed channel.
If you let it do itself and you have a lot of other wifi routers around after some time (2hours) the transmit rate goes down dramatically
Check the wifi environment and then either pick channel 1 or 11 That seems to be working fine no probs for 6 months.


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Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:40 pm
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Thanks for the tip! I'll give it a try.

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Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:28 pm
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Re: Using Fing as a new way to detect smartphone presence

Is FING available for the mac anymore? All the links go to here https://www.domotz.com and there is no reference to FING.

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Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:30 pm
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Fingscan comes with fing
You could steal it from there



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Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:53 am
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Did you mean FING comes with FINGScan?

The instructions say to download FING and then install FINGScan. Are you saying that I don't need to install FING separately and everything is included in FINGScan?




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Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:15 am
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Re: Using Fing as a new way to detect smartphone presence

did not update the doc: the new FINGSCAN has FING in its package, it will install FING

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Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:35 pm
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Re: Using Fing as a new way to detect smartphone presence

I have a AirPort Time Capsule as my primary wifi router. Fingscan keeps showing it switching between the xx.xx.xx.001 address and a xx.xx.xx.085 address? the 85 address is my son's iPhone. Is this normal - is anyone else experiencing something similar?

Thanks.

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Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:42 pm
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Re: Using Fing as a new way to detect smartphone presence

Yes the time capsule does that. Also some other apple systems and Samsung etc. they switch up numbers
you can switch off the messages in edit device
This has been discussed many times before.


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Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:59 pm
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Re: Using Fing as a new way to detect smartphone presence

Still getting the following error that causes a restart of the plugin

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Nov 27, 2016, 2:19:48 PM
   fingscan Error                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   fingscan Error                  can not update variable ipDevsLastUpdate 
  restarting fingscan
 exception code: ServerCommunicationError -- timeout waiting for response
   fingscan Error                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   fingscan                        --> while loop break  stopping ...  quitNOW was: ipDevsLastUpdate can not be updated
   Reloading plugin "fingscan 4.19.1"
   Stopping plugin "fingscan 4.19.1" (pid 27231)

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Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:42 pm
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Re: Using Fing as a new way to detect smartphone presence

does the variable ipDevsLastUpdate exist? ==> if not, could you create it?

it should recreate it if it does not exist..

Karl

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Re: Using Fing as a new way to detect smartphone presence

it does exist
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Re: Using Fing as a new way to detect smartphone presence

Is there may be an extra space at the end?


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