Saturday, May 12, 2012

Fing for iOS is Great Network Tool

Whether your personal network is secured or unsecured, you are always better informed when you know which devices are present on your network.  I've been using an app called Fing and thought you might like it. It's an excellent tool to discover network devices, scan services and analyze hosts.  As Systems Managers, this is an awesome tool; whether I am on site in the corporate office or on the road fixing someone else's system. This tool can assist with knowing the environment you are working in.

Figure A: List of devices found (Landscape)

At home, you might be tempted to think that you don't have many devices on your network, but you may be surprised to find that you have more devices than you realized. How? In the past, the only devices most people had on their home networks were a desktop, a laptop and maybe a game system.


Figure B: List of devices found (Portrait)

Today, you may find your TV, home theater, tablet, smartphone, and many other devices on your network because we now have more connected devices in our homes than ever before.

Figure C: App Settings

When you run the device, it will discover the available Wi-Fi network and report and devices it finds.  You can edit the names of the devices, add notes for the devices and even see which services are running on each device.

You can export any device or all the devices to an email so that you can send the data for use with other systems.

Here is the report for my system.

Network: Iamthereforeipad (172.16.66.0/24)
BSSID: 30:46:9A:XX:XX:XX
MAC Address: 60:C5:47:XX:XX:XX
Location: Florida, United States
ISP: BRIGHT HOUSE NETWORKS, LLC
Internet Address: 75.xxx.xxx.xx (75.xxx.xxx.xx)

Name: Netgear N300
IP Address: 172.16.66.1
MAC Address: 30:46:9A:XX:XX:XX
Vendor: Netgear
State: Node is Up
First Seen: April 11, 2012 10:40:52 PM
Type: Wi-Fi

Name: My iPhone 4s
IP Address: 172.16.66.2 (You)
MAC Address: 60:C5:47:XX:XX:XX
Vendor: Apple
Host Name: Carl Brooks’ iPhone
State: Node is Up
First Seen: April 11, 2012 10:40:50 PM
Type: Mobile

Name: AppleTV2
IP Address: 172.16.66.3
MAC Address: 28:CF:DA:XX:XX:XX
Vendor: Apple
State: Node is Up
First Seen: April 11, 2012 10:40:52 PM

Name: ACN Video Phone
IP Address: 172.16.66.4
MAC Address: 00:20:F0:XX:XX:XX
Vendor: UNIVERSAL MICROELECTRONICS CO.
State: Node is Up
First Seen: April 11, 2012 10:40:52 PM
Last Update: May 12, 2012 7:18:41 AM

Name: iMac - Wireless
IP Address: 172.16.66.5
MAC Address: E4:CE:8F:XX:XX:XX
Vendor: Apple
State: Node is Up
First Seen: May 12, 2012 7:14:10 AM
Last Update: May 12, 2012 7:14:10 AM

Name: Carl's iPad 3
IP Address: 172.16.66.6
MAC Address: 4C:B1:99:XX:XX:XX
State: Node is Up
First Seen: May 12, 2012 7:14:10 AM
Last Update: May 12, 2012 7:14:10 AM

Name: Dell Precision M6300
IP Address: 172.16.66.7
MAC Address: 00:1C:BF:XX:XX:XX
Vendor: Intel
State: Node is Up
First Seen: May 12, 2012 8:17:57 AM
Last Update: May 12, 2012 8:17:57 AM
NetBIOS Name: CH13LT-D8V8DYD1
NetBIOS Domain: WORKGROUP
File Server: Yes

Name: Wii
IP Address: 172.16.66.8
MAC Address: 00:1F:C5:XX:XX:XX
Vendor: Nintendo
State: Node is Up
First Seen: April 11, 2012 10:40:52 PM
Last Update: May 12, 2012 11:10:54 AM

Name: Dell Latitude D810
IP Address: 172.16.66.9
MAC Address: 00:14:A5:XX:XX:XX
Vendor: Gemtek Technology
State: Node is Down
First Seen: May 12, 2012 11:10:54 AM
Last Update: May 12, 2012 1:51:05 PM

Name: Wife's iPad 1
IP Address: 172.16.66.10
MAC Address: D8:30:62:XX:XX:XX
Vendor: Apple
State: Node is Up
First Seen: April 11, 2012 10:40:52 PM
Last Update: May 12, 2012 1:22:02 PM

Name: Inspiron 8600 Ubuntu
IP Address: 172.16.66.11
MAC Address: 00:0E:35:XX:XX:XX
Vendor: Intel
State: Node is Up
First Seen: May 12, 2012 1:22:02 PM
Last Update: May 12, 2012 1:22:02 PM

Name: iMac - Wired
IP Address: 172.16.66.12
MAC Address: C8:2A:14:XX:XX:XX
Vendor: Apple
State: Node is Up
First Seen: April 11, 2012 10:40:52 PM
Last Update: May 12, 2012 1:23:05 PM

Name: Toshiba Z830
IP Address: 172.16.66.13
MAC Address: 88:53:2E:XX:XX:XX
Vendor: Intel
State: Node is Up
First Seen: May 12, 2012 8:02:04 AM
Last Update: May 12, 2012 1:43:00 PM
NetBIOS

Name: CH13LT-YB129276
NetBIOS Domain: CHAPTER13
File Server: Yes
IP Address: 172.16.66.14
MAC Address: 00:0C:29:XX:XX:XX
Vendor: VMware
State: Node is Up
First Seen: April 23, 2012 6:39:15 AM
Last Update: May 12, 2012 1:43:00 PM
NetBIOS
Name: CH13VM-IMACPC
NetBIOS Domain: WORKGROUP
File Server: Yes

Name: SA-BT230
IP Address: 172.16.66.15
MAC Address: 70:58:12:XX:XX:XX
Vendor: Panasonic AVC Networks Company
State: Node is Up
First Seen: May 12, 2012 7:18:44 AM
Last Update: May 12, 2012 1:44:55 PM
Notes: Blu-ray

Name: HP Compaq tc4200
IP Address: 172.16.66.17
MAC Address: 00:16:6F:XX:XX:XX
Vendor: Intel
State: Node is Up
First Seen: May 12, 2012 11:10:54 AM
Last Update: May 12, 2012 1:43:00 PM
NetBIOS Name: CH13TB-6332D9M
NetBIOS Domain: BROOKS
File Server: Yes

Name: PS2
IP Address: 172.16.66.21
MAC Address: 00:15:C1:XX:XX:XX
Vendor: Sony
State: Node is Down
First Seen: May 12, 2012 8:22:16 AM
Last Update: May 12, 2012 8:29:12 AM

Fing for iOS is free of charge, has no Ads and works on most major platforms!
You may install it from here:  Fing for iOS
Check out also Fing for other platforms at: Overlook Website
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Thanks,
Carl W. Brooks

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