Pausing the Internet While fiddling around with the Fing app, I noticed some fascinating functions under each individual device it had detected: Assign it to a user Block the device Pause Internet More… Check the Event Log Ping the device Scan services on the device Wake onLAN The Blocking and Pausing features intrigued me, how do they manage to block a device while not being inline?
On September 7th I received a long awaited little package containing my Fingbox, a project I had sponsored on Indiegogo. For people that never heard of Fing; it’s a company and a really cool app. The Fing app, for IOS and Android is one heck of a fantastic little security tool that allows users to do some rudimentary network scanning and probing. A must-have for basic troubleshooting which includes network discovery, an internet connectivity checker, port scanner, basic network tools like ping and traceroute, network monitoring, etc… oh, and it looks pretty.