Fing - Network Tools (Android App)

Fing Android

Fing is a simple android tool for network analysis. It can help you to, discover devices connected to the WiFi network, switch on a device from your mobile/tablet, perform traceroute and some network operations.

Even though the app is very user-friendly, today I'm going to show you how to use Fing app for analyzing a network.

Here is how to use Fing:

1. Download and Install Fing.

Note: Download Links are at the end of this article.

2. Run it. You will see a window as shown below.

Fing Network Status

3. Tap on a device, a screen containing functionalities such as Ping, Log, Traceroute and Wake on LAN, will appear:

Fing Device

Note: The "Log" function is only available to the registered users.
  • The "Scan Services" function allows you to discover services running on the device.
  • Ping is used to test the reachability of the device.
  • Traceroute module allows you to record the route between your device and the target machine. It also calculates the amount of time each hop took.
  • Wake on LAN allows you to send a network message that can turn on or wake a particular device.  
For more tools, simply tap on the Gear icon. You will see a screen like this:

Discover any IP Network: It allows you to discover an external IP network.

Scan TCP services: TCP service scan on a custom target.

Ping: Perform ping queries on a custom target host.

Traceroute: Trace route to a custom target host.

Lookup DNS: Direct/reverse domain name server lookup.

TCP connection Tester: Test TCP connection on custom host.

Download Links

Download Fing from Google PlayStore.

Download Fing from MediaFire.

Last Words

I hope you enjoyed the short article. If you have any doubts, let me know as a comment below.


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