Fing is a fast and handy tool for seeing what other devices are on your network.
You may choose to cancel and uninstall it here until you’re comfortable it can not reach the public internet.
If you then go back and click “Agree and Continue” it’s not obvious if your changes were accepted, and there is no obvious way to go back and check. This is a UX fail.
The next screen says “Enable location” but underneath you can choose “Continue without location”
The next screen says “Sign me in” if you want to create an account, or underneath you can choose “I’ll think about it” which I have done.
The next screen wants to start collecting information about you, but there is a “Maybe later” option at the bottom. You should now be into the application and ready to click:
Scan for Devices
The app will ask you again for location permissions if you denied it during install. I denied it again and it still seemed to work anyway.
The scan happened incredibly fast. It detected the 5-10 devices on my internet network in about 7 seconds with device fingerprinting completed. This means it not only gave the internet address (IP) of each device, but it assigned it an icon depending on the type of device, as well as listing the vendor and model name of each device based on the MAC address.
It is effective in terms of offering the intended service, scanning the devices on your network quickly and identifying them.