I was lucky enough to get a FingBox Beta version for a FingBox Review last year when we were invited to tour the Best Buy Tech Home display at North Point Mall in Alpharetta, GA. Having not considered having a network security device I was excited to give it a try.
I was really blown away with what the Fingbox could do by simply plugging the device into my router and installing a mobile app. It alerted me to when someone new connected to our WIFI, it alerted me if the Internet went down while away from home and I could run speed test away from home. Needless to say I really enjoyed it. When I was contacted to receive the full market version after the beta test was over, I of course said YES!
The setup is really straight forward and easy. No tech guy needed to install it. You want to remove the Fingbox from it’s box along with the network cable and power cable. I chose to put my FingBox on top of my router. I then plugged my network cable from the FingBox to the router. Then plug up the power cable. After it’s all plugged in then you need to download the App for your phone. Search in your Store for the term “fing” to find it.
The release version of Fingbox has tons more features than the beta version for sure. Here is a run down of those features directly from their site.
Other Cool Useful Features
- Pause the Internet; With the FingBox App you can pause the internet for a specific device or user. You can even schedule internet down time for family non tech days.
- Know when they go online: You can set your FingBox app to alert you when a device comes online. This is useful when you are monitoring their internet usage, or if you need to know when they get home since they will more than likely jump on the internet. You can even see an Event Log of activity.
- Digital Fence: This shows the devices that are nearby but not connected to you WIFI. You can assign a name to any device outside the network. Doing so allows this device to show up in the list of devices.
The FingBox is the first of its kind that I have been aware of and the ability this device has to help manage your Internet usage and security is just phenomenal. This is a must have in any home. To purchase this amazing device click here.