Fingbox is a plug & play network security appliance that you hardwire into your home internet (via Ethernet) and use in conjunction with a smartphone app (Google and Apple) to monitor, secure, and control your family's home wi-fi network.

Everyone needs a bit of a “Pause” - Get simple and effective security and control for your connected environment by knowing the following:

  • Who’s on my Wi-Fi?
  • Why a device is not online?
  • Am I getting the speed I paid for?
  • Can someone help me fix my network?

This guide will cover:

  • Quick setup
  • Parental control and more
  • Managing internet usage- Especially when you need fast internet on those important webinars, video calls/ meetings


  1. Prepare your Fingbox: (Quick setup guide is also included in the box)
    • Insert the network and power cable in the Ethernet port on the rear of the Fingbox device
    • Plug the network cable into the router LAN port. Avoid plugging it into switches or access points if possible
    • Wait until the top circle turns green, it may take up to 15min for the 1st time
    • Get the FREE Fing App: Desktop version available for Windows/MacOS, but the mobile app works the best available from the Apple App store/ Google play
    • Once installed, open the App settings and “Add Fingbox”
  2. Sign in or create an account:

-        Follow the steps accordingly




Parental control

  1. Schedule digital downtime, control and manage internet access by user
  2. After creating your profile, naming your profile (Mine is called Visagie Home) and connected devices, on the fing home page, click on your box
  3. You can create and add users, assign devices to users to manage each individual device and user

  • You will be able to see devices up/discovered, device name, make/model, MAC, and IP
  • Select/click on the desired device to set rules accordingly
  • Note specific details and most recent events FYI



  • You can “Block” devices -Great for blocking unknown/intruder devices or to simply temporarily disable a known device from accessing the internet



  • You can “Pause” internet - Also select the duration according to your desired timeframe and schedule your household’s screen time according to days and time: Bedtime; Homework & Generic profiles can be scheduled




  • Device settings - Perfect to get notified when a device appears/disappears in the network.
  • Know when your family/ someone is at home or leaving home - The device and WiFi should be on/active “Digital presence” 



Manage internet usage - Important for when you’re on those webinars/video calls/meetings/working from home and when you need the bandwidth, not Netflix or YouTube

  1. Apart from managing profiles and devices by scheduling screen time and usage, you can do a bandwidth analysis by device to see who hogs on your network
  2. Automate network speed tests and receive detailed reports on ISP performance
  3. Click/select “Network” and choose the desired action:



Why purchase the Fingbox instead of just running the Fing App?

  1. Perfect for Smart Homes- Works with IFTTT; Google Assistant; Zapier
  2. Block intruders and unknown devices automatically before they join your home connection
  3. Know who’s home while you’re not there with Fing's Digital Presence features
  4. Monitor your internet and Wi-Fi speed and performance and easily troubleshoot Wi-Fi issues
  5. Schedule your household's screen time and pause internet access
  6. Analyse bandwidth usage by device to find the bandwidth hogs on your network


How to reset your Fingbox if need be:

  1. Gently press the RESET button while the unit is powered off/unplugged
  2. While keeping the RESET button gently pressed, plug the power adaptor back in
  3. Keep the RESET button pressed for 30 seconds and release (or until a single white light flash on the device)
  4. You should now see a single white light on
  5. After a few seconds, the top circle will start flashing, while the original factory software is loaded
  6. This process lasts for a few minutes (~3 min)
  7. A single white light will mark the end of the process
  8. Power off the Fingbox
  9. Wait 5 seconds
  10. Power it back on

For more info and to purchase the Fingbox, click here: