Fing is an open source network scanning tool with two primary features, these being general network scanning and the detection of active TCP/IP services running on an Ethernet network. It can Monitor OS Traffic, debug and trace ICQ (Internet Connection Device) processes. It can also Overlook Windows Service packets, send and receive ICQ Event Logs, analyse and debug Syslog and debug WinINET. In addition to all these features it can also perform packet broadcast and can send ICMP Echo packets. It has an XML editor which allows for simple creation of XML data structures, pipe commands and simple expressions.
Fing also supports the regular packet sniffing tools like ping, traceroute, tcpdump and others. These tools help in network monitoring and provide useful information about network and file system's activity. It can automatically detects and logs all ICMP Echo packets sent and received. It can also detect and log port scanning, debug Active Directory, reverse DNS and configure access control lists. It can send ICMP unreachable packets and perform port flooding, it can also send and receive MSS broadcast packets.
To use Fing to automate windows monitoring, you need to download and install the Fing app from the Apple store. From there, connect your computer to an Ethernet enabled device such as a USB modem, and tap the "scan" button to trigger the scan. You will be presented with a bunch of different reports, each one relating to an aspect of your network infrastructure. Most of these reports can be configured per device or network group, allowing you to monitor each device individually or allow them all to be monitored for an entire range of categories.