I really like the fing app on android (app that brute force scans all ips on the local network then port scans to see what services are active) and I was wondering if there was something similar that could be installed on a Raspberry pi.

The use case for me with this is I want to do a quick scan of my network to find headless IoT devices on my phone without needing to login to my router (password is long, difficult to navigate on mobile).

I like being able to assign nicknames to mac addresses to quickly exclude devices that are not new. I know about nmap/Zenmap but couldn't really find much of the latter for Raspberry pi (or a web interface for it). Ideally I'd just bookmark the static route and port to rpi0w serving application, hit scan button, and have a look at what the local/active IPs are.

Main reason I'm looking now is that with latest Android and iOS, access to MAC addresses have been disallowed so I would need to root my phone to have the same functionality.


  • How you have connected to the Raspberry Pi Zero W? I mean, you want a package with GUI or just working on the terminal?
    – M. Rostami
    Jan 21, 2020 at 1:10
  • i have a little hdmi monitor and keyboard attached to it currently, could also ssh in, would prefer web interface so i could just pin it on android desktop
    – yingw
    Jan 21, 2020 at 1:38
  • Angry IP scanner is one of the best tools for you but it released just for amd64 and x86 architecture. You need an armhf/arm64 architecture. Maybe you would able to run it on the raspberry pi but I think it's not reasonable. However, you can do it easily by nmap/zenmap.
    – M. Rostami
    Jan 21, 2020 at 10:07


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.