LAN scan on Android seems some not all devices with VPN enabled.

Michael2 Posts: 15 New Member

Using Wifi on Android 8.1 and Freedome app version

I do a Fing scan looking for other devices on the same SSID.

With the VPN off, Fing sees all the devices.

With the VPN on Fing, sees *some* devices but most are not detected.


Is this a bug or is it supposed to work this way?

The network is not a Trusted Wifi network.

I would prefer that with the VPN on,  a LAN scan sees no other devices.


 I have tested this two different Wifi networks and the results are the same. One network was open, the other was WPA2.



  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 0 Former F-Secure Employee

    Hi Michael2,


    I'm trying to find further information regarding your query. I will keep you posted once I have an update.

  • Näsäviisas
    Näsäviisas Posts: 784 Superuser

    Some explanations:
    FING SCAN= locate devices on your wireless network
    SSID= service set identifier
    Is it so Michael2, that all your devices are not under Freedome? > some seen, some not

  • Michael2
    Michael2 Posts: 15 New Member

    Yes, all the LAN devices were not connected to Freedome VPN. 

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