The fault detection and isolation (FDI) problem with finite frequency specifications is addressed in this paper under the framework of geometric approach for networked control systems subject to communication constraints and packet losses. The considered communication constraint is that only one of the transmission nodes is allowed to gain access to the shared channel. Also, those transmission nodes are scheduled to transmit data according to a specified stochastic protocol. Then by virtues of the common unobservable subspace and the finite frequency stochastic H − index, a novel FDI scheme is developed in which a set of FDI filters that perform the FDI task with only partially available measurements are designed such that each residual is only sensitive to one fault in certain frequency domain and decoupled from the others. Further, less conservative conditions including some previous existing results have been presented to construct the FDI filters. Finally, an example is given to illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed method.Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.