TS580A-R4, CAT5/5e/6 LAN Performance Verifier - Black Box
Not used it but it's really something like this or full on fluke kit.
I would like a means of testing new cable runs so that they can be certified and/or compared. I would ideally like to be able to measure noise, length of cable, crosstalk and (not essential) max throughput. But i want to be able to do this independently of any switches so that it's just a test of the physical cable. Any tools, testers or useful software tips would be much appreciated.
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...both do cable length. ...both require a switch or dongle at the end for other tests.
Only the really expensive testers will do Mhz rating/certification.
Depends if you want to buy or a more cost effective method for this type of equipment might be to hire. How often are you going to certify cable runs?
I found this company really helpful. They have all the equipment and can arrange next day delivery before 10 if required.
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It also has the benefit that you can try the equipment to make sure it is what you are looking for before maybe you purchase - this type of equipment can be really expensive - unless you are using it a lot and certifying cables every week I wouldn't see the benefit of buying.
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