Network Tester and Verifier
Ok, so I seem to be hitting a number of issues which I can only assume are more network based than anything else due to the fact I've eliminated pretty much every other aspect of the situation.
Now, the cabling in the school is getting a little dated, and I think was probably put in by some mob handed monkeys rather than people with a decent amount of knowledge on networks (there are some tight turns in this place and what not) so I'm looking to find the best way to verify the various network points through the school and see which could do with replacing and which are ok, etc. So, it would seem I need to invest in either a dedicated cable verifier / tester or some software that will do the same from my laptop (Apple Mac, but I do have Windows Bootcamp which also runs through parallels so it's not too bad).
Any suggestions are more than welcome, though the cheaper the better as whilst I like spending my money on new gadgets, I also like to spend it on things like food and bills to make sure there's still a roof over our heads! lol.. (despite the fact I have a number of people who think I live in the internet itself).