Network Testing Equipment
Can anyone give me some ideas/ballpark numbers for some reasonable network testing equipment. Fluke sort of stuff that can measure cable tolerances, detect spikes etc.
Getting so many apparently random problems it's so difficult to track down, and until we can properly segregate our network it's murderous. I want to look at costs for the kit to keep it in house in case we need to back ourselves up on lack of diagnostic equipment.
In the meantime trying to actually map our network is a job in itself. Just about all the programs that should do it either do it in a manner we can't comprehend or just don't bother doing certain parts of it. Would like to keep using Spiceworks for example, but it's idea of a network map is similar to what I'd expect if I asked a child to draw a line monster.
It's all fun when we have to do all of this - LIVE :(