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Old April 21, 2010, 11:53 AM
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I feel silly asking this here. But i am need of a good network tester that is fairly affordable. (under$200) all i really need it to do is be able to check for cable runs. (alot of my work network is undocumented and i plan to remedy that)
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Old April 21, 2010, 06:39 PM
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Not sure if you'll get anything good at under $200. Depends what your really looking for though...

I believe Fluke is the brand to look to though.
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Old April 23, 2010, 03:42 AM
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Not sure if you'll get anything good at under $200. Depends what your really looking for though...

I believe Fluke is the brand to look to though.
my company can not afford fluke (i work for an NGO) all i am looking for is something that can detect if a port is live or not.
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Old April 23, 2010, 08:29 AM
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Haha yea the fluke network analyser is 6000$.

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Here's one from my local store , pretty sure you can find these or similar anywhere. :

ACP Network / Modular Remote Cable Tester for RJ45 and BNC at Memory Express Computers

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Also , an Intel pro series network card is capable of doing limited testing.

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Old April 23, 2010, 04:26 PM
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i use this one here

Amazon.com: Paladin 1573 Tone and Probe Plus Cable-Check UTP/STP Cable Tester: Home Improvement

does the job, cheap, and the ability to tone a nest of wires is a nice feature too!
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my company can not afford fluke (i work for an NGO) all i am looking for is something that can detect if a port is live or not.
Plug a laptop in? I'm sure there must be a laptop around that you could use. Then it's totally free.
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Good, or good enough?

DealExtreme: $41.64 Multi-purpose Remote Network RJ45/Phone RJ11 Cable Tester and Tracer with Audible Feedback

Or perhaps this:

DealExtreme: $75.34 2.5" LCD 5E/6E/Coaxial and Telephone Cable Tester (4*AA)

Shipping from DX typically takes about a month, but it does get there.

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I feel silly asking this here. But i am need of a good network tester that is fairly affordable. (under$200) all i really need it to do is be able to check for cable runs. (alot of my work network is undocumented and i plan to remedy that)
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