There are many different scenarios where you might need to test Ethernet, and many different ways you can test it.
For front-line staff here are 10 ways the LinkSprinter can quickly and easily test Ethernet connections.
1 - 10 second auto-test
10 seconds is all it takes to verify the functionality of an Ethernet link.
The one-button AutoTest automatically verifies the link with not requirement to configure the test. Easily identify issues with front mounted LED indicators.
2 - Verify port connectivity
As soon as you connect the LinkSprinter to an Ethernet port you can identify whether you are connected the network. A link light on the LinkSprinter tells you instantly whether you are connected to a live network port.
Understanding whether or not you are connected to a live port or not helps you identify what steps to take next.
3 - Identify the network port
Assuming you have connected to a piece of network equipment, the LinkSprinter will identify what type of equipment it is. The LinkSprinter will identify equipment details such as port name, model, server address, and more using CDP/LLDP/EDP.
Additionally, the LinkSprinter can make the Link Light on the switch equipment blink for easy identification of the connected port.
4 - Test the Ethernet cable
If there is a suspected cable fault, the LinkSprinter can test the cable for any wiring faults. Users can view a detailed depiction of the cable test results, showing each cable pair, cable length, and any detected faults such as missing connections, shorts, or split pairs.
5 - Verify link speed and duplex
The LinkSprinter tests the actual negotiated speed compared to the rate advertised by the switch port. Faulty or incorrect Ethernet cabling may result in full speed connections not being achieved.
The built-in cable test can identify cabling faults preventing full-speed links.
6 - Confirm DHCP availability
Once connected to a port, the LinkSprinter will confirm that a DHCP server is available and responding to client requests.
Technicians can easily verify DHCP availability using the alarm LEDs.
7 - Verify network connectivity
The LinkSprinter automatically tests to the assigned default gateway router, then verifies connectivity to a configured network address before testing to the cloud to verify Internet connectivity.
8 - POE Testing
Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) voltage is measured and validated for conformance to IEEE 802.3af/at standards. PoE testing is essential to ensuring that PoE powered devices such as access points or VOIP handsets can function.
9 - Test from your phone
No need to take a laptop with you to site, you can easily control the LinkSprinter from the browser on your phone.
You can inspect detailed test results and add your comments to the test results for clarity.
10 - Upload results to the cloud
The free Link-Live cloud service allows the LinkSprinter to log, document and report test activity through its centralised test result and device management cloud system.
Automation options allow Link-Live to integrate seamlessly with your workflow, for example, integrating with your ticketing system to provide faster updates.
Perform a 10-second, simple network connectivity test on copper Ethernet links. Ideal for front-line/help desk staff