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Testing Cat5 connections

By sgooding ·
I am adding a new server room and will have patch panels connecting the current room to the new one. Any suggestions as to an efficient method of testing the connections between the two panels? They are physically on two different levels of the building so plugging in a remote in one room and checking it at the other is not a very good option ( There will be 72 ports on either end and I don't need the exercise). Also, I will likely be the only one on site at the time.

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Have a look at this cable tester..

http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/tools/8510/

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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Still requires moving remote...

by sgooding In reply to Have a look at this cable ...

This type of testing still requires the receiver and remote to be moved one port at a time thus creating 72 trips back and forth. I'm looking for a cost effective way of checking multiple ports at a time.

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This is the best one i can find..

http://www.lanshack.com/Data-Voice-Tools-Testers-C67.aspx
I hope this one is of interest to you.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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Cable tester with multiple remotes.

by 1bn0 In reply to Testing Cat5 connections

I have one of these

http://www1.dealtime.co.uk/xPF-Black-Box-MicroScanner-Network-testing-device-TS800A

with 12 remotes. The remotes show up on the tester as "Office 1" "Office 2" etc.

Look for something similar.

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36 short patch cables

by robo_dev In reply to Testing Cat5 connections

Just loop back port1 to port2, etc.

Then just plug a cable tester onto ports1 and 2 on the other end.

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