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testing network cables

By bldsm ·
I am often faced with trying to work out where network cables come out. For example I find the messy patch panels and have to trace the cat 5 or 6 cables around the patch panel and switch cabinets or across buildings. I need a tool where I can send a tone down a cable then roam around where I think the cable comes out and use a device to find the tone being sent over the cable (without plugging the device into hundreds of cat cables). Can anyone tell me a hardware tool that would do this and the link to the sales web site? AND pls tell me some web sites where there are commands I can use to test whether cables are working? Thanks

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by Wizard-09 In reply to testing network cables

Check this out, http://www.openxtra.co.uk/products/cable-testers/home/kp314/prodkp314.html

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Take your pick.

by 1bn0 In reply to testing network cables

This is what I use as a tester and tone generator. (It doesn't have the tone pickup)
http://cgi.ebay.ca/Fluke-Networks-MicroScanner-Pro-Wiremap-Adapter-2382_W0QQitemZ250321350847QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item250321350847&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1215%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318

I also have one of these:(I use the tone pickup with the Microscanner) http://cgi.ebay.ca/Progressive-Electronics-701K-Tone-Probe-Kit-200EP_W0QQitemZ250319257264QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item250319257264&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1215%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318


or maybe http://cgi.ebay.ca/LanRoverPro-Test-Set-Cable-Tone-Generator-Test_W0QQitemZ330282970772QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item330282970772&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1215%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318


http://cgi.ebay.ca/Fluke-Toner-and-Probe_W0QQitemZ280282606049QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item280282606049&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1215%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318


http://www.paladin-tools.com/view_tool.php?id=236&parent_id=81

Ebay can be your best source for these type of tools at reasonable prices.

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