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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Here you go

by Wizard-09 In reply to testing network cables

Check this out,

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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)

I also have one of these:(I use the tone pickup with the Microscanner)

or maybe

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

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