Sunday, November 20, 2011

What It's Fluke Linkrunner

The Fluke Linkrunner is a network cabling multimeter. It can verify and troubleshoot network cabling in an instant. Its endless functions replace many different networking tools that would normally be required. This remarkable cable tester fits easily in your tool bag. It is very light weight which means if you are working with it all day it will not become a nuisance. This will become an essential piece of your arsenal as you get used to it.

Today's networks are faster and more complicated than ever. The majority of network problems stem from wiring and connectivity issues. The cabling technicians out in the field need to have a quick method of identifying problems with the physical layer within the network. The Linkrunner will help you quickly identify problems and isolate them to hardware, cabling or network equipment. This is essential to productivity because you no longer need to wait for a full size cabling tester to be delivered.

The following tasks can be performed by the Linkrunner:

Ping - Confirm you connectivity to network equipment

Cable verification - Multiple tests help you quickly determine if cable is the problem.

Cable ID - Identify cable that has not been labeled, saving you tons of time.

Improved efficiency - Speed up the escalation process by identifying physical or link layer problems.

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