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Selling Fluke NetTool Microscanner Pro – We Buy New Used Microscanner Pro (‘s) Top Dollar Paid!

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Sometimes less can be more, especially where network test equipment is concerned. Several of the feature-rich connectivity testers on the market are bulky, expensive and difficult to use for first-line technicians. These testers often have an abundance of options and abilities that are seldom used in basic network testing. Network analyzers also can be dangerous in unskilled hands because the tester can generate undesired network traffic unknowingly. And, often a technician may need two or more testers, a laptop computer, diagnostic software and sometimes the assistance of network engineers to get to the root of network problems.

Fluke Networks addresses most of these with its new NetTool Connectivity Tester. Positioned in Fluke’s lineup between its DSP (digital signal processor) wiring testers and the OneTouch series network analyzers, the palm-sized NetTool combines the most desired elements of network analyzers and cable-scanning equipment. It has an easy-to-use interface designed to bridge the gap between network and PC technicians.

Fluke has created an all-in-one tester that does exactly what it sets out to do: test the network, PC link and wiring at the first-responder level. Well-designed and with intuitive controls, NetTool seemed to be thinking for me on more than one occasion during my tests. And the unit’s small size is an advantage; it fits easily on a belt, in a laptop case or in a tool bag.

NetTool has six push-buttons (including the power switch), and its easy-to-read display and three-color LEDs combine to help give a technician tremendous insight into the desktop-to-network connectivity environment, including network characteristics and key network resources. The unit also provides a very practical approach to looking at network wiring. Additionally, NetTool is strictly passive, so it won’t interfere with network traffic.

NetTool is powered by four AA alkaline batteries or an optional AC adapter. Battery life is an estimated 20 hours of normal usage. A serial cable is provided to allow for tester screen-shot captures to a PC and also is used for software upgrades through the included NetTool Blaster support software. I upgraded the software on the demo unit provided by Fluke and found the process to be fast and painless. As with other Fluke products, NetTool software upgrades will be available on a CD or downloadable via the Web, according to the company.

NetTool is configured in two models that differ only in firmware (and cost), and tests can be run in single-ended mode or inline mode. NetTool configured for single-ended testing verifies a live network connection, speed and duplex of a link, key devices on the network (IP, Novell NetWare and NetBIOS servers, along with routers and printers), health of the connection and observed protocols. Individual protocols can be tagged as “unwanted” and will be called out as problems if found on the network.

The tester shows cable length on a horizontal cable not connected to the network and individual pair lengths without needing a remote adapter. Patch-cord integrity can be verified by using both RJ-45 jacks on NetTool. For those charged with upkeeping a cable plant as well as the network, NetTool can provide most of the functionality of Microtest’s Microscanner and Siemon Co.’s STM-8 testers. Fluke’s NetTool can verify wiring.

Buying, Selling, Trading Fluke NetTool Microscanner Pro

Link Runner

At a Glance :

  • Link : Determine whether the drop is active, identify its speed, duplex capabilities and service type-10/100/1000 Mbps.
  • Ping : Verify connectivity to key devices.
  • Cable verification : Multiple tests help you quickly determine if cable is the problem.
  • Cable identification : Document unmarked segments, saving you hours of troubleshooting time.
  • Improved efficiency : Speed up the escalation process by identifying physical or link layer problems.

Product Capabilities :

  • An essential, personal tool to quickly verify network connectivity and availability.
  • As networks run faster and become more complex, infrastructure cabling and devices must operate to precise levels in a tighter performance window.
  • As a result, nearly 80% of network problems stem from simple wiring and connection problems.
  • Front-line technicians are the first line of defense against problems in the physical and link layers of the network.
  • LinkRunner improves your troubleshooting and escalation accuracy by helping you to quickly identify if a problem is the network or the PC NIC.

Microscanner Pro

The MicroScanner Pro is a powerful verification tool designed to confirm basic installation quality of multiple cable types. It automates the testing of cable conductor continuity and configuration, and provides necessary information to rapidly solve prob- lems including the location of cable faults. MicroScanner Pro tests coaxial cable (RG6, RG59, etc., for CATV/CCTV), twisted pair cable (UTP/STP/SSTP), and other wiring for audio, control, security or basic telephone service. The MicroScanner Pro speeds basic live network testing with powerful network tap service and speed identification.

Quickly identify problems
Use the MicroScanner Pro for verification to ensure basic continuity and correct terminations. The wiremap test checks end-to-end continuity on all UTP cable four-wire pairs to quickly verify if the cable under test has the correct wiring scheme (either 568A or 568B) and identifies any cabling problems.  MicroScanner Pro quickly identifies a fault (see Figure 1), allowing you to see opens, shorts, crossed pairs, split pairs or any miswires.

MicroScanner Pro features

  • Tests all common copper cable types: bare wire, coaxial cabling, UTP and STP cabling
  • Checks wire configuration (wiremap) to ANSI/TIA/EIA 568A, 568B standards
  • Speeds identification and troubleshooting of common miswires such as opens, shorts, crossed and split pairs
  • Uses patented TDR technology to ensure accurate pair length measurements
  • Flashes hub light to help identify pairs
  • Generates four unique tones for locating cables hidden in walls, ceilings, or wiring closets
  • Identifies active networking 10 Base-T/ 100Base-T hubs
  • Identifies half or full duplex capability
  • Matches (UTP or coaxial) cables to offices during adds, moves and changes
  • Enables patch cable testing without couplers or external adapters

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