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Message from ahockett@warnerpacific.edu

Afternoon All ~

 

With our budget year coming up, we finally have the dough to buy some network testing equipment to verify some of our Cat5/Cat5e installations.

 

Before doing a ton of research, I figure I’d check to see what is being used.  Our uses will be:

 

-          Testing Copper Length (total run of the wire)

-          Line certification (Speeds/Termination)

-          Presence of PoE on the line

-          RJ-11 phone testing/toning a bonus (most come with this)

 

The other question to piggy back on this is a cheap unit to light up ST 62.5 Fiber.  Cheapest one I’ve found is about $200 bucks.  Curious if that’s the norm.

 

Our overall budget is $1,000.

 

Thanks.

 

-Aaron Hockett

Network Engineer

Warner Pacific College

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