[rescue] Cable testers

Bob Darlington rdarlington at gmail.com
Wed Apr 20 22:36:15 CDT 2016

Bottom of the barrel 10/100 certifiers are about $1500.  My fluke was over
10x that much.  The cable continuity tester is about the best you can do
for sub $500 and they really are great for continuity and pin mapping but
tell you nothing about crosstalk, impedance, minimum speed, etc.
On Apr 20, 2016 11:26 AM, "Phil Stracchino" <phils at caerllewys.net> wrote:

> Anyone have a preference for good but not overly expensive Ethernet
> cable testers?  I don't want to spend $500 on a high-end Fluke, but I
> don't want to spend $10 on some generic piece of crap that only tests
> continuity either.  I've never really needed one until now, but I'm
> finding cat6 to be a complete &@&#$@^#@%$R@#% to strip and terminate.
> --
>   Phil Stracchino
>   Babylon Communications
>   phils at caerllewys.net
>   phil at co.ordinate.org
>   Landline: 603.293.8485
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