Test, verify and repair 10, 100 and 1000
Base-T Networks! The latest model
supports all network speeds plus displays full and half duplex. Go inline
two LAN devices and see if the negotiated speed and duplex is what you expect!
answers the 10 most common questions
occurring during the repair and install of 10, 100, 1000 Base-T LANs.
LAN cabling questions
- Is my hub/switch or PC ON and
- Do I require a straight thru or
crossover patch cable?
- Is my LAN speed 10, 100 or 1000MB/s
and is it half or full duplex?
- Is the hub/switch and PC link
negotiating a slower speed and duplex than expected?
- Do my hub or PC appear as a hub or
TVR10/100/1000 is comprised of two units: The "Main unit"
and the "Remote Probe." The Main unit performs the bulk of the tests such as
determining the LAN device type (is it a hub/switch or PC?) and the LAN speed
and duplex (10, 100, 1000 MB/s, half or full duplex) without the need of the
Remote Probe. The Remote Probe adds the ability to trace cable locations (by
audibly tracing tones cables with all four pairs to insure compatibility with
all three types of Base-T LANs.
- Is a hub or PC
connected to my cable?
- Does my hub or PC
require 2 or 4 pair cables.
- What pairs are
terminated in my cable?
- Where is my cable in
the wiring closet?
- What hub port is my PC
- Is my cabling straight
thru or crossover?
- Does my cable have
inverted pair or other faults?
helps you locate faulty hubs, PCs or cable connections that are stopping or
limiting the performance of your 10, 100 and 1000 Base-T LAN. You can even go
inline between two LAN devices and determine the final negotiated speed and
duplex of the link! Designed for both the LAN installer and repair person, it is
useful documenting legacy LANs, installing and repairing LANs or adding
equipment to existing LANs.
specifically for 10, 100 and 1000 Base-T LANs:
The TVR10/100/1000 has been designed to test LAN devices and cabling designed to
the 10, 100 and 1000 Base-T standard. This includes wiring paired to
EIA(TIA)568B (also called AT&T258A or simply "AT&T"); and EIA(TIA)568A.
EIA(TIA)568B is the most popular scheme for 10, 100 and 1000 Base-T cabling.
EIA(TIA)568A is the most popular scheme for ISDN cabling. USOC pairing
(typically used for telephones) is not compatible with the Base-T standard and
is therefore not tested by the TVR10/100/1000.
Multiple test sets in
one tester: To accomplish its
goals, the TVR10/100/1000 performs tests that, prior to the TVR10/100/1000,
required 7 different test sets. Plus, the multi-functionality is integrated to
provide a combination of quick results that are not available in any other
tester. If the TVR10/100/1000 is divided by function, it yields a:
- Hub/PC verifier
that indicates the equipment
Device Type (is it a hub/switch or PC?).
- LAN speedometer
that verifies the speed and
duplex of the link (10,100 or 1000MB/s, full or half duplex).
- Straight thru/crossover cable
jacks indicates the patch
network activity monitor
indicates the negotiated speed and duplex between two LAN devices. A
quick way to spot network bottlenecks!
- Tone probe and tone generator
for tracing cable locations
(and the port used)
- Cable pairs tester
that verifies what cable pairs are wired and identifies straight thru and
- Cable termination tester:
Tests for the existence of a LAN
device connected at the end of the cable (determines number of cable pairs
required by the device).
It is not only the individual functions
of the TVR10/100/1000 that makes it so useful... but the creative combination
of these features that yield an efficient tester that saves time and gets
the LAN working quickly.
TVR10/100/1000 List of Functions
The TVR10/100/1000 performs the
10/100/1000 BASE-T LAN Tests.
The TVR10/100/1000 plugs into active
hubs, switches and/or PCs to verify 10, 100 or 1000 Base-T operation. Only
the Main Unit is required for these tests.
- Verifies if PC is ON, if it
appears as a PC and speed capabilities and duplex.
- Verifies if hub/switch is
ON, if it appears as a hub/switch and speed capabilities and duplex.
- Goes inline between two
devices to verify the negotiated speed and duplex of the link. This
powerful feature is is found on testers that cost $1500 or more!
- Verifies hub/switch to
hub/switch data transmission.
- Checks if straight thru or
crossover patch cable is required.
- Finds speed bottlenecks on 10, 100
and 1000 Base-T LANs.
monitors LAN link to determine negotiated speed (between two devices).
The following tests are performed by
the TVR10/100/1000 Main Unit and Remote Unit (except where indicated).
- Locates mis-wired cables.
- Locates missing cables.
- Locates cables that can not support
100 and 1000 Base-T operation (for LANs that require 4 pair wiring).*
- Tests connection to hub/switch
(pairs connected to hub/switch).*
- Tests connection to PC (pairs
connected to hub/switch).*
- Tests installed cables (pairs wired
- Tests patch cables (pairs wired and
- Remote Probe helps locate and trace
- Remote Probe traces active cables
connected to hubs/switches and PC without interfering with LAN performance.
*Test performed by the Main Unit only
(does not require the use of the Remote Probe).