LinkRunner G2 Smart Network Tester

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LinkRunner G2 Smart Network Tester
The World’s First Android-based Smart Network Tester
for the Connected World
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Twisted pair testing
10/100/1000BASE‑T
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Fiber optic testing 100/1000BASE‑X
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Automated network connectivity testing
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Android-based OS for Ethernet
connected app use
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth ready
Loaded power testing up to UPOE on
all 4 pairs
Cable validation including
distance‑to‑fault
Discover the nearest switch/slot/port
and VLAN/Voice VLAN
DHCP, DNS and Gateway connectivity
test
Ping and TCP port connectivity test
Automated test result upload to LinkLive Cloud Service
Packet re ection up to 1 Gbps
As the world’s leading network connectivity tester, LinkRunner™ provides immediate visibility and value to
network professionals responsible for delivering network services. By combining Ethernet test capabilities for
copper and ber links with the Android™ OS 1 , LinkRunner G2 represents a breakthrough in handheld network
test that elevates the pro ciency and productivity of network technicians responsible for troubleshooting as
well as deployment and validation of network connected devices.
Importance of Automated Network Connectivity Testing
Paramount to the deployment of any type of network-connected device is validating link and network services
from the point where end devices connect to the network. By automating those many tests in a simple but
complete AutoTest, instead of requiring specialized expertise to understand the many underlying elements of
network connectivity, even the least experienced technician can execute the test.
AutoTest performs a default set of key network connectivity tests in seconds, providing a standardized test
process that enables technicians to quickly and accurately identify if the problem is in the connected device, the
network, or lack of proper PoE being supplied to the RJ-45 jack.
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Standard AutoTest includes:
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TruePower™ PoE Class 0-4,
UPOE
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DNS Validation
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Gateway Router Validation
Link speed/duplex
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Nearest switch including
slot/port/VLAN/Voice VLAN
Reachability to target resource
i.e. internet
DHCP IP Address assignment
When customization of the AutoTest is needed, pro les can be de ned to
ensure a standardized test process is executed when variables about the
link under test are needed. While these settings can be easily changed in
use, pro les can be con gured by a senior team member to ensure lessskilled technicians are executing an AutoTest that is speci c to their
network environment, which is particularly useful in organizations who
manage distributed locations.
Examples include:
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Site-speci c PoE con guration
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Proxy settings
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1000BASE-T validation
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VLAN ID and Priority
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802.1x authentication
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User-de ned MAC
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IPv4/IPv6
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DHCP/Static IP
Up to 10 custom-de ned ping or
TCP port open targets
At the completion of each AutoTest, the result is automatically uploaded into the included Link-Live results
management and reporting database and sent to any number of recipients via email. Users have the ability to
add additional information that will append to the link test either directly from LinkRunner G2 or through email.
Examples of useful information to
document with the AutoTest
result:
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Trouble ticket number
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Jack location
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Use the on-board camera along
with an Android app to scan a
QR/Barcode
Attach a photo of a serial
number, asset tag or just proof
of device install
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Bene ts of Android OS
Eliminate Security Risk of Using Personal Devices
Many technicians today use their personal mobile device on the job to
access vendor apps, check trouble tickets, look up technical documents,
calculate IP address ranges, con gure network equipment, and more.
However, the use of a personal device for job-related tasks could be
considered a security risk. In addition, it may have only limited access to
network infrastructure information (if connected to a guest VLAN, for
example).
But the mobile device has no ability to validate wired Ethernet
infrastructure – it cannot test PoE, cabling, link negotiation or network
services. While it features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, many
networked end-point devices do not support these connection methods.
So multiple tools are needed.
Work ow E ciency Gains
Imagine how much time it would save to have a single device that could:
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Receive a trouble ticket
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View .pdf documents
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Verify network services via AutoTest
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Automatically document test results
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Do all things Wi-Fi and Bluetooth that you can do with your personal mobile device with the optional Edimax 2
Wi-Fi/Bluetooth USB Adapter
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On-board camera to document installed devices, scan QR/barcodes, etc.
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Con gure any IoT device that supports an Android app or web connection via Chrome browser
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Use Android apps to do things like:
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Con gure an IoT device (security camera, AP, lighting, HVAC)
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Telnet into a switch
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Run a speed test
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Access an IP calculator
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View info provided by a Bluetooth-supported sensor
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Plug in a USB printer and along with the companion Android app, print labels
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Get help – start a webex, invite others and share your screen enabling quick assistance without unnecessary
downtime
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The possibilities are endless as the
world of smart devices goes. Apps
are available for virtually anything
you need to do. Visit
https://link-live.com/public/apps
to see the current list of readily
available free apps. Don’t see
something you need, just request
it at the NETSCOUT ® App Store
and we will verify the app and get
it posted. Note: only apps that are
free to consumers are available for
install on LinkRunner G2,
chargeable apps are not
supported.
LinkRunner G2 Key Features
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Ready - plug in the optional Edimax* N150 2-in-1 Wi‑Fi and Bluetooth Nano USB Adapter
to further expand the capability of your LinkRunner G2.
Wi-Fi - View and con gure IoT devices, connect and
communicate over Wi‑Fi
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Edimax - 11n Wi-Fi Speed up to 150 Mbps. Complies with wireless IEEE
802.11b/g/n standards for Wi-Fi data transmission rates up to 150
Mbps when connected to an 802.11n device. Wi-Fi Security: Supports
64/128-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2 encryption.
Bluetooth - View, connect and con gure Bluetooth devices and sensors
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Edimax - Bluetooth 4.0 & Bluetooth 3.0+HS (High Speed) up to 24 Mbps
and fully backwards compatible with Bluetooth 3.0+HS and Bluetooth
2.1+EDR for wireless communication with almost all Bluetooth-enabled
devices.
* Edimax N-150 2-in-1 Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.0 Nano USB Adapter is sold
separately and is certi ed regionally.
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US-WIFI-BT-USB: Edimax n150 Wi-Fi & Bluetooth USB Adapter for US
and Canada. Channels 1-11
EU-WIFI-BT-USB: Edimax n150 Wi-Fi & Bluetooth USB Adapter for
Europe. Channels 1-13
Use vendor apps to con gure and validate
connected equipment.
10/100/1000BASE-T over Copper and 10/1000BASE-X over Fiber - use AutoTest to run a full network
connectivity test or choose Switch test to quickly see nearest switch and switch details over either media type.
*Fiber SFP not included, sold separately.
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Nearest switch and VLAN
information over Copper and
Fiber Links - uses IEEE Link Layer
Discovery Protocol (LLDP) plus the
Cisco ® and Extreme Discovery
Protocols (CDP and EDP) to display
the VLAN/Voice VLAN and nearest
switch model, slot and port. When
reported as part of the AutoTest, a
Refresh option is available that
allows you to receive the next xDP
frame (CDP/LLDP) coming from the
switch.
TruePower™ PoE testing - quickly
validate PoE performance by
drawing actual power utilizing all 4
pairs such as UPOE. Load the
circuit to stress switches, cabling
and patch panels, all while
measuring the voltage and pairs
being used.
Link Speed/Duplex - verify link speed and duplex is con gured as expected. If 1000BASE-T test is enabled and
the link under test is not performing as expected, a yellow warning indication will be noted and the actual speed
emphasized.
802.1X authentication - verify access to secure networks using 802.1X and MAC Access Control Lists (ACL). The
included LinkRunner G2 Manager software con gures 802.1X EAP type, downloads certi cates and enters
passwords.
IPv4/IPv6 ready - supports both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
IP Address Validation - a key element to ensure network services are available for IoT connected devices is to
verify they are able to obtain an IP address and access the network. Both DHCP and static IP con gurations are
supported; when using DHCP, the handshake timing and lease time is shown.
Key device and application availability -in addition to ping, which is sometimes blocked or disabled, the
LinkRunner G2 can perform a TCP port open test to verify application connectivity to up to 10 user-de ned
targets using IPv4 and IPv6. Router, DNS and DHCP servers are reported. LinkRunner G2 provides the ability to
perform a continuous ping, providing a quick and simple way to nd intermittent connectivity issues.
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Cable veri cation - validate patch
cables and installed wiring for
length, reversed and crossed
pairs, as well as distance-to-fault
for opens, shorts, and split pairs.
Perform a patch cable test with
the integrated loopback ports,
simply plug each end of the patch
cord into the two RJ-45 ports on
LinkRunner G2 to see pin to pin
connectivity. Cable toning, ash
port and numbered WireView
adapters (for cable identi cation
and wiremap) are also supported.
Automated Results
Documentation - use the
encrypted and highly secure LinkLive results management database
to manage an unlimited number of
test results, testers claimed to the
service and invited users. Easily
view and manage results such as
by job-speci c folders, tags and
organizations. Results can include
more detailed information such as
jack location, trouble ticket,
photographs taken with the
integrated camera, or data from a
QR/barcode scan. Create
professional reports customized
with your logo and project-speci c
information. Know who on your
sta is testing what, where and
when.
Packet Re ector - The LinkRunner G2 packet re ector mode allows it to be used as a remote device during
end-to-end network path performance tests to validate LAN and WAN throughput capabilities up to 1000BASE-T.
The re ector mode can be con gured to swap MAC and/or IP addresses.
LinkRunner G2 supports packet re ection for:
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OptiView ® XG Network Analysis Tablet
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OneTouch™ AT Network Assistant
Designed for
design.
eld use - 4-hour Li-ion battery life, recharge over PoE or with included AC adapter, rugged
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Ordering Guide
Product Models
Description
LR-G2
Includes LinkRunner G2 with Li-ion battery, Power
supply with regional power plugs, Wireview Cable ID
#1, Inline RJ-45 coupler, USB 2.0 to Micro USB cable,
8 G Micro SD card, Small Soft Case, Coupler, Getting
Started Guide.
LR-G2-KIT
Includes LinkRunner G2 with Li-ion battery, Power
supply with regional power plugs, Car charger,
Wireview Cable ID #1-#6, Inline RJ-45 coupler, USB
2.0 to Micro USB cable, 8 G Micro SD card, Holster,
Accessories pouch, IntelliTone 200 Probe, Medium
Soft Case.
LR-G2-LS-KIT
Includes LinkRunner G2 with Li-ion battery, Power
supply with regional power plugs, Wireview Cable ID
#1, Inline RJ-45 coupler, USB 2.0 to Micro USB cable,
8 G Micro SD card, Small Soft Case, Coupler, Getting
Started Guide, (2) LinkSprinter, (2) LinkSprinter
Holster.
LR-G2-5PK
Includes 5 each of the following: LinkRunner G2 with
Li-ion battery, Power supply with regional power
plugs, Wireview Cable ID #1, Inline RJ-45 coupler,
USB 2.0 to Micro USB cable, 8 G Micro SD card, Small
Soft Case, Coupler, Getting Started Guide.
Intellitone Probe included but not
pictured
Qty: 5
LR-G2-ACKG2-CBO
Includes LinkRunner G2 with Li-ion battery, (2) Power
supplies with regional power plugs, Car charger,
Wireview Cable ID #1-#6, Inline RJ-45 coupler, (2)
USB 2.0 to Micro USB cable, 8 G Micro SD card, (2)
Holsters, Accessories pouch, IntelliTone 200 Probe,
Small, Medium, Large Soft Cases, AirCheck G2
Wireless Tester, Test Accessory, (2) Quick Start
Guide, external directional antenna, automobile
charger.
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Intellitone Probe included but not
pictured
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Accessories
US-WIFI-BT-USB *
Edimax 2 n150 Wi-Fi & Bluetooth USB Adapter for US and Canada
EU-WIFI-BT-USB *
Edimax 2 n150 Wi-Fi & Bluetooth USB Adapter for Europe
LION-REPL-BA
Replacement battery for ACKG2 and LRG2
PWR-CHARGER
PWR-CHARGER, AC CHARGER REPLACEMENT
MS-AUTO-CHG
MS-AUTO-CHG, AUTO LIGHTER ADAPTER ACCESSORY
SFP-1000LX *
SFP-1000LX, LX GIG FIBER DDM SFP TRANSCEIVER
SFP-1000SX *
SFP-1000SX, SX GIG FIBER DDM SFP TRANSCEIVER
SFP-1000ZX *
SFP-1000ZX, ZX GIG FIBER DDM SFP TRANSCEIVER
SFP-100FX *
SFP-100FX, 100BASE-FX FIBER DDM SFP TRANSCEIVER
WIREVIEW 1
WIREVIEW 1, WIREVIEW WIREMAPPER #1
WIREVIEW 2-6 *
WIREVIEW 2-6, WIREVIEW CABLE ID SET 2 THRU 6
G2-HOLSTER *
Protective Carrying Holster with Shoulder Strap for ACKG2 and LRG2
SM SOFT CASE
SMALL SOFT CASE
MD SOFT CASE
MEDIUM SOFT CASE
LG SOFT CASE
LARGE SOFT CASE
* Recommended
Gold Support
LR-G2
LR-G2-1YS
1 year Gold Support for the LR-G2
LR-G2-5PK
LR-G2-3YS
3 year Gold Support for the LR-G2
LR-G2-1YS
1 year Gold Support for the LR-G2
LR-G2-3YS
3 year Gold Support for the LR-G2
AIRCHECK-G2-1YS
1 year Gold Support for the AirCheck-G2
AIRCHECK-G2-3YS
3 year Gold Support for the AirCheck-G2
LR-G2-KIT-1YS
1 year Gold Support for the LR-G2-KIT
LR-G2-KIT-3YS
3 year Gold Support for the LR-G2-KIT
LR-G2-LS-KIT-1YS
1 year Gold Support for the LR-G2 and LinkSprinter
Kit
LR-G2-LS-KIT-3YS
3 year Gold Support for the LR-G2 and LinkSprinter
Kit
LR-G2-ACKG2-CBO
LR-G2-KIT
LR-G2-LS-KIT
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Technical Speci cations
Dimensions
3.8in x 7.7in x 1.6in (9.7cm x 19.6cm x 4.1cm)
Weight
18oz (0.51kg)
Battery
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack (3.6V, 6Ah, 21Wh)
Battery Life
Typical operating life is 4 hours. Typical charge time is 7 hours.
Display
5.0 in color LCD with capacitive touch screen (480 x 800 pixels)
Keypad
1-key elastometric (power only)
Host Interface
Micro USB On-the-Go port
USB Port
USB 2.0 Type A port
SD Card Slot
Supports Micro SD
Cable Test
Pair length, crossed, reversed and distance to open, short, split.
Tone Generator
Digital tone: [455 KHz]; Analog tones: [400 Hz, 1KHz]
Ports
RJ-45 copper port 10/100/1000BASE-T. 100/1000BASE-X. Fiber adapter port. Fiber
port supports standard SFP.
External AC
Adapter/Charger
AC input 90-264 Vac 48-62 Hz input power DC output 15 Vdc at 2 amps or RJ-45
via PoE
LEDs
2 LEDs (transmit and link indicators)
Environmental Speci cations
Operating Temperature
32°F to 113°F (0°C to +45°C) NOTE: The battery will not charge if the
internal temperature of the tester is above 122°F (50°C).
Operating Relative Humidity (%
RH without condensation)
90% (50°F to 95°F; 10°C to 35°C) 75% (95°F to 113°F; 35°C to 45°C)
Shock and Vibrations
1 m drop test, Random, 3.8 grms, 5 Hz-500 Hz (Class 2)
Safety
IEC 61010-1:2010: Pollution degree 2
Altitude
4,000m; Storage: 12,000m
EMC
IEC 61326-1:2013: Basic Electromagnetic Environment; CISPR 11: Group
1, Class A
Group 1: Equipment has intentionally generated and/or uses conductively-coupled radio frequency energy that
is necessary for the internal function of the equipment itself.
Class A: Equipment is suitable for use in all establishments other than domestic and those directly connected to
a low-voltage power supply network that supplies buildings used for domestic purposes. There may be potential
di culties in ensuring electromagnetic compatibility in other environments due to conducted and radiated
disturbances.
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Certi cation and Compliance Standards
Conforms to relevant European Union Directives.
Conforms to relevant Australian Safety and EMC standards.
Complies with 47 CFR Part 15 requirements of the U.S.
Federal Communications Commission.
Certi ed by UL North America Safety Standards.
Conforms to relevant South Korean EMC Standards.
Additional South Korean EMC Standards Information.
Electromagnetic Compatibility. Applies to use in Korea only. Class A Equipment (Industrial Broadcasting &
Communications Equipment) [1]
[1] This product meets requirements for industrial (Class A) electromagnetic wave equipment and the seller or
user should take notice of it. This [equipment is intended for use in business environments and is not to be
used in homes.
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1 Android is a trademark of Google Inc.
2 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth require the optional Edimax combination adapter. Edimax is a registered trademark of
Edimax Technologies, Inc.
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