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Net-Ping Network IP Tester
PING: the first note in verifying
Ethernet connectivity.
• Easy 10/100BASE-T connectivity testing!
• Gigabit Link Signal Detection for
decoding 10BASE-T, 100BASE-T,
10/100BASE-T, and 1000BASE-T or
Gigabit signals.
• Use when installing and maintaining
equipment on a TCP/IP network.
• Verifies DHCP server function
and IP addresses.
• Identifies hub and switch ports
connected to specific outlets.
• Displays router and MAC addresses.
• Locates and identifies default gateways
and subnets.
• Designed to communicate directly
with 10/100BASE-T equipment.
When performing moves, adds, and changes (MACs) on your
network, quickly verify the integrity of links with the BLACK BOX ®
Net-Ping Network IP Tester. It uses the PING function to send a
data packet to another IP address on a network or responds to
a PING sent to its own address.
The handheld device verifies link connection and measures
round-trip communications time to measure network traffic load,
PINGing any 10BASE-T/100BASE-T equipment or a 10-/100-Mbps
autonegotiating switch, router, or similar device. By transmitting
and receiving PINGS, you can test connectivity across your LAN or
It also helps you troubleshoot Internet connectivity problems.
When operating in DHCP Client mode, it verifies that a DHCP
server is available. DHCP Client emulation enables the Net-Ping
unit to log onto the network, locate the DHCP server, and then
show you the assigned IP address, the gateway IP address, and
subnet mask.
You can test up to eight stored IP addresses individually or
successively with the device. In addition to PING tests for a range
of IP addresses, the Net-Ping Network IP Tester can be set up to
PING an IP address continuously or up to 99 times. It also enables
you to change the PING’s packet length (using one of six settings
from 50 to 1400 bytes).
It’s an ideal tester for remote office troubleshooting, too.
Just connect the Net-Ping Network IP Tester to the LAN at your
remote office’s trouble point and PING the unit over the Internet
or your intranet. The rugged and compact tester is an affordable
alternative to using a more fragile laptop PC to run PING tests in
the field.
Plus, you can use it to verify end-to-end operations before
installing workstations on your network. Just use two units to
PING each other.
As a bonus, the Net-Ping Network IP Tester identifies incorrect
wire-pair connections, as well as reversed polarity, and, using its
port identifier feature with selectable blink rates, identifies which
port on a hub or switch is connected to a wall jack.
The tester transmits a pattern of link signals that causes the
link LED on the hub, switch, or network interface card (NIC) to
stay illuminated continuously. Along with detecting the speed
and duplex of Ethernet links, it measures packet response time
to help you gauge network performance.
You can configure the tester directly on its keypad or via a
Web browser connection (using Internet Explorer® 6.0 or later
or Netscape® 6.0 or later). All test results display on its front LCD
screen. The screen shows the IP and MAC address of the PING
source, as well as the responding IP address of the DHCP server
and the IP address assigned to the Net-Ping Network IP Tester.
It also warns you when duplicate IP addresses are found.
For easy recall at a later date, the tester enables you to store
parameters (source/destination IP address, gateway address,
and subnet mask) for eight locations.
And, as new versions of the Net-Ping Network IP Tester‘s
firmware are released, you can download revisions to the unit
to keep its capabilities up to date (for details, contact our FREE
Tech Support).
Typically, the tester provides more than five hours of
operation from a set of four batteries, but it can also draw
power from the included AC adapter.
To preserve battery life and ensure long-lasting
performance in the field, the Net-Ping Network IP Tester has
an auto power-down function, which shuts down the unit after
a preset amount of time.
Display — Graphical LCD, 122 x 32 pixels
Operating Temperature — 32 to 122º F (0 to 50º C)
CE Approval — Yes
Interface — 10BASE-T/100BASE-T (10-/100-Mbps autonegotiating);
also verifies 1000BASE-TX connection only (cannot transmit/receive a
PING on 1000-Mbps links)
Connectors — (1) RJ-45 (combined port for LAN or NIC connection)
Power — (4) AA batteries (included), (1) AC power adapter (included) for
extended operation
Size —7"H x 3.2"W x 1.5"D (17.8 x 8.1x 3.8 cm)
Weight — 0.6 lb. (0.3 kg)
✦ Net-Ping Network IP tester
✦ (4) AA alkaline batteries
✦ AC adapter
✦ User’s guide
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