Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 20
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sheldon Simple Function
A must have tool for networking. Test your connection and find where it goes!
September 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Panaman simple to use
This cable tester will perform most of the duties anyone would need. The buttons are pretty self explanatory and the directions are pretty well documented. This tester won't measure length, if you require length measurements you will need to purchase the LT model. This model will test the cable if its its good and will also tell you which jack is at what location. The end pieces are numbered and the meter will let you know which number corresponds to what jack. The plastic case is probably not the most durable, I don't recommend dropping it. Also it didn't come with a case, but you can purchase that separately.
February 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Springer Tester Kit
The tool was a quality item. Did everything that I needed it to do. Good instructions.
April 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Cakedaddy Useful troubleshooter
I install category cabling for a living and use this tool quite a bit for it's very fast pin out test. Best feature is the tone generator. It produces a tone that is very easily detectable at the other end of the cable, even when it's plugged into a switch. I bought one for each of my techs for quick troubleshooting.
April 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Camano Nice tester for DIY network and CCTV installation
My home wired network has 15 devices and 5 switches, and I have cats that chew on exposed cables, so I wanted a tool that would diagnose connection problems and identify cable runs. I'm also considering installing a CCTV system, so video testing and identification would be a plus.
This Klein meter met my requirements perfectly.
Continuity testing and identification for video are both done with the CoaxMap Location ID remote - a small push-on device with a male F-connector that has an ID number that is displayed on the meter..
To test continuity for phone or data, you connect one end of the cable to the tester and the other end of the cable to the "self-storing remote". This is a small yellow box that snaps into the bottom of the meter for storage. The continuity test is comprehensive, showing the pin connection on each end as well as detecting open and shorted connections.
To identify a data cable, a LanMap Location ID remote is connected to the far end. This is a small yellow device with a RJ45 male connector and an ID number that is displayed on the meter. You can have data and video cables connected at the same time and the ID numbers displayed on the meter will alternate.
Pressing one of the function buttons (voice, video, data, tone, ID) turns it on. For the voice and data functions, it automatically turns off in 20 seconds unless you hold the function button for 3 seconds, in which case it turns "LOOP ON", which keeps the power on until the O/ID button is pressed, or it will auto-power off after 5 minutes. The battery life is approximately 425 hours.
The video F-connector at top of meter is male, with an exposed center connector that can be bent when the meter is stored. I'm going to leave the included female-to-female (barrel) adapter attached to protect it.
This kit includes 5 RJ45 male ID plugs, 5 male push-on F-connector ID plugs, and one barrel connector. A 9 volt battery is included, but not a case.
If you want to use it for a CCTV installation that uses BNC video connectors instead of F connectors, you'll need a BNC female to F-connector female adapter, which is not included.
The tone function requires an analog tone probe, which is not included. There are several options for tone generation, including frequency, pattern, and which data wires the tones are placed on.
The manual is comprehensive and nicely illustrated.
January 24, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dewittds Work great
I was putting in a new ip phone system and needed to run a bunch of new lines. This really helped testing all the lines, and sorting them out in the phone closet. Would be really fantastic if could tell me distance of cable and or break in cable. But you got to pay the buck bucks for that.
March 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JL Timesaver when troubleshooting network cable problems
Tester is easy to use, and saves a lot of time over probing individual wires
March 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ChiefBob This tool is great for wiring data and audio/video
I previously used the Cat-5 tester tool that had the blinking lights. It didn't help me troubleshoot and it certainly didn't help trace wiring. This tool allowed me to get my data network up and running in one day, finding termination errors quickly. It is the best!
February 16, 2016