LinkSprinter™ Network Tester | Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Tester | NETSCOUT

LinkSprinter Network Tester

Test and Validate Network Connectivity in less than 10 seconds

  • Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Tester diagnoses and tests Power over Ethernet (PoE), Link to the switch, DHCP, Gateway, and Internet connection
  • Get VLAN, switch name, and port information via CDP/LLDP/EDP for your managed switches
  • Expert network troubleshooting techniques delivered to color graded LEDs
  • Automated reporting to Link-Live Cloud Service
  • Get detailed test results sent directly to your email
  • Proxy support
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Overview

The LinkSprinter network tester provides network connectivity troubleshooting and identifies error problem domain in less than 10 seconds. Automated reporting to the included Link-Live Cloud Service Essentials ensures network connectivity status and path information is documented for every link.

Five essential network tests in the palm of your hand

Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Tester
This network tester can become a Power Over Ethernet - PoE tester that checks to make sure you can power a phone, security camera or Access Point through a specific port. The LinkSprinter Network Tester can even run without batteries on PoE.
 
Link to the Switch
Perform a switch test, which indicates switch name, model, slot, port and VLAN you are connected to using CDP/LLDP/EDP. Know your available speed and duplex settings.
 
DHCP Connection
Confirm that the DHCP server is running and responsive. Request an IP address, get your subnet information, troubleshooting DNS, and identify the default gateway and DNS server.
 
Gateway Connection
Verify the gateway/router address and reachability by pinging the device.
 
Internet Connection
Confirm cloud connectivity or internal service reachability. Verify DNS server lookup and application port connectivity.
 
 
Link-Live Cloud Service
Welcome to Link-Live Cloud Service, a centralized management, collaboration and archival workspace for network connectivity test results from NETSCOUT's hand-held network testers. Test results are automatically sent to your secure Link-Live cloud account, providing organizations with a newfound ability to quickly and easily document their network, provide proof of performance and better manage jobs and staff efficiency. In addition, an e-mail of every test result is sent as it occurs, allowing the technician to annotate information about the test and even attached a photo. That annotation is then automatically added to that record in Link-Live, creating a very in-depth understanding as to the performance of each link and mapping endpoint images (wall jacks, devices, serial numbers) directly their switch slot and port.
 

Link–Live Cloud Service

Link-Live provides important test results management and reporting capabilities, at no additional charge to select Hand-held network test tools (LinkSprinter, LinkRunner, AirCheck G2). It provides greater job visibility, project control, and fleet management for larger distributed environments.

Link-Live Cloud Service Features:

  • Complementary, no annual service fees
  • Supports all models of LinkSprinter, LinkRunner, and AirCheck G2
  • Manage, sort and analyze test results
  • Filter results by time, user, network device, errors, instrument, and more
  • Add comments or photos to any test result
  • Automatic filing of tests into specific folders
  • Proxy support
  • Buffer up to 10 test results
View detailed network test results on your mobile device.

The LinkSprinter 200/300 network tester results can be accessed through the browser of any mobile device with its built-in Wi-Fi access point.

Android App
A companion application for the NETSCOUT LinkSprinter 200/300 network tester. Will automatically connect to the LinkSprinter's SSID and display detailed results of the network test.
 
Which network tester is right for you?
LinkSprinter Features by Model 300
Diagnose and test Power over Ethernet (PoE), Link to the switch, DHCP, Gateway, and Internet connection X
Get VLAN, switch name, and port information via CDP/LLDP/EDP for your managed switches X
Expert network troubleshooting techniques delivered to color graded LEDs X
All test results are sent to the Link-Live Cloud Service X
Get detailed test results sent directly to your email X
Access your test results through your phone's browser by connecting to the built-in Wi-Fi access point X
Mobile App for Android (search "LinkSprinter" on google play) X
Proxy support X
See cable fault and distance to open or short X
Blink light on switch port X

LinkSprinter Certified Countries:

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Guatemala, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Virgin Islands (US)

 

Features

On Your Phone

Need more details? LinkSprinter 200 and 300 can deliver them in your mobile device browser with its built in Wi-Fi access point. These models allow troubleshooting of network problems using your phone or tablet as a user interface. Point your browser to your LinkSprinter and connect to it as a Wi-Fi access point, then pull up your web browser and type in address 172.16.9.9 to instantly see detailed results come up on your mobile device.

 

Detailed test results include:

 
Power Over Ethernet (PoE)
Check to make sure you can power a phone, security camera or Access Point through a specific port. The LinkSprinter Network Tester can even run without batteries on PoE.
Link to the Switch
Perform a switch test, which indicates switch name, model, slot, port and VLAN you are connected to using CDP/LLDP/EDP. Know your available speed and duplex settings.
DHCP Connection
Confirm that the DHCP server is running and responsive. Request an IP address, get your subnet information, and identify the default gateway and DNS server.
Gateway Connection
Verify the gateway/router address and reachability by pinging the device.
Internet Connection
Confirm cloud connectivity or internal service reachability. Verify DNS server lookup and application port connectivity.
Android App
A companion application for the NETSCOUT LinkSprinter 200/300 network tester. Will automatically connect to the LinkSprinter's SSID and display detailed results of the network test.
Cable Test and Blink Light on Switch Port
With the LinkSprinter 300, you can test the cable to find the distance to Open, Short, Split.
 
If you need to verify the connection path between jack location and switch port, LinkSprinter 300 will blink the light on the switch port it is connected to, allow you to understand the full connection path.
Speed and Duplex
When you have configured LinkSprinter to test at 1 Gbps (1000 BASE-T ), it will verify if the link is capable of supporting that speed. If it verifies the link is not capable of running at 1 Gbps, it will give a yellow LED indicator for Link and report the highest speed possible.
Below are two examples that show what it looks like when LinkSprinter is configured to test at 1 Gbps but can only connect at 100 vs. a good result where it validated connectivity at 1 Gbps.
Not being able to connect could be caused by an open, short or split pair. Using the LinkSprinter 300, you can further troubleshoot the problem by doing a cable test.
LinkSprinter Team Packs

LinkSprinter was designed to be a personal tool allowing organizations to become more efficient at problem identification and trouble ticket escalation from the PC helpdesk up.

Team packs outfit your entire staff with quantities of 5 or 10 units at a discounted price. See Models & Accessories for more information. The Holster is not included in the Team Packs so don’t forget to add those to your order. 

 

Models & Accessories

 
Models
Model Number/Name Description
LSPRNTR-100
LINKSPRINTER MODEL 100 See Photo
LSPRNTR-100-10PK
LINKSPRINTER MODEL 100 10PK See Photo
LSPRNTR-100-5PK
LINKSPRINTER MODEL 100 5PK See Photo
LSPRNTR-200
LINKSPRINTER MODEL 200 See Photo
LSPRNTR-200-10PK
LINKSPRINTER MODEL 200 10PK See Photo
LSPRNTR-200-5PK
LINKSPRINTER MODEL 200 5PK See Photo
LSPRNTR-300
LINKSPRINTER MODEL 300 See Photo
LSPRNTR-300-10PK
LINKSPRINTER MODEL 300 10PK See Photo
LSPRNTR-300-5PK
LINKSPRINTER MODEL 300 5PK See Photo
LSPRNTR-HOLSTER

LinkSprinter Holster with Test Cord See Photo

LINKSOLUTIONS-KIT
LINKRUNNER AT 2000 + LINKSPRINTER 300 X2 See Photo
 

Specifications

General
Dimensions4.36” x 1.6” x 1.28” (11.07 cm x 4.06 cm x 3.25 cm)
Weight with batteriesModel 100: 0.250 lb (0.113 kg)
Model 200/300: 0.255 lb (0.116 kg)
Battery2 AA Alkaline
Environmental
Operating Temperature and Relative Humidity32°F to 122°F (0°C to 50°C ), Relative Humidity 5% to 90% Non-condensing
Storage Temperature-4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 60°C)
Shock and VibrationRandom 2g, 5Hz – 500 Hz (class 2), 1 m drop
SafetyCAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 61010-1-12, UL Std. No. 61010-1 (3rd Edition), IEC61010-1:2010, Pollution degree 2
AltitudeOperating: 13,123 ft. (4,000 m) Storage: 39,370 ft. (12,000 m)
EMCEN 61326-1:2006
Certifications and ComplianceConforms to relevant European Union directives
Conforms to relevant Australian standards
Listed by the Canadian Standards Association
Conforms to relevant FCC standards
Wireless (Model 200 and 300 only)
Specification ComplianceIEEE 802.11b/g
Frequency Channels802.11 Channels 1 thru 11 default is 11
Operating Frequency2.412 ~ 2.484 GHz, ISM Band
Regulatory DomainEN 301 489-1/17
BrowserInternet Explorer 9.0, Firefox 3.6, Chrome 5.0, Safari 5.1 (minimum revision)

 

 

Documents

Brochures

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Data Sheets

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LinkSprinter™ Network Tester DS
LinkSprinter™ The smart, pocket-sized, network tester
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Application Notes

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Finding Root Cause Shouldn’t Take Long
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White Papers

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7 Ways Link-Solutions Empowers Network Pros to Work Faster and Smarter
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Flyers

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Case Studies

Memorial Hermann Health Care System Case Study

Find it. Cure it. Move on.

The healthcare industry is going through tremendous change due to the automation of patient care, causing huge impacts on IT organizations. The entire system managing the interaction between healthcare professionals and patients is dramatically evolving, and will completely impact the way a hospital does business.

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Valparaiso University Case Study

Network Tester Finds a Home in the Student Resident Halls

Every summer, when Valparaiso University students have wrapped up their course work and vacated the residence halls, Jason Kellerman sends out his student ‘IT Pros in training’ to test each individual port throughout the five dorms across campus. The university has a “one port per pillow” policy, which ensures each student in the dorms will have access to at least one working Ethernet jack (in addition to Wi-Fi access). This is incredibly important to Jason and the university, so he spends part of his summer on network validation every year, saying, “we don’t want to get caught off guard, and we want to make sure every student has a good service experience.”

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Product Awards

Awards

 

The LinkSprinter 200 network testing tool connects at the user end of the network path and, when powered on, begins a test sequence that can detect the root cause of a network problem within 10 sec.

     

 

NETSCOUT'S LinkSprinter is a part of Interop's 2015 Best of Show Awards for testing tools.

     

 

“NETSCOUT'S LinkSprinter makes validation test equipment so affordable, there's no excuse not to hang a piece of test gear on every technician.” – Brian Chee

     

 

The industry has been screaming for a handheld network test tool that is fast, self-documenting, and affordable enough for every tech to carry one. The LinkSprinter 100 ($199, wired Ethernet) and LinkSprinter 200 ($299, built-in Wi-Fi) answer the call.

     

 

The Fluke LinkSprinter 200 lets you identify issues with Internet connectivity, DHCP, switch ports, and gateways without having to lug around a laptop for testing. It's our Editors' Choice for network troubleshooting tools.

     
  “I see a new generation of test equipment emerging at NETSCOUT is leading the way with its compact network device called the LinkSprinter” – Bob Dolph
 
     
  “Behold the LinkSprinter 200 from the network-testing experts at NETSCOUT. In short, push a button, and you know if everything important is working properly.” – Craig Mathias
 
 
 

 

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