LinkRunner AT Network Auto-Tester
Quick and complete copper and fiber network connectivity testing
- Use network connectivity test to accurately test and identify network connectivity problems with the 10 second AutoTest
- Network connectivity test for twisted pair and fiber optic Ethernet links at 10, 100 and Gigabit rates
- Verify twisted pair Ethernet cable length and wiremap with the network cable tester
- Measure Power over Ethernet under a load with the TruePower™ Power over Ethernet (POE) tester
- Discover the nearest switch and VLAN
- Save network connectivity test results on the network tester or in the cloud with zero-touch reporting
- Streamline management of network connectivity test results, reports, projects and staff with the companion Link-Live Cloud Service
- Select the right LinkRunner AT Network Auto-Tester for the job: LinkRunner AT Network Auto-Tester-2000 or LinkRunner AT Network Auto-Tester-1000. See the comparison chart for feature differences.
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The LinkRunner AT Network Auto-Tester is the quickest and most complete copper and fiber cable network connectivity tester. This rugged, handheld network connectivity tester speeds troubleshooting and reporting with a comprehensive one-button AutoTest and zero-touch Link-Live cloud reporting. The LinkRunner AT Network Auto-Tester performs your required set of network connectivity tests in 10 seconds, enabling you to quickly and accurately identify and solve network connectivity problems. Cloud reporting automatically uploads network connectivity test results to the Link-Live Cloud Service for reporting and project management.
This network connectivity tester's key features include multiple user-configured AutoTests, cable length measurement, cable fault location and fault type, TruePower™ Power over Ethernet (PoE) tester, Ethernet speed and duplex verification at 10/100/Gigabit rates, fiber cable tester, twisted pair and fiber optic link testing, nearest switch identification, DHCP, DNS and Gateway connectivity tests, and Ping and TCP port connectivity tests to up to 10 user-selected targets. The network connectivity test results are saved on the network tester or automatically uploaded to the Link-Live Cloud Service with zero-touch. Manage network connectivity test results, projects and staff using the Link-Live Cloud Service. The LinkRunner AT Network Auto-Tester 2000 can also serve as a packet reflector at rates up to 1Gbps.
What LinkRunner AT Network Auto-Tester customers are saying:
“I was amazed... this device was finished testing before I could even explain to one of my junior engineers what I was actually doing. I’ve been an engineer for more than 20 years and this device just gets me, it understands what my workflow truly is and what type of information I need to do my job.” Charles Morris, senior consultant at ACS, A Xerox Company
“After using the LinkRunner AT I can unquestionably say it will save this organization time and money while improving satisfaction. In fact, now that I’ve used it, I wouldn’t want to be without one.” – Thomas Franchina Senior Systems Programmer, United Health Services
“Not only is the LinkRunner AT fast, but it’s incredibly thorough with the essential Ethernet connectivity tests I need. So while it speeds troubleshooting, it also gives me a high level of confidence in the results. If the unit says the connection is okay, I know it’s okay.” – John Heidelberg Network Administrator, Jensen International
Get Answers Fast
With a three second startup and a user-defined AutoTest that performs your required set of connectivity tests in seconds, the LinkRunner AT network tester enables you to quickly and accurately identify and solve network problems.
- PoE (copper only) class power over Ethernet tester
- Link speed and duplex (actual and advertised)
- RX pair, polarity and signal level
- 802.1x authentication
- Nearest switch name, port, VLAN, model and IP address
- DHCP Autonegotiation with subnet and DHCP server addresses
- IPv4 and IPv6 addresses
- Gateway and DNS server availability and responsiveness
- Ping or TCP port connectivity tests to 10 user-defined targets
AutoTest runs a set of connectivity tests in seconds
Discover Nearest Switch and VLAN
The LinkRunner AT uses the IEEE Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) plus the Cisco and Extreme Discovery Protocols (CDP and EDP) to display the VLAN and nearest switch model, slot, and port.
The LinkRunner AT displays critical nearest switch information including:
- Switch name and model
- IP address
- Chassis, slot and port
- VLAN IDs
- Duplex and speed (actual and advertised)
- Signal Strength
- Connection (MDI or MDI/X)
- PoE voltage and power (actual and test limit)
- Graphical representation of power on pairs
1 Gig link on copper with PoE on port 30
1 Gig link on fiber on port 6
TruePower™ PoE Testing - Power Over Ethernet Testing
You can quickly validate PoE performance by drawing actual power up to the 802.3at standard 25.5W. Load the circuit to stress switches, cabling and patch panels, all while measuring the voltage and pairs being used. The ability to validate the TruePower delivery before installing cameras, APs and phones ensures smooth deployment.
IP V4/V6 Addressing
Validate the IPv4 DHCP auto-negotiation process, subnet and DHCP server. Verify IPv6 Link-Local and Global addressing.
Key Service and Device Connectivity
The LinkRunner AT performs either a Ping or a TCP port open test to verify connectivity. The connection to the default Gateway, preferred DNS server and alternate DNS server is tested, including response time. The connection to up to 10 user-defined target devices, servers or services is tested using Ping or a user-defined TCP port number. Results include response time and IP address if a URL was used as a target.
Ping & TCP Port Connectivity
Verify access to secure networks using 802.1x and MAC Access Control Lists (ACL). The included LinkRunner AT Manager Software can be used to configure 802.1x EAP type, download certificates, and enter passwords.
MAC ACLs can be validated using MAC spoofing.
Cable Length, Wiremap and Location
Locate cable runs with toning, switch port advertisement, switch port link light blinking, and remote cable identifiers. Toning supports both analog and digital IntelliTone modes.
Cable Wiremap and Length
Check patch cables using the built in wiremap port including pin-to-pin connection, or installed wiring for length, shorts, or opens or split pairs.
Easily find opens, shorts, miswires, and split pairs three different ways:
- On non-terminated cable
- With an WireView Cable Identifier
- With the built-in wiremap port on the side of the LinkRunner AT
Good Cable including length
A mis-wired cable with pairs 1,2 and 7,8 swapped using cable identifier #4
A cable with an open on 4 using the built in wiremap port
A mis-wired cable with pairs 3,6 & 4,5 split
The LinkRunner AT packet reflector 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 1Gbps. The reflector mode can be configured to swap MAC and/or IP addresses.
LinkRunner AT 2000 supports packet reflection for:
- OptiView® XG Network Analysis Tablet
- OneTouch™ AT Network Assistant
- EtherScope™ Network Assistant
- MetroScope™ Service Provider Assistant
- Any device generating 802.3 frame or IP packet streams
Two Models: LRAT-2000 and LRAT-1000
LinkRunner AT is available in two models: LRAT-2000 and LRAT-1000. LinkRunner AT 2000 adds the following exclusive* features:
- Fiber support
- TruePower™ PoE loading
- IPv6 support
- Reflector support
- More reports: 50 instead of 10
*These exclusive features cannot be added to the LinkRunner AT 1000.
View and Manage Test Results
- Complementary, no annual service fees
- 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 test results saved locally on the tester
- Move test results from the tester to a local drive
- Generate reports in PDF, CSV and HTML formats
- Configure AutoTest profiles
- Transfer AutoTest profiles between a tester and a local drive
- Capture screen images
- Update tester firmware
Multiple Language Support
The LinkRunner AT fully supports multiple languages including English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese. Multi-language support included the LinkRunner AT user interface, getting started guide, user manual and supporting LinkRunner AT Manager software, help files and user reports.
LinkRunner Family Comparison Chart
|Basic Test||10/100/100 RJ45 interface||●||●|
|Solicit PoE voltage (802.3af)||●||●|
|Nearest switch (CDP/LLDP)||●||●|
|Ping/TCP Port single target||●||●|
|AA battery pack||●||option|
|Lithium Ion rechargable battery||option||●|
|Cable Test||Length and distance to fault||●||●|
|Flash switch port||●||●|
|Integrated patch cable test||●||●|
|WireView office ID/wiremap||option||●|
|Toning (analog and IntelliTone)||●||●|
|Configurable||Configurable PoE class (802.3at)||●||●|
|Configurable link speed/duplex||●||●|
|Configurable MAC address||●||●|
|Configurable VLAN ID||●||●|
|Configurable 802.1X security||●||●|
|AutoTest||Continuous testing w/ stats||●||●|
|>1 Ping/TCP target (up to 10)||●||●|
|AutoTest profiles (up to 10)||●||●|
|Advanced||TruePower PoE load (25.5W)||●|
|100/1000 Fiber SFP interface||●|
|Line rate packet reflector (1Gbps)||●|
|Reports||Results saved locally on tester||10||50|
|LinkRunner AT Manager PC software||●||●|
|Link-Live Cloud Reporting||●||●|
|Link-Live Cloud Service||●||●|
Models & Accessories
LinkRunner AT 1000 tester with AA battery pack, 4 AA batteries, Wireview Cable ID #1, LinkRunner AT Manager software CD, USB cable, Getting Started Guide, and soft case. See Photo
LinkRunner AT 2000 tester with Li-ion battery, Wireview Cable ID #1, RJ-45 coupler, LinkRunner AT Manager software CD, USB cable, Getting Started Guide and soft case. See Photo
Includes LinkRunner AT 2000 tester with Li-ion battery, Wireview Cable ID #1-#6, RJ-45 coupler, LinkRunner AT Manager software CD, USB cable, Holster, IntelliTone 200 Probe, and a deluxe carrying case. See Photo
Includes LinkRunner AT 2000 tester, two LinkSprinter network testers, LinkRunner AT holster and two LinkSprinter holsters. See Photo
NETWORK TROUBLESHOOTING KIT. Includes: Aircheck G2 Wireless Tester, soft case, AC charger, USB cable, Quick Start Guide, external directional antenna, holster, automobile charger, LinkRunner AT 2000 tester with Li-ion battery, AC charger, IntelliTone PRO 200, Wireview Cable ID set 2-6, Large Folding Test Kit Pouch, Holster, RJ-45 coupler, LinkRunner AT Manager software CD, USB cable, Getting Started Guide, soft case Deluxe duffle bag. See Photo
OneTouch AT G2 1500 and LinkRunner AT 2000
Contents: OneTouch AT 1TG2-1500 Ethernet Tester and LinkRunner AT LRAT-2000 Network Auto-TesterSEE PHOTO
|OneTouch AT G2 1500 and LinkRunner AT 2000||
OneTouch AT G2 1500 and LinkRunner AT 2000
Contents:OneTouch AT G2 1500 Ethernet Tester, Hand strap, USB cord, Ethernet cable, Accessory pouch, Two RJ45 Couplers, SD memory card, USB Flash drive, SFP-1000LX, #1 Wireview map adapters, #1-6 Wireview map adapters, LinkRunner AT 2000 Network Auto-Tester, 2 AC power supplies, small carry case and large deluxe carrying case.
OneTouch AT G2 3000 and LinkRunner AT 2000
Contents: OneTouch AT 1TG2-3000 Ethernet and Wi-Fi Tester and LinkRunner AT LRAT-2000 Network Auto-TesterSEE PHOTO
|OneTouch AT G2 3000 and LinkRunner AT 2000||
OneTouch AT G2 3000 and LinkRunner AT 2000
Contents: OneTouch AT G2 3000 Ethernet and Wi-Fi Tester, Antenna, antenna holder, Hand strap, USB cord, Ethernet cable, Accessory pouch, Two RJ45 Couplers, SD memory card, USB Flash drive, SFP-1000LX, #1 Wireview map adapters, #1-6 Wireview map adapters, LinkRunner AT 2000 Network Auto-Tester, 2 AC power supplies, small carry case and large deluxe carrying case.See Photo
AC Charger repalcementSee Photo
LinkRunner AT Holster See Photo
SX Gig Fiber SFP transceiver with DDM (850 nm, Multimode) See Photo
LX Gig Fiber SFP transceiver with DDM (1310 nm, Singlemode) See Photo
ZX Gig Fiber SFP transceiver (1550 nm, Singlemode) See Photo
100BASE-FX Fiber SFP transceiver with DDM (Multimode) See Photo
WireView Cable IDs #1 See Photo
WireView Cable IDs #2-6 See Photo
Auto Charger for Li-ion battery pack See Photo
|Operating Temperature and Relative Humidity||32ºF to 113ºF (0ºC to +45ºC) Note: The battery will not charge if the internal temperature of the tester is above 113ºF (45ºC)|
|Operating Relative Humidity (% RH without condensation)||90% (50ºF to 95ºF; 10ºC to 35ºC) 75% (95ºF to 113ºF; 35ºC to 45ºC)|
|Storage Temperature||-4ºF to 140ºF (-20ºC to +60ºC)|
|Shock and Vibration||Random, 2 g, 5 Hz-500 Hz (Class 2) 1 m drop|
|Safety||EN 61010-1 2nd edition|
|Safety (LR-AT 2000 only)||EN/IEC 60825-1:2007, EN/IEC 60825-2:2004+ A1:2007 (LRAT- 2000 only)|
|Altitude||4,000 m; Storage: 12,000 m|
|EMC||FCC Part 15 Class A, EN 61326-1|
|Certifications and Compliance||Conforms to relevant European Union directives Conforms to relevant Australian standards Listed by the Canadian Standards Association|
|Media Access; Copper||RJ-45: 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T and PoE (IEEE 802.3af and 802.3at); 100BASE FX and 1000|
|Media Access; Fiber||SFP Adapter Port supports 100BASE-FX and 1000BASE-LX/ SX/ZX (LRAT-2000 Only)|
|Cable Tests||Pair lengths, opens, shorts, splits, crossed, straight through and cable ID|
|Power over Ethernet (PoE)||Single ended testing:
|Tone Generator||IntelliTone digital tone: [500 KHz]; analog tones: [400 Hz, 1 KHz]|
|Dimensions||3.5 in x 7.8 in x 1.9 in (8.9 cm x 19.8 cm x 4.8 cm)|
|Weight||18 oz (0.5 kg)|
|Battery||Removable, rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack (18.5 Watt-hrs) (included with introductory special)|
|Battery Life||Typical operating life is 6 hours; Typical charge time is 3 hours|
|External AC Adapter/Charger||AC input 90 to 264 Vac 48 to 62 Hz input power DC output 15 Vdc at 1.2 amps|
|Display||2.8 in color LCD (320 x 240 pixels)|
|LEDs||2 LEDs (Link and Receive/Transmit indicators)|
|Host Interface||USB 5-pin mini-B|
|LinkRunner Manager Software|
|Supported Operating Systems||Windows® Vista, Windows® XP, Windows® 7, Windows® 8|
|Processor||400 MHz Pentium processor or equivalent (minimum); 1 GHz Pentium processor or equivalent (recommended)|
|RAM||96 MB (minimum); 256 MB (recommended)|
|Hard Disk||Up to 500 MB of available space may be required|
|Display||1024 x 768 high color, 32-bit (recommended)|
LinkRunner AT Network Auto-Tester Datasheet
LinkRunner AT 1000/2000 Network Auto-Tester Users Manual
LinkRunner AT 1000/2000 Network Auto-Tester Users Manual
LinkRunner AT Quick Start Guide
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Gold Membership for the LinkRunner AT Network Auto-Tester
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LinkRunner AT Network Auto-Tester
The NETSCOUT LinkRunner™ AT Network Auto-Tester provides quick and complete copper and fiber-optic network connectivity testing.
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Gold Support for your LinkRunner AT Network Auto-Tester allows you to make the most of your purchase while ensuring a higher return on your investment. You will minimize your downtime, receive faster trouble resolution and have total access to all support resources.
What do you get with Gold Support for your LinkRunner AT Network Auto-Tester?
Repairs and loaner equipment - If your LinkRunner AT should fail, we'll deliver a loaner unit via next business day delivery to keep you up and running. We'll repair your LinkRunner AT and replace defective or faulty accessories at no charge, with first on bench" priority, and return it to you - all shipping paid by NETSCOUT.
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Accessory Replacement - Some accessories are essential to your LinkRunner AT. The normal warranty on accessories is 90 days, but parts and accessories that shipped with your tester will be replaced free of charge with Gold Support once qualified as defective by our technical assistance center.
Software upgrades - Your LinkRunner AT will never be out of date. You'll receive all software upgrades free.
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