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LinkRunner G2 Smart Network Tester

The smart network tester for the connected world
  • Improves the effectiveness of network professionals by combining enhanced copper and fiber Ethernet testing with the Android OS
  • Streamline installation and troubleshooting workflows using vendor/device apps for configuration and triage
  • The first solution to offer a patented TruePower™ PoE test that supports 4-pair 51-Watt UPOE under load
  • Automated documentation in Link-Live cloud-based results management database saves time and improves collaboration
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Overview

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LinkRunner G2 is a simple, comprehensive network validation and configuration platform that empowers network professionals responsible for device deployment and troubleshooting. LinkRunner streamlines workflows by combining the essential aspects of installation and triage in a single, ruggedized unit.

LinkRunner G2 accelerates deployments and eliminates finger pointing by combining high-wattage PoE and copper and fiber network connectivity testing with vendor apps on the Android OS. This creates a more effective installation and troubleshooting workflow: with LinkRunner G2 technicians can review installation documentation, test loaded PoE and network services, document the results, and use other vendor-specific apps to configure and triage connected devices. ​

Test results can be automatically uploaded to the encrypted and highly secure Link-Live results management database at the completion of each test, facilitating more collaboration between network engineers and technicians greater job visibility, project control, and fleet management. ​

For organizations challenged by the rapid growth of network-connected devices, this next-generation test tool enables IT professionals to accelerate deployments and speed problem identification, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of network operations.

 

Features

802.1X Authentication

Verify access to secure networks using 802.1X and MAC Access Control Lists (ACL). Configured 802.1X EAP type, downloads certificates and enters passwords. Supports the following:

  • EAP_FAST
  • PEAP_MDS
  • PEAP_GTC
  • PEAP_MSCHAP_V2
  • TTLS_PAP
  • TTLS_CHAP
  • TTLS_MSCHAP

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Android Based Operating System

Android™ based apps and the Chrome web browser provide users with nearly endless possibilities to customize LinkRunner G2 to your unique needs and will quickly become your single platform to support a complete end to end workflow.

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 in short order. Note: only apps that are free to consumers are available for install on LinkRunner G2, chargeable apps are not supported.

Android™ is a trademark of Google Inc.

Automated Results Documentation

Link–Live allows test results from LinkSprinter, LinkRunner AT, LinkRunner G2, AirCheck G2, and OneTouch AT hand-held network testers to be automatically uploaded providing users with a unified dashboard of both wired and Wi-Fi network connectivity results.

Test results are automatically sent to your secure Link-Live results management dashboard providing organizations with a newfound ability to quickly and easily document the network. This provides organizations with the ability to provide proof of performance and better manage jobs and staff efficiency.

Link-Live provides a single database for test results across media types be it copper/fiber/Wi-Fi:

  • Reduces results management overhead across media types
  • Broadens collaboration perspective and capability
  • Simplifies single report across media types
  • Direct remote control of OneTouch
  • Attach photos to each result
    • Asset tags
    • Serial numbers of installed devices
    • Green light proof AP was working when job was completed

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Cable Validation

Validate patch and installed wiring for length, reversed and crossed pairs, as well as distance to fault for opens, shorts, and split pair with integrated Time Domain Reflectomery (TDR).

Cable Wiremap and Length

Check patch cables using the built in loopback port including pin-to-pin connection, installed wiring for length, shorts, opens or split pairs.

Easily find opens, shorts, miswires, and split pairs three different ways:

  • On a non-terminated cable
  • With a WireView Cable Identifier
  • With the built-in wiremap port on the side of the LinkRunner G2
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Cable Location

Cable toning, flash port and numbered WireView adapters is also supported. Perform a patch cable test with the integrated loopback test. Just plug in each end of the RJ-45 into the two RJ-45 ports on LinkRunner G2 to see pin to pin connectivity.

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Discover Nearest Switch and VLAN over Copper and Fiber

Run the Switch test to verify network connectivity at 10/100/1 Gbps over copper and 100/1 Gbps over fiber. The LinkRunner G2 uses the IEEE Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) plus the Cisco and Extreme Discovery Protocols (CDP and EDP) to display VLAN and Voice VLAN as well as nearest switch model, slot, and port.

The LinkRunner G2 displays the following switch detail:

  • Switch name and model
  • IP address
  • Chassis, slot and port
  • VLAN IDs
  • Duplex and speed (actual and advertised)
  • Signal Strength
  • PoE voltage and power (actual and test limit)
  • Graphical representation of power on pairs

*Fiber SFP sold separately

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Functional Diagram

LinkRunner G2 is a ruggedized handheld Smart Tester designed for field use. The integrated Lithium ION battery provides three days of standby and four hours of continuous use and is recharged every time it's plugged into a PoE enabled connection or via the AC adapter.

The extensible platform is designed to be flexible and expandable depending on varying user needs.

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IP Addressing

Verify the IPv4 DHCP auto-negotiation process, subnet and DHCP server. Verify IPv6 Link-Local and Global addressing. Support for DHCP or Static IP addressing schemes. Proxy support ensures an added layer of security.

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Packet Reflector

The LinkRunner G2 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 G2 supports packet reflection for:

  • OptiView® XG Network Analysis Tablet
  • OneTouch™ AT Network Assistant

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Reachability Verification

LinkRunner G2 verifies resource reachability by either pinging the target address, or performing a TCP port open test to verify application connectivity. Users can program up to 10 user-defined targets using IPv4 and IPv6. Router, DNS, and DHCP servers are reported.

New in LinkRunner G2 is the ability to perform continuous ping providing a quick and simple way to find pesky intermittent connectivity issues.

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TruePower™ PoE Testing

LinkRunner G2 is the first field tester able to validate loaded PoE performance by drawing actual power up to UPOE 51W across all four pair. 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 IoT connected devices ensures a smooth deployment and helps to alleviate finger pointing.

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Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Ready

Plug in the optional Edimax N150 2-in-1 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Nano USB Adapter to further expand your workflow even further!

  • Wi-Fi – Connect to Wi-Fi, verify SSIDs and run your favorite Android based vendor Apps to configure access points and other IoT devices.
    • 11n Wi-Fi Speed up to 150Mbps. Complies with wireless IEEE802.11b/g/n standards for Wi-Fi data transmission rates up to 150Mbps when connected to a 802.11n device. Wi-Fi Security: Supports 64/128-bit WEP, WPA , WPA2 encryption
  • Bluetooth – Connect Bluetooth enabled devices such as a keyboard to make responding to a trouble tickets or email even easier. Got sensors? Use vendor specific Android Apps in tandem with the associated sensor to see applicable information from a single solution.
    • Bluetooth 4.0 & Bluetooth 3.0+HS (High Speed) up to 24Mbps 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 certified regionally.

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NETSCOUT Item SKUs

US-WIFI-BT-USB: Edimax n150 Wi-Fi & Bluetooth USB Adapter for US and Canada

  • Supports Channels 1-11

EU-WIFI-BT-USB: Edimax n150 Wi-Fi & Bluetooth USB Adapter for Europe

  • Supports Channels 1-13

Note: Edimax USB Certified Countries

US-WIFI-BT-USB: USA, Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands

EU-WIFI-BT-USB: CE covers total 36 countries - 31 EU countries plus HK, Switzerland, Serbia, Australia and NZ, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovania, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Serbia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand

* The Edimax adapter can be purchased in the local market if country is not listed as being available for purchase from NETSCOUT

 

Models & Accessories

 
Models
Model Number/Name 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. SEE PHOTO
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, Coupler, Getting Started Guide. SEE PHOTO
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. SEE PHOTO
LR-G2-5PK
Includes 5 of 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. SEE PHOTO
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, Car charger. SEE PHOTO
LR-G2-1YS
1 Year Gold Support for LR-G2
LR-G2-3YS
3 Year Gold Support for 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 LR-G2-KIT
LR-G2-KIT-3YS
3 Year Gold Support for 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
 
Accessories
Model Number/Name Description
US-WIFI-BT-USB
Edimax n150 Wi-Fi & Bluetooth USB Adapter for US and Canada
EU-WIFI-BT-USB
Edimax n150 Wi-Fi & Bluetooth USB Adapter for Europe.
LION-REPL-BA
Replacement battery for ACKG2 and LRG2.
MS-AUTO-CHG
MS-AUTO-CHG, Auto Lighter Adapter Accessory
SFP-1000LX
SFP-1000LX, LX Gig Fiber DDM SFP Transceiver
PWR-CHARGER
PWR-CHARGER, AC Charger Replacement
SFP-1000SX
SFP-1000SX, SX Gig Fiber DDM SFP Transceiver
SFP-1000ZX
SFP-1000ZX, ZX Gig Fiber DDM SFP Transceiver
SFP-1000FX
SFP-1000FX, 100BASE-FX Fiber DDM SFP Transceiver
G2-HOLSTER

Protective Carrying Holster with Shoulder Strap ACKG2 and LRG2

WIREVIEW 1
Wireview 1, Wireview WireMapper #1
WIREVIEW 2-6
Wireview 2-6, Wireview Cable ID Set 2 through 6
SM SOFT CASE
Small Soft Case
MD SOFT CASE
Medium Soft Case
LG SOFT CASE
Large Soft Case
 

Specifications

Technical Specifications

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 Specifications

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 difficulties in ensuring electromagnetic compatibility in other environments due to conducted and radiated disturbances.

Certification 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.
Certified 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.

Note: Edimax USB Certified Countries

US-WIFI-BT-USB: USA, Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands

EU-WIFI-BT-USB: CE covers total 36 countries - 31 EU countries plus HK, Switzerland, Serbia, Australia and NZ, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovania, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Serbia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand

* The Edimax adapter can be purchased in the local market if country is not listed as being available for purchase from NETSCOUT.

 

Documents

Data Sheets

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LinkRunner G2 Smart Network Tester Data Sheet
The World’s First Android-based Smart Network Tester for the Connected World.
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Manuals

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LinkRunner G2 Quick Start Guide
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LinkRunner G2 User Manual - English
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Flyers

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