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NETSCOUT LinkRunner AT

Network Auto-tester

Quick and complete copper and fiber network connectivity testing.

Common Use Cases

  • Verify New Network Drop

    Verify New Network Drop

    1. After the big reorganization, over 100 offices were moved. You need to quickly verify that all the ports are set up correctly. LinkRunner AT’s AutoTest makes is a snap.

    2. Connect to the drop you want to test and select AutoTest.

    3. In seconds the LinkRunner AT tests six critical connectivity parameters and shows you a summry screen with pass/fail results.

    4. You can drill down into detail of the test results to see what’s really going on and help you identify any problems.

    5. Determine if you are connected to the correct switch and port and VLAN.

    6. Verify that DHCP is working for IPv4 or an IPv6 address via SLAC.

    7. LinkRunner AT performs a port open text on target devices to verify application connectivity more thoroughly than just a basic ping.

    8. Your last job is to check the fiber uplink to this floor. No problem! LinkRunner AT 2000 can run a thorough network connectivity thest on both copper and fiber.

  • Document Test Resuts

    Document Test Resuts

    1. You are managing a Wi-Fi access point deployment, and need to validate and document network connectivity and PoE voltage levels at each network jack. You also have to document the connection path between network jack and switch slot/port/VLAN as well as the serial number of each access point associated to each network jack. You grab your trusty LinkRunner AT, give your Link-Live Cloud Service a nod and get to work.

    2. To document the results you can either use the local reporting mode and save results on the tester, then manually upload to the LinkRunner Manager software or use Link-Live Cloud Service, which completely automates the reporting process.

      We recommend using Link-Live because it’s faster, easier, and allows you to associate a photo of the serial number or asset tag of each Access Point directly associated with network jack. Most importantly though, by using Link-Live, you can more easily share results with other team members and see your Wi-Fi results from your AirCheck/G2 Wi-Fi tester right along side your LinkRunner AT results.

    3. Assuming you have already set up Link-Live and claimed the MAC address of your LinkRunner AT to Link-Live through the claiming process, you’re ready to go. After you select AutoTest from the main LinkRunner AT screen, you’ll see the cloud in the upper right corner indicating results are going to Link-Live and you’ll see the test sequence run.

      At the end of the test, you can select F2 and input a comment such as the network jack location and that information will automatically associate to that test result, allowing you to easily document the network jack to the switch slot/port/VLAN as well as validation the link is performing as expected.

    4. Note that the link speed is 100Mb. The link should be 1000Mb in this scenario. There is a problem here that must be fixed.

    5. You run a cable test and identify the broken conductor on the 4-5 pair. Since Gigabit Ethernet requires four pairs, the switch speed is limited to 100Mb with the 4-5 pair broken.

      You fix the broken cable, re-run the AutoTest and all tests pass and you can verify link speed is now running at 1000 Gbps.

    6. If you use the local reporting mode the results are saved on the tester, uploaded to a PC and managed locally using the LinkRunner AT Manager application.

      You can view test results and generate reports for an individual result or for the entire project.

    7. If you use the Link-Live cloud service reporting mode, results are automatically uploaded at the completion of each test. You can see any comments such as network jack location, you can add a photo of the access point serial number and see the full connection path and connectivity validation.

      Once the access points are installed and you validate the Wi-Fi network with your AirCheck/G2, you will see those results in the same database.

    8. With the Link-Live Cloud Service you view, sort and manage test results and generate reports for your projects.

      The LinkRunner AT makes it easy for you to get the job done.

  • Troubleshoot Connectivity

    Troubleshoot Connectivity

    1. The new guy in accounting can't access the servers he needs. Is there a network problem?

    2. The Switch test quickly verifies signal level and connection, nearest switch, and connected slot and port.

      Wait a minute… isn’t accounting supposed to be on VLAN 190?

    3. A quick call to network operations gets the switch reconfigured, but to be sure, you test once again to verify the configuration is correct.

  • Solve Cabling Problems

    Solve Cabling Problems

    1. One of the guys in shipping can’t access the network. When you go to his work area to start troubleshooting, you notice that the long patch cable that runs from the wall jack to his PC looks damaged.

    2. Use the handy internal wiremap port by plugging each end of the patch cable into each of the two RJ-45 jacks built into LinkRunner AT. No doubt, that's the problem.

    3. Replace the defective patch cord, reconnect to the 10/100 switch and test again to be sure that the port is connected properly. Done and verified!

  • Create Auto Test

    Create Auto Test

    1. LinkRunner AT lets you configure AutoTest profiles. This means you can deploy LinkRunner AT to a technician of any skill level be it at the local or remote site. All they have to do is run the test profile you have defined so more testing can get done by technicians of any skill level.

    2. Define whether or not PoE is expected and the class of power required.

    3. Select the appropriate IP Address Configuration.

    4. Define both IPv4 and IPv6 targets for testing application availability. Choose to ping a target device or perform a TCP port open to ensure that application traffic can get through.

    5. Save and recall AutoTest profiles by name for use in different environments.

LinkRunner AT in Action

Product Details

  • Front

    • Link Indicator

      Indicates LinkRunner AT is linked to the network.

    • Transmit and Receive Indicator

      Indicates when LinkRunner AT transmits or receives data.

    • Display

      Bright 320 x 240 color display.

    • Back Key

      Return to the previous screen.

    • Re-run Key

      Re-runs the test.

    • Save Report Key

      Save the current results to a report.

    • Home Key

      Return to the Main Menu.

    • Power Button

      LinkRunner AT on/off power button. Starts up in seconds.

  • Sides

    • Battery Pack

      The LinkRunner AT 1000 comes with an AA battery pack. The LinkRunner AT 2000 comes with Li-ion battery pack that provides 6+ hours of operation.

    • Internal Wiremap Port

      Perform a wiremap test without an external wiremap adapter.

    • USB Port

      Download profiles or upload report results.

    • Power Port

      Available on LinkRunner AT 2000 only. Indicator light shows you when it’s fully re-charged, in about 3 hours.

  • Top

    • LAN Twisted Pair Port

      Ethernet 10/100/1000BASE-TX testing.

    • LAN Twisted Pair Port

      Ethernet 10/100/1000BASE-TX testing.

    • LAN Fiber Optic Port

      Ethernet 100/1000BASE-X testing with appropriate SFP fiber transceiver.

  • Back

    • Kensington Lock

      Keep your product safe with the locking port.

    • Removable Battery

      The battery pack for both LinkRunner AT models is easily removable.