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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
Virtual Demo
Link-Live Cloud Service
Poster: Free Power over Ethernet (PoE)


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.
View Detailed Test Results on Your Mobile Device
The LinkSprinter test results can be accessed through the browser of any mobile device with its built-in low-power Wi-Fi access point. By utilizing your mobile device and any web browser you can instantly see your test results without having to download a mobile application. This low-power Wi-Fi access point will not allow access to the internet like a hot spot, and it’s range is less than 10 feet.
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 Features:

  • 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 detailed network test results on your mobile device.

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



On Your Phone

Need more details? The LinkSprinter can deliver them in your mobile device browser with its built-in Wi-Fi access point. Simply connect to your LinkSprinter as a Wi-Fi access point and then open the browser in your mobile device to and type in address to instantly see detailed results.

Example detailed screen shots you can see on your mobile device are below.





Blink Light on Switch Port
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.
Cable Test
With the LinkSprinter, you can test the cable to find the distance to Open, Short, Split.
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, 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.

Memorial Hermann Desktop and Frontline Support Team receiving training on the LinkSprinter. Watch the video to see how LinkSprinter helps their team reduce escalations to Network Engineering here: Memorial Hermann Video


Models & Accessories

Model Number/Name Description
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
1 year Gold Support for the LR-G2 and LinkSprinter Kit
3 year Gold Support for the LR-G2 and LinkSprinter Kit



LinkSprinter Holster with Test Cord See Photo





Dimensions 4.36” x 1.6” x 1.28” (11.07 cm x 4.06 cm x 3.25 cm)
Weight with batteries Model 300: 0.255 lb (0.116 kg)
Power 2 AA Alkaline, or Power over Ethernet
Operating Temperature and Relative Humidity 32°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 Vibration Random 2g, 5Hz – 500 Hz (class 2), 1 m drop
Safety CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 61010-1-12, UL Std. No. 61010-1 (3rd Edition), IEC61010-1:2010, Pollution degree 2
Altitude Operating: 13,123 ft. (4,000 m) Storage: 39,370 ft. (12,000 m)
EMC EN 61326-1:2006
Certifications and Compliance Conforms to relevant European Union directives
Conforms to relevant Australian standards
Listed by the Canadian Standards Association
Conforms to relevant FCC standards
Wi-Fi Hot Spot
Specification Compliance IEEE 802.11b/g
Frequency Channels 802.11 Channels 1 thru 11 default is 11
Operating Frequency 2.412 ~ 2.484 GHz, ISM Band
Regulatory Domain EN 301 489-1/17
Browser Internet Explorer 9.0, Firefox 3.6, Chrome 5.0, Safari 5.1 (minimum revision)





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Handheld Network Test Solutions
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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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LinkSprinter Getting Started Guide
4.13 MB

White Papers

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Lifehacks For Network Technicians
Learn how to efficiently troubleshoot problem-strewn networks with our network tech lifehack guide. From beeping routers to rodent-befriended patch cables, here’s all your troubleshooting solutions in one handy spot.
2.05 MB
Power over Ethernet (PoE) Reference Poster
This 1 page reference flyer that you can print at your own office will serve as a quick guide for powered devices and the 802.3af/at Standards A and B.
657 KB
Problem Domain Isolation With LinkSprinter
Learn how to troubleshoot slow networks quickly and determine root cause issues.
Quick Tips To Help Network Pros Work Faster And Smarter
Here are 7 ways individuals and organizations can improve how they manage their networks.
Remote Site Troubleshooting
Strategies to consider to help remote-sites become more capable of identifying and resolving problems on their own.
Succeed With PoE
Power over Ethernet (PoE) describes the concept of delivering electrical power along with data on an Ethernet network infrastructure.


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Handheld Network Test Flyer
457 KB

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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