I've been wanting to buy a cable tester and toner. The probe I want keeps getting pushed back by the manufacturer. I've done lan cable installs in houses before and am confident in my skills, but having some test tools would make things easier.
I want to do the following -
- Verify crimped cables (RJ11, RJ45, Coax w/F Connector)
- Be able to find a cable's terminus by putting a tone signal on it.
- Verify a jack install is correct back to the data closet
Here is what I'd like to get from Test-UM:Cable Tester w/tone generatorTone GeneratorTracer
They have various kits as well. The idea behind the seperate tone generator (TG400) is it can power up phone lines as well, which is nice, but I guess I don't have to have that.
Can someone please advise me as to what they use? Do the tools I picked out seem like they'll do or am I getting more than I really need.