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The PingerPlus incorporates four new major test functions: 10/100/1000 baseTX Link identification; 10/100 PING capability; eight programmable profiles (Source and Destination IP addresses, Gateway IP address and Subnet Mask); and setup from a web browser.
Port ID Test
Check if a port is operational and display speed and duplex information to verify compatibility with connected equipment. The Pinger Plus is designed for testing an Ethernet network that uses the IP protocol. The unit can communicate directly with a hub, switch, router, NIC or other network device that uses 10baseT or 100baseT. The Pinger Plus will identify when it is connected to a 1000baseT device but it cannot transmit/receive a PING at 1000baseT.
The unit scans the RJ-45 connection searching for Link signals. When proper Link signals are found, the Pinger Plus displays the connection as
a LAN, NIC or an Auto MDI-X port; the capabilites of the Link Partner; the speed and duplex the Pinger is using for the connection. When the Link is established,
the PING, DHCP and PortID function keys are displayed.
Network maintainers commonly run PING tests from laptop computers to verify connectivity when troubleshooting a problem. The PingerPlus replaces expensive and fragile laptop computers with an affordable and rugged test device. The PingerPlus provides a comprehensive array of PING test capabilities that include PINGing a prestored list of IP addresses, PINGing a range of IP addresses, continuously PING an IP address up to 99 times and vary the PING packet length.
The PingerPlus Network IP Tester uses the “PING” function to send a data packet to another IP address on a network or respond to a PING sent to its own IP address. The PING test is used to verify connectivity, measure round trip communications time, check data integrity, determine a MAC address and search a stored list or a range of IP addresses.
Port ID Test
PingerPlus+ Transmits a pattern of Link Signals that causes the hub, switch or NIC Link LED to blink or stay illuminated continuously.
Identifying the specific port a wall outlet/PC is connected to can aid in diagnosing the cause of failed PING tests. Hubs and switches from various manufacturers have different specifications for the time it takes for Link signals to turn the Link LED on and off.
The Pinger Plus has four different blink rates and a continuous mode that can be selected. An initial test directly at the hub or switch will determine the best blink rate setting before conducting a Port ID test at a wall outlet.
|Dimensions||Approximately 7.0 in x 3.2 in. x 1.4 in. (178 mm x 81 mm x 36 mm)|
|Weight||8.7 ounces / 247 grams|
|Graphical Display||122 x 32 pixels|
|Power||Four AA alkaline batteries, 110/240 VAC AC Adaptor|
|Network Types||10/100 Auto Negotiating, 10baseT, 100baseT, 1000baseTX (Identifies the connection only. No Test Performed.)|
|Connector Type||One RJ-45 (Combined port for LAN or NIC)|
|Temperature range||Operating: 32°F to 122°F (0 °C to +50 °C)|
|Storage: 14°F to +131°F (-10°C to +55°C)|
|PingerPlus User Guide|
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|How to use the PingerPlus|
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