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Raul | CompTIA A+ | Module 2.10 - Use Appropriate Networking Tools

By: Raul Pop | Related Course: CompTIA A+ | Published: April 25, 2017 | Modified: April 25, 2017
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1)Toner Probe/Generator

-trace the signals

-use for diagnostic

for cable



2)Multi Meter

-measure the electricity (AC/DC)

-Measure range,voltage

-color coded (positive/negative)

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-a device to attach a terminal from cable to connector

ex: cable to connector(rj45)

-use to finish the cable

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1)Cable Tester

-vital tool for test the cable

-make sure the cable works properly

-green light sending sides to connector and generator  2 devices(remote tester device)

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In addition to our cable testing, we have a punch down tool and loopback plug.  These tools are used to setup cabling for a fixed placement setting such as wall.

1)Punch Down Loop

punch-down block (also punchdown blockpunch blockpunchblockquick-connect block and other variations) is a type of electrical connection often used in telephony. It is named because the solid copper wires are ”punched down” into short open-ended slots which are a type of insulation-displacement connectors. These slots, usually cut crosswise (not lengthwise) across an insulating plastic bar, contain two sharp metal blades which cut through the wire’s insulation as it is punched down. These blades hold the wire in position and make the electrical contact with the wire as well.

2) Loop-back plug

-test the port if its working

-internet card if its working

-diagnose issues

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