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Cable Tester, Toner Probe, Cable Certifier and Butt Set This lesson discusses using appropriate hardware tools to troubleshoot network productivity. These hardware tools consist of:
Cable testers: verify connection and the correct pin out; may have a remote tester.
Toner probes: trace wire and cable, generator produces tone and the probe listens for tone.
Cable certifiers: verifies bandwidth and frequency; tests many types of cables
Butt sets: Tests plain old telephone system (POT) connection; connects to line then calls looking for a signal. Butt sets are used when installing and Internet connection.