Netscout LinkRunner Reviews

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Network Administrator at a K-12 educational company or school
Sep 21 2016

What is most valuable?

* Cable wire test: Shows me open wires in the Ethernet run. * Switch: My favorite feature. Shows me switch IP and switch port. I don’t have to trace a wire run to locate a switch port. * Auto test: It’s great to know if a problem exists due... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Troubleshooting doesn’t take as long. I can quickly locate a switch port and change a configuration within minutes. This device has decreased how much time we spend on a trouble ticket pertaining to network drops or connections.

What needs improvement?

I would like the ability to save screenshots for the switch and cable test. This will help with referencing the information as we move around the building troubleshooting. Right now, the process is: * Connect an Ethernet cable and select... more»
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Network Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 01 2017

What do you think of Netscout LinkRunner?

Valuable Features Solid body: Network engineers and technicians need devices that have hard bodies because they might drop it, pick it up with other equipment and so on. Authorized: It is stable and I am used to its reports. If you need to validate a cable, you can just calibrate it with a one-meter cable, and then test any cable again. Long-life battery • Improvements to My Organization It helps me because I don’t have to call another technician. • Room for Improvement No touch screen It doesn't support USB flash storage It doesn't support WiFi • Use of Solution I have been using it for about two years. • Deployment Issues Deployment was very easy. I did not even need a manual. • Stability Issues I never had any stability issues. • Scalability Issues I...
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Information Services, Field Services Lead Technician at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 23 2016

What do you think of Netscout LinkRunner?

Valuable Features: The most valuables features are: AutoTest (including testing a specific site/IP addresses) Cable testing POE testing Static IP testing-troubleshooting Switch port information • Improvements to My Organization: By using this product, we have reduced network troubleshooting and we spend less time and effort on installation. • Room for Improvement: Power over Ethernet (POE) Switch Port Charging Of Batteries is an area of the product with room for improvement. • Use of Solution: We have used this product for a year and a half. • Previous Solutions: We previously used older Fluke Network Tools – NetRunner and NetTool Series 2. • Initial Setup: The initial setup was straightforward. • Cost and Licensing Advice: Our procurement...

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What is Netscout LinkRunner?

Network connectivity test for twisted pair and fiber optic Ethernet links at 10, 100 and Gigabit rates. Verify twisted pair Ethernet cable length and wiremap with the Ethernet tester

Netscout LinkRunner customers

Philips Healthcare, HCA Healthcare, University of South Dakota, Memorial Hermann, Baltimore County Public Schools, Aaramrak.

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