CAT 5 & Coaxial Tester?

Old 03-16-04, 08:04 AM
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CAT 5 & Coaxial Tester?

Im finishing my basement and have about 8 runs of coax for cable/sat and 16 runs of cat 5. I'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a lan tester for these or some other easy way to test the connections? Locally I can't find a tester for anything less then like $80, I've seen some online but am concerned about buying a cheap $30 item.

If I buy a device to do this it's probably going to be a one time use, but would be handy to have around, so I don't want to spend more then $40 on it.

Any recommendations?


Old 03-16-04, 06:10 PM
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Check your local tool rental places. A couple of them locally have them, some electronics stores have them for rent, as well. (admittedly, this is a college town).
Old 03-26-04, 09:51 PM
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Old 03-29-04, 07:11 AM
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Thanks for the info. I ended up getting one for about $40 and after getting it was amazed that these are nothing more then glorified continuity testers. Still useful to have, much easier then lugging a computer down there to test it!

Thanks again

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