LinkRunner G2 Smart Network Tester

The World’s First Android-based Smart Network Tester for the Connected World

As the world’s leading network connectivity tester, LinkRunner™ provides immediate visibility and value to network professionals responsible for delivering network services. By combining Ethernet test capabilities for copper and fiber links with the Android™ OS1, LinkRunner G2 represents a breakthrough in handheld network test that elevates the proficiency and productivity of network technicians responsible for troubleshooting as well as deployment and validation of network connected devices.

  • Twisted pair testing 10/100/1000BASE?T
  • Fiber optic testing 100/1000BASE?X
  • Automated network connectivity testing
  • Android-based OS for Ethernet connected app use
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth ready
  • Loaded power testing up to UPOE on all 4 pairs
  • Cable validation including distance?to?fault
  • Discover the nearest switch/slot/port and VLAN/Voice VLAN
  • DHCP, DNS and Gateway connectivity test
  • Ping and TCP port connectivity test
  • Automated test result upload to Link-Live Cloud Service
  • Packet reflection up to 1 Gbps
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LinkRunner G2 Key Features

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Ready – plug in the optional Edimax* N150 2-in-1 Wi?Fi and Bluetooth Nano USB Adapter to further expand the capability of your LinkRunner G2.

Wi-Fi – View and configure IoT devices, connect and communicate over Wi?Fi

  • Edimax – 11n Wi-Fi Speed up to 150 Mbps. Complies with wireless IEEE 802.11b/g/n standards for Wi-Fi data transmission rates up to 150 Mbps when connected to an 802.11n device. Wi-Fi Security: Supports 64/128-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2 encryption.

Bluetooth – View, connect and configure Bluetooth devices and sensors

  • Edimax – Bluetooth 4.0 & Bluetooth 3.0+HS (High Speed) up to 24 Mbps and fully backwards compatible with Bluetooth 3.0+HS and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR for wireless communication with almost all Bluetooth-enabled devices.

* Edimax N-150 2-in-1 Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.0 Nano USB Adapter is sold separately and is certified regionally.

  • US-WIFI-BT-USB: Edimax n150 Wi-Fi & Bluetooth USB Adapter for US and Canada. Channels 1-11
  • EU-WIFI-BT-USB: Edimax n150 Wi-Fi & Bluetooth USB Adapter for Europe. Channels 1-13

10/100/1000BASE-T over Copper and 10/1000BASE-X over Fiber – use AutoTest to run a full network connectivity test or choose Switch test to quickly see nearest switch and switch details over either media type. *Fiber SFP not included, sold separately.

Nearest switch and VLAN information over Copper and Fiber Links – uses IEEE Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) plus the Cisco® and Extreme Discovery Protocols (CDP and EDP) to display the VLAN/Voice VLAN and nearest switch model, slot and port. When reported as part of the AutoTest, a Refresh option is available that allows you to receive the next xDP frame (CDP/LLDP) coming from the switch.

TruePower™ PoE testing – quickly validate PoE performance by drawing actual power utilizing all 4 pairs such as UPOE. Load the circuit to stress switches, cabling and patch panels, all while measuring the voltage and pairs being used.

Link Speed/Duplex – verify link speed and duplex is configured as expected. If 1000BASE-T test is enabled and the link under test is not performing as expected, a yellow warning indication will be noted and the actual speed emphasized.

802.1X authentication – verify access to secure networks using 802.1X and MAC Access Control Lists (ACL). The included LinkRunner G2 Manager software configures 802.1X EAP type, downloads certificates and enters passwords.

IPv4/IPv6 ready – supports both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

IP Address Validation – a key element to ensure network services are available for IoT connected devices is to verify they are able to obtain an IP address and access the network. Both DHCP and static IP configurations are supported; when using DHCP, the handshake timing and lease time is shown.

Key device and application availability -in addition to ping, which is sometimes blocked or disabled, the LinkRunner G2 can perform a TCP port open test to verify application connectivity to up to 10 user-defined targets using IPv4 and IPv6. Router, DNS and DHCP servers are reported. LinkRunner G2 provides the ability to perform a continuous ping, providing a quick and simple way to find intermittent connectivity issues.

Cable verification – validate patch cables and installed wiring for length, reversed and crossed pairs, as well as distance-to-fault for opens, shorts, and split pairs. Perform a patch cable test with the integrated loopback ports, simply plug each end of the patch cord into the two RJ-45 ports on LinkRunner G2 to see pin to pin connectivity. Cable toning, flash port and numbered WireView adapters (for cable identification and wiremap) are also supported.

Automated Results Documentation – use the encrypted and highly secure Link-Live results management database to manage an unlimited number of test results, testers claimed to the service and invited users. Easily view and manage results such as by job-specific folders, tags and organizations. Results can include more detailed information such as jack location, trouble ticket, photographs taken with the integrated camera, or data from a QR/barcode scan. Create professional reports customized with your logo and project-specific information. Know who on your staff is testing what, where and when.

Packet Reflector – The LinkRunner G2 packet reflector mode allows it to be used as a remote device during end-to-end network path performance tests to validate LAN and WAN throughput capabilities up to 1000BASE-T. The reflector mode can be configured to swap MAC and/or IP addresses.

LinkRunner G2 supports packet reflection for:

  • OptiView® XG Network Analysis Tablet
  • OneTouch™ AT Network Assistant

Designed for field use – 4-hour Li-ion battery life, recharge over PoE or with included AC adapter, rugged design.