Many people believe that a cable either works or it doesn't. This simply isn't true. Damage to a cable can degrade the signal causing your network to resend packets leading to loss of performance. In some cases this can result in workstations "locking up" for periods of time or "crashing" completely.
To ensure that your network is working effectively you should have your cables tested against either Cat5e or Cat 6 specifications.
Large numbers of installers only use a simple wiremap tester. This simply confirms that the wires have been connected to the correct pins!.
We test cables using advanced Lantek cable testers which test to the full specification including crosstalk and overall signal loss.
Compare it for yourself !
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We are happy to test existing installations and should you wish, undertake remedial work on any circuit that fails.
Fibre testing is undertaken using a Lantek fibre tester at 850nm or 1300nm wavelengths depending on the requirements .
We are happy to advise if you are unsure of the standard you require for your equipment.
If required an OTDR trace can be undertaken for longer cables.
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