Fluke Networks offers an upgrade to its LinkIQ Cable+Network Tester that extends the tester's capability to test and troubleshoot IP networks and support users in 12 languages. This new software provides all-new LinkIQ units and is offered as a free upgrade to existing customers.
"While systems integrators and network administrators need to verify cabling performance to ensure network performance, they also need to ensure that the user's traffic can reach its destination," stated Robert Luijten, field marketing director, Fluke Networks.
"Our network test features give these professionals visibility into network connectivity and response time of key resources, allowing them to verify and troubleshoot end-to-end network issues."
With version 1.1, customers are now able to verify connectivity and response time to key network devices with a single touch of the screen. LinkIQ can be configured to perform IPv4 or v6 ping tests and will display the response time for four pings to a target device the user selects . The test results shows the DNS and DHCP servers and the gateway router. It also displays the IP address of the nearest switch.
A new version of the LinkWare PC software is also available. This new version offers reports, including the expanded network testing, allowing users to document their work.