Is Running a Fluke LinkRunner Dangerous?

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Jun 10th, 2009
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Hi All,


I'm not a network admin, but I am having trouble getting no link light with a supposedly configured network cable.


I want to borrow a Fluke LinkRunner to test the port and a CableIQ to test and trace the cable, but I am told by our network admin that doing so might cause problems on the switch.


I can't imagine how that would be, and in my previous job we used sniffers and cheap voltage testers all the time. But I've never used a Fluke.


Is it true I could cause problems on a switch by running a LinkRunner for a couple of minutes on a supposedly live port?



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Collin Clark Thu, 06/11/2009 - 05:51
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We've been using them for over 5 years (daily) and they have NEVER caused a problem.

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