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EtherScope nXG

Portable Network Expert

Multi-technology, all-in-one handheld network analyzer that enables engineers and technicians to get more done faster, from deployment to maintenance and documentation of their ever-changing Wi-Fi and Ethernet access networks.

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Key Features

Test, verify, and troubleshoot technology upgrades, NBASE-T, 10G, and Wi-Fi 5/6 networks with advanced Android-based troubleshooting apps and purpose-built test hardware

Verify up to 10G Ethernet link performance for critical servers, uplinks and key devices, and validate Wi-Fi network performance

Empowers technicians who may not have access to network management systems or other engineer-level tools, to assess and document complex network deployments with multiple VLANs and Wi-Fi SSIDs

Consolidate, analyze, and manage field test data, and integrate with network management systems via the complimentary Link-Live Cloud Service

Overview

Deploying and maintaining Wi-Fi and wired network infrastructure without the right tools can be daunting… and costly. The EtherScope™ nXG Portable Network Expert is a multi-technology, all-in-one handheld network analyzer that enables engineers and technicians to get more done faster, from deployment to maintenance and documentation of their ever-changing Wi-Fi and Ethernet access networks. With its simple operation, yet in-depth visibility, and the ability to remotely access and control EtherScope nXG, engineers can now fully enable and collaborate with “local hands” of field technicians at remote sites to expedite problem-solving.

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EtherScope™ nXG

Home Screen

The EtherScope nXG is the first Android-based Wi-Fi and 10G wired network analyzer. It has a dedicated set of Ethernet and Wi-Fi management interfaces which support remote control and additional testing. It has a BlueTooth/BLE radio, and Android apps downloaded from the complimentary Link-Live Cloud Service can use these interfaces for testing and communication purposes.
 
Benefits:
As a light-weight, handheld, multi-function instrument, EtherScope is perfect for remote site validation and troubleshooting, eliminating the need to purchase multiple testers, and the need to carry a fragile laptop PC or tablet. Android apps make the user’s workflow more efficient, by expanding the usage of the instrument beyond testing, allowing the user to check trouble tickets, run speed tests, configure networked devices, and complete other tasks with its smartphone-like features.

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AutoTest

AutoTest is the most comprehensive NetAlly testing App on the EtherScope nXG. It allows you to quickly run a variety of test types and save their configurations and network credentials for access whenever you need them. The App is fully customizable with test “profiles” for wired and Wi-Fi network connections, wireless air quality, and individual “test targets” that can run with any profile.
 
Benefits:
AutoTest allows engineers to transfer their knowledge of network configurations to the instrument, empowering frontline technicians to run tests against various wired VLANs and Wi-Fi SSIDs with minimal training. The result is a repeatable, documented test with shortened overall test times, which otherwise would not be possible with other test methods.

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Wired Network Test

The Wired Network Test profile verifies PoE Class voltage & loaded power, link speed, 802.1x authentication, shows VLANs supported, identifies nearest switch ports with CDP/LLDP/SNMP, tests for DHCP/DNS/Gateway response, and verifies connectivity (using Ping, TCP Connect, HTTP and FTP) to an unlimited number of test targets. Users can tap on each card to see more details and click the purple floating action button to attach the connection log, comments and photos of the environment (using EtherScope nXG’s built-in camera) to the test results.
 
Benefits:
With pre-programmed wired test profiles with Pass/Fail thresholds, and advanced VLAN visibility, it is easy for technicians to test various wired network configurations with minimal training. The test results, along with connection log, comments and images can be uploaded to Link-Live for automated documentation and analysis by remote experts.

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Wi-Fi Network Test

The Wi-Fi Network Test profile verifies connection and authentication to selected SSIDs/BSSIDs. It checks the connected channel utilization against the threshold, and tests for DHCP/DNS/Gateway response, and connectivity (Ping, TCP Connect, HTTP and FTP) to an unlimited number of test targets. It continuously monitors the channel, logs events, and provides 24-hour trend graph of signal, noise, and utilization on the connected channel.
 
Benefits:
An engineer can program multiple Wi-Fi test profiles to empower technicians to validate one or multiple SSIDs with minimal training. The technician can run other tests, such as iPerf or Ping/TCP connect, while the AutoTest monitors the channel status to verify the performance of the SSID connected.

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Discovery

The EtherScope nXG Discovery App creates an inventory of the devices on your Wi-Fi and wired networks, along with their attributes: device types, names, addresses, SSID, interfaces, VLANs, resources, and other connected or associated devices. The Discovery App breaks through the “layer 2 ceiling” between Wi-Fi and wired networks, providing the name and IP address of Wi-Fi devices in addition to MAC address – something no other Wi-FI tool can do. It supports SNMP queries and automatically detects problems on the network. Its free-string search quickly identifies devices for analysis, and offers a jumping-off point for further diagnostics using other test apps, such as Wi-Fi, Path Analysis, and Connection Tests. By default, discovery processes run out of all available test and management ports – wired and wireless – upon power-up.
 
Benefits:
The Discovery app provides quick visibility to network health without user intervention. An engineer can conduct detailed analysis of discovery results in real time on the unit, or after the dscovery result is uploaded to Link-Live.

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Discovery - Switch Details

Discovery offers advanced sorting, multiple “AND-based” filters, and drill-down functions to support quick and detailed analysis of devices discovered. Device details including VLAN configuration, interface traffic statistics, and visibility of connected devices. Remote engineers can take control of the unit and utilize a rich set of context-sensitive tools to conduct detailed collaborative analysis with the onsite technician.
 
Benefits:
Analysis of Discovery results, such as filter and drill down, can be performed either on the analyzer or in the cloud for collaborative real-time troubleshooting or detail analysis after the fact.

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Wi-Fi Analysis

The Wi-Fi Analysis apps show the result from scanning the wireless channels in your environment to discover and gather data about the devices and traffic on your Wi-Fi networks. Wi-Fi Analysis begins when you power on the EtherScope, and measurements update with each channel scan cycle. The EtherScope Channel Map shows unique correlated key performance indicators for each Wi-Fi channel: bandwidth utilization by 802.11 data and noise, retry rate, AP count, and client count.
 
Benefits:
The Wi-Fi Analysis runs upon power-up and provides quick visibility to the network health without user intervention. Remote analysis by an engineer on Link-Live or direct remote connection to the EtherScope enables collaborative analysis and reduce time to resolution.

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Channel Map - 44 selected

Wi-Fi Analysis offers drill-down and filtering capability for detailed analysis of any channel, SSID, BSSID, AP, and Client discovered. Unique correlated analysis of RF traffic for a channel, BSSID, and client provides up-to 24-hours detailed visibility to get to the root cause of Wi-Fi performance problems.
 
Benefits:
The ability to correlate and analyze RF traffic by channel, BSSID, and client with up to 24-hours back-in-time trend graph offers unique visibility not commonly found in field-deployable Wi-Fi tools or mobile devices used by technicians.

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Path Analysis

Path Analysis traces the connection points, including intermediate switches and routers, between the EtherScope nXG (connected over Wi-Fi or Ethernet) and a destination URL or IP address. Path Analysis uses SNMP queries to identify issues such as overloaded interfaces, overloaded device resources, and interface errors. It also shows how devices within your network (and off-net devices) are connected.
 
The Path Analysis app can test through any one of the four network interfaces that have established a connection to the network and have an IP address.
 
Benefit:
EtherScope nXG has the unique ability to break through the “visibility ceiling” between Wi-Fi and wired networks, showing who and what is on your network, where they are connected, and their path by across your network.

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Performance

The EtherScope nXG’s Performance app provides point-to-point performance testing of a UDP traffic stream through its wired network interface against up to four NetAlly hardware/software endpoints. This test quantifies network performance in terms of target throughput rate, loss, latency, and jitter at a specified throughput.
 
Benefits:
iPerf testing is available to test the network throughput for TCP/UDP streams over the EtherScope nXG’s Wi-Fi or wired interface to an iPerf v3.0 server, such as the NetAlly Test Accessory.
 
The Performance app verifies SLA of critical network links when deploying NBASE-T or 1/10G links to support critical device, e.g. 10G servers, network-attached-storages, and high-speed Wi-Fi access points, ensuring you’re getting the bandwidth you expect.

Capabilities

All-in-One Platform

An Android-based handheld network analyzer that verifies, discovers and troubleshoots Wi-Fi and Ethernet network infrastructures

Native 4×4 Wi-Fi that supports:
– 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (wave 2) Wi-Fi network connectivity
– Wi-Fi 6 network visibility
– Analysis of SSIDs, BSSIDs, channel, client devices, and interference sources

Ethernet port supports:
– 10/100/1000Mbps to 2.5/5/10G
– Verifies loaded power from 90W PoE switch

Built-in Bluetooth v5/BLE and USB interfaces to discover and configure nearby device

Auto-Discovery Tool

Discover network devices across multiple VLANs and Wi-Fi SSIDs for network health and security audits

Powerful free-string search filter and sort functions with automatic problem detection identifies issues such as:
– Duplicate IPs
– Congested switch ports
– Oversubscribed Wi-Fi channels/SSIDs
– Security issues, such as unknown switches, access points with open authentication and unauthorized devices

Path Analysis shows the switch/router path to any connected device

10G Line Rate Performance Test

Simultaneously generate and measure up to four streams of IP-based traffic through the Ethernet test port to:
– Load the network with up to full 10G line-rate traffic
– Test for packet loss, delay, and jitter

Supports popular iPerf network throughout testing for Wi-Fi and Wired networks

Verify Complex Networks

– Out-of-the-box AutoTest profiles for Wi-Fi and wired networks that can be customized for your network
– Execute multiple AutoTest profiles that shorten test time to verify multiple VLANs and Wi-Fi SSIDs
– Define and assign groups of targets to AutoTest profiles to verify performance using ping, TCP Connect, Web, or FTP
– Packet capture from Wi-Fi and Ethernet to PCAP file

Centralized Management

– Complimentary Link-Live Cloud Service stores test result and site data upload for, analysis, automated reporting, and documentation
– Available API enables seamless data integration between Link-Live and trouble-ticket or network management systems

Models & Accessories
Model Number/Name Description
EXG-200 Includes: (1) EXG-200 mainframe with Li-ION battery, G3-PWRADAPTER, SFP+MR-10G850, Inline RJ-45 coupler, WireView wire mapper #1, Quick Start Guide, and small softcase.
EXG-200-1YS 1 Year AllyCare Support for EXG-200
EXG-200-3YS 3 Year AllyCare Support for EXG-200
EXG-200-KIT Includes: (1) EXG-200 mainframe with Li-ION battery, G3-PWRADAPTER, G3-HOLSTER, SFP+MR-10G850, SFP+MR-10G1310, RJ-45 inline coupler, (1) Test Accessory, WireView wire mappers
#1-#6, External Directional Antenna, IntelliTone™ 200 Probe, Quick Start Guide, and medium softcase.
EXG-200-KIT-1YS 1 Year AllyCare Support for EXG-200-KIT
EXG-200-KIT-3YS 3 Year AllyCare Support for EXG-200-KIT
EXG-200-KIT-2PK Includes: (2) EXG-200-KIT
EXG-200-LRG2-KIT Includes: (1) EXG-200-KIT and (1) LinkRunner G2 (LR-G2)
EXT-ANT External Directional Antenna
G3-PWRADAPTER AC Charger replacement/spare for EXG-200 mainframe with country power cords.
G3-HOLSTER Holster for G3 EXG-200 mainframe
SFP+MR-10G850 SFP+ Optical Transceiver Module, SX/SR, 1G/10G, 850nm, Multimode
SFP+MR-10G1310 SFP+ Optical Transceiver Module, LX/LR, 1G/10G, 1310nm, Singlemode
Specifications
General
Dimensions 4.05 in x 7.67 in x 2.16 in (10.3 cm x 19.5 cm x 5.5 cm)
Weight 1.68 lbs. (0.77 kg)
Battery Rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack (7.2 V, 6.4 A, 46 Wh)
Battery life Typical operating life is 3-4 hours; Typical charge time is 3 hours
Display 5.0-inch color LCD with capacitive touchscreen (720 x 1280 pixels)
Host Interfaces RJ-45 and SFP Analysis ports
RJ-45 Cable Test and Management Port
USB Type-A Port and USB Type-C On-the-Go Port
SMA Connector (for External Directional Antenna)
SD Card Port Supports Micro SD card storage – up to 64GB supported
Memory Approximately 8 GB available for storing test results and user applications
Charging USB Type-C 45-W adapter: 100-240 Vac, 50-60 Hz; DC Output Power 15 V (3 A)
RJ-45: 802.3at PoE (25W) or higher
Media Access Copper: 10M/100M/1G/2.5G/5G/10G
Fiber SFP Adapters: 1G/10GBASE-X
Supported IEEE Standards Wired: 802.3/ab/ae/an/bz/i/u/z Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
PoE: 802.3af/at/bt, Class 0-8 and UPOE
Cable Test Pair lengths, opens, shorts, split-pairs, crossed, straight through, and WireView ID
Documents

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datasheet

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manuals

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EtherScope nXG Quick Start GuideEnglish
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EtherScope User Guide v1.0
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Compliance and Safety - English
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Compliance and Safety - Multilingual
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Software

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