LinkRunner® 10G

Advanced Ethernet Tester

The LinkRunner 10G, is the most cost-effective solution for 10M/100M, 1G, Multi-Gig, and 10Gig network testing. LinkRunner 10G simplifies testing and configuration of copper and fiber Ethernet networks, streamlining workflows by combining essential functions of installation and triage in a single, ruggedized unit.

This next-generation Android-based tester delivers complete network validation and troubleshooting, from the media (copper/fiber) to the application (layers 1 – 7), accelerating deployments, speeding problem identification, and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of network installers and operations teams.

“Gives us all the tools in one small form factor and helps us with logging and diagnostic troubleshooting”

NICK SCHORNICK
Market Relationship Manager
Tech Services Company

Key Features

Install, test, verify, and troubleshoot technology upgrades, Multi-Gig (NBASE-T) and 10G networks with advanced Android™-based troubleshooting apps and purpose-built test hardware

Layer 1-7 AutoTest enables any technician to find network problems; periodic test mode monitors networks for intermittent issues, every minute for up to 24 hours

Two LinkRunner 10G units can be used for line-rate performance testing to verify network capacity, performance and QoS, as well as service provider SLAs between sites

LANBERT™ Media Qualification app generates and measures the transmission of line rate Ethernet frames over your network cabling infrastructure, qualifying its ability to support 1G/10G on fiber and 100M/1G/2.5G/5G/10G on copper links

Automatically discover* your network and instantly generate topology maps in Link-Live; identify network changes, uncover possible security threats, and keep network documentation up to date.

(*Note: Active AllyCare Premium Support required for discovery and mapping functions.)

Compatibility with standards-compliant SFPs enables test and validation of any wired media (copper or fiber) for a variety of use models

Line-rate capture up to 10Gbps ensures you never miss a packet

Validate up to 90W 802.3bt PSE with TruePower™ loaded Power over Ethernet (PoE) test

Capabilities

Multi-Gig Link Validation

With the expanding deployment of Multi-Gig switching (typically to feed greater bandwidth to Wi-Fi 6 access points), users are finding that their cable plant may not support the desired speed. Cable quality, length, installation workmanship, and noise in the environment all can contribute to “downshifting” to lower-than-expected speeds.

 

LinkRunner 10G verifies copper media for Multi-Gig capability (1 / 2.5 / 5 / 10Gig) and provides root-cause diagnosis when link speed downshifting occurs by measuring the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). Links out of spec are flagged with a warning. The LANBERT™ Media Qualification app generates and measures the transmission of line rate Ethernet frames over your network cabling infrastructure, in order to determine the maximum error-free bandwidth, possibly preventing costly and unnecessary cabling upgrades.

Performance Testing for Critical Links & Key Devices

Two LinkRunner 10G units (or one unit paired with an EtherScope nXG) and the Network Performance Test (NPT) app can be used to stress critical network links, such as switch ports to servers/storage/Wi-Fi access points, uplinks or WAN links, with up to eight simultaneous data streams at up to 10G line-rate. It verifies the link’s compliance to service level agreements (SLA) based on throughput, packet loss, QoS, delay and jitter.

 

This performance test can be run at up to full line-rate in order to measure the top-end bandwidth and quality of your network from end-to-end, or for particular network segments. It can also be utilized to bench-test switches for optimal configuration prior to rollout into production. For troubleshooting on a production network (where excessive test traffic could be detrimental), many users will configure the NPT feature with a low stream of traffic (even just 64Kbps) in order to characterize network quality, identify possible packet loss, delay and jitter, and validate QoS.

 

LANBERT™ Media Qualification app generates and measures the transmission of line rate Ethernet frames over your network cabling infrastructure, qualifying its ability to support 1G/10G on fiber and 100M/1G/2.5G/5G/10G on copper links.

Discovery – Know who and what is on your network

  • Discovery Features – on the tester – Instantly see who & what is on the network and where they are connected, by switch, slot, and port number.
    • Switch Management – See interfaces, utilization, errors, discards, duplex, spanning tree (RSTP), recent reboots using SNMP monitoring
    • Device Discovery – Discover all devices then search the inventory using powerful filters and sorts. Add name/authorization to any device.*
    • Topology/Path Analysis – Shows the L2 switch/L3 router path to any connected device

  • Topology Mapping in Link-Live – Automatically discover your network and instantly generate topology maps in Link-Live. An active AllyCare Premium Support contract is required for discovery and mapping functions.

Automated Test Results Management

  • The Link-Live collaboration, reporting, and analysis platform stores test results and site data uploaded for automated reporting and documentation.
  • Simplifies report generation across media types for network deployment documentation.
  • Reduces results management overhead for multiple testers and users.
  • Enables seamless collaboration between site personnel and remote experts.
  • Attach photos, user comments to each result, adding context for future changes and troubleshooting.
  • For asset  management, ability to associate serial numbers of installed devices, and/or cable/wall jack label to specific test results.

AllyCare Premium Support Services

AllyCare is a comprehensive support and maintenance service for NetAlly’s Network Tools that offer significant value over standard warranty. Membership of AllyCare can be purchased as either a 1-year membership or the value-added 3-year.

 

AllyCare-Enabled Features
The following features and capabilities of this product are enabled by having an active AllyCare Support services contract:

  • Discovery Features – on the tester – Instantly see who & what is on the network and where they are connected, by switch, slot, and port number.
    • Switch Management – See interfaces, utilization, errors, discards, duplex, spanning tree (RSTP), recent reboots using SNMP monitoring
    • Device Discovery – Discover all devices then search the inventory using powerful filters and sorts. Add name/authorization to any device
    • Topology/Path Analysis – Shows the L2 switch/L3 router path to any connected device
  • Topology Mapping in Link-Live – Basic topology map controls and reporting are available to all LinkRunner 10G owners. With AllyCare support, you get detailed map controls, filtering, and advanced reporting options.
  • Cloud-Based Remote Control – All LinkRunner 10G owners can remotely control their tester on the same network using VNC. With AllyCare support, you get simple and secure remote-control that allows you to connect from Link-Live™ directly to your network-connected LinkRunner 10G anywhere in the world for troubleshooting and collaboration without leaving your desk! (Requires internet access.)

 

At the end of your existing contract, you must renew your AllyCare Support contract to continue utilizing the AllyCare-enabled features described above.

Comparison

Models & Accessories

ModelDescription
LR10G-200 LinkRunner 10G Advanced Ethernet Tester – Includes: (1) LR10G mainframe with one year of AllyCare support (LR10G-200-1YS), G3-PWRADAPTER, SFP+MR-10G850, RJ-45 inline coupler, WIREVIEW wire mapper #1, Quick Start Guide, and shoulder sling bag.
LR10G-200-KITLinkRunner 10G Professional Kit – Includes: (1) LR10G mainframe with one year of AllyCare support (LR10G-200-1YS), G3-PWRADAPTER, EXG-LR10G-HOLSTER, SFP+MR-10G850, SFP+MR-10G1310, RJ-45 inline coupler, WIREVIEW wire map¬per #1-6, Quick Start Guide, and medium soft case.
EXG-300-LR10G2-KITEtherscope nXG 10G Performance Kit

Includes: (1) EtherScope nXG (EXG-300-KIT) and (1) LinkRunner 10G (LR10G-200-KIT)
Purchase LR10G-200-1YS and EXG-300-1YS for 1 year of AllyCare support
Purchase LR10G-200-3YS and EXG-300-3YS for 3 years of AllyCare support

ALLY-SPACK
Sling-style shoulder bag can hold one tester and accessories, with other pouches and compartments for various tools or personal items.
G3-PWRADAPTERAC Charger replacement/spare for LR10G-200 mainframe with country power cords
EXG-LR10G-HOLSTER
Holster for LinkRunner 10G, EtherScope nXG, and CyberScope
TEST-ACC
Test Accessory for use with AirCheck G3, EtherScope nXG, LinkRunner G2, or LinkRunner 10G. It can also act as an independent iPerf server.
SFP+MR-10G850SFP+ Optical Transceiver Module, SX/SR, 1G/10G, 850nm, Multimode
SFP+MR-10G1310SFP+ Optical Transceiver Module, LX/LR, 1G/10G, 1310nm, Singlemode
US-WIFI-BT-USBEdimax n150 Wi-Fi & Bluetooth USB Adapter for US and Canada
EU-WIFI-BT-USBEdimax n150 Wi-Fi & Bluetooth USB Adapter for Europe

Specifications

General
Dimensions4.05 in x 7.67 in x 2.16 in (10.3 cm x 19.5 cm x 5.5 cm)
Weight1.68 lbs. (0.77 kg)
BatteryRechargeable lithium-ion battery pack (7.2 V, 6.4 A, 46 Wh)
Battery lifeTypical operating life is 3-4 hours; Typical charge time is 3 hours
Display5.0-inch color LCD with capacitive touchscreen (720 x 1280 pixels)
Host InterfacesRJ-45 and SFP Analysis ports
RJ-45 Cable Test and Management Port
USB Type-A Port and USB Type-C On-the-Go Port
SD Card PortSupports Micro SD card storage – up to 64GB supported
MemoryApproximately 8 GB available for storing test results and user applications, 1 GB packet capture buffer
ChargingUSB 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 AccessCopper: 10M/100M/1G/2.5G/5G/10G
Fiber SFP Adapters: 1G/10GBASE-X
Supported IEEE StandardsWired: 802.3/ab/ae/an/bz/i/u/z
PoE: 802.3af/at/bt, Class 0-8 and UPOE
Cable TestPair lengths, opens, shorts, split-pairs, crossed, straight through, and WireView ID

AllyCare Support

NOTE: All new LR10G-200 mainframes are sold with the first year (1 year) of AllyCare support included. Additional year(s) of support may be added. Product registration and activation is required within 30 days of first power-on.

 

Certain features and capabilities of this product are enabled by having an active AllyCare Support services contract. For more information about this product’s AllyCare enabled features please click here. At the end of your existing contract, you must renew your AllyCare Support contract to continue utilizing the features described.

 

Use these support model numbers for extending support at time of purchase or for support renewal.

 

ModelDescription
LR10G-100-1YS1 year AllyCare Support for LR10G (Use for either LR10G-100 or LR10G-100-KIT)
LR10G-100-3YS3-year AllyCare Support for LR10G (Use for either LR10G-100 or LR10G-100-KIT)
LR10G-200-1YS1 year AllyCare Support for LR10G (Use for either LR10G-200 or LR10G-200-KIT)
LR10G-200-3YS3-year AllyCare Support for LR10G (Use for either LR10G-200 or LR10G-200-KIT)

Documents

datasheet

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LinkRunner 10G Product Data Sheet
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flyers

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LinkRunner® 10G Product Flyer
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LinkRunner® Capability Comparison
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NetAlly Product Selection Guide
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AllyCare Premium Support Services Flyer
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brochure

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NetAlly Corporate Product Brochure
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manuals

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LinkRunner 10G Quick Start Guide
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LinkRunner 10G User Guide v2.2 (English)
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LinkRunner 10G User Guide v2.0 (Simplified Chinese)
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LinkRunner 10G Release Notes v2.2
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Quick Guide to Topology Mapping
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NetAlly Compliance Guide - English
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NetAlly Compliance Guide - Multilingual
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Home Screen

Home Screen

The LinkRunner 10G is the most cost-effective solution for 10 Gig network testing. LinkRunner 10G simplifies testing and configuration of copper and fiber Ethernet networks, streamlining workflows by combining essential functions of installation and triage in a single, ruggedized unit.

Benefits:
As a light-weight, handheld, multi-function instrument, LinkRunner 10G 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.

AutoTest

AutoTest

AutoTest is the most comprehensive NetAlly testing App on the LinkRunner 10G. 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 different network connections, VLANs, 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 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.

Periodic AutoTest:
In this mode, AutoTest runs at specified intervals (from 1 minute to 24 hours) and sends the results to Link-Live to view the results over time. This is an effective way to “monitor” aspects of your network for an extended period, or to help diagnose intermittent issues without having to manually execute multiple tests.

AutoTest - MultiLink

Multi-Gig Link Validation

The Wired Link Test shows advertised and actual speed and duplex to diagnose mismatch issues. On links over 1G, each pair channel is graded based on the minimum SNR observed, to verify copper media for Multi-Gig capability (1 / 2.5 / 5 / 10Gig) and provide root cause diagnosis when link speed downshifting occurs.

Benefits:
Investment in Multi-Gig infrastructure is wasted if the cable plant cannot support the desired speed. But diagnosis of link “downshifting” is difficult, often leading to finger-pointing between cabling contractors and equipment vendors. LinkRunner 10G’s SNR measurement on active links provides root-cause evidence when link speed issues occur.

AutoTest - VLAN

VLAN Identification and Analysis

The LinkRunner 10G Wired AutoTest automatically identifies and lists VLANs supported by the connected switch port by analyzing the VLAN IDs of the traffic received. The LinkRunner 10G continues to show the distribution of traffic by VLAN until another wired AutoTest has executed, or the link to the switch port is severed.

Benefits:
Proper VLAN configuration of switch ports has become important to the operation and security of the modern network so that various traffic can be properly isolated. The LinkRunner 10G wired AutoTest provides the visibility and documentation of VLAN configuration of switch port automatically that makes this previously complex verification task simple.

AutoTest - Near Switch

Nearest Switch Visibility

The LinkRunner 10G AutoTest automatically detects the nearest connected switch port by analyzing the xDP (CDP, LLDP, and EDP) protocols received. The LinkRunner 10G reports the content of the first xDP packet received as the nearest switch in the AutoTest result. It continues to monitor the xDP traffic received, and lists the source devices and the content of xDP traffic in the Switch Test detail.

Benefits:
The LinkRunner 10G wired AutoTest provides quick visibility to the configuration of the nearest switch port connected in most cases. Even when it is connected to a switch that has the xDP traffic function disabled or set to be transmitted very infrequently, the LinkRunner 10G can still provide visibility to the nearest xDP-supporting devices. There is no need to use a protocol analyzer to verify xDP configuration, which is much easier for network technicians to handle.

Capture

Capture

The LinkRunner 10G can capture up to 10G line-rate to create a PCAP file of up to 1Gigabyte. Packet slicing and filtering are supported, and PCAP files can be uploaded to the Link-Live Cloud Service for easy sharing.

Benefits:
Having the power of 10G line-rate capture (with NO dropped packets) in the palm of your hand means you are always equipped to gather the evidence needed for in-depth troubleshooting and problem escalation.

Performance

Performance

The LinkRunner 10G Performance app provides point-to-point performance testing with a UDP traffic stream through its wired network interface against up to eight NetAlly hardware/software endpoints. This test quantifies network performance in terms of target throughput rate, loss, latency, and jitter at a specified throughput.

iPerf testing is available to test the network throughput for TCP/UDP streams to an iPerf v3.0 server, such as the NetAlly Test Accessory.

Benefits:
The Performance and iPerf apps verify SLA of critical network links when deploying NBASE-T or 1G/10G links to support critical device, e.g. 10G servers, NAS, and high-speed Wi-Fi access points, ensuring you’re getting the bandwidth you expect.

Lanbert

LANBERT™ Media Qualification App

“Trillions of frames can’t be wrong.”

The new LANBERT media qualification app for NetAlly’s multi-function professional instruments provides a simple and fast method of assessing the quality of transmission and available bandwidth in your copper and fiber cable plant. LANBERT generates and measures the transmission of line rate Ethernet frames over your network cabling infrastructure, qualifying its ability to support 1G/10G on fiber and 100M/1G/2.5G/5G/10G on copper links. (Test requires two instruments, two EtherScope nXG units, two LinkRunner 10G units, or one of each)

Benefits:
With the insatiable growth in bandwidth, increasing speeds of Wi-Fi APs (with Multi-Gig 2.5/5Gbps backhauls), 1Gbps to 10Gbps upgrades, and deploying new fiber links, network professionals must have confidence that their network will transport that data error-free at the maximum speed possible. LANBERT allows you to maximize the utilization of your existing cabling, preventing unnecessary cabling upgrades.