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LinkRunner® G2

Smart Network Tester

Enhanced AutoTest diagnostics for configuration and validation of copper and fiber Ethernet networks and devices.

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Key Features

Discover nearest switch name and port information via CDP/LLDP/EDP and verify link speed/duplex and network connectivity with AutoTest.

Validate up to 90W Power over Ethernet (PoE) PSE in one AutoTest – useful during IoT, VoIP, and Wi-Fi deployment.

Install and run preferred Android-based apps for speed tests, device configuration, and workflow management with smartphone-like features.

Automate reporting and enable collaboration with upload and management of test results via Link-Live Cloud Service.

Overview

The LinkRunner G2 Smart Network Tester simplifies network validation and the configuration of copper and fiber Ethernet networks, streamlining workflows by combining essential functions of installation and triage in a single, ruggedized unit. The LinkRunner G2 features an intuitive design that runs Android-based apps with smartphone-like features. This next-generation tester will help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of network operations by accelerating network deployment and problem identification.

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AutoTest

The LinkRunner G2’s AutoTest is the main screen. It performs an advanced set of network functional-tests automatically when network link is detected on its RJ-45 interface. It verifies link speed, PoE, VLAN, DHCP, Gateway, and connectivity to key devices. It is customizable to verify the network at various stages of completion. The AutoTest result is automatically uploaded to the complimentary Link-Live Cloud Portal for storage and report generation.
 
Benefits:
The LinkRunner G2 offers automated hardware tests for PoE, cable VLAN, and link speed that would be difficult if not impossible for laptop or mobile phone to conduct.

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Advanced DHCP Test

LinkRunner G2 supports a DHCP test and provides a breakdown of DHCP server response time. It supports DHCP options 43, 60 and 150 that are commonly used in VoIP and Wi-Fi AP deployment. It shows the IP Address of the Wi-Fi controller and VoIP Configuration Server offered under the DHCP options.
 
Benefits:
This advanced test function is not available in any other network test tool. This replaces the need to use a protocol analyzer to decode the DHCP packets to troubleshoot advanced DHCP server configuration issues, saving time and effort.

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Switch

Allows you to quickly validate switch connectivity and configuration.
 
Benefits:
Quickly view switch information, such as name/port, detected link speed/duplex, and VLAN configuration. If PoE is enabled, test the power that the switch can offer under load, against what the switch advertises.

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Cable

Validate cable wiring and distance, or identify cable faults.
 
Benefits:
Quickly identify cable faults like opens, shorts, or split pairs. You can also validate the wiremap, cable length, or see if the other end of the cable is connected to a switch/station.

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Tone

Apply a tone to the cable.
 
Benefits:
Simplify the process of tracing a cable by applying different types of tones. No need to disconnect the cable from the switch.

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Tools

Users can save or load AutoTest profiles, change settings, and launch advanced tools such as VLAN Monitor and Packet Capture.
 
Advanced settings such as “”Stop After”” allows the LinkRunner G2 to verify the network at various stages of completion, such as when DHCP, Gateway, or Internet services are not yet ready. Different settings can be saved as profiles for sites/jobs.”
 
Benefits:
Allows the user to quickly adjust to the network environment by changing profiles on the fly, or modify settings as required. Technicians can easily access advanced tools such as VLAN monitoring or packet captures to accelerate root cause analysis during escalation.

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Settings

Provides multiple configuration options, such as date/time, language, test targets, PoE, IP Address and VLAN, etc.
 
Benefits:
Quickly adjust to your test environment by easily creating configuration profiles that can be used when needed.

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VLAN Monitor

Monitor VLAN traffic on a trunk port.
 
Benefits:
Quickly validate that all supported VLAN’s are available. Easily determine the root cause of VLAN over-subscription by visualizing which VLAN’s are handling the highest amount of traffic.

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PoE Test

LinkRunner G2 uses our patented TruePower loaded PoE test to functionally verify the ability of 90W Power Supply Equipment (PSE) to deliver the power required by the powered device (PD). It also tests PoE voltage and the cable pairs used by PoE Injectors.
 
Benefits:
Most PoE testers only check what the PSE advertises but do not test to see if the PSE can deliver the required wattage. Loaded PoE testing is critical when it comes to verifying high-power PoE applications. LinkRunner G2 provides the visibility you need to assure proper configurations, saving time and frustration.

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Add Pictures & Comments

Attach images or comments to the last AutoTest results uploaded to the Link-Live cloud service. The LinkRunner G2 has a built-in camera on the back of the unit to take snapshots of the site, or you can import an image from the photo gallery.
 
Benefits:
Simplify the process of documenting what the on-site technician sees by attaching images, screenshots, or comments to the test results. The information is automatically associated with the test result in the complimentary Link-Live cloud service for easy job report generation. This is far easier than relying on emails or manual consolidation of data and test results.

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Home Screen

The LinkRunner G2 is an Android-based Smart Network Tester. Many Android apps can be downloaded from the complimentary appstore in the Link-Live Cloud Service to conduct various tasks beyond network testing. For example, scan Barcode/QR Codes, make VoIP calls, send email, configure APs or IoT devices, etc. Android app-share is supported to allow screenshots or other information generated from 3rd party apps to be uploaded to the Link-Live cloud service for storage or sharing.
 
Benefits:
With an abundance of 3rd party Android apps, LinkRunner G2 replaces the need to bring a fragile laptop or unsecured mobile phone onsite.

Capabilities

Discover Nearest Switch and VLAN

The LinkRunner G2 uses the IEEE Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP), plus the Cisco and Extreme Discovery Protocols (CDP and EDP) to display the VLAN and nearest switch model, slot, and port.

The LinkRunner G2 displays critical nearest switch information include:
– Switch name and model
– Switch chassis, slot, and port #
– Switch IP Address
– VLAN’s supported
– Duplex and speed (actual and advertised)
– Signal strength
– Connection (MDI or MDI/X)
– PoE voltage and power (actual and test limit)

TruePower PoE Loaded Test

LinkRunner G2 is the first field tester able to validate loaded PoE performance by drawing actual power up to 802.3bt 90W across all four pairs. Load the circuit to stress switches, cabling, and patch panels, all while measuring the voltage and pairs being used. Using the TruePower test to validate the power delivery before installing IoT connected devices ensures a smooth deployment and helps to alleviate finger-pointing.

Get Answers Fast with AutoTest

The LinkRunner G2 Li-ION battery can be charged via PoE and can power up in standby mode within a second. Enhanced, user-defined AutoTest can perform a required set of connectivity tests within seconds. The LinkRunner G2 Smart Network Tester enables you to quickly and accurately validate network health, and solve problems fast.

– PoE loaded test up to 90W
– Link speed and duplex (actual and advertised)
– RX pair, polarity, and signal level
– 802.1x authentication
– Discover the nearest switch/slot/port and Data/Voice VLAN
– DHCP discovery with vendor classification ID and Option 60 and 150 response, and show subnet and DHCP server addresses
– Gateway and DNS server availability and responsiveness
– Ping or TCP port connectivity tests to an unlimited number of user-defined targets

Packet Reflector

The LinkRunner G2 packet reflector mode can be used as a remote device during end-to-end network path performance tests to validate LAN and WAN throughput capabilities up to 1Gbps.

LinkRunner G2 supports packet reflection for:
– OptiView® XG Network Analysis Tablet
– OneTouch™ AT Network Assistant

VLAN Monitor & Packet Capture
The LinkRunner G2 can monitor and show traffic distribution of the top 9 VLANs and capture 2GB of packets at line-rate.

Automated Test Results Management to Link-Live Cloud Service

Serving as a centralized test results and device management system, the complimentary Link-Live cloud service transforms team workflows with the ability to quickly and easily log, document, and report test activity from all LinkSprinter, LinkRunner AT, LinkRunner G2, AirCheck G2, and OneTouch AT hand-held network testers. Once the instrument is connected to the Link-Live Cloud Service, your test results are automatically uploaded to the dashboard for project management and reporting. You have the option of uploading additional files, screenshots, images, profiles, packet captures, location information, and comments anytime. Also, certain NetAlly instruments with AllyCare Support can receive firmware updates “over the network” from Link-Live as they become available.

An API is available to retrieve and integrate data from Link-Live into other management platforms, such as your trouble-ticket application or network management system. This gives you the ability to easily provide proof-of-performance and better manage jobs and staff efficiency.

This unified dashboard of both wired and Wi-Fi network connectivity results enables you to:
– Reduce results management overhead for multiple testers and users
– Enables seamless collaboration between site personnel and remote experts
– Simplify report generation across media types for network deployment documentation
– 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

Models & Accessories
Model Number/Name Description
LR-G2 Includes: (1) LinkRunner G2 with Li-ION battery, power supply with regional power plugs,  Wireview wire mapper #1, Inline RJ-45 coupler, USB 2.0 to Micro USB cable, 8 G Micro SD card, small soft case, coupler, and Quick Start Guide.
LR-G2-1YS 1 year AllyCare Support for LR-G2
LR-G2-3YS 3 year AllyCare Support for LR-G2
LR-G2-KIT Includes: (1) LinkRunner G2 with Li-ION battery, power supply with regional power plugs,  Wireview wire mappers #1-#6, Inline RJ-45 coupler, USB 2.0 to Micro USB cable, 8 G Micro SD card,  holster, Accessories pouch, IntelliTone™ 200 LAN Probe, medium soft case, coupler, and Quick Start Guide.
LR-G2-KIT-1YS 1 year AllyCare Support for LR-G2-KIT
LR-G2-KIT-3YS 3 year AllyCare Support for LR-G2-KIT
LR-G2-LS-KIT Includes: (1) LinkRunner G2 with Li-ION battery, power supply with regional power plugs, Wireview wire mapper #1, Inline RJ-45 coupler, USB 2.0 to Micro USB cable, 8 G Micro SD card, small soft case, coupler, Quick Start Guide, (2) LinkSprinters, and (2) LinkSprinter holsters.
LR-G2-LS-KIT-1YS 1 year AllyCare Support for LR-G2 and LSPRNTR-300
LR-G2-LS-KIT-3YS 3 year AllyCare Support for LR-G2 and LSPRNTR-300
LR-G2-ACKG2-CBO Includes: (1) LinkRunner G2 with Li-ION battery, (2) Power supplies with regional power plugs, automobile powercharger, Wireview wire mappers #1-#6, Inline RJ-45 coupler, (2) USB 2.0 to Micro USB cable, 8 G Micro SD card, (2) holsters, accessories pouch, IntelliTone™ 200 LAN Probe, soft carrying cases (small, medium, large), (1) AirCheck G2 Wireless Tester, (1) Test Accessory, Quick Start Guides, and external directional antenna.
Accessories
Model Number/Name Description
US-WIFI-BT-USB Edimax n150 Wi-Fi & Bluetooth USB Adapter for US and Canada
EU-WIFI-BT-USB Edimax n150 Wi-Fi & Bluetooth USB Adapter for Europe
LION-REPL-BA Replacement battery for ACKG2 and LRG2
MS-AUTO-CHG MS-AUTO-CHG, Auto Lighter Adapter Accessory
SFP-1000LX SFP-1000LX, LX Gig Fiber DDM SFP Transceiver
PWR-CHARGER PWR-CHARGER, AC Charger Replacement
SFP-1000SX SFP-1000SX, SX Gig Fiber DDM SFP Transceiver
SFP-1000ZX SFP-1000ZX, ZX Gig Fiber DDM SFP Transceiver
SFP-100FX SFP-100FX, 100BASE-FX Fiber DDM SFP Transceiver
G2-HOLSTER Protective carrying  holster with shoulder strap for ACKG2 and LRG2
WIREVIEW 1 Wireview wire mapper #1
WIREVIEW 2-6 Wireview wire mappers #2-#6
SM SOFT CASE Small soft case
MD SOFT CASE Medium soft case
LG SOFT CASE Large soft case
Specifications
General
Dimensions 3.8 in x 7.7 in x 1.6 in (9.7 cm x 19.6 cm x 4.1 cm)
Weight 18 oz (0.51 kg)
Battery Rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack (3.6 V, 6 Ah, 21 Wh)
Battery Life Typical operating life is 4 hours. Typical charge time is 7 hours.
Display 5.0 in color LCD with capacitive touch screen (480 x 800 pixels)
Keypad 1-key elastometric (power only)
Host Interface Micro USB On-the-Go port
USB Port USB 2.0 Type A port
SD Card Slot Supports Micro SD
Cable Test Pair length, crossed, reversed and distance to open, short, split
Tone Generator Digital tone: [455 KHz]; Analog tones: [400 Hz, 1KHz]
Ports RJ-45 copper port 10/100/1000BASE-T. 100/1000BASE-X. Fiber adapter port. Fiber port supports standard SFP
External AC Adapter/Charger AC input 90-264 Vac 48-62 Hz input power DC output 15 Vdc at 2 amps or RJ-45 via PoE
Environmental
Operating Temperature 32°F to 113°F (0°C to +45°C) NOTE: The battery will not charge if the internal temperature of the tester is above 122°F (50°C)
Operating Relative Humidity (% RH without condensation) 90% (50°F to 95°F; 10°C to 35°C); 75% (95°F to 113°F; 35°C to 45°C)
Shock and Vibrations 1 m drop test, Random, 3.8 grms, 5 Hz-500 Hz (Class 2)
Safety IEC 61010-1:2010: Pollution degree 2
Altitude 4,000 m; Storage: 12,000 m
EMC IEC 61326-1:2013: Basic Electromagnetic Environment; CISPR 11: Group 1, Class A
Group 1: Equipment has intentionally generated and/or uses conductively-coupled radio frequency energy that is necessary for the internal function of the equipment itself.
Class A: Equipment is suitable for use in all establishments other than domestic and those directly connected to a low-voltage power supply network that supplies buildings used for domestic purposes. There may be potential difficulties in ensuring electromagnetic compatibility in other environments due to conducted and radiated disturbances.

 

Additional South Korean EMC Standards Information.

Electromagnetic Compatibility. Applies to use in Korea only. Class A Equipment (Industrial Broadcasting & Communications Equipment) [1]

[1] This product meets requirements for industrial (Class A) electromagnetic wave equipment and the seller or user should take notice of it. This [equipment is intended for use in business environments and is not to be used in homes.

Documents

brochure

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datasheet

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LinkRunner G2 Smart Network Tester FlyerThe LinkRunner G2 smart network tester streamlines workflows by combining the essential aspects of installation and triage in a single, ruggedized unit.
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manuals

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LinkRunner G2 Quick Start Guide - English
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LinkRunner G2 Quick Start Guide - Multilingual
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LinkRunner G2 User Guide - English
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Compliance and Safety Guide - English
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Compliance and Safety Guide - Multilingual
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Software

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LinkRunner G2 Firmware Updates
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