RJ45 is one of the most widely used networking cables. Hence, you would expect a wide array of tools at the disposal of engineers working with them. In this article, we take a look at some of best RJ45 testers that you buy right now whether it be online or your local hardware store. These RJ-45 testers are rated based on their performance and price.
10. CNAWEB Multi-Network Cable Network(9.90$)
The tester can be used to test RJ-11, RJ-12, BNC, TNC & RJ45 Ethernet cables. The remote terminator allows you to quickly test cables before and after connection.
9. Monoprice RJ-11 and RJ-45 Modular Plug Tester (12.28$)
The unit is powered by a 9v battery and can easily by stored in a leather case. The tester provides you the status of each line on the attached cable and has both fast & slow automatic modes.
8. uxcell Professional RJ11 RJ45 LAN Network Cable Tester(7.90$)
The detachable remote sensor can test cable upto a 1000ft in length. The tester has 2 RJ45 ports and 2 for RJ11 making it very versatile for professionals.
7. Klein Tools VDV501-823 VDV (79$)
The high-quality tester allows you to test for open, short, miswire or split-pair faults. The tester barely weighs 14 ouncees which make it very portable for the technicians to carry.
6. Triplett / Byte Brothers CTX200P Pocket CAT LAN Tester(75$)
With this kit, you can test both RJ45-CAT5/6 along with Coax cables. The tester also has a bright LED light to help in less illuminated enviroments and a “present tone” that indicates 60Hz frequency. It even has an insulated tip, preventing accidental short circuit while probing punch down blocks.
5. Dr.Meter MS6818 Hand Held Network Line Tracker(29.99$)
DR Meter is one of the premium brands when it comes to digital instrumentation. This network wire tester is top of the line when it comes to durability and robustness. The automatiuc tester also comes with a probe to check simple continuity.
4. Optimal Shop 4 In 1 Network Cable Tester (16.99$)
Powered by a 9V Alkaline battery, this digital network cable tester is one of the easiest to use. The meter has 25/50 ohm indication and displays the results of your cable test on bright LED panel. Judging by the price and features offered this one is ideal for beginners to learn from.
3. 5E 6E SC8108 CAT5 RJ45 Network LAN Length Cable Tester(39.89$)
The large LCD on this meter is backlit which means that it is very easy to read. The entirely digital tester displays the results of the wired connectivity on a screen rather then show them on LEDs
2. Tonor TM Wire Tester(9.99$)
This module has both remote tester and a manual dual port tester. One of the most cost-effective buys on our list is also the most reliable. As an Amazon.com best seller the product has amassed many positive reviews and continues to be the most popular option with seasoned professionals.
1. TRENDnet Network Cable Tester, TC-NT(36.09$)
The best cable tester in the market today. The product has over 268 positive customer reviews and a 4/5 star rating on Amazon.com. The device can remote check a cable of almost 300 feet in length and can automatically run through the cable test for two port end to end test.