LinkRunner™ AT Network Auto-Tester

The fastest way to solve network connectivity problems

 

  • Fast answers: AutoTest accurately identifies network connectivity problems in 10 seconds
  • Two models available: LRAT-2000 adds fiber, TruePower™ PoE loading, IPv6, reflection, Li-ion battery pack and 50 reports instead of 10
  • Verify connectivity at 10M/100M/1G on copper and fiber: Instantly verify link status, connectivity type, and signal strength
  • Nearest switch and VLAN information: Displays the VLAN and nearest switch model, slot and port
  • Cabling: Test installed cabling and patch cords
  • TruePower PoE testing: Quickly validate PoE performance by drawing actual power up to the 802.3at standard 25.5W
  • Document results: Store up to 50 test results and download to your PC
  • Instant-on: Boots in under 3 seconds; six-hour battery life
 
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Overview

LinkRunner AT Network Auto-Tester is the fastest way to test and solve network connectivity problems. This rugged, handheld network connectivity tester takes the guesswork out of troubleshooting with its complete one-button AutoTest. AutoTest performs your required set of connectivity tests in 10 seconds, enabling you to accurately and quickly identify and solve network connectivity problems.

Key features include verifying signal and link integrity at 10/100/1G over copper or fiber, unmatched TruePower™ PoE testing and loading, 802.1x authentication, cable wiremapping, IPv4/IPv6 readiness , streamlined UI and color display, full documentation of network connectivity test results with storage for 50 reports, location and identification of cabling runs, and nearest switch information.

What LinkRunner AT customers are saying:

  “I was amazed .. this device was finished testing before I could even explain to one of my junior engineers what I was actually doing.  I’ve been an engineer for more than 20 years and this device just gets me, it understands what my workflow truly is and what type of information I need to do my job.”  Charles Morris, senior consultant at ACS, A Xerox Company

“After using the LinkRunner AT I can unquestionably say it will save this organization time and money while improving satisfaction. In fact, now that I’ve used it, I wouldn’t want to be without one.” – Thomas Franchina Senior Systems Programmer, United Health Services

“Not only is the LinkRunner AT fast, but it’s incredibly thorough with the essential Ethernet connectivity tests I need. So while it speeds troubleshooting, it also gives me a high level of confidence in the results. If the unit says the connection is okay, I know it’s okay.” – John Heidelberg Network Administrator, Jensen International

"This new tester speeds up troubleshooting as I never would have imagined.... especially for the price! For example you go to a station, plug it in, and in a few seconds you know not only that you have a link up, but you know the switch name that it's connected to, the switch port, the VLAN, etc. This is a huge time saver! Simply tracing a cable that is not labeled... or worse that is labeled wrong, can take hours. But with the LinkRunner AT1000 you know all the details... in a few seconds! I simply love it! Don't leave home without it! :-)"
Guillaume P.
Technician
BroadNetworx
Ballinafad, ON CA

LinkRunner AT Network Auto-Tester is the fastest way to solve network connectivity problems. This rugged, handheld network tester takes the guesswork out of troubleshooting with its complete one-button AutoTest. AutoTest performs your required set of connectivity tests in 10 seconds, enabling you to accurately and quickly identify and solve network problems.

Key features include verifying signal and link integrity at 10/100/1G over copper or fiber, unmatched TruePower™ PoE testing and loading, 802.1x authentication, cable wiremapping, IPv4/IPv6 readiness , streamlined UI and color display, full documentation of test results with storage for 50 reports, location and identification of cabling runs, and nearest switch information.

What LinkRunner AT customers are saying:

  “I was amazed .. this device was finished testing before I could even explain to one of my junior engineers what I was actually doing.  I’ve been an engineer for more than 20 years and this device just gets me, it understands what my workflow truly is and what type of information I need to do my job.”  Charles Morris, senior consultant at ACS, A Xerox Company

“After using the LinkRunner AT I can unquestionably say it will save this organization time and money while improving satisfaction. In fact, now that I’ve used it, I wouldn’t want to be without one.” – Thomas Franchina Senior Systems Programmer, United Health Services

“Not only is the LinkRunner AT fast, but it’s incredibly thorough with the essential Ethernet connectivity tests I need. So while it speeds troubleshooting, it also gives me a high level of confidence in the results. If the unit says the connection is okay, I know it’s okay.” – John Heidelberg Network Administrator, Jensen International

 
 
Features
 
 
Models & Accessories
Models
Model Number/Name Description
LRAT-1000LinkRunner AT 1000 Network Auto-Tester includes: LinkRunner AT 1000 tester with AA battery pack, 4 AA batteries, LinkRunner Manager software CD, USB cable, LinkRunner AT Getting Started Guide, and soft case. See Photo
LRAT-2000Includes all LRAT-1000 features plus: fiber, TruePower™ PoE loading, IPv6, reflection and 50 reports instead of 10. LRAT-2000 includes: LinkRunner AT 2000 tester with Li-ion battery, Wireview Cable ID #1, LinkRunner Manager software CD, USB cable, RJ-45 coupler, Getting Started Guide and soft case. See Photo
ACK-LRAT2000Network Tech Troubleshooting Kit w/ACK,LRAT-2000 includes: AirCheck tester, LinkRunner AT 2000 tester, AirCheck external directional antenna, spare Li-ion battery for either AirCheck or LinkRunner, IntelliTone Pro 200 probe, WireView 2-6 cable ids, LinkRunner AT holster, AirCheck holster and deluxe carrying case. See Photo
LRAT-2000-FTKIncludes LinkRunner AT 2000, SimpliFiber Pro optical power meter, 850/1300 multimode source, VisiFault VFL, FT120 FiberViewer, FindFiber Remote ID source, and carrying case; SC, ST, and LC power meter adapters
LRAT-2000-KITLinkRunner AT 2000 Extended Test Kit includes: LinkRunner AT 2000, IntelliTone Pro 200 Probe, WireView Cable IDs #1-6, LinkRunner Manager software CD, test accessory soft pouch, USB cable, LinkRunner AT Getting Started Guide, IntelliTone Pro Getting Started Guide, one 9V alkaline battery, packaged in a deluxe Fluke Networks carry case. See Photo
LRAT-2000-5PKLRAT-2000 5 Pack: Includes 5 LRAT-2000s and 5 WireView Cable ID #2-6. Available only in the US, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
LRAT-2000-10PKLRAT-2000 10 Pack: Includes 11 LRAT-2000s and 11 WireView Cable ID #2-6. Available only in the US, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
ACK-LRAT-CIQUltimate Network Tech Troubleshooting Kit w/ACK,LRAT-2000,CIQ includes: AirCheck™ tester, LinkRunner AT 2000 tester, AirCheck external directional antenna, spare Li-Ion battery for either AirCheck or LinkRunner, IntelliTone Pro 200 probe, WireView 2-6 cable ids, LinkRunner AT holster, AirCheck holster and deluxe carrying case and CableIQ™ Qualification tester. See Photo
CIQ-GSV2CableIQ Gigabit Service Kit Includes: CableIQ Qualification Tester, LinkRunner AT 1000, IntelliTone Pro 200 Probe, CableIQ Remote Identifiers #1-7 and deluxe carrying case. See Photo
LRAT2-CIQ-GSVLinkRunner AT 2000/CableIQ Gigabit Service Kit Includes: LinkRunner AT 2000, CableIQ Qualification Tester, IntelliTone Pro 200 Probe, CableIQ Remote Identifiers #1-7 and deluxe carrying case. See Photo
 
Accessories
Model Number/Name Description
WBP-LIONLinkRunner AT Lithium Ion Replacement Battery
LRAT-AA-BATTLT-AT AA Battery Pack
LRAT-HolsterLinkRunner AT Holster
MT-8200-63AIntelliTone 200 Probe Includes: IntelliTone 200 Probe, RJ11 and RJ 45 patch cables, lanyard, owners CD and quick start guide, and 9 volt battery
SFP-1000SXSX Gig Fiber SFP transceiver with DDM (850 nm, Multimode)
SFP-1000LXLX Gig Fiber SFP transceiver with DDM (1310 nm, Singlemode)
SFP-1000ZXZX Gig Fiber SFP transceiver (1550 nm, Singlemode)
SFP-100FX100BASE-FX Fiber SFP transceiver with DDM (Multimode)
WireView 1WireView Cable IDs #1
WireView 2-6WireView Cable IDs #2-6
CIQ-RJARJ45/11 Modular Adapter
MS-Auto-ChAuto Charger for Li-ion battery pack
VERSIV-ACUNVersiv Charger
 
 
Specifications
Environmental
Operating Temperature and Relative Humidity32ºF to 113ºF (0ºC to +45ºC) Note: The battery will not charge if the internal temperature of the tester is above 113ºF (45ºC)
Operating Relative Humidity (% RH without condensation) 90% (50ºF to 95ºF; 10ºC to 35ºC) 75% (95ºF to 113ºF; 35ºC to 45ºC)
Storage Temperature -4ºF to 140ºF (-20ºC to +60ºC)
Shock and Vibration Random, 2 g, 5 Hz-500 Hz (Class 2) 1 m drop
Safety EN 61010-1 2nd edition
Safety (LR-AT 2000 only) EN/IEC 60825-1:2007, EN/IEC 60825-2:2004+ A1:2007 (LRAT- 2000 only)
Altitude 4,000 m; Storage: 12,000 m
EMC FCC Part 15 Class A, EN 61326-1
Certifications and Compliance Conforms to relevant European Union directives Conforms to relevant Australian standards Listed by the Canadian Standards Association
General
Media Access; Copper RJ-45: 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T and PoE (IEEE 802.3af and 802.3at); 100BASE FX and 1000
Media Access; Fiber SFP Adapter Port supports 100BASE-FX and 1000BASE-LX/ SX/ZX (LRAT-2000 Only)
Cable Tests Pair lengths, opens, shorts, splits, crossed, straight through and cable ID
Power over Ethernet (PoE) Single ended testing:
  • User-defined testing to IEEE 802.3at class 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 without LLDP negation, or 4 with LLDP negotiation
  • The following PSE PoE parameters are measured:
    • Pairs used
    • Received class
    • PSE type
    • Unloaded voltage(V)
    • Loaded voltage (V) (LRAT-2000 with TruePower™)
    • Unloaded power (W) (LRAT-1000)
    • Loaded power (W) (LRAT-2000 with TruePower™)
Tone Generator IntelliTone digital tone: [500 KHz]; analog tones: [400 Hz, 1 KHz]
Dimensions 3.5 in x 7.8 in x 1.9 in (8.9 cm x 19.8 cm x 4.8 cm)
Weight 18 oz (0.5 kg)
Battery Removable, rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack (18.5 Watt-hrs) (included with introductory special)
Battery Life Typical operating life is 6 hours; Typical charge time is 3 hours
External AC Adapter/Charger AC input 90 to 264 Vac 48 to 62 Hz input power DC output 15 Vdc at 1.2 amps
Display 2.8 in color LCD (320 x 240 pixels)
Keypad 12-key elastomeric
LEDs 2 LEDs (Link and Receive/Transmit indicators)
Host Interface USB 5-pin mini-B
LinkRunner Manager Software
Supported Operating Systems Windows® Vista, Windows® XP, Windows® 7
Processor 400 MHz Pentium processor or equivalent (minimum); 1 GHz Pentium processor or equivalent (recommended)
RAM 96 MB (minimum); 256 MB (recommended)
Hard Disk Up to 500 MB of available space may be required
Display 1024 x 768 high color, 32-bit (recommended)
 
 
Documents
Datasheet
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Demos
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Case Studies
Rockwell Automation Case Study

Rockwell Automation Streamlines Network Connectivity Testing with LinkRunner AT Network Auto-Tester

Challenge:
Rockwell Automation’s Network and Security Services team focuses on deploying and optimizing networks to help manufacturing facilities meet production and business goals. When network problems arise, the Rockwell Automation team needs to be able to quickly isolate and fix the issue. With more than 200 service engineers and technicians in the field, evaluating the underlying infrastructure is often the first step – and it needs to happen fast. They needed a tool that could not only automate copper and fiber network testing, but could also provide detailed information in a consolidated view that was easy to understand.

Results:
Rockwell Automation found that Fluke Networks’ LinkRunner AT Network Auto-Tester, was the fastest way to solve network connectivity problems. In seconds, it delivered the information they needed to accurately isolate root cause and speed Mean-Time-To-Repair (MTTR). The device’s portability made it easy to travel with, and its bright color display allows engineers and technicians to quickly review information and store test results.

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Redstone LinkRunner AT Case Study

LinkRunnerTM AT Network Auto-Tester Helps Redstone Quickly Test, Verify and Demonstrate Network Connectivity for Major UK Deployments

Challenge:
Quickly testing, verifying and demonstrating network connectivity is a critical front-line task for the engineers at Redstone. The company supports IT infrastructure, spanning hundreds of thousands of network ports for some of the largest financial companies in the UK, and these customers demand to know that their network is operating to specification. Fluke Networks’ LinkRunner™ AT Network Auto-Tester delivers the testing, diagnostics and reporting that Redstone needs to keep customers up and running.

Results:
Redstone found that the LinkRunner™ AT not only saves time, but also improves productivity and reduces the need for multiple tools by quickly testing and diagnosing virtually any copper or fibre connection.

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Jensen International

Jensen International is a diverse manufacturer founded in Coffeyville, Kansas more than 90 years ago. Today, Jensen International has two campuses, a mixture of Ethernet, wireless and wide area network connections, and limited IT resources. Staying on top of the company’s network operations and ensuring Ethernet connectivity is a constant challenge.

Jensen International began using the LinkRunner™ AT Network Auto-Tester to test and diagnose a broad range of issues, from IPv6 and PoE to wiremapping and protocol verification. The IT staff found that the LinkRunner AT made it fast, easy and cost-effective to complete network testing—in fact it’s so easy that employees can be directed to test a link even when IT staff is out of the office.

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United Health Services

United Health Services (UHS) encompasses four major hospitals and more than 30 clinics across New York, with a 5,000 node Cisco® network keeping it all connected. This entire infrastructure keeps the IT staff very busy as they install new PCs or connect the latest medical devices and equipment to the network.

Getting in and out fast is a priority for the IT team at UHS, which has a heavy workload keeping the regional healthcare organization’s 5,000 node network and more than 30 facilities constantly connected. UHS found that verifying network links was not only faster with the LinkRunner AT, but the device’s accuracy and ease of use helped eliminate return trips and smoothed the workflow from cable installation through to VLAN configuration and PC support.

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ACS (Affiliated Computer Services), A Xerox Company

ACS works with organizations across the globe to design, install and maintain wired and wireless networks, ranging from a few thousand connections to tens of thousands of nodes throughout the world.

ACS needed to ensure the installation and operation of critical customer networks worldwide. Being able to quickly verify connections or identify and solve network issues is key to the company saving customers time and money. ACS found the LinkRunner AT to be the first device they’ve tested that allows them to quickly conduct either a standard set of connectivity tests or to customize their testing procedures to troubleshoot and maintain network connectivity. The tester saved their organization time and money, helped speed service and increased customer satisfaction.

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NetMarks Inc.

Challenge:
In order to troubleshoot network faults, technicians have to carry around multiple items of equipment. This makes it awkward to manage all the verification instruments and complicates the troubleshooting workflow. Training costs money and creating reports is time-consuming.

Results:
As long as the profile has been set up in advance, the LinkRunner AT enables troubleshooting and training to be performed while reducing the time and effort involved. As network faults can be identified quickly, tech¬nicians experience much lower levels of stress on site visits. A report can be created at a keystroke.

 
 
 
 
Gold Product Support

Gold Support for your LinkRunner AT Network Auto-Tester allows you to make the most of your purchase while ensuring a higher return on your investment. You will minimize your downtime, receive faster trouble resolution and have total access to all support resources.

What do you get with Gold Support for your LinkRunner AT Network Auto-Tester?

Repairs and loaner equipment - If your LinkRunner AT should fail, we'll deliver a loaner unit via next business day delivery to keep you up and running.  We'll repair your LinkRunner AT and replace defective or faulty accessories at no charge, with first on bench" priority, and return it to you - all shipping paid by Fluke Networks.

Access to live 24 x 7 technical support - Extend the expertise of your staff. Gold Support includes direct, immediate telephone access to our world-class Technical Assistance Center (TAC), direct access only available to Gold Members. Our centers in Seattle, WA and Eindhoven, NL employ a full staff of highly trained technical experts that are on call, including weekends and through the night when most network changes are implemented, to answer complex troubleshooting questions helping you get the most out of your LinkRunner and understand the results you are seeing.

Accessory Replacement - Some accessories are essential to your LinkRunner AT. The normal warranty on accessories is 90 days, but parts and accessories that shipped with your tester will be replaced free of charge with Gold Support once qualified as defective by our technical assistance center.

Software upgrades - Your LinkRunner AT will never be out of date. You'll receive all software upgrades free.

Unlimited access to our Knowledge Base - You'll have an open door to valuable proprietary information we've gathered from helping customers over the years. It also includes helpful technical articles written by our experts.

Member Only promotions - Your membership qualifies you for Members Only promotions and programs. This includes product discounts, access to reconditioned equipment at special prices and other incredible values.

Ensure that you are getting the most out of your LinkRunner AT with Gold Support Services.

 

 

 
 
Ratings and Reviews
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MAKKK, Jul 22, 2014
 
 
feature wishlist: add option to switch off LLDP/EDP/CDP individually
Pros: Good battery life Almost instant on
Cons: N/A
Mak Kim Kio recommends this product
 

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LinkRunner AT 2000: Excellent Network Troubleshooting Device, Jun 13, 2014
 
 
I bought the LRAT2000 some months ago, i had the opportunity to test and try all the features offered by the product. It is a complete solution to verify and troubleshoot network installations, connectivity and cabling. The unit is very well made, it feels sturdy and durable. It has many setting to work with, and has the ability to save up to 10 network profiles and save up to 50 reports on your tests. You can save many hours of work each year by troubleshooting your network before many problem arises, and if a problem arises, you could save hours by quickly finding the reason behind the problem. You will not regret on this product.
Pros: - Handy and lightweight - Easy to use menus, nice feel buttons. - Quick and productive tests - Reporting / Management software included - Fluke Tech Support is kind and quick.
Cons: - Display Brightness cannot be adjusted - Does not verify cable shield. - Expensive WireView Adaptes - Proprietary, expensive batteries. - RJ45 Ports are fixed, not swappable pins kind. - Reflector feature is useless if you do not have a Fluke Advance Network Analyzer, would be great yo have a Fluke Software App to use in a standard PC to make use of this feature.
Antonio Valinas recommends this product
 

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Nice!, Sep 26, 2013
 
 
It is a nice tool but expensive, I suppose some of that is the brand, Fluke has a great rep, but I did feel they are being a bit cheap when they did not include IPv6 so no 5 stars... Also including 1 Cable ID would get you 5 stars for sure. Still, I like Fluke so I paid the extra, lesser priced tools come with way more accessories but they are not Fluke.
Pros: Light, Easy to use, Combines 3 tools or more into one, Accurate
Cons: No Terminators, 1000 has AA batteries but I think that could be a plus in the long run, Why not include IPv6 in the 1000? it is not much cheaper than the 2000 and still retails for $1000.00 or more...
Laverdure, Don recommends this product
 

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Unknown USB device, Jun 27, 2013
 
 
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Pros: Easy to use.
Cons: Can't connect with Windows 7 64bit
Frank M. recommends this product
 

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