|The DTX-NSM CableAnalyzers Traffic Monitor enables you to identify active cables and monitor a networks basic health. |
The following Traffic characteristics are monitored:
- Turn the dial to MONITOR
- Highlight Network Connectivity
- press TEST
- Connect the Cable or Fiber to the DTX-NSM
- Press TEST
- The Traffic option is now available for monitoring the network
- Press F1Traffic
- The Traffic Monitor screen will display with the networks information
Here is a list of definitions:
The time the test has been running.
Traffic characteristics for the last 1-second and the average and peak values since test began.
Percentage of the networks bandwidth used. This indicates the traffic density on the network. Utilization averaging over 40 % may indicate a problem.
The percentage of collision frames as compared to the total number of frames detected in the last 1 second. Collisions occur when two devices attempt to transmit at the same time. A collision rate averaging over 5 % may indicate a problem. A full-duplex link should show 0 % collisions.
Includes short frames, bad FCS (frame check sequence), late collisions, and jabber. An error rate above 0 % indicates a problem.
Percentage of frames addressed to all devices. Acceptable broadcast rates vary among networks.
Toggles a sound that indicates the utilization level
Stops the test
Resets all statistics to zero