We know that among our readership, the choice between doing it yourself and hiring it out is an easy one: DIY. Why should that be any different with a wired home network? Network wiring issues can be difficult to track down, though, unless you have a network cable tester.
The bad news is that most cable testers cost well over $70, which can be a bit much if you’re only rarely dragging cable. Today we ran across a unit on techbuys.net for $22.95.
The TLT-NT005 doesn’t include features like as an internal circuit breaker or slimline form factor, but it does close the gap between wondering if a cable is bad and knowing it’s bad.
TLT-NT005 Network Cable Tester [techbuys.com]