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Net Prowler™ Cabling and Advanced Network Tester

Net Prowler
ADDITIONAL IMAGES:
NP700NP750NP800Net Prowler with optional AK010 T3 Hanging strap with carabineerNet Prowler with optional AK020 Prowler kickstandNet Prowler Port TestNet Prowler DHCP ResultsNet Prowler LLDPNet Prowler CDPNet Prowler IP MappingNet Prowler IPV6 Ping
Model Number: NP700, NP750, NP800

Attention T3 Customers:  The Net Prowler is now exclusively available through Platinum Tools and their Authorized Distributor network.

Identify, monitor, and correct LAN issues

Tests 10/100/1000 Base-T, IPV4/IPV6, VLAN, DHCP and more

The Net Prowler™ Cabling and Advanced Network Tester takes all the features and functionality of the Cable Prowler™ and adds the capability to identify, monitor, and troubleshoot LAN issues associated with physical layer and link conditions in the network.

  • Supports IPV4 and IPV6 protocols
  • Verifies DHCP connectivity and DNS
  • Pings IPV4, IPV6, and URL addresses
  • CDP, LLDP, NDP, and VLAN detection
  • TCP/UDP Throughput Test
  • Detects presence of PoE and class of PoE per IEEE 802.3af/at with load test for voltage drop 
  • Detects and reports current link speed and link capabilities for active Ethernet drops up to 1 Gbps
  • Link light to identify location on a hub/switch/router port
  • Tests CAT3/5e/6/6a Ethernet cable configuration and verifies connectivity while conducting tests for opens, shorts, miswires, split pairs, and reverses
  • Supports up to 8 testing and ID remotes for network & telephone cables
  • Supports up to 20 network and coax ID-only mapping remotes
  • Ability to define Network test name, cable name, save and print all results (cable testing and network testing) 

 

 

 

Documents

Description Download
Net Prowler Specification Sheet PDF Download PDF
Net Prowler Quick Start Guide PDF Download PDF
Net Prowler User Manual PDF Download PDF

Downloads

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Net Prowler Application & Firmware Updates Download

Testimonials

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Net Prowler Testimonials View Testimonials

 

FAQ: 

FAQs

Port Testing

Q. Why does the Net Prowler only display part of the Network/PoE test results?
A. The Net Prowler first checks for voltage upon entering the PoE/Network screen so if PoE is not present, the port and Net Prowler timing may be conflicting. The solution is to turn off the PoE test by pressing the PoE Off soft key then press the test button again.

Q. Why don’t I get any results when I do a CDP test?
A. The network does not have a Cisco switch or device. The Cisco device may not be configured to display CDP

Q. Why don’t I get any results for LLDP?
A. The switch you are connected to does not broadcast Link Layer Discovery Protocol information.

Q. Why isn’t my Net Prowler showing any results?
A. If the “Testing” light is illuminated, the Net Prowler has not completed the test. If the light turns off without providing results, check that your cable is connected to the network or disconnect and test the cable in the cable test menu.

Network Mapping

Q. Why does the Net Prowler perform a DHCP test when I enter the Network Mapping menu?
A. The Net Prowler joins a network by obtaining an IP address via DHCP. This allows the Net Prowler to ping and perform additional network tests.

Q. Why does the Net Prowler only display the IP I entered when I ping an IP?
A. The Net Prowler did not get a response from the target device.

Cable Testing

Q. What’s the difference between the remotes?
A. The Network Telephone test remotes (black remotes with the white label) are used for performing a cable test and providing an ID. The small yellow remotes will provide an ID only. You can also use the coax remotes to perform a test and obtain an ID for coax cables.

Q. What is the minimum length of cable the Net Prowler can accurately measure?
A. The typical minimum length is 3ft.

Q. What does “Split” mean?
A. A Split error is displayed when pairs have been improperly terminated at both ends.

Net Prowler Application

Q. Why do I get an error when I try to install firmware to the Net Prowler using the application?
A. The Net Prowler bootloader needs to be initiated. If this is unsuccessful, another attempt will need to be made. Click “OK” then click on begin download again. Also, make sure the Net Prowler is on and has sufficient battery charge.

Q. Neither the Control or Throughput tests are working.
A. Make sure the Net Prowler is connected to the same subnet as the computer you are using. Check to make sure the application has the same Tester IP as the Net Prowler. This can be identified in the DHCP test screen or the TCP/UDP screen.

Net Prowler Accessories

Q. How do you test an Ethernet cable via Ethernet wall plate/server/router ports?
A. The 12inch Ethernet Patch Cable (CA016) allows you to connect to an RJ45 plug to test a shielded or non-shielded Ethernet cable.

Q. How do I test unterminated Ethernet cables?
A. The 8-way Alligator Clip Cord Set (CA015) allows you to test unterminated Ethernet cable. This unique cord set has an RJ45 plug on one end and an alligator clip connected to each wire on the other end. This accessory allows you to make sure cables have not been damaged before you spend the time and money to terminate them.

Q. How do I extend the life of my RJ45 Jack?
A. The Sacrificial RJ45 Cable (CA014) extends the life of the RJ45 jacks on your tester and remote(s). Plug the sacrificial cable into the tester or remote and then plug the cables to be tested into the sacrificial cables. Continue testing cables with the sacrificial cables plugged into the tester or remote(s). If the sacrificial cables become worn or damaged, simply replace them. This prevents downtime and saves money by not having to send your tester in for an RJ45 jack replacement.

Q. How do I test cables with BNC connectors?
A. The F-jack to BNC jack allows you to easily test coax cables that have been terminated with BNC connectors.

Reporting

Uploading test results using the Net Prowler application is simple and versatile. You can save your test results as PDF or CSV report for documentation using the Net Prowler Application. Click below to see examples.

PDF Net Prowler Test Results PDF Example
.xlsx Net Prowler Test Results XLSX Example
PDF Net Prowler Network List Results PDF Example
.xlsx Net Prowler IP Discovery List XLSX Example
PDF Net Prowler IP Discovery PDF Example

 

Ordering Information

Product Number Description
 


AD004

AD004
F-Connector Coupler: F81
 


CA007

CA007
Cable Assembly: Micro USB to USB CA012


CA012

CA012
Cable Assembly: RJ12, 1-1 pinned, 8 inch

CP100
CP100
Hanging T3 Pouch

CP200
CP200
Large T3 Pouch

RK120
RK120
Coax ID Remote Set: #1-20 coax ID includes foam holder

RK220
RK220
Network ID Only Remote SEt: #1-20 includes foam holder

RK305
RK305
Coax and Network Remote Set: #1-5, F-Conn Coupler includes foam holder

TP200
TP200
TrakAll: tone generator and probe

TT001
TT001
Network & Telephone Testing/ID Remote #1

TT208

TT208
Network & Telephone Testing/ID Remotes #1-8

AK010
AK010
Hanging Strap with Carabineer

AK020
AK020
Prowler Kickstand

AK030
AK030
Network Accessory Kit

 

Network -  PoE Testing

  • Detects and reports advertised and current link speed and link speed

  • Ping both IPV4 and IPV6 addresses

  • Detects the presence of VLANs

  • CDP/LLDP/ NDP and VLAN identification provides network configuration information

  • Ping specific URL to verify WAN connectivity

  • Blinks link light to identify location on a hub/switch/router port

  • Detects presence of PoE and class of PoE per IEEE 802.3af/at with load test for voltage drop

Net Prowler Application

  • Preview test results as PDF or CSV

  • Perform throughput test using the Net Prowler

  • Update Net Prowler Firmware  

 

Physical Features

  • High resolution full color graphical display
  • Displays wire map in color per TIA-568A/B color codes, in pin or pair order (configurable)
  • Protective silicone holster
  • Micro USB connector (to export cable reports), RJ45 connector, and coax connector

Specifications

Measurement Technology Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR)
Cable Measurements Cable Testing and ID: up to 1000 ft (305 m)
Split Pair Detection: 3 ft (1 m) to 1,000 ft (305 m)
Length Measurement: 0 to 1,500 ft (457 m), ± (5%+1ft)
Supports 8 continuity and ID number remotes (RJ-45)
Supports 20 RJ-45 and 20 F-connector ID only remotes
Power over Ethernet Tests for IEEE 802.3af and IEEE 802.3at (PoE Plus) compliant PoE
Tests for classes and loads cable up to 25.5 watts
(at class 4) Identifies Mode A or B (pairs with PoE)
Active Ethernet Indicates advertised speeds of 10/100/1000base-t half or full duplex
Can Link to network at 10/100base-t
Maximum Voltage Parameters refer to the maximum voltage that can be applied to any 2 connector pins without causing damage to the tester.
• RJ Jack: 66 Vdc or 55 Vac
• F-connector: 50 Vdc or Vac
Save Test Results Stores up to 250 Cable or network tests with user defined names
Tone Generation Tone Frequencies: 730 Hz and 1440 Hz
Languages English, French, Spanish, German, Italian
Battery Life For 6 x AA, 9VDC, 2,200 mA-hr (typical) alkaline battery:
Operating – 20 hours typical
Standby – Life of battery (20uA max)
Batteries are included
Altitude 10,000 ft (3048 m) operating
Temperature Operating: 32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C)
Storage: -22 to +140°F (-30 to 60°C)
Humidity 10 to 90% non-condensing
Enclosure High-strength PC/ABS plastic with V0 rating with boot
Withstands 4 foot drop on to concrete
Size 1.85”H x 3.6”W x 6.8”L (4.7 x 9.15 x 17.3 cm)
Weight With batteries: 1 lb 2 oz (510 g)
Safety Compliances CE
Warranty 1 Year

 

FAQs

Port Testing

Q. Why does the Net Prowler only display part of the Network/PoE test results?
A. The Net Prowler first checks for voltage upon entering the PoE/Network screen so if PoE is not present, the port and Net Prowler timing may be conflicting. The solution is to turn off the PoE test by pressing the PoE Off soft key then press the test button again.

Q. Why don’t I get any results when I do a CDP test?
A. The network does not have a Cisco switch or device. The Cisco device may not be configured to display CDP

Q. Why don’t I get any results for LLDP?
A. The switch you are connected to does not broadcast Link Layer Discovery Protocol information.

Q. Why isn’t my Net Prowler showing any results?
A. If the “Testing” light is illuminated, the Net Prowler has not completed the test. If the light turns off without providing results, check that your cable is connected to the network or disconnect and test the cable in the cable test menu.

Network Mapping

Q. Why does the Net Prowler perform a DHCP test when I enter the Network Mapping menu?
A. The Net Prowler joins a network by obtaining an IP address via DHCP. This allows the Net Prowler to ping and perform additional network tests.

Q. Why does the Net Prowler only display the IP I entered when I ping an IP?
A. The Net Prowler did not get a response from the target device.

Cable Testing

Q. What’s the difference between the remotes?
A. The Network Telephone test remotes (black remotes with the white label) are used for performing a cable test and providing an ID. The small yellow remotes will provide an ID only. You can also use the coax remotes to perform a test and obtain an ID for coax cables.

Q. What is the minimum length of cable the Net Prowler can accurately measure?
A. The typical minimum length is 3ft.

Q. What does “Split” mean?
A. A Split error is displayed when pairs have been improperly terminated at both ends.

Net Prowler Application

Q. Why do I get an error when I try to install firmware to the Net Prowler using the application?
A. The Net Prowler bootloader needs to be initiated. If this is unsuccessful, another attempt will need to be made. Click “OK” then click on begin download again. Also, make sure the Net Prowler is on and has sufficient battery charge.

Q. Neither the Control or Throughput tests are working.
A. Make sure the Net Prowler is connected to the same subnet as the computer you are using. Check to make sure the application has the same Tester IP as the Net Prowler. This can be identified in the DHCP test screen or the TCP/UDP screen.

Net Prowler Accessories

Q. How do you test an Ethernet cable via Ethernet wall plate/server/router ports?
A. The 12inch Ethernet Patch Cable (CA016) allows you to connect to an RJ45 plug to test a shielded or non-shielded Ethernet cable.

Q. How do I test unterminated Ethernet cables?
A. The 8-way Alligator Clip Cord Set (CA015) allows you to test unterminated Ethernet cable. This unique cord set has an RJ45 plug on one end and an alligator clip connected to each wire on the other end. This accessory allows you to make sure cables have not been damaged before you spend the time and money to terminate them.

Q. How do I extend the life of my RJ45 Jack?
A. The Sacrificial RJ45 Cable (CA014) extends the life of the RJ45 jacks on your tester and remote(s). Plug the sacrificial cable into the tester or remote and then plug the cables to be tested into the sacrificial cables. Continue testing cables with the sacrificial cables plugged into the tester or remote(s). If the sacrificial cables become worn or damaged, simply replace them. This prevents downtime and saves money by not having to send your tester in for an RJ45 jack replacement.

Q. How do I test cables with BNC connectors?
A. The F-jack to BNC jack allows you to easily test coax cables that have been terminated with BNC connectors.

Reporting

Uploading test results using the Net Prowler application is simple and versatile. You can save your test results as PDF or CSV report for documentation using the Net Prowler Application. Click below to see examples.

PDF Net Prowler Test Results PDF Example
.xlsx Net Prowler Test Results XLSX Example
PDF Net Prowler Network List Results PDF Example
.xlsx Net Prowler IP Discovery List XLSX Example
PDF Net Prowler IP Discovery PDF Example

 

Specification Sheet

 Net Prowler™ Specification Sheet PDF

 

Ordering Information

Product Number Description
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NP700

Net Prowler Main Unit
Coax and Network Remote Set:  #1-5, F-Conn coupler includes foam holder
Network/Tel Testing and ID Remote #1
RJ12 Cable – Qty 2
Micro USB Cable
Hanging T3 Pouch
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NP750

Net Prowler main Unit
Coax and Network Remote Set: #1-5, F-Conn coupler includes foam holder
#1-8 Network/Tel Testing and ID Remotes
RJ12 Cable – Qty 2
Micro USB Cable
Large T3 Pouch

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NP800

Net Prowler Main Unit
#1-8 Network/Tel Testing and ID Remotes
#1-20 Coax Remotes
#1-20 Network Remotes
RJ12 Cable – Qty 2
Micro USB Cable
Large T3 Pouch

 

Ordering Information

Product Number Description
 


AD004

AD004
F-Connector Coupler: F81
 


CA007

CA007
Cable Assembly: Micro USB to USB CA012


CA012

CA012
Cable Assembly: RJ12, 1-1 pinned, 8 inch

CP100
CP100
Hanging T3 Pouch

CP200
CP200
Large T3 Pouch

RK120
RK120
Coax ID Remote Set: #1-20 coax ID includes foam holder

RK220
RK220
Network ID Only Remote SEt: #1-20 includes foam holder

RK305
RK305
Coax and Network Remote Set: #1-5, F-Conn Coupler includes foam holder

TP200
TP200
TrakAll: tone generator and probe

TT001
TT001
Network & Telephone Testing/ID Remote #1

TT208

TT208
Network & Telephone Testing/ID Remotes #1-8

AK010
AK010
Hanging Strap with Carabineer

AK020
AK020
Prowler Kickstand

AK030
AK030
Network Accessory Kit