13 Feb What is Ethernet Speed Certification?
High speed internet breaks down the barriers of distance and time. It allows people from everywhere; big and small towns, cities and rural areas to quickly and reliably participate in economic and other activities far beyond geographic boundaries. Businesses in particular have realized huge gains from reliable connection speeds as it allows them to effectively compete in the online market.
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Many times users of cable network call for speed testing and after a few days, the network is down again. Why… because some of network issues were not uncovered and therefore not addressed.
You are in the best position to help out your clients;
1. Help them realize and appreciate the advantages of cable internet
As the person who connects the consumer to the internet, it’s always encouraged to advise the customer on how to choose the best internet package based on current and intended usage.
For instance, while residential consumers may not need high upload-speeds, businesses do. Cable makes a very good option in that case. But then residential users who stream video will also want reliable streams. No one wants broken pictures. With 1GbE now available, if they can take good care of their LANs, they will have no reason to look elsewhere.
2. Revisit the advantages of regular Ethernet speed tests
Part of maintaining the Local Area Network (LAN) involves frequently testing connection speeds. Speed testing is a tool used for uncovering potential bottlenecks in network performance.
Users need to understand that it doesn’t take wholesale changes in an Ethernet connection to cause problems. One common problem that often affects cable performance, especially when you add a new device to the network, is auto-negotiation, also known as auto-sensing. Auto-negotiation is the mechanism through which each end of the copper Ethernet connection chooses how to communicate with the other end and at what speed. Interestingly, even two products from the manufacturer may fail to negotiate appropriately resulting in performances issues.
One way of finding out if a network is suffering from auto-negotiation problems it to measure throughput between two points on the network. This can be accomplished through a speed test.
3. Choose the right Ethernet speed tester
Talking of speed tests, the tools you use for speed testing will determine whether or not you’re able to correctly diagnose a cable. Ever since the internet was born, there have always been tests and tools to accomplish the tests. Ask yourself why the tools used today aren’t the ones that were used two decades ago. It’s simple – as time passes some tools become obsolete.
From frequency sweeps, people are now using digital testers. And while the TIA568 standards were the be-all, end-all back then, the economy of today demands that you count costs against time. Digital testers have proved far more cost-effective.
That’s why people are choosing the Net Chaser for ethernet speed certification. There are several benefits of testing with the Net Chaser. These include;
- Test Bit Error Rate (BER) – the number of errors per bit for every chunk of data transmitted
- Test Signal to Noise Ratio – find out how much more noise the cable can accommodate before violating BER.
- Measure delay skew – is the variation in propagation delay within the cable causing performance issues? The Net Chaser will tell you this.
- Test for continuity – also, find out if opens, shorts, splits, and/or miswires are causing your performance issues.
Remember that the Net Chaser allows you to test cables to TIA568A/B standards and to speed certify connections to IEEE 802.3 standards.