Colonial IU 20 has hardware which can assist our WAN connected districts with network troubleshooting. This tool will help our districts with a variety of network problems they might encounter. Some features are:
Gigabit and Wireless LAN troubleshooting
10/100/Gig twisted pair and 10/100 fiber optic LAN analysis
Gigabit fiber SFP LAN interface
802.11a/b/g wireless LAN analysis, with draft 802.11n AP discovery
Monitor network traffic and switch interfaces
Discover wired and wireless infrastructure devices and configurations
Validate LAN services availability and responsiveness
Measure Ethernet performance with RFC 2544 and advanced tests
Some examples of specific problems that it can detect are: Damaged cabling, insufficient cable bandwidth, wireless interference, authentication issues, insufficient network bandwidth, excessive utilization of vlans, incorrect vlan membership, and CoS/QoS issues.
If you’d like more information or would like to borrow this device from Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 for a week, please contact the Technology Department at 610-252-5550 x 6401.