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Fluke Networks LinkIQ Cable+Network Tester

Key features

  • Validate Cable Performance up to 10GBASE-T via frequency-based measurements
  • Get connected switch data rate, switch name, IP address, port number, and VLAN
  • Detect the PoE class (1-8) and power, and perform a load test
  • Test connectivity to TCP/IP network through IP configuration and ping

Product overview: Fluke Networks LinkIQ Cable+Network Tester

The LinkIQ Cable+Network Tester is the trusted solution to verify cable performance up to 10G and solve network connectivity problems.

LinkIQ™ validates cable performance using frequency-based measurements to calculate maximum bandwidth (10BASE-T to 10GBASE-T), which ensure that tested links meet performance requirements.

LinkIQ™ also performs ping tests to verify connectivity and provides nearest switch diagnostics including advertised data rate, switch name, IP address, port number and VLAN information, plus PoE testing and load test up to Class 8 (90 W).  Ethernet Alliance Certified for reliable multivendor interoperability.

Additional features include: Cable Toning, Port Blink, Remote Office Locators, and the ability to manage results via LinkWare PC.

Technical Specifications

Specifications: Fluke Networks LinkIQ™ Cable+Network Tester

Feature Description
Languages supported in UI
English, German, French, Japanese, Spanish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Russian, Italian, Portuguese
1 lbs 6 oz (624g)
Type: Lithium-ion, 3.6 V, 6400 mAh
Life: 8 hours typical
Charge time: 4.5 hours
Charging temperature range: 0 °C to +40 °C
Power Adapter
Input: 100 to 240 VAC ±10%, 50/60Hz
Output: 15 VDC, 2 A maximum
Class II
Host Interface USB type C
800 x 480 color capacitive multi-touch
Dimensions 8.5 in x 4.5 in
Operating Temperature 0°C to 45°C
Storage Temperature
-10°C to +60°C
Operating Relative Humidity
0 % to 90 %, 0°C to 35°C
0 % to 70 %, 35°C to 45°C
Operating Altitude
4,000 m
3,200 m with ac adapter
Random, 2 g, 5 Hz-500 Hz
1 m drop, 6 sides

Active Network Diagnostics

Feature Description
Diagnostic Protocols
Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)
Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)
Fast Link Pulses (FLP)
Internet Control Messaging Protocol (ICMP),
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
IP Address Setup
LinkIQ address, DNS Server, Gateway for IPv4 or v6 either manually or via DHCP
IP Ping Test Results
Four response time results for target, DNS Server(s), Gateway, plus average and number lost.
Power Over Ethernet Compatibility
Ethernet Alliance Certified to IEEE 802.3af/at/bt,
Hardware negotiation with signature resistance,
Software negotiation with LLDP/CDP
Power Over Ethernet Measurements
Loaded Voltage (V)
Loaded Power (W)
Port Blink
Blink the light of the connected port

Cable Test Specifications

Feature Description
Test Port
Shielded 8-pin modular jack accepts 8-pin modular (RJ45) plugs.
Commissioning Autotests
10GBASE-T, 5GBASE-T, 2.5GBASE-T, 1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T, Wire map Only.
Test Speed: 6 seconds for lengths < 70 m
Cable Types
Balanced twisted-pair cabling
Unshielded twisted-pair
Screened twisted-pair
2-pair and/or 4-pair
Wire Map-Only Tests
Document wire map
Length of each pair
Diagnose split pairs
User selectable T568A or T568B
User selectable crossover settings (Straight through, Half-crossover, Full-crossover)
Test speed: 1 second for lengths < 120 m
Length (Maximum)
305 m (1000 ft)
Nominal Velocity of Propagation (NVP) User settable
Tone Generator
Generates digital tones compatible with Fluke Networks IntelliTone probe.
Generates analogy tones compatible with general analog probes.
Remote ID Locators
Use remote ID terminations to identify up to 7 unique ports or office outlets


LIQ-100 LinkIQ Cable+Network Tester


  • LinkIQ™ Main Unit
  • Remote ID #1
  • RJ45-RJ45 patch cord
  • AC charger
  • RJ45/11 universal coupler
  • Carrying case



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