Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Using a toner and probe, part of CompTIA Network+ Exam Prep (N10-006) Part 2: The Physical Network.
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- I installed this power outlet and this RJ45 connection…about a year ago, the idea here is I'm gonna plug…a projector up in here, and the projector's going to be…network aware, it's gonna be really cool.…Now, I'm gettin' ready to install the projector,…but I got a problem, and the problem is…I forgot where this connection goes into my patch panel…over in my equipment room, so in order to figure out…which connection in my patch panel corresponds to this…wall outlet, I've gotta use this little guy.…This is a Fox and a Hound.…
Fox and Hound are registered trademarks of…Triplett Corporation, so the more generic term is a…Tone Generator and a Tone Probe.…The idea is simple, this guy creates a tone…and then this guy,…(repetitive tone)…as you get close to whoever he's connected to,…then generates that tone, so you can find cables.…Now this has an RJ11 connection on it, and for the record,…RJ11s snap into RJ45s just fine, isn't that cool?…They just snap into the center like that, and what I can do…is I can run back with this tone probe, back to my…
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