Hand held copper Ethernet testers

Warren Kumari warren at kumari.net
Wed Sep 30 20:42:04 UTC 2020

On Wed, Sep 30, 2020 at 4:33 PM Nick Hilliard <nick at foobar.org> wrote:

> Chris Boyd wrote on 30/09/2020 21:24:
> > My old Test-Um Lanscaper died, and I was curious what people liked
> > these days. Don’t need throughput testing or anything like that, just
> > basic wire map testing, cable ID, cable length, PoE voltage, and DHCP
> > client.
> >
> > What do y’all like?
> https://pockethernet.com/ is pretty neat.

Grrrrr... <shakes fist>

Pockethernet *was* really great, but they ran into some issues and stopped
updating/ supporting the device/app.

Many people updated the firmware, only to discover that the new firmware
was no longer compatible with the iOS app. There were numerous issues with
the UI, it wasn’t compatible with newer iOS, etc. This was incredibly
frustrating because it was all so close to perfect...

I’ve just noticed that there is finally a new version - perhaps things are
now better; I really hope so, because the device itself has great
potential, just let down by the app...


> Nick
> --
I don't think the execution is relevant when it was obviously a bad idea in
the first place.
This is like putting rabid weasels in your pants, and later expressing
regret at having chosen those particular rabid weasels and that pair of
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