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The first smartphone connected cable tester and Ethernet network analyzer

smartphone-connected cable tester and network analyzer

What is Pockethernet?

Pockethernet is a smartphone-connected cable tester and network analyzer that includes all features that make up a high-end Ethernet tool, while remaining affordable for everyone.

Pockethernet cable tester

Cable tester & network analyzer

Find cable faults, verify installations, check the Ethernet link, IP connection, DHCP, DNS, VLAN and much more.

smartphone-connected network analyzer

Smartphone connected

Do all the readings you want and create a measurement report in the iOS or Android app. Email or export the completed report in a range of formats.

What people are saying about Pockethernet

...it’s a luxury to have such a nice piece of equipment for any kind of potential issues with my network at home.

Review by Brian Moses

...Pockethernet provides a best of all worlds solution: good existing functionality, a roadmap with plenty of new features, ease of upgrade, and a price that really can’t be beat by any other cable tester on the market.

Review by acritelli.com

The device as delivered is a solid piece of hardware that accomplishes many of the goals it set out to accomplish...

Review by Sprepetsk

Features

Cable tester

Find cable faults and verify installations. Wiremapping, Length measurement, TDR fault detection, PoE voltage test, BER measurement, and cable toner

Link Analyzer

Check the Ethernet link, speed and duplex settings; view traffic samples, VLAN tags and CDP/LLDP information.

IP analyzer

See DHCP results; check DNS resolution, HTTP queries, and Ping.

Export the results

Immediately send out results from your smartphone app in PDF form or share them in JSON for further processing.

All features

  • Wiremap including shield

    Check whether pins on RJ45 jacks have been entered in the correct order. Pockethernet also tests the shield for continuity.

  • TDR

    Advanced cable testing with only one end connected to Pockethernet. Determine how long a cable is and if it contains any short circuits, split pairs or bad terminations. Pockethernet also detects if a cable is connected to a switched-off computer or switch.

  • Graphical TDR

    Generate a graph of signal reflections throughout the entire cable length. Here you can view the length of connected cables and any imperfections they may have (such as extenders or patch panels).

  • VLAN support

    Set the VLAN tags, PCP and DEI for outgoing DNS, DHCP, HTTP and Ping requests. View tagged and untagged traffic with the traffic monitor.

  • Network discovery (CDP, LLDP)

    View the content of CDP and LLDP messages to identify network ports more easily. If the switch port supports it, you can instantly view the connected chassis and port ID as well as the native VLAN.

  • Voltage detection

    Find out if any pairs have a phone line or passive PoE connected to them. This allows you to detect services and to protect your network equipment.

  • PoE supply detection

    Measure the presence and voltage of Power over Ethernet to ensure a sufficient power supply for your PoE devices.

  • Cable toner with customizable tones

    Determine the location of cables in a wall and identify single cables in batches or at patch panels. You can set different tones and even control their volume to keep signals separate.

  • Bit error rate test (10/100/1000)

    Real-world cable quality measurement at gigabit speeds. Measure packet length, payload and configure the number of test packets.

  • Port blinker

    Let Pockethernet toggle the Link LED on switches and routers to easily find the cable you are looking for. Set the link speed to toggle a change of color for the port LED.

  • Link speed and duplex identification (10/100/1000)

    Find out the Ethernet capabilities of that unused port you're wondering about and rule out duplex conflicts.

  • Link establishment test (10/100/1000)

    Determine whether a link can be established at different speeds and make sure the wiring is up to date for gigabit.

  • DHCP, DNS, Ping, HTTP tests (10/100)

    Test the network connection to see if you are able to get an IP address on a port, and connect to internal servers or the Internet.

  • Traffic detection (10/100)

    View which other devices are reachable on a specific port, as well as the type and amount of traffic that is being directed there.

  • Generate PDF reports

    Keep a detailed, up-to-date database and log of your work just by noting locations and port IDs.

  • Export your results

    Email reports for your own records, export them in JSON, or share them through a phone’s OS's native share menu with the press of a button. No more lost reports, tedious downloads from the device or manual editing.

The device

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Dimensions 90x65x25 mm
Weight 200 grams
Charging Micro-USB charge
Operating time 8 hours on full battery
Voltage measurement up to 110V
TDR range min. 1m - max. 110m
Ethernet standards 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T
Connectors RJ45, 3.5 mm jack, USB micro-B
iOS compatibility iPhone 4S and above, iPod touch (5th generation or higher)
Android compatibility BLE compatible running with Android 4.3 or higher.
Price €199,-

Order now

Pockethernet will be available for purchase again in July 2016. Want to be the first to know when it hits the market? (update 30/6 We're currently beta-testing and some bugs appeared and need fixing before we can release, therefore we need to push back the release by a few weeks.)

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Download the Pockethernet app

pockethernet app for ios and android

The Pockethernet app is easy to use and has an intuitive UI. You can individually select which tests you’d like Pockethernet to perform, and conveniently run multiple, consecutive tests in order to generate a complete measurement report. Once you're finished, you can export your results with the press of a button in PDF or JSON for further processing.

iOS Compatibility: (iPhone 4S and above), iPod touch (5th generation or higher)
Android compatiblity: Requires a Bluetooth Low Energy device and Android 4.3 or higher.

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Please note: we do not currently plan to develop an app for Windows phone.

Support

User Manual

Support forum

iOS and Android app


FAQ - General

  • Can I use Pockethernet without a phone/tablet?
    • Pockethernet has a basic user interface made up of RGB LEDs. They display basic information about the cable (pass/fail/failure type) and the network (link/DHCP status). You can therefore take a quick look without using your phone at all.
  • Do you ship Pockethernet worlwide?
    • Regions that we currently ship to include: EU, USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
  • Can i buy Pockethernet in a retail store?
    • No, at the moment Pockethernet is only available for purchase via our online shop.
  • I'm interested in becoming a distributor of Pockethernet
    • Please contact us a line at: info AT pockethernet.com.
  • I’d like to order a Pockethenet for my company. Will I receive a commercial invoice?
    • Yes, all orders are shipped with an invoice.
  • Does Pockethernet come with a warranty?
    • Yes, Pockethernet comes with a standard limited 1 or 2-year warranty, depending on your region.
  • Will you release a Windows phone app?
    • No, it's not planned.
  • Pockethernet, how the do i pronounce that?
    • 'Pock-ether-net'.
  • Is Pockethernet available in different colors?
    • No, for now we’re hoping that you like blue as much as we do!
  • Am I able to use the Pockethernet app without the hardware?
    • No, the app is basically unusable without the hardware.
  • Why does my app/hardware look different than it does on your indiegogo page?
    • The screens and enclosure pictured on the indiegogo page changed during the final R&D phase of the device.

FAQ - Technical

  • Which wiremap adapters are compatible with Pockethernet?
    • Pockethernet is delivered with its own adapter which also serves as a loopback terminator for BER tests.
  • How does Pockethernet do single-ended length measurement and fault locating?
    • Through the use of TDR (time-domain reflectometry).
  • How close does my phone need to be to Pockethernet to work?
    • Under normal conditions, Pockethernet should be kept within 10 meters of your phone.
  • How accurate is the TDR test?
    • After calibration, 2 meters or 5%, whichever is greater.
  • Does Pockethernet come with a tone probe?
    • No, Pockethernet does not come with a tone probe. A huge variety of them are available for between $20 and $200. Any analog tone probe should work with Pockethernet. In case you’re not sure, just ask us at: info[at]pockethernet.com and we’ll let you know. .

About us

Pockethernet was founded in 2014 by Zoltan Devai in Berlin, Germany. The first version of the hardware was released in 2014 with the help of a crowdfunding campaign on indiegogo.

For quality and environmental reasons, Pockethernet is manufactured in Europe.

Want to get in touch? We’d be happy to hear from you! Drop us an email.