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#16 [ethtool] Add a test for the Ethernet cable ?

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Jeff Garzik
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2010-07-04
2009-05-18
Frederic MASSOT
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Hi,

Some network adapter vendors provide a utility for Windows that allows you to have information on the status of the Ethernet cable pairs and the distance between the card and switch. Some BIOS have also this tool.

Is it possible (realistically) to have this test with ethtool?

Regards.

Discussion

  • Josef Masek
    Josef Masek
    2009-05-27

    Hello,
    my Intel 82567 supports (by datasheets) TDR (Time Domain Reflectometry) and I'll be very happy if I have cable tester from my IBM T400 notebook;-)
    Regards.

     
  • TiCPU
    TiCPU
    2009-11-17

    I second this, it could be a very useful features for many of us. Having a laptop with a card that supports it and having a easy way to use the test.

     
  • Jeff Garzik
    Jeff Garzik
    2010-07-04

    I will accept contributions for features like this, sure...

     
  • Jeff Garzik
    Jeff Garzik
    2010-07-04

    • assigned_to: nobody --> jgarzik
    • status: open --> closed