Platinum Tools TNP700 Net Prowler LAN Troubleshooting Test Kit Review

  • Posted on: 10 August 2017
  • By: Sam

Hello, today we will be exploring the Platinum Tools TNP700 Net Prowler Cable and Network Tester. Platinum Tools really has a grasp on what the technician wants when it comes to test equipment. The TNP700 has a full color display and an easy to navigate menu. This handheld meter is designed as a multi-function tester for setting up and troubleshooting networks. The Net Prowler performs normal operations like network mapping, ping and link testing, as well as basic cable tests. The TNP700 will also save tests for later printing from a personal computer.  This meter handles so many tests that it is far easier to list them out in bullet format as can be found below.


Networking Testing features include:

  • Ping both IPV4 and IPV6 addresses
  • Test TCP/UDP throughput
  • Detects and reports advertised link speed and link duplex capability
  • Tests the presence of VLANs
  • CDP/LLDP/NDP and VLAN identification provides network configuration information
  • Ping specific URL to verify WAN connectivity
  • Blinks link light to identify location on a hub/switch/router port
  • Display network devices & associated IP Addresses


Cable Verification & Troubleshooting:

  • Test network, coax, or telephone cables
  • Displays faults, shorts, opens, miswires, split pairs, and reverses
  • Wire mapping with numbered ID remotes
  • Cable length measurement with built-in TDR
  • Generate tones to trace or identify all pairs or selected pairs


PoE Voltage Testing:

  • Identification of network drops link capability and current link status
  • Detect presence of PoE as well as what class per IEEE 802.3 af/at
  • Load test for voltage drop







The Platinum Tools TNP700 Net Prowler Tester includes the following:

  • Net Prowler Main Unit
  • #1-5 Coax ID and Test Remote Set
  • #1-5 Data ID-only Remote Set
  • F Female to F Female Adapter F81
  • Network/Tel Test and ID Smart Remote #1
  • No-Fault Cables – Qty 2
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Hanging Pouch
  • Quick Start Guide
  • User Manual (Online)
  • Warranty Activation Card
  • 6x Alkaline AA batteries


That wraps up todays post. One thing before I leave, here is a link to an introduction video overview done by Platinum Tools. For more information about Platinum Tools Cable Prowler Network Cable Testers and a great pricing, follow this link.

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