There is nothing worse than running your drops only to realize that you have a fault in one of the cable runs. The best approach is to get it right in the first place by using a "LAN Cable Tester". Sometimes, cables can also tear because of poor material quality or bad installation or sometimes they get gnawed by animals.
In this project, I am going to make a LAN cable tester with just a few basi...
Power Plug remote control via LAN
Relay D2 "0" - enable, "1" - disable
Current sensor - A0
LED Green D30 "1" - enable, "0" - disable
LED Red D31 "1" - enable, "0" - disable
Relay D3 "0" - enable, "1" - disable
Current sensor - A1
LED Green D32 "1" - enable, "0" - disable
LED Red D33 "1" - enable, "0" - disable
Relay D5 "0" - enable, "1" - disable
Current sensor - A2
This is an automatic Cat6 / Cat5 network cable tester designed using NE555 timer and 4017 decade counters. This unit test all 8 wire lines of twisted pair network cable and indicate pass/fail status with single LED.
We design this unit to test network connectivity issues in Cat6 / Cat5 cable systems and it is capable to check both crossover and straight-through type network cables.