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Likelihood to Recommend

LinkRunner AT Network AutoTester

All network administrators would be able to find a use for this tool in their environment. It allows people from outside of the networking industry to capture data required for a quick diagnosis. Things that typically would require me to be onsite for diagnosis can now be handed to Tier 1 techs for data collection and reporting. Since moving toward cable certification, we've experienced an almost unbelievably low level of cable failure. When it does happen, though, there is no guessing. Our Fluke units tell us what the problem is and where.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PingPlotter

Best suited in saving time while monitoring network issues. It is a tool that monitors latency and internal network issues. It is helpful in the diagnosis of network issues. It is easy to install the software. Although its GUI could be more interesting and easy. Also Trial period is only 15 days, it could be extended.
Anuja Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

LinkRunner AT Network AutoTester
PingPlotter
7.7
Automated network device discovery
LinkRunner AT Network AutoTester
PingPlotter
8.0
Network monitoring
LinkRunner AT Network AutoTester
PingPlotter
8.0
Baseline threshold calculation
LinkRunner AT Network AutoTester
PingPlotter
7.5
Alerts
LinkRunner AT Network AutoTester
PingPlotter
7.5
Customizable reports
LinkRunner AT Network AutoTester
PingPlotter
7.7

Pros

LinkRunner AT Network AutoTester

  • Identify the exact switchport a given line is plugged in to.
  • View the length and viability of any category or fiber optic cable.
  • It acts as a premade packet capture device, simple enough to walk someone through deploying while I'm offsite.
  • In the event LLDP based identification of a port fails, it has the ability to blink a switchport allowing for manual identification.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PingPlotter

  • It is good in identifying and detecting internal network issues.
  • It is helpful in decreasing the duration of troubleshooting.
  • Latency monitoring is another feature of this platform that makes it a great diagnostic tool.
  • Alerts feature.
  • Baseline threshold calculation is another plus of this tool.
Carol-Guðrún McComb | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

LinkRunner AT Network AutoTester

  • Price. There is no other device on the market with the AT's feature set. Fluke knows it and charges accordingly.
  • The addition of bluetooth or a USB slot for a keyboard would be handy for certain functions.
  • The PC based remote connection process is old, and is one of the places where the OS shows it's age.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PingPlotter

  • post project reporting
  • retroactive reporting
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

LinkRunner AT Network AutoTester

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PingPlotter

PingPlotter 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I have not had much contact with the PingPlotter support, only one time have I went to them and it was a positive experience. The questions I had were answered quickly and professionally. I have no issue with the experience I had with the Support team. This was from before and after the purchase of the product.
Fraser Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

LinkRunner AT Network AutoTester

There is little to no competition in this field. If you need to do any type of advanced network monitoring/identification (or use 10G) then you're going to own a Fluke. While Ideal does have a couple of devices that appear to be the closest competitor, the differences are still extremely evident.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PingPlotter

It didn’t come up to my expectations cause of Being

1. Less active
2. More pricey

3. Heavily weighted for our systems. On the contrary, PIngPlotter is entirely different from our
prior experience as it is fast, active, reasonable price, and is very light for
our systems. All this makes it a highly favorable tool for our company’s needs.
Carol-Guðrún McComb | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

LinkRunner AT Network AutoTester

  • Drastic decrease in diagnosis time.
  • The certainty coming from the diagnostic process with the Fluke leads to less guessing and quicker fixes.
  • With multiple departments involved in the process of connecting devices to the network, the Fluke helps us to quickly certify a switch closet worth of cable and create error free documentation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PingPlotter

  • It help in diagnosis of network issues.
  • Saves time.
  • Monitors latency.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

LinkRunner AT Network AutoTester

Pricing Details

LinkRunner AT Network AutoTester

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

LinkRunner AT Network AutoTester Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

PingPlotter

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$0 per user

PingPlotter Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
PingPlotter Free$0.001
PingPlotter Standard$39.991
PingPlotter Professional$349.001
  1. per user
SaaS Edition
PingPlotter Free$0.001
PingPlotter Standard$6.992
PingPlotter Professional$29.002
  1. per user
  2. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

LinkRunner AT Network AutoTester
10.0
PingPlotter
8.5

Support Rating

LinkRunner AT Network AutoTester
PingPlotter
9.0

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