We are doing an overhaul of sorts at my work with the phone and network systems, essentially combining both of them together. Our IT guy has pin-pointed a tool he needs to do the job (NetTool Series II Inline Network Tester), which [the job] is primarily to test for 10/100/100 effeiciency, but a number of other basic areas as well. The tool he wants is over $2,000. I have been assigned the job of finding him a tool that will do the same job for half the price.
I found the Fluke
Which brings me to my question; does such a tool exist for around $1,000 or less? We are trying to stick with a Fluke product, but something close to it's efficiency could be considered.
In short, I need a tool that tests for 10/100/1000mbps, device identification, & testing the capability of sending and receing data on given line, preferably Fluke product.
My apologies if there is a lack of provided information.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.