I'm currently trying to find if there's a way to do network cable testing (drops) software wise.
I know that the cable can be in 4 states : 1) working 2)slightly damaged 3 )damaged 4)unplugged.
- Is easy to test since I would get a network connection.
- Implies that one or more of wires can be damaged, but it can still work (ie missing say 1 in/out/ground)
- Too many cables are damaged / both powers are damaged
- Would be the same as case #3
While I don't care about separating case 3 and 4, I am wondering if there's any software way of testing the cable and checking if the cable is 100% (3/4) versus if it's only partially damaged (case 2).
Basically, something that would display if it's currently getting any information from any of the pins from plugged in ethernet cable. (Using only 1 end, the other one is assumed to be plugged into switch/router or case #4)