LinkIQ-IE Cable+Network Industrial Ethernet Tester

July 15, 2021
Fluke Network's cabling tester combines advanced cable performance technology with switch diagnostics.

2022 NED Innovation Award Finalist

Designed to troubleshoot network cabling, the LinkIQ-IE Cable+Network Industrial Ethernet Tester speeds and simplifies the discovery of network failures in a simple to use touchscreen interface.


The LinkIQ-IE is based on a single-test approach that automatically provides the appropriate measurements based on what’s at the other end of the cable. For an open cable, it shows the length and pairing. If it’s terminated with the supplied remote, the test result shows the maximum data rate the cable can support—up to 10 Gb/s. If the cable is connected to a switch port, LinkIQ-IE shows the name of the switch plus the port name, speed, and duplex. If PoE is advertised, it will display the power and class (up to 90 W or Class 8) and then load the switch to verify the power can be delivered.


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The LinkIQ-IE features an RJ-45 type connector and includes cabling and adapters simplifying connection to M12-D, M12-X, and M8-D connectors commonly used in industrial applications.

  • Measure network capacity up to 10 Gig via frequency-based measurements
  • Troubleshoot active networks by providing connected switch information (Switch Name, Port Number, and VLAN info)
  • Install and troubleshoot PoE devices via Switch Negotiation and PoE Load test
  • Graphical wiremap and length test to identify common faults that occur with cabling installation
  • Document work through LinkWare PC reporting
  • Supports Industrial Ethernet (EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, EtherCAT, and others)
  • Industrial Ethernet Kit supports Industrial Connectors (M8D, M12D, M12X)
Weight1 lb. 6 oz (624 g)BatteryType: Lithium-ion, 3.6V, 6,400 mAhLife: 8 hours typicalCharge time: 4.5 hoursCharging temperature range: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)Power AdapterInput: 100 to 240V AC ±10%, 50/60HzOutput: 15V DC, 2 A maximumClass IIHost InterfaceUSB type CDisplay800 x 480 color capacitive multi-touchDimensions8.5 x 4.5 in.Operating Temperature32 to 113°F (0 to 45°C)Storage Temperature14 to 140°F (-10 to 60°C)Operating Relative Humidity0 to 90%, 32 to 95°F (0 to 35°C)0 to 70%, 95 to 113°F (35 to 45°C)Operating Altitude2.5 miles (4,000 m)2 miles (3,200 m) with AC adapterVibrationRandom, 2 g, 5 to 500 HzDrop3.2 ft (1 m) drop, 6 sides