The T568B standard doesn’t specify flavors

Which of these tools can be used to provide a wire map of an Ethernet patch cable? Pick two.

A) Loopback plug

B) Punch down tool

C) Multimeter

D) Cable tester

E) Toner probe

F) Your tongue

The answer: C) Multimeter and D) Cable tester

The continuity check of a multimeter is useful for building a wire map, although it’s much faster to use a cable tester’s wire map feature.

Want to know more? Watch “Network Troubleshooting Tools.”

The process of troubleshooting the network may require additional tools to solve the problem. In this video, you’ll learn about using crimpers, cable testers, loopback plugs, punch-down tools, toner probes, and wireless locators.