I was going to ask "best approach?" but I figured it would be closed.
I know how to tone/test a cable...but I'm looking for tools, ideas, approaches that will make the following project manageable and quickly done.
PROJECT: We have a new location that has existing CAT5e cabling. There are around 1,000 drops from 4 different closets. The existing cabling is poorly labeled at best.
Management has requested that we:
- tone/test cables
- label cables/patch panels/endpoints
- Remove/tie up bad cabling
This is all to be done in-house...not professionally.
We currently have a few cable testers and a few wire labelers.
Besides ladders, etc., what other tools, etc. would be needed to get this done quickly and efficiently? Trying to tone out 1,000 cables doesn't sound fun, so anything that can make the job quicker and done properly is what I'm looking for. I'm open to any suggestions.