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By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2012-08-27
 
 
 

OneTouch AT

The OneTouch AT has three buttons, only one of which a network technician needs to push to kick off a comprehensive set on wireless and wireline network infrastructure tests.

OneTouch AT

Top View

My test unit came with two copper ports, two empty slots for optional optical interfaces and an active wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n adapter.

Top View

Right Side

This view shows from top to bottom: Secure Digital (SD) card slot, micro-USB, USB and headphone jack.

Right Side

Left Side

Seen from top to bottom are the RJ45 management port and AC power.

Left Side

Optional Multi-Format Media Adapter

Capture and report data can be stored on this multi-format media adapter.

Optional Multi-Format Media Adapter

Optional Directional Antenna

The directional antenna and locating application can help track down access points.

Optional Directional Antenna

It's All Good

Here you see a good test result. The entire test was run in about one minute.

It's All Good

Something's Wrong

Here, the email server is not responding. The red bar at the top of the screen is a further hint the OneTouch AT has detected a problem.

Something's Wrong

Test Warning

Domain Name System (DNS) lookup for the email server failed, which resulted in the failed test warning.

Test Warning

Adding Tests

Here are the tests that can be added to test profiles.

Adding Tests

Pinging the Network

Here you see the Ping test configuration screen and parameters.

Pinging the Network

Test Address

Setting up a test address.

Test Address

Test Results

Here you see wireless connection test results.

Test Results

WiFi Analysis

Here you see the results of a basic WiFi network analysis test.

WiFi Analysis

WiFi Drilldown

Here you can see the systems connected to a particular AP and the relative signal strength.

WiFi Drilldown

WiFi Signal Strength

The OneTouch AT can provide real-time signal information.

WiFi Signal Strength

FTP transfer

Here you see that tests can be configured in a sophisticated manner such that while this FTP file transfer test was completed, the test time exceeds my time parameters.

FTP transfer

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