2020-05-12T05:43:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your primary use case for NetAlly EtherScope nXG?

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

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JamesStout - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Director at JVS Consulting
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-08-16T06:47:19Z
Aug 16, 2022

Our primary use case for this solution is Wi-Fi surveys and spectrum. We have the spectrum analyzer module that sits on the top of the 300, which unfortunately isn't available for the other one.

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Dan Jones - PeerSpot reviewer
Principle Wireless Engineer at Natilik
MSP
Top 10Leaderboard
2022-06-23T17:56:00Z
Jun 23, 2022

I'm a wireless engineer. I do both troubleshooting and design. I use NetAlly EtherScope nXG mainly as a troubleshooting device, and I also use it to collect data so that when I do my designs, I have all of the data that I need.

SS
V.P. of Networks at ProTek Communications
Real User
2022-06-23T01:30:00Z
Jun 23, 2022

Currently, I use the product for daily troubleshooting as needed. That ranges from wireless or wired problems, performance testing, certification, network certification, and proof of concepts. Since I am a beta customer as well, I've had very specific targeted tests at the request of the manufacturer on top of my own lab testing. I've tested heavily in our lab environment over the years, including stress tests, break/fix tests, and testing specific features and bugs. It's a very wide gamut of use cases.

Luis  Gimenez - PeerSpot reviewer
Tecnical Director at SPW S.L.
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
2022-03-08T11:21:00Z
Mar 8, 2022

I use NetAlly EtherScope to connect and view problems with networks. I have two units that help with recovery. I sell, create, and install WiFi for customers. Not everyone has the knowledge to work with WiFI nor do they have the money to purchase NetAlly EtherScope.

Doug Dickerson - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager at Northwestern
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
2022-03-02T12:18:00Z
Mar 2, 2022

Network port troubleshooting is probably the best use case that we have. We test the performance and configuration of network ports across two campuses. With respect to using the tool to troubleshoot, we've located several network extensions and several network loops. We've used it to confirm performance at 10Gig, 5Gig, and 1Gig, which are the various core configurations that we offer.

Juan Wesson - PeerSpot reviewer
Project Technician at Nexion-Health
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
2022-02-02T16:51:00Z
Feb 2, 2022

My primary concern was wireless networking troubleshooting capabilities.

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Preston Dunn - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at Warehouse 5 LLC
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
2022-02-01T19:49:00Z
Feb 1, 2022

We are a managed service provider. We provide network as a service to other people. We use this solution to help to diagnose and troubleshoot their networks. We use it daily. That is our go-to meter for anything abnormal or weird.

DA
Network Engineer at a engineering company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Leaderboard
2020-11-17T07:27:00Z
Nov 17, 2020

I use it for WiFi troubleshooting, network validation, and cabling validation.

Wayne Inniss - PeerSpot reviewer
Field Support Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-11-04T07:28:00Z
Nov 4, 2020

We use it to troubleshoot network cabling issues as well as identify network ports and network connectivity issues from the end user to the switch. It is a device that helps us test cables and network connectivity.

Jonathan-Davis - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-08-30T08:33:00Z
Aug 30, 2020

I use it regularly for both wired and wireless troubleshooting, performance testing, and verification. I am a customer and beta tester for NetAlly.

Andrii Danylov - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Engineer at IT Management Corp
Real User
2020-08-26T05:42:00Z
Aug 26, 2020

Our company is an IT integrator and we have a lot of work on different kinds of IP networks. We deploy networks, we troubleshoot them, and we optimize them. The EtherScope is very useful in our day-to-day activities when we are onsite too, for example, to check the network drop, which port is on the switch, and to see all the details about the switch. We also use it to test cables for any kind of damage. It tests all eight wires in the internet cable. It has a small dongle that you can put on the other side of the cable and know the exact length and condition of the cable. We also use it for testing high bandwidth links, such as 10 Gb fiber links between different buildings, or even different sites. We can use the EtherScope to run a speed test to see what the max capacity is that we can achieve on the fiber.

KK
Owner at Camber Integration
Real User
2020-08-23T08:17:00Z
Aug 23, 2020

I use it primarily to troubleshoot wireless WiFi networks. I look for channel interference, I look for signal level problems, and I channel-ize things on the fly with it, very successfully. I use it at least once a week. It depends on the jobs, as I do all kinds of different jobs. Sometimes I'll use it every day during the course of a job. Sometimes I'll use it just to analyze an existing system, to define what needs to be fixed or addressed. I also use it just to double check that what I install is the way it's supposed to be, as far as channelization and signal levels go. I have the unit that came with the extra antenna and I also have the SFP, but I mainly use the main base unit for troubleshooting.

Movses Tovmasyan - PeerSpot reviewer
Engineer Support at Cisco
Real User
2020-08-19T07:57:00Z
Aug 19, 2020

The main thing I wanted to do with it was to inject noise into the line but I also used it to see how much noise was on the line. I also used it to measure the cable length and the pairing quality of the cable. In addition, I could remote in from my computer, as long as it was on a network, so I didn't have to go back and forth. If I needed it in the lab, I'd place it there and go to my laptop and control it. I could read all the tests and do any tests, all I needed to, which was really good.

TB
Test Engineer at Verizon
Real User
2020-05-14T10:16:00Z
May 14, 2020

We are a group that tests WiFi routers and interaction between those routers and client devices, such as laptops, etc. We use these NetAlly devices pretty extensively for getting a third-party view of what's going on over the air. We use it primarily for its WiFi-related features, such as looking at what channels are being used, what other access points are on the air nearby. At times we use it at a customer's location in real-world settings, and at other times we use it in the lab when we're creating our own scenarios. It helps us confirm what's in the air.

SS
Independent Consultant at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-05-14T10:16:00Z
May 14, 2020

We have used it for 10 gigabit performance testing. Originally, when we first got the device, for about the first three to four months, that was exclusively how it was used, in a heavy-use environment. We had some new 10 Gb equipment that we were stress testing, but we also wanted to confirm that things were working. We had just gotten the nXG product in our hands, so what better use of it? After that point, we have used it a lot for wireless, day-to-day operations, and troubleshooting. We've used it for some specific Linux server test-bed scenarios, with different functions tied to it. We've done wire surveys and troubleshooting as well. We have definitely used it for the last six to nine months, regularly, as our proof that when we turn up at a new customer, everything's working. There are four of us, including me, using the device in our company. I'm the most advanced engineer and have been using these products the longest. I've got another engineer who has used it for specific tasks that I've pointed him towards. I also have a technician who uses it fairly frequently for basic testing and troubleshooting and certification. And our NOC manager, who is more a peer of mine ā€” he's more technical than the other two, from the years of experience ā€” was the one who used it for the first three months on the 10-gig. It has a pretty good range of direct uses.

Ryan Ulrick - PeerSpot reviewer
Consulting Engineer at CDW
Real User
2020-05-12T05:43:00Z
May 12, 2020

I currently work as an Enterprise and Data Center Network Consultant. Because of that Iā€™m in a wide variety of customer environments that change constantly. The flexibility of the nXG allows me to keep it with me, no matter where I am and know I have the resource to perform wired, copper or fiber, and wireless network testing. This flexibility allows me to have instill my customers with confidence after an install that their network services are available and functioning as expected.

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it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Nov 17, 2020
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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TB
Test Engineer at Verizon
May 14, 2020
I don't consider the pricing to be a problem. It's not a cheap device, but it's a very capable device for the money. It's a good value.
SS
Independent Consultant at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
May 14, 2020
It's been a while since I've even looked at costs. If you are just looking at a handheld device unit for specific, wireless or wired testing and not much else, the cost may be a little more prohibitive than what you have in your budget. But if you have a need for more than one device, and want to try to prevent that unexpected road trip...
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 16, 2022
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
2 out of 13 answers
TB
Test Engineer at Verizon
May 14, 2020
I don't consider the pricing to be a problem. It's not a cheap device, but it's a very capable device for the money. It's a good value.
SS
Independent Consultant at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
May 14, 2020
It's been a while since I've even looked at costs. If you are just looking at a handheld device unit for specific, wireless or wired testing and not much else, the cost may be a little more prohibitive than what you have in your budget. But if you have a need for more than one device, and want to try to prevent that unexpected road trip...
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