Triplett Line-Bug 4 Phone/LAN Tester
Written by Michael Larabel in Peripherals on 30 April 2005. Page 1 of 2. Add A Comment

With more and more people adding home networks to their house either when they’re renovating or building a new house, it’s important to make sure all of the LAN and telephone jacks are in working order before the walls are dry walled or construction is finalized. Although many homes have turned to wireless networks due to the ease of use, many continue to use the traditional Ethernet network due to price, security, and speed. Rather than spending up to several hundred dollars on a datacom tester, Triplett offers an inexpensive and easy to use device called the Line-Bug 4. The Triplett Line-Bug 4 tests telephone and network lines with RJ-45 and RJ-11 style plugs. In this review, we’ll be trying the Triplett Line-Bug 4 Phone/LAN Tester out for ourselves.


· Tests standard telephone jacks and LAN jacks for the connection to telephone system
· Protects your expensive LAN tester! Checks LAN lines (RJ-45) wired to 568 A/B standard for damaging telephone line current
· Has both RJ-11 and RJ-45 style plugs
· 4 tri-color (Red, Green, Amber) LEDs indicate current, polarity and ringing/ AC voltage on each line
· Tests single line, 2 line, 3 line or 4 line jacks to USOC (telephone) standard
· Tests LAN jack (RJ-45) wired to 568 A/B standard for telephone line current
· RJ-45 test plug is selectable via front panel switch for USOC (telephone) or 568 (LAN) connection
· Compact design - fits in shirt pocket
· Economical and convenient
· 1 year limited manufacturer warranty


Enclosed in Triplett packaging is simply the Line-Bug 4 device with a cardboard backing, which contains the features and instructions. As the device is self-powered by the LAN or telephone jack, no batteries are necessary.

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