Commissioning and troubleshooting of copper and fiber routes: Intuitive, flexible, fast

NetXpert XG2 PLUS is the cable tester for you if...

  • you need to prove Ethernet cable performance to an application speed of 100Mb, 1G, 5G, or 10G
  • you have a suspect cable installation or environment with EMI
  • you have old cables and you need to prove they will work with new access points or higher than designed speeds
  • you need to prove that copper cables longer than 100 meters will perform
  • you need to test copper, fiber, Wi-Fi, and PoE
  • certification is not required
  • cable warranty is not being supplied by a cable manufacturer

High data transmission rates on copper and fiber optic cabling of up to 10Gb/s Ethernet and new Power-over-Ethernet applications up to 90W lead to completely new challenges in the field of structured cabling. NetXpert XG2-PLUS offers comprehensive active and passive network testing with BERT to prove cable speed performance up to 10Gb/s for qualification, commissioning and troubleshooting on copper and fiber cabling.

With the largest touch display in its class, NetXpert XG2-PLUS guarantees easy operation and clear presentation of results.  NetXpert XG2-PLUS offers highest reliability of results due to the unique combination of up to five different test methods for the evaluation of copper links - BERT (bit error rate test), SNR, Delay Skew, length of cable, and Wiremap.

For fiber optic cabling, the NetXpert XG2-PLUS offers an attenuation test in addition to the BERT test, and through LiveLight™, an optical attenuation trend display to help troubleshoot in real-time.

For the inspection of fiber optic connectors, there is the ability to connect an optional video microscope.

Flexible, expandable model range upgradeable from 1Gb/s BERT to 10Gb/s BERT

NetXpert XG2 and NetXpert XG2-PLUS qualify twisted pair cabling from 1Gb/s BERT to 10Gb/s BERT. With their unique combination of 4 measurement methods, these devices check whether your cabling can transmit Ethernet up to 10Gb/s without interference. The NetXpert XG2 is available in the smallest version starting at 1Gb/s BERT and can be upgraded up to 10Gb/s BERT. The NetXpert XG2-PLUS is fully equipped to also qualify fiber optic cabling up to 10Gb/s BERT.  Watch video.

Active Network Testing

NetXpert XG2 PLUS can perform active network tests such as DHCP, switch IP address, speed, gateway address, subnet mask, DNS server, lease time, response time, network discovery, ping, check for duplicate IPs, traceroute, LLDP, CDP, and check for VLANs.  One extremely powerful tool is the ability to insert your SFP into the bay and check SFP properties.  Watch video.

PoE Testing.  Watch video.

Wi-Fi Testing.  Watch video.

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Advantages NetXpert XG2-PLUS

Areas of application
  • Whether installing, troubleshooting, maintaing or servicing, the NetXpert XG2-PLUS BERT cable tester is the ideal device to prove cable performance and troubleshoot active Ethernet networks for installers, system integrators and industry for copper and fiber optic cabling.
Special characteristics
  • BERT test over copper and fiber optic cabling (SFP modules optional)
  • LiveLight™ Attenuation Trend Analysis
  • Optional video microscope for fiber optic connectors


Your benefit
  • Professional reports of cable tests in PDF or CSV format with individual logo.
  • Prove cable performance for your application as it's installed in its environment over copper and fiber optic cabling up to 10Gb/s
  • Troubleshooting tool for active networks (copper, fiber, WiFi)

Which qualifier meets your requirements?

Product details NetXpert XG2-PLUS


Standard scope of delivery

2 NetXpert XG2 main units

1 Active Remote

3 power supplies

2 RJ45 Cat 6A test cables, shielded

2 MM fiber optic patch cables

2SM fiber optic patch cables

1 hard case

1 quick start guide



Copper Interface

1 x Cat 6A RJ45, interchangeable

Fiber Interface

2 x SFP slot 1 - 10Gb/s (please order SFP modules separatly)

Length Measurement Technology

Time-Domain Reflectometry (TDR) and capacitance

Cable Testing and ID

Up to 1000ft (305m)
– Split Pair Detection: 3ft (1m) to 1000ft (305m)
– Length Measurement: 0 to 1500ft (457m), ± (5%+1ft (30cm))
– Distance to fault: 0 to 656ft (200m) ± (5% + 3ft (1m))
– Supports 8 wiremap remotes (RJ 45) and 24 RJ45 ID only remotes

Power over Ethernet (PoE)

Test supports IEEE 802.3af PoE (Type 1, max 15.4W),
IEEE 802.3at PoE+ (Type 2, 30W) and 802.3bt PoE++ (Type 4, 90W)

Maximum Voltages

Maximum voltage that can be applied to any 2 connector pins without
causing damage to the tester: RJ45: 60VDC or 50VAC

Storage Capacity

Stores an unlimited number of cable tests per projects with user defined names

Tone Generation

Tone Frequencies: 730Hz and 1440Hz


English, German, French, Spanish, Italian


Li-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 10.05A-hr / up to 4hrs (typical)

External Power Supply



Operating: 14 to 140°F (-10 to 60°C)
Storage: -22 to 158°F (-30 to 70°)


10 to 90% non-condensing


Injection molded plastic


7˝ Color TFT-LCD capacitive touch display,
1024 x 600 resolution (WSVGA)


245 x 177 x 83mm (Main unit)
130 x 177 x 55mm (Active Remote)

Weight with Battery

1.3kg (main unit)
0.6kg (Active Remote)


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