Cat6 Cable Tester/Trace?

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  1. xxx_Loki_xxx

    xxx_Loki_xxx n00bie

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    Hey All,

    Recently moved into a new home with cat6 wired throughout the home, keystone jacks installed in each room however the cables were left un-terminated at the electrical panel. No big deal to crimp ends on the cables, however out of the 30+ runs nothing was labeled. Looking for a tool that will help me identify which line goes to each room and test the connections.

    Weekend warrior type here, I previously wired a my last home with cat6 so no concerns on that front but at the time I had access to a fluke cableiq to test and trace lines. I don't foresee needing to do this again for a long time (if ever again) and dont want to shell out the cash for a similar fluke that I've used previously. Any recommendations on a inexpensive tool to test and trace lines?

    Thanks for any assistance.
     
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    FNtastic [H]ard|Gawd

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    obs [H]ardness Supreme

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  6. Dead Parrot

    Dead Parrot 2[H]4U

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    A pair of cheap switches can serve as a pass/fail on wiring and let you id which cable goes where.