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Dec 11, 2020 at 22:33 UTC | Pockethernet


I am from the US, i am debating to either get a Pockethernet or Netool.oi. 

I read a lot of good think about Pockerhernet but at the same time, a lot of people are saying the project is dead. Hate to spend $250.00 +/- on a dead product. 



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  • juliencrinon Mar 7, 2021 at 11:55 UTC

    Hi !
    I am also very interested in these two products ... but I do not know which one to choose, and above all, are they kept up to date ?!
    Do you have more info?

  • RudyM Mar 8, 2021 at 15:29 UTC

    I ended up getting a Netool.oi, I was never able to get any feedback on the Pockethernet the company never reply. People talk good about it but they also say the project is dead.

Nov 27, 2019 at 17:17 UTC | Pockethernet

Buying in the US

I am wanting to get this but my company is needing it in dollars, where would I go to do this?

Jeroen (Pockethernet)
Aug 16, 2017 at 14:25 UTC | Pockethernet

We've released Firmware v29 for Pockethernet

Dear Spiceworks users,

We've recently released firmware v29 for Pockethernet and updated our iOS and Android app. (see below for all details)

Firmware v29

In case you are new to Pockethernet. 

App updates  

Link info and CDP/LLDP correctly displays on 10/100Mbits

TDR accuracy improved in <30m range

TDR Calibration
We've improved the calibration algorithm

Report issue iOS
We've changed the font of the measurement report to fix issues with iOS11

iPad photo picker
We fixed the issue for iPads where the popup window to select a photo from the camera roll was too small

App version displayed in info section
You'll find the app version displayed as well in the info section

Firmware v29
VLAN issues
After v28 we made some more improvements to the VLAN test

Traffic Monitor UI
We've improved the UI of the traffic monitor, which should make it easier to quickly read out the most important infos.

Bug fixes and minor improvements

Jeroen (Pockethernet)
Jun 14, 2017 at 12:54 UTC | Pockethernet

Pockethernet is back in stock

It's been a while since we posted here, but we're happy to announce that Pockethernet is back in stock! Next to this we have released a new version of the app and new firmware which includes several bug fixes and improvements such as DHCP, passive PoE and more. (see below for all details)

>> Go to the shop

p updates & Firmware v28

DHCP loopback detection
We've implemented a feature where you can set the delay up to a minute to avoid getting problems with Loopback detection.

Passive PoE
Pockethernet now also detects passive PoE

Fixed the issue with outgoing VLAN test where it didn't always correctly transmit the correct settings to Pockethernet

Static IP
Fixed the issue where you weren't allowed to put in certain values.

Report formatting
We've fixed the issue where the formatting for some results appeared badly formatted in the report.

Here's as well a few more reviews on Pockethernet:
"Pockethernet does the job of better-known handheld cable testers at around half the price. "
"When I first looked at the list of Pockethernet’s features and mentally compared it to the price of name brand devices with similar capabilities (particularly the, uh, yellow variety), it was clear that this is a pretty amazing proposition."
Review by Movingpackets.net 

In case you got any questions or feedback for us, just drop us a line here or contact us via email.

Zoltan & Jeroen
Jeroen (Pockethernet)
Jan 18, 2017 at 14:20 UTC | Pockethernet

Reviews of Pockethernet

Hi Spicework community!

We wanted to share some of the initial feedback we've got on Pockethernet. Since sales of the new device started in October last year we've been working around the clock to fulfill all orders. It makes it all worthwhile when you find a review like this from Benedick in our Mailbox.

"I’ve been waiting with anticipation for my Pockethernet for a while. Now it’s arrived I am very happy. A solid device, handy case and a good, simple to use but comprehensive App. This device is going to make my life so much easier next time I suspect a network problem on a job. No more guessing and trial and error by swapping out cables until maybe it works again. And no more having to take a laptop into small spaces and hoping it doesn't fall behind the switch rack. "

In case you're not familiar yet with Pockethernet, have a look at our website to find out more: https://www.pockethernet.com

Zoltan (Pockethernet)
Dec 12, 2016 at 10:46 UTC | Pockethernet

Our smartphone connected Ethernet cable and network tester is available again!

Dear Spicework commmunity,

Pockethernet, our smartphone connected ethernet tester and ethernet network analyser, is available again.
After the succesfull crowdfunding campaign we worked hard on delivering the devices to the original backers and bringing it to market. Since a few weeks Pockethenet is available in our webshop for €167,- ex. VAT. (199,- inc. VAT)

Since the crowdfunding campaign we've as well updated the firmware and apps, you'll find all the information about the new features below.
It would be great to get your feedback!

Zoltan & Jeroen

Pockethernet, the first affordable smartphone connected ethernet tester and ethernet network analyser, is releasing new firmware and app updates for their networking tool. The updates will provide their network tester with new features such as VLAN tagging, CDP, LLDP and more. Next to the updates, another batch of devices have been manufactured that are on sale for €167,- (ex. VAT) via pockethernet.com

Updated firmware and App
The new firmware and updated app will provide users with an even wider range of features that are essential for anybody working in networking.

  • VLAN tagging
  • Graphical TDR
  • DHCP details
  • Ping with IP resolution
  • TDR (improved)
  • Blinker (improved)
  • Export options (improved)
  • User interface (improved)
For the full feature list of Pockethernet see www.pockethernet.com/#features

New devices for sale
The Pockethernet hardware will be on sale again as well. The device is available in their webshop for €199,- inc. VAT. (Net price for customers outside the EU or with a valid VAT ID: €167.23)

About the device

Pockethernet aids network administrators, technicians and power users in the daily routine of network installation and maintenance. With testing features from wiremap, TDR, CDP/LLDP and VLAN Pockethernet covers the most commonly needed functions

Pockethernet allows physical level tests like length measurement and failure detection with just one end of the cable connected. Also, the availability of power over Ethernet or phone services can be identified on the line. On the Ethernet level, the possible link’s speed and quality can be measured, while the built-in TCP/IP communication allows network connection tests.

Pockethernet communicates through Bluetooth with your smartphone. Users are able to read out the test results in real-time and export their results immediately for their own records, export them in PDF, or share them through other applications on their phone with the press of a button.

Webshop: https://pockethernet.com/store/1/pockethernet
New Firmware: http://bit.ly/PEfirmware
Android app: http://bit.ly/PEgoogleplay
iOS app: http://apple.co/2dSsQj1

Edited Jan 6, 2017 at 17:30 UTC
Zoltan (Pockethernet)
Feb 5, 2014 at 10:38 UTC | Pockethernet

Pockethernet: Smartphone connected Ethernet cable and network tester

Dear Spicework users,

Let me introduce our hardware startup, Pockethernet. It aims to create a tool that will ease the daily work with Ethernet installation and maintenance.

Coming from a network administration background and then creating smartphone connected electronics for years, the idea came naturally: There are still no affordable, well-featured and smartphone connected testers out there.

Pockethernet offers the features of professional Ethernet testers, but additionally, it is an 'online' tool, that allows you to instantly share and back up test reports via email, is upgradeable via the smartphone app and we plan to offer a cloud service later on. All this for a fraction of the usual price.

We are currently raising funds to be able to produce the first batch of devices:

If you like it, please back our campaign!

All your feedback is welcome.


Edited Jan 6, 2017 at 17:30 UTC
  • StPaddy Jun 19, 2014 at 17:52 UTC

    Too bad I caught this after the fundraising has ended.  Are there any updates as to when new units will be available for US customers?

  • Zoltan (Pockethernet) Jul 14, 2014 at 22:31 UTC

    We are working hard getting Pockethernet into mass production. According to the current schedule, we'll have some devices for sale from the first batch in August, when the fundraising perks have shipped. Subscribe to our newsletter or one-time notification to get one of them: http://eepurl.com/RWq89

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