Structured Copper Cabling Testing


5 Great Reasons to choose DCS

Choose DCS Communications if you want Qualified and Experienced Data Cabling Engineers   Qualified & Experienced Staff

Choose DCS Communications for Competitive Pricing on your data cabling services   Competitive Pricing

Choose DCS Communications for a complete Design to Installation service   Design to Installation Service

Choose DCS Communications if you want a data cabling company that uses industry leading equipment   Industry Leading Equipment Used

Choose DCS Communications if you want a data cabling company that is trustworthy and reliable   Trustworthy & Reliable


Looking for Ethernet Cabling Installers?

With over 20 years of experience in cat5e, CAT6, CAT7 and Fibre Optic cabling we are fast becoming one of the leading companies for data cabling installation in the Northwest. Whether you need cat5e cabling for a school in Cheshire or require a fibre optic cabling installer in Shropshire you will always find a solution with DCS Communications.




Structured Copper Cabling Testing

Testing Network Cable

Network Cable Testing plays a vital role whether it's for troubleshooting existing network cabling or for new installations. DCS Communications test structured copper cabling networks for businesses and organisations in and around the Northwest as well as the rest of the UK. We work with some of the region's most notable companies and blue chip organisations providing network cabling testing services at competitive prices whilst delivering a quality service.


Why Perform Network Cabling Testing?

There are two main reasons for testing network cabling. Firstly, if you've had a new network installed we will carry out tests for reasons of faultfinding and verification. We want your network installation to be trouble-free and like to prove that the installation is meeting the required standards. Secondly, testing is a very useful practice across existing, older network cabling installations. They are particularly important where new hardware has been added over time but the cabling has not been upgraded. Testing verifies that the existing data infrastructure is capable of handling the throughput of the newer hardware.

When testing your Network Cable we will:-

  • Speed certify the data-carrying capabilities of the Network Cables
  • Detect faults in the cabling wiring
  • Ensure that cables are able to support the speed capabilities of active equipment


Typical Network Tests

Troubleshooting existing cable installation or verifying new network installations typically involve the following tests:

We test the network cable length (this is extremely important in structured copper cabling installations)

  • Wiremap
  • Attenuation
  • NEXT
  • DC loop resistance
  • Return loss




Certifying Cable Speed Performance

To certify the speed performance of the cables, we will conduct a series of Bit Error Rate (BER) tests. We do this by sending data down certain network cables at defined rates to search for errors. Using the data collected our team is able to find and repair the errors in the cable.


Testing Networking Cable in Your Area

If your company is situated in one of the regions below then we can test your network cabling at very competitive prices. If you are anywhere else in the UK we can also test your network cabling with equally competitive pricing.
We can test your network cabling in:

  • Cheshire
  • Flintshire
  • Shropshire
  • Staffordshire
  • Liverpool
  • Greater Manchester


Why Choose Us for Your Network Cable Testing Needs

We are a local professional company, and were one of the leading companies in the North-West. Our friendly team is not only experienced, fully qualified and carry the right tools but you'll find our pricing very competitve.


Contact us today and speak to one of our structured cabling testing experts, we are sure we will be able to help.