Argus 42Plus – ADSL Testing in 10 easy steps

  1. If not already done so, connect together the grey cable with 'banana plugs' to the RJ11 cable with the corresponding 'banana sockets'.
  2. Connect the RJ45 end of this cable to the Argus testers socket marked 'line' and connect the RJ11 end into the ADSL circuit.Argus xdsl cable


  3. Power on the Argus tester.
  4. Press the right hand function key ^ under the ADSL option on the screen. This will start the ADSL test.
  5. A spinning '/' symbol indicates that the tester is initialising its own internal modem. Once done the display shows 'Modem Ready' and the 'L1 Sync' LED will show a steady flash.
  6. The tester will then attempt to connect to the ADSL service. Once it detects a valid ADSL signal the 'L1 Sync' LED will rapidly flash and the testers display will move from 'GHS' to 'Modem Full Init.'
  7. Once full Sync has been established the 'L1 Sync' LED will go to a solid 'on' state. The display will read 'OK' and both the downstream and upstream speeds will be shown.
     Argus 42plus adsl screen
  8. The run continuously until such a time as the ^ key is pressed under the STOP option on the screen. The continuous nature of the test provides live monitoring of the ADSL service.
  9. Further live statistics can be accessed by pressing the 'Π' symbol key. Parameters such as achievable line rate, SNR Margin and various error counters can be viewed here by pressing the down arrow key.
  10. Once the test is stopped, you will be asked if you'd like to save the results. Up to 25 individual tests can be saved. Results can be reviewed later either on the tester itself or downloaded via 'WinPlus' software to a PC/Laptop for later analysis and archiving.