I was talking to someone who had an competing bid on a network cabling installation, and he said I needed to buy some manner of $1200 peice of network testing equipment. He sounded like he was trying to discourage me so I'd drop my bid, because I'm young, and don't have a very manly telephone voice, so I wanted a second opinion.
All I'm doing is a Cat5e computer network cabling over a 50x100 ft office. What gear would you recommend? Take into account that while with the profits from various aspects of this job, I COULD afford a $1200 voodoo interference meter, I'd much prefer getting a cheaper barebones voodoo interference meter, because I don't really do THAT much cabling installation.