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Test fibre ISP drop

ISP making a demark  drop inside my new server room.   I don't want to find out last minute there's no signal or lower bandwidth than ordered.
Is there a reasonably inexpensive device that can show the signal and can test speed?  Or any other ways?
 This is for LC Fibre 1Gb multimode.  Thanks.
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Signal strength can be checked don Juniper by issuing:
show interfaces diagnostics optics ge-0/1/x
You can use regex | match to reduce output size.
For bandwidth - you should use monitoring software.
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Also if signal is getting to be to weak or too strong - you will be able to see it in log files (so again monitoring software (syslog) can give you warning about it).

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Issue is I won't have any network gear day 1.  I don't want to have surprises last minute when I will bring equipment in and start configuring.
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I never used other device except devices it selves to check power signal strength. So, no help regarding alternative way to using regular network device.

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Understood.   Maybe they're adapters for phones,  tablets,  or laptops.
Ken BooneNetwork Consultant
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If the fiber is coming in on a metro ethernet connection then I would ask the provider to perform an RFC 2544 or better yet a Y.1564 test on the connection.  

There is no cheap fiber testing tool available that I am aware of that will do what you want.  Most testing gear for fiber costs $$$.  Like others have mentioned, IF you have equipment, some vendors allow you to see the signal strength depending on the SFPs used.
If you don't have the equipment yet, how do you expect the vendor to turn up the circuit?  They normally perform BGP peering and such during that call?

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Not sure I understand Bryan.   You saying I must have a network gear in place before the ISP drops a demark in the  server room?
This is a newly built room.  Nothing in there yet.  Just provisioning an ISP service.
No they will do the install, ie construction and cable pulling to bring in the service, but it is typically not live at that time, you will more than likely have a separate activation call in a few days or weeks after construction is complete.

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Got it.  And no BGP there.  Looks pretty bland.  See attached.  Do I need BGP?
order ISP
Ken BooneNetwork Consultant
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If you only have a  connection to a single ISP provider then you do not need BGP.

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That's what I thought.  And I can always add it later right?
Ken BooneNetwork Consultant
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yes if needed.
Correct. but this is when the ISP normally turns up the circuit and assigns the IP address to their equipment.  That has been my 20 years of experience, during the install phase nothing really happens and you cant just connect your equipment and see the carrier network.