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Darknessfall
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Outside Equipment - Understanding

I'm trying to figure out what each thing is. I've posted similar threads before but I originally saw things wrongly till now.
- Yay for Google Images

First Box:(Couldn't find an exact picture but it's a green pole mounted box which is medium size)

Second Box:(Looks like this) - MAY BE THE FRONT BOX IN THE FOURTH BOX'S PICTURE INSTEAD



Third Box:(Referring to only one of the side brown boxes. Ignore the thing in the middle)


Fourth Box:(Only the big box in the back I'm referring to. The one in front may be the second box instead though)



telemam

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1-uverse vrad.2rt usally for slc 5 or slc 96,3-could be iftl.dftl,or lightspan



Darknessfall
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Huh O_o?



Tech007
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the first picture looks like a standard vrad cabinet..These are what house the actual cards that are powered and where the data signal starts to send signal to a customers house.

2nd picture, not sure

3rd picture Looks like a vrad cabinet with the cross box(Were the wires can be sent from the equipment down the copper to your house) combined box..these typically have 4 doors..a door on each end and a door on the front & back



Darknessfall
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What could the green box on the pole be?(No picture)



Tech007
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prob just a cross box of wire that is mounted on a pole instead of on the ground



Darknessfall
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I wonder if that brown box is an old POTS or something box.



Tech007
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pots can be in any box...there r cross boxes all by theirselves that are just wires from the co with pots(or data) and a place to send those wires to (the Field) your house business,etc..cross boxes have all sorts of sizes and shapes..i'll have to take some pictures of the various ones I work on..lol



Darknessfall
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I also wonder why people in our neighborhood are still on old ADSL :/. I see 2wires but not sure if they're all VDSL as some may be 2701s/that super old 2wire. I also see an ATT--- SSID with N as a 2wire which is probably a Pace 4111N.

70% of the SSIDs I see are 2wires lol.



Tech007
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2wirexxx can be vdsl or inids attxxx is usually ngv510 ipdsl



Darknessfall
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Can't the 2wirexxx also be a 2wire 2701 though?



Tech007
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yes it can.



Forosnai

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Your green thing on the pole is probably a service area interface. The 2nd box is a classic VRAD. 3rd box is two crossboxes sandwiching what is probably an ADSL2+ remote terminal (if those are near your home, that would explain why you see both VDSL2 and ADSL2+ types of SSIDs). 4th box is a VRAD with a new crossbox integrated into it.



Darknessfall
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If there's both ADSL2+ and VDSL2 in our neighborhood is that why the site is super confused on who is allowed U-verse or not? lol The site has problems saying the whole road is either on regular ADSL or VDSL2 with the 32/5 or 25/3 profile lol.



weaseled386

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I'm not familiar with the first box, but it appears to be a version of the CommScope 52B cabinets. They can be ordered a thousand different ways: SoNET, xDSL, POTS, T1 hubs, etc.

The first brown box is an 80C or 80D, the cream colored cabinet attached to it is a 52B and the last is an 80D-BP.

- 80C's are distributed power cabinets that can have up to four channel banks. Typically SLC96 or SLC5. When alone they'll often have a DDM1000 multiplexer, SXSS T1 repeater and three SLC96's.

-52B in that configuration will most-likely have two Alcatel 1000's. It is referred to as an "adjunct 96." Each Alcatel 1000 provides 48 DSL channels.

- 80D-BP is a bulk power cabinet, and very similar to the 80C. The only real difference is the batteries go underneath, and that opens a little more space in the cabinet. This allows use of DDM2000 OC3's, Wescom T1 repeaters and a few other items depending on how creative the installer is.

The large white cabinet is a MESA4 or MESA6. It will usually have a DDM2000 OC3, a few DISC*S copper or DISC*S FITL systems and a Wescom repeater. By displacing a few DISC*S channel systems you can install any of the Alcatel xDSL systems, but the DSL is probably served by a Alcatel 7300 LP-UD inside the 52B.



Darknessfall
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In the picture with the brown boxes I wrote that I was only referring to one of the brown boxes but not both. We also don't have the cream little thing pictured in the middle. I should edit to make it less confusing.



weaseled386

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said by Darknessfall:

In the picture with the brown boxes I wrote that I was only referring to one of the brown boxes but not both. We also don't have the cream little thing pictured in the middle. I should edit to make it less confusing.

The issue is each of the cabinets you've pictured can be configured a hundred different ways. It doesn't matter how you edit the pictures, because it'll still be impossible to tell you exactly what is inside of each. I work inside of them daily, and I never know what I'm going to find when pulling up for a survey!