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How do you find one of these and what do they look like? I MUST have one on our line as our VRAD is on our lawn and our line goes directly towards the location of the VRAD. My stats are good but seem a little low for my listed distance on UV RT(Atleast I think lol). If I guesstimate our real distance is about 3 seconds of slow walking from the VRAD

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ScottMac wrote:

Darknessrise wrote:

So is it a VRAD then O_O or is the one on our lawn the VRAD?

 

I am using Bing to look overhead at the boxes on our lawn(They're fenced off and has maniac trees blocking it) and it seems from above from a couple years ago there's a big white box in the back and a medium sized one in the front(Tan) if that helps Smiley Tongue.

 

 

 

I can't see but I assume it's like this photo from Google but I could be wrong.

 


This is a VRAD group (DSLAM, Power Ped (behind the bigger box), and crossbox (on the left)

 


We have a much bigger, older-style crossbox near my home.

 

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JefferMC wrote:

ScottMac wrote:

Darknessrise wrote:

So is it a VRAD then O_O or is the one on our lawn the VRAD?

 

I am using Bing to look overhead at the boxes on our lawn(They're fenced off and has maniac trees blocking it) and it seems from above from a couple years ago there's a big white box in the back and a medium sized one in the front(Tan) if that helps Smiley Tongue.

 

 

 

I can't see but I assume it's like this photo from Google but I could be wrong.

 


This is a VRAD group (DSLAM, Power Ped (behind the bigger box), and crossbox (on the left)

 


We have a much bigger, older-style crossbox near my home.

 


There are differnt sizes to cover different densities of service areas. I believe the really big ones tend to be SAI (Serving Area Interface) or RT (Remote Terminals). RTs are usually have power feeds, SAIs are pretty much just pair distribution.

 

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Yet AGAIN I looked and actually saw something different that I believed. This(First picture) is behind(Second picture). The third picture is what used to be there back in 2005 or so. Used Google images Smiley Happy. Why does AT&T have to make these boxes have so many different types lol

 

 

 

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Darknessrise wrote:

Yet AGAIN I looked and actually saw something different that I believed. This(First picture) is behind(Second picture). The third picture is what used to be there back in 2005 or so. Used Google images Smiley Happy. Why does AT&T have to make these boxes have so many different types lol

 

 

 


Well, the top picture is likely to be a Remote Terminal (RT). IT's got active electronics in it.

The middle box iappears to be a Cross-connect box ("crossbox"," Xbox")

I've never seen anything like the bottom box (unless you're talking about the putty-colored box between the brown things, then there is not enough visible to make a good guess)

 

 

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ScottMac wrote:

Well, the top picture is likely to be a Remote Terminal (RT). IT's got active electronics in it.

The middle box iappears to be a Cross-connect box ("crossbox"," Xbox")

I've never seen anything like the bottom box (unless you're talking about the putty-colored box between the brown things, then there is not enough visible to make a good guess)

 

 


I see those last two things all the time around here (Greenville, SC area).  I think they're some form of Cross Connect.

 

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Those last two boxes were taken out a couple years ago. They were pretty old and probably for POTS or something.

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AT&T WHY ARE YOU SO CONFUSING WHEN IT COMES TO BOXES!!! Well, I looked again now that the leaves have fell and the boxes now look like thisSmiley SadI'm sure it's this now Smiley Sad )

 

 

Pole mounted down the street:

3 boxes near our home:

(Only one of the below, not two)

(I cannot see this one that well but I can assume it's this. I can see that little slope on the top of it's front from my window. This is about as tall as a fence.)

 

Now what is it LOL. Is this actually a VRAD then? So we have two VRADs on one road?

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If that last one is actually a VRAD I wonder if we're serviced off that one or the pole mounted one. If we get service from that one we're offically 20ft from the VRAD. Smiley LOL

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