Uverse is a copper fed very high speed dsl. The fiber comes in to a
neighbor node box (rather noticeable). This is where the IP data is
changed from fiber to copper. The reasonable length of copper from that
fiber box to your house should not exceed 3500 feet more or less. Once
the high speed dsl hits the house, it goes to what ATT calls a "RG", or
residential gateway. This box has that long copper wire (essentially and
meant to be balanced) input. There is a AC or DC power cable to the box,
and then this box talks to the desktop units by wire, either and
preferred, Cat5 wiring, or in some cases, ATT will install some baluns
so that they can use your existing interior cable tv coax to send the IP
data to and from the desktop units to and from the RG.
I have Uverse, but using only a dipole and 100 watts, I have never
had a problem. I am using very high quality cat 5 wiring, including
replacing the original wire from the house demark to the RG with cat 5.
I had the entire house ready and waiting for the ATT tech.
I would like to know if the folks having the problems are using cat
5 wiring or those wretched baluns for the inside wiring.
tom bosscher k8tb
On 1/11/2011 6:25 PM, K1TTT wrote:
> What is the problem with uverse?
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