I'm new to this forum, and I've seen people mention cell sites with specific ID's (for example, SF33XC664). Is there any significance to these ID's, and is there a way to decode them? Also, how do I figure out what the cell site ID's are for towers near me?
Thanks! I'm excited to start talking on this site more 😀
Samsung Network Vision equipment are highly distinct and fairly easy to spot compared to the equipment that other vendors are deploying. Sprint is Samsung's first extremely massive American contract (baring Clearwire) so there should be no issues in confusing these equipment for another carrier which happens often with Ericsson NV equipment.
Below are images of Samsung equipment which includes antennas, remote radio units, base stations, and their mounting configurations.
Next Generation 8 Port Dual Band Antenna Setup
4 port 800 MHz RRH-C4 800
Narrow beam setup
High Capacity Site with 2 Antennas & 3 RRUs (2x PCS & 1x SMR).
Second antenna is PCS only for now.
Canadian IBEZ (NO SMR)
Special Case PCS Only Setup for Canadian IBEZ
Close up of standard antenna connectors
Powerpoint slides from Samsung / Sprint
*disclaimer - all powerpoint diagrams and images were found through public municipality online databases and is by no means misappropriated through malicious means*
*Credit goes to those whom took pictures of these equipment. You know who you are*
Sprint announced at MWC trade show in Barcelona that 5G will go live with 4 cities starting in May (Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas and Kansas City )
Sprint announced the MVNO Google Fi will use its network for 5G in a press release (that is, once there are actually 5G capable phones compatible with Google Fi someday):
This is the first I've heard about Fi and 5G so far. Google has pretty much kept mum on the topic, so I'm somewhat encouraged.
Samsung TDD-LTE gear which are being utilized in Clearwire priority sites. .
Clearwire - Samsung TDD-LTE RRH SLS-BD106Q & Antennas
Samsung TD-LTE RRUs mounted behind BRS/EBS Antenna
Sprint 2500-2600 mhz TD-LTE Setup
Note the Antennas are much thicker and fatter than the antennas being utilized by Sprint Network Vision.
Clearwire TD-LTE Base Station / Cabinet
May be subject to change as TD-LTE sites start being integrated into the Network Vision setups.
I'll clean the post up this weekend when I have more time.
Courtesy of Sbolen from Missouri market.
Samsung TDD RRH SLS-BD104Q1 Samsung TDD RRH SLS-BD106Q
thank you for the quick reply, but the device will not work. It is set up as indicated (save for opening those ports) and I've been on the phone with tech support 5 times, device will not work. Do you have any ideas? Thank you!
You don't need to open any ports. Just plug it in and it'll work. Those are outgoing ports, which no home connection blocks. I assume they only say that in case someone is installing it on a corporate network with a very strict outgoing firewall. The magic box actually would have helped your phone calls, you just needed to wait a week or so. It takes about a week for VoLTE to get enabled on the Magic Box. Before that, it forces you to use the tower for voice. The Airave will also get VoLTE after a week or so for what it's worth. Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
Hello, and thanks in advance!
My ISP is spectrum and the equipment I was sent is a "spectrum modem" and a "RAC2V1K" router. About two weeks ago I got an account with Sprint and found the service at my house to be less than desirable (works great everywhere else) I spoke with the sales man at the store and he told me I needed a "magicbox" I set up the magic box and it had no effect on the quality of my phone calls. I then called Sprint tech support and was told, "you don't need a magic box, you need an "airave 4"...okay, how did the other guys not know this? anyway, I'm sent the airave and notice in the directions that I have to open UDP port 53,67, 500, and 4500 bi-directionally. I tested weather or not those particular ports were open on my router and confirmed that they are not. The airave device only has one ethernet port, and obviously, that connects to my router.
How do I open up the ports w/o knowing the IP address of the airave unit?
Has anyone successfully set up an airave 4 with a RAC2V1K router? If so, I'd very much like to hear how to accomplish this.