Sierra Wireless AirCard 250U Patch Lead - Connects the USB modem to your antenna (FME Male). - Heavy duty short-barrel TS9 connector - 15cm of RG316 cable - Helps boost signal strength and speed of your LTE 100Mbps rated device - Sierra Wireless 250U 3G & 4G mobile broadband USB modem has two antenna ports. Use Port-1 when connecting only one antenna.
Why use an external antenna?
Next time you're out-and-about look around you - every day thousands of Australians use external antennas to enjoy fast, uninterrupted wireless broadband internet. If you're in a rural, hilly, low signal area, or you can't get a good signal indoors there's no need to tear your hair out over slow mobile broadband crashing or dropping out half way - an external antenna is often all you need.
What does a patch lead do?
Most antenna cables terminate with a standard connection, most commonly a female 'FME' connector. To plug an antenna into your phone or wireless modem, you need a short cable that acts as a conversion from the FME connector to the device-specific connector that will plug into the antenna port on your device.
Sierra Wireless AirCard 250U External Antenna
The Sierra Wireless 250U device uses a technology called MIMO. This technology uses two antennas to theoretically double your speed in selected areas. To check whether your area is MIMO enabled use our Telstra coverage map guide.
Which connector type do I need?
We offer both the standard FME connector that you will find on 90% of external antennas, and the less common SMA connector you might have for some of the more unusual antenna cables. The following images will help you identify which connector your cable has:
|SMA Connector (always male)||FME Connector (always female)|