- Connects the WiFi modem to your antenna (FME Male or SMA Female)
- Highest quality & best fitting connector on the market
- 15cm of RG316 cable with TS9 connector
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.
Take full advantage of the fast speed the Optus 4G network offers. If you're outside the official 4G 'coverage zone', using an external antenna can help you lock on, or increase the signal strength and speed of your 4G connection. To learn more about the Optus 4G network please see our Optus 4G Guide
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.
Which connector type do I need?
We offer both the standard FME connector that you will find on 90% of antenna cables, and the less common SMA connector sometimes used. The following images will help you identify which connector your antenna cable has, and consequently what patch lead you require. If you don't yet have an antenna, you can find what connector your antenna will have at the bottom of it's description.