- 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 device
- Sierra Wireless/Netgear 320U 4G mobile broadband device has two antenna ports. Use Port-1 when connecting only one antenna. We recommend the use of dual antennas in 4G areas.
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 blistering fast speed the Telstra 4G network offers. If you're outside the official 4G 'coverage zone' or your modem keeps switching back over to Next-G, using an external antenna can help you lock on, or increase the signal strength and speed of your 4G connection.
Telstra 320U External Antenna
The Netgear 4G 320U USB device uses a technology called MIMO. This technology uses two antennas to theoretically double your speed in 4G areas. To check whether you're in a 4G coverage area use our Telstra coverage map guide. To learn more about the Telstra 4G network please see our Telstra 4G Guide.
When outside the 4G network area the modem will only use one radio and require only one antenna to be connected. This antenna must be connected to Port-1 - you can find the port numbers embossed underneath the back cover.
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.