Telstra Bigpond Ultimate Sierra 312U USB Patch Lead


Key Features


  • Connects the USB modem to your antenna (FME Male)

  • 15cm of RG316 cable

  • Helps boost signal strength and speed of your Sierra Wireless 312U modem.


Why use an external antenna?


  • The 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, when an external antenna is often all you need for broadband heaven!


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

  • The Bigpond Ultimate Mobile Broadband USB device uses a technology called Dual Carrier HSPA+ - while this does not require the use of two antennas, the second antenna port is a "diversity receive" external antenna port, designed to stabilise and improve download speeds by capturing additional radio waves

  • To check whether your area is DC HSPA+ enabled, please follow the information provided on our Telstra Coverage Map page.

Heavy Duty TS9 Patch Lead to FME antenna for Telstra 312U modem


Which connector type do I need?


  • We offer the standard FME connector that you will find on 90% of antenna cables, as well as the less common SMA connector

  • The following images will help you identify which connector your antenna cable has, and consequently what patch lead you require

  • If you don't have an antenna yet, you can find what connector your antenna has at the bottom of its description.

FME patch lead vs SMA patch cable




Shipping Weight 0.0450kg
Shipping Width 0.050m
Shipping Height 0.050m
Shipping Length 0.300m
Shipping Cubic 0.000750000m3