Telstra 4GX Modem Patch Lead (Huawei B618)


Key Features


  • Connect your WiFi modem to an external antenna

  • Heavy duty short-barrel TS9 connector

  • 15cm of RG316 cable

  • Helps boost signal strength and speed of your LTE Cat-11 500Mbps rated device

  • 4Gx mobile broadband hotspot has two antenna ports




  • Use Port-1 when connecting only one antenna.

  • We recommend the use of dual antennas in 4G areas to utilise MIMO capabilities.


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, when 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.




Quick Tip


  • The modem's contacts are not recessed as with other models, so the TS9 Patch Lead does not sit flush against this modem

  • Although there is no audible 'click' when the patch lead is inserted, a good connection is still achieved, so there's no need to apply additional force, doing so may damage the connectors - then you'll be calling us again for a replacement! 


Telstra 4Gx Modem External Antenna


  • The Telstra 4Gx Modem device uses a technology called MIMO along with Carrier Aggregation

  • This technology uses two antennas to theoretically double your speed in selected areas, and CA to combine several frequencies together to permit even higher data rates

  • To check whether your area is MIMO enabled or to learn more about the Telstra 4G network, use our Telstra coverage map guide

  • Outside the 4G network area, the modem will only use one radio and will require only one antenna connected. This antenna must be connected to Port-1 - you can find the port numbers written on the port covers.


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SKU TS9-B618
Shipping Weight 0.4000kg
Shipping Width 0.300m
Shipping Height 0.100m
Shipping Length 0.100m
Shipping Cubic 0.003000000m3