Netgear AirCard Smart Cradle Docking Station (DC112A) Patch Lead


Key Features


  • Connect your Cradle to an external antenna (FME Male)

  • TS-9 Connector

  • 15cm of RG316 cable

  • Helps boost signal strength and speed of your LTE Cat-6 300Mbps rated device

  • Netgear AirCard Smart Cradle (DC112A) 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. 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.


Netgear AirCard Smart Cradle Docking Station External Antenna


  • The Telstra 4G AC790S device uses MIMO technology, 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 network, use our Telstra coverage map

  • 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 written on the port covers.


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 have an antenna yet, you can find what connector your antenna will have at the bottom of its description.

FME patch lead vs SMA patch cable

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