Optus Huawei E169 Patch Lead
Connects USB modem to your antenna (FME Male)
15cm RG316 cable with CRC9 connector
Boost the signal strength and speed of your Optus device
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.
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
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 the connector your antenna will need at the bottom of its description.