Telstra Bigpond Ultimate NetComm 3G42WT Patch Lead
- Connects your home network gateway modem to an antenna
- 30cm of RG174 cable terminated with MS-147 connector
- Helps boost signal strength and speed of 42Mbps device
- Netcomm 3G42WT mobile broadband gateway has two antenna ports. Use Main when connecting only one 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.
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 Home Network Gateway 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 a more diverse selection of radio waves.
To check whether your area is DC-HSPA+ enabled, please follow the information provided on our Telstra Coverage Map page.