Patch lead suit Telstra ZTE MF821 Prepaid 4G USB
- Connects the USB modem to your antenna (FME Male).
- Heavy duty short-barrel TS9 connector
- 15cm of RG316 cable
- Helps boost signal strength and speed of your LTE 100Mbps device
- ZTE MF821 4G mobile broadband USB has two antenna ports - Use Port-1 when connecting only one antenna. We recommend the use of dual antennas in applicable 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 - 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.
The Telstra Prepaid 4G USB device uses a technology called MIMO. This technology uses two antennas to theoretically double your speed in selected areas. To check whether your area is MIMO enabled use our Telstra coverage map guide.
To learn more about the Telstra 4G network please see our Telstra 4G Guide.
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 yet have an antenna, you can find what connector your antenna will have at the bottom of it's description.