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PSP Hacks by C.K. Sample III

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Add an External Wireless Antenna

This modification will not only increase the range and strength of your wireless signal for better online gaming, but it also will earn you major geek points when you pull out a foot-high, omnidirectional antenna at the next PSP-a-thon.

The PSP comes with built-in wireless networking support that allows you to connect to other players for true multiplayer action [Hack #5] . In addition to this, your PSP can also be used to surf the Net, serve up web pages, and more. For all this, you need to be sure your wireless connection is strong and solid.

Unfortunately, the internal wireless antenna is limited by both power and size. As a result, your connection weakens rather quickly the further you get from the access point. To help overcome this weakness, I have worked out the details and steps you need in order to upgrade the PSP wireless abilities by adding in an external antenna that not only gives you extra range and strength, but also turns your PSP into a device that won’t be overlooked.

Finding a Replacement

The first step in this process is to find a viable replacement antenna that will make your signal stronger, without tying you to a large and weighty antenna that you need a suitcase to carry. This will require you to deal with various acronyms and cryptic terms, since the FCC has made it annoying to upgrade wireless antennas on any particular device.

First, on the network card, you will find a U.FL connector. Fortunately, these are fairly standard ...

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