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    So I have this D-Link Gaming Router that died, and I had my computer taken away. I can get an internet signal from 2 sources on my couch, but only 1 in my room, and it hardly ever connects. So after about an hour and a half of thinking, and 30 minutes with an open PSP, i end up with this:











    I simply take the antenna, when straight, and screw it onto the gold connector sticking out from the PSP. Once screwed on tight, I bend the antenna 90 degress, and stick it in the mini-usb plug. the wire and antenna were taken from a D-Link Wireless Gaming Router. The mini-usb plug ziptied to the antenna came from a usb extension that came with it and 4 others from Lowe's. And finally the stickers were stolen off high school computers.. :]
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    does it work man i dought it.
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    that is awesome. You should post a step by step guide to installing it.

    @ The beginner: It should as long as the tiny bit of cable is connected to the PSP's internal antenna, as even if it's still 801.1b it'll still amplify the signal of the PSP. Same logic behind the cell phone antenna boosters
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    Yes, it does. I gained about a 20% connection to each access point, and I gained 2 more in my room, 3 more from my couch. It does drain a little more power it seems like, but for the difference in connections, it was well worth it.
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    show pics of you having it connected and viewing tv.
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    It's a wifi antenna not a TV antenna.

    Also it's expected to drain more power. Just be weary of possibly overheating it
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    I won't do a step by step with pics. Atleast not until I get a better camera. But basically I took an exacto, and a lighter, heated it, and make the hole for the antenna. Then just ziptied the antenna and connector and put in on. I forget the name for the connector, but almost ALL internal WiFi connections have the same tiny connector. In this case it did so I just took out the internal antenna and connected this one. The only part I really consider a mod was cutting the hole.

    I eventually would like a hacked FW to be able to use my dead ipod's 30GB hd. Every game I have takes up about 40GBs, and they are all ISO's and work instantly after putting them on my memory stick. If i stick an ipod HD where the UMD's go, I will rip out that UMD cage, and drill a hole for the antenna connector, so it sticks out the top. But that will be far down the road, if it ever happens.

    And yes, it is a WiFi antenna. Same function as the internal antenna, just much better. And bigger.
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    On the Hard drive there is actually something I've seen, dunno if it's still available, that plugs into the memory stick slot, and reads the 40 gig HD as a memory stick.
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    my bad i stand corrected i thought it said tv antenna.
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    Yea, but it can't read or write to all 40GBs.
    Last edited by DumpsterDiver; 11-01-2008 at 11:18 PM.
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    that's a bit bulky but very well done. I applaud you. I also believe the PSP firmware can handle at max 4gig partitions...which, I could very well be mistaken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viktor Vaughn
    that's a bit bulky but very well done. I applaud you. I also believe the PSP firmware can handle at max 4gig partitions...which, I could very well be mistaken.
    Partitions? So would it be possible to take my HD and partition it 9 times? I am going to do some research in a little bit. Thanks for the comments everyone :]. I have done a bunch of cheap computer mods, but this was my first hardmod for my PSP.
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    like i said, i'm not for sure on that. But go for it. If you can do it then I have a use for that dead iPod of mine.
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    dumpster upgrade to 3.40oe
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    i will eventually. probably tomorrow before i leave to hang with friends. or actually, maybe after. idk. anything new in it?
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