Fast FTP VPK Installing using SoftAccessPoint

Discussion in 'PS Vita - Tutorials' started by thealgorithm, Sep 17, 2016.

Sep 17, 2016
  1. thealgorithm
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    For users that have ample storage on their Memory card, the usual quick method of installing is via renaming .VPK file to .MP4, then transferring over and renaming it back to .VPK and installing.. The drawback? Takes absolutely ages to unzip this using the Vita's CPU.

    The other nice alternative which works well for Vita's with small size memory cards (4-8gb) is to use the great Vita Organiser tool that sends the main executable first, followed by the data files. This has the advantage of not occupying the full size of the .VPK file in the memory stick. The issue however is very slow transfer.

    My alternative and setup however is as follows

    PC connected to the internet via Ethernet connection.
    TPLink 300mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter

    Using the ethernet connection, i get the maximum speed from the connection.

    This TPLink device also has the possibility of becoming a soft access point. Once this is setup, you can then use the Vita to connect to this access point.

    As the router is all the way across the other side, transfer speeds via wireless are slow. However having the soft access point right next to the vita (and the PC in itself using a direct Ethernet connection, is dramatically faster. (A typical 1.5gb game and be transferred over and installed in 10 minutes.)

    If you find that your wireless connection is very slow, you can try the above method and see if it makes any difference.
     
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    So... I must have router connected with PC via cable, right? it's my case, but speeds are average.
     
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    Yes. Router connected directly to PC (or via powerline adapters) and then the wireless card on the PC behaves as a soft access point. All this is useful for is bringing the wifi signal as close to the Vita as possible. It can be useful for situations where the router is tucked away in a distance of several rooms.
     
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    Oh, now I see. Too bad and don't have wifi on my PC. No extra speed for me.
     
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    It takes ages ? It never took me more then 5 minutes in Total with the mp4 method
     
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    What about pstv? using vita ftp I get 2mbs. what's the fastest method for pstv users?
     

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