Is it worth buying a PSP...

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  1. MegaAce™
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    A friend of mine is going to sell his PSP, so I decided to take a look at it.
    It still looks quite good, he hasn't played it that much.
    But it seems that the PSP couldn't connect to the Internet.

    As I'm planning to use it for CFW to play games and stuff, is the WiFi connection very important?
    Or can I manually update the FW?
     
  2. Raika

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    Before we talk about the Wifi, how much is he asking for the PSP?

    If you don't really care about playing online or downloading stuff off PSN (meaning you'll pirate everything), if the price is good then go for it.
     
  3. MegaAce™
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    He'll tell me the price later. Just wanted to know if it's complicated without WiFi.

    But thanks Raika. ;D
     
  4. prowler

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    You'll be fine without wireless (if you really want to play with other people you can use Xlink Kai)

    ALSO HI MEGAN!
     
  5. MegaAce™
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    Thanks Dean [​IMG]
    So updating CFW's and stuff like that can be done with USB cables right?
     
  6. Raika

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    Yes, you don't need to connect to the internet from your PSP to update CFW. All you need is a computer that can connect to the internet, a USB cable, a PSP and a brain and you're all set. [​IMG]
     
  7. marcus134

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    everything can be done through the usb cable and it's faster than doing it with the wifi with exception of online play, internet radio, rss feed and internet browsing.
    psn can be accessed through MediaGo.
    The internet browser is weak by today standard and a lot of site don't render properly.
    the official updates can be done through wifi, but it's much faster to download it on your computer and send it to your psp trough the usb, and cfw install and updates are mostly done through the usb.

    to sum it up, it works wonders without the wifi if you're not into online gaming.
     
  8. Juanmatron

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    You need Wi-Fi to play emulators and Falcom games?
     
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    Generally, the PSP Wifi only sparkles on its Internet browser.
    It is quite rare that there is a game with nice online multiplayer.
     
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    wifi is useless for emulators
    the only falcom games I played (Gurumin and Ys seven) do not use wifi or if it uses, it adds nothing beneficial to the game.
     
  11. Juanmatron

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    Look the irony.
     
  12. DigitalDeviant

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    not major, heck my psp 1000 is getting old, and sadly its wi fi switch is finnicky, truth is I barely used it any way.
     
  13. slayerdx

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    wait. When he says wi-fi isn't working. Does he mean wifi or both wifi and ad-hoc?
     
  14. MegaAce™
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    Surely only WiFi. I think I won't need the ad-hoc, too, as no one of my other friends has a PSP.
     
  15. Ace Overclocked

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    you need adhoc to play games online with x link kai
     
  16. MegaAce™
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    What is xlinkkai anyways?
     
  17. Ace Overclocked

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    a way to play many psp games online without wifi or psn
     
  18. slayerdx

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    adhoc allows you to connect psp to psp pretty much. I know the wifi switch enables both wifi and ad-hoc, and i was just curious if it was just the wifi or both were broken.
     
  19. Nathan Drake

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    It is something curious. Is the WLAN switch even switched on? That's used for both Wi-Fi and ad-hoc, so it would only make sense that if one was broken, that most likely the switch was broken, implying that ad-hoc wouldn't be functional either. My WLAN switch is just always on, and I use my PSP to check online stuff kind of often. Needless to say, at least my PSP's wi-fi gets a fair bit of use.
     
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