Question about Amazon Kindle Wireless Reading Device

1 Answer

My Kindle will reconize the network but says the password is invalid but if it was then my laptop would not be able to connect to the Internet. ? Can you solve this mystery for me? This is the first thing I am trying to do on the Kindle, is there another step that should be done first before trying to connect to the network? Like, should I try registering it first online maybe? Thank you. Edie

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    How can I register my Kindle if BT network will not accept password

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,267 Answers

I am not familiar with the kindle, however your premis, " but if it was then my laptop would not be able to connect to the Internet. ?" is not exactly correct. When your network was set up someone put a password in to protect your network from having unauthorized connections to it. That password is needed by every computer that has a network card. Someone added that password to your laptop, but if I were to come into your house (invited of course) my computer would see your network name, but I would not be able to access it untill you told me your password and I entered it into my network access. What your kindle is telling you is that you must put that password into its network card, and after that it will remember it just like your laptop. Now if you were to take your kindle to McDonalds, it would not need a password and would connect up. This is because McDonalds operates an "OPEN" network that does not have a password and welcomes everybody to connect up. Remember when you use the McDonalds "OPEN" network, your session would be available to any one that wanted to snoop, and could capture what you wrote including paswords to banks, other networks etc.

Posted on Dec 28, 2010

  • 1 more comment 
  • series49 Mar 14, 2011

    I have the same problem as boyboyboy216, except in my case I do know my password and I recently bought a new laptop and set it up to connect to wireless router using that password. However when I do the same for Kindle, it can see my network name but keeps saying it's unable to connect to internet.

  • Norman Worley Mar 14, 2011

    Then you will have to reset your router and eventually add a new password protection ("Network Key"). To do that follow the suggestions outlined below.

    Your password or "Network Key" is what you are using to protect your wireless network from just any body camping on. I suspect that you used the default password provided by your router manufacturer when you or someone set up your in home network.. Please try to follow the detail below.

    A couple of ways that you can reset your router, then it will default to factory settings and it will delete your password and open itself up to not needing a password to get on your network. However, anyone can connect to your network, so you will have to enter into your networks menus and reset a password to prevent this. Then set that password on all of the computers on the network now. You generally access your set up menu by typing your server IP address into your browser address bar, which is usuallyhttp://192.168.1.1

    This is not all conclusive as some routers have other access methods, but the majority of them use the above. It will also require a User and a password and the default is usually admin and password or password1 for the default. If however, you have set a password then you definitely have to reset.

    Reset is usually a small button, some recessed in a small hole that requires a tooth pick or unbent paper clip to push into the hole and hold for 15 seconds with the power on the router. Sometimes turning the power off of the router for2-5 minutes will cause it to reset.

    You can also force the laptop (or any client of that server) that you are using and connected to the internet to give you the English translation of the password. Click on your WiFi icon down in the right corner, a window opens. Right click on the name of your network that is connected, click on properties. Then click on "show characters." The network key (your password) will be revealed

  • mayday511 Mar 14, 2011

    I finally figured out that the "password" the Kindle was asking for was actually the "network key" which is a large number sequence. NOT the password you use to log on with. Hope this helps someone else. Some of us do not understand all the terminology yet.

×

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My kindle has lost its wi-fi connection. i enter set up my kindle rejects the connection saying i wrong password but i have entred the correct password. how can i correct it?


reset the wifi on the modem it should have a reset some where on it and then forget the network on your kindle, and turn off the kindle and when you turn back on the kindle will find the network again and re enter the password remember the passwords are case sensitive and also it might be readying a space at the end of the password so make sure you hit the delete after the last digit of your password

Jun 11, 2017 | Tablets & eReaders

1 Answer

How do I change the password on the kindle for the wireless network?


To add a new Wi-Fi Network:

If you don't see the network you want to connect to in the list of detected networks, you can add it by choosing "Enter other Wi-Fi network" at the bottom of the list of detected networks.
  1. Make sure you are within range of the network you want to add, and that you know the network name and password (if required).
  2. Press the Home button, then press the Menu button.
  3. Navigate to "Settings" by moving the 5-way controller down, then press the 5-way controller to select.
  4. Select "view" next to "Wi-Fi Settings" to display a list of detected Wi-Fi networks.
  5. Use the 5-way controller to navigate down to "Enter other Wi-Fi network" and press to select.
  6. Enter the name of the Wi-Fi network that you want to add.
  7. Enter the password (if required). Press the Symbol key to enter numbers or characters not present on the Kindle keyboard. You can continue to use the keyboard while the Symbol menu is displayed.
  8. Choose "submit." Kindle connects to the new Wi-Fi network.
If your Kindle fails to connect to the new Wi-Fi network, it will display an "unable to connect" message. You can try manually entering all the network information for the Wi-Fi network by choosing "set up network" when you see the "unable to connect" message. If you don't know the network information, try connecting to a different network, or contact the network's administrator.

To forget a Wi-Fi network:

You can tell Kindle to forget the Wi-Fi network you're connected to so that your Kindle doesn't connect to it automatically in the future.
  1. While connected to the network that you want to forget, press the Home button, then press the Menu button.
  2. Navigate to "Settings" by moving the 5-way controller down, then press the 5-way controller to select.
  3. Select "view" next to "Wi-Fi Settings" to display a list of detected Wi-Fi networks. You may have to wait a moment as your Kindle detects networks in range. The Wi-Fi network you are currently connected to displays the word "forget" next to it in the list of available networks.
  4. Choose "forget" to disconnect from the network.

To connect to a Wi-Fi network:

  1. Press the Home button, then press the Menu button.
  2. Navigate to "Settings" by moving the 5-way controller down, then press the 5-way controller to select.
  3. Select "view" next to "Wi-Fi Settings" to display a list of detected Wi-Fi networks. You may have to wait a moment as your Kindle detects networks in range. Kindle automatically scans for available Wi-Fi networks at periodic intervals. To rescan for available networks at any time, select "rescan."
  4. Select "connect" to connect to a network. If you see a lock symbol next to "connect," the network requires a password to connect.
  5. If necessary, enter the Wi-Fi network password, and choose "submit." Press the Symbol key to enter numbers or characters not present on the Kindle keyboard.
Once you are connected to a Wi-Fi network, Kindle automatically connects to it again whenever that network is in range. If more than one previously used network is in range, your Kindle automatically connects to the network that was most recently used.

Tip: Once your Kindle connects to a Wi-Fi network, that network displays "forget" next to it in the list of available networks. Selecting "forget" disconnects your Kindle from that Wi-Fi network and also prevents Kindle from automatically connecting to it in the future.

26120776-ao23jizmpbanfeuojstsa0tz-2-0.png

Mar 07, 2016 | Tablets & eReaders

1 Answer

How to tune in kindle to wi fi?


From the Home screen, press the Menu button.
Select Settings, and then select view next to Wi-Fi Settings.
In the list of detected networks, choose a network to connect to it.
If your Wi-Fi network and router support WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup), your Kindle will detect it.
If you don't see your network in the list, you need to add the network manually.
If the network is protected by a password or WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup), enter the password and then select Submit.If you don't know the Wi-Fi network password, contact the person who set up the Wi-Fi network.After you connect to a Wi-Fi network, your Kindle automatically connects to it again whenever that network is in range. If more than one network is in range, your Kindle automatically connects to the last network used.

Aug 16, 2014 | Amazon Kindle Fire HD

1 Answer

Unable to register my new Kindle


I believe that would be your wireless network. From a laptop that is already connected to a wireless network, choose Start, Control Panel, Network and Internet, Network and Sharing Center, then look for Connections. You should see your wireless network name (possibly in parentheses) then click on the name. By clicking into that section, you should also find other information you will need to set up your Kindle. Enjoy!

Jul 31, 2014 | Amazon Kindle 2nd Gen 2gb D00511 White

1 Answer

My wireless connection is disabled how do I correct


  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to show Quick Settings, and then tap Wireless.
  2. Verify that Airplane Mode is Off.
  3. Next to Wi-Fi, tap On.
  4. Tap a network to connect to it. If you see a lock icon, a network password is required. Enter the Wi-Fi network password, and then tap Connect.Note: If you don't know the password, check with the person who set up the network. This password is not your Amazon account password.

After you connect to a Wi-Fi network, your Kindle Fire automatically connects to the network again when it's in range. If more than one network is in range, your Kindle Fire automatically connects to the last network used.

[Source]

Nov 01, 2013 | Amazon Kindle Fire HD

1 Answer

My kindle fire HD 7 the wireless is disabled. How do I undiable it. thanx


  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to show Quick Settings, and then tap Wireless.
  2. Verify that Airplane Mode is Off.
  3. Next to Wi-Fi, tap On.
  4. Tap a network to connect to it. If you see a lock icon, a network password is required. Enter the Wi-Fi network password, and then tap Connect.Note: If you don't know the password, check with the person who set up the network. This password is not your Amazon account password.

After you connect to a Wi-Fi network, your Kindle Fire automatically connects to the network again when it's in range. If more than one network is in range, your Kindle Fire automatically connects to the last network used.


[Source]

Nov 01, 2013 | Amazon Kindle Fire HD

1 Answer

I do not know which password to use to connect my wireless network to my Kindle Fire


Check for a sticker with the SSID: # on your wireless router, use this number. If you don't have a sticker you may have to call your internet provider.

Jan 28, 2012 | Amazon Kindle Fire

1 Answer

My kindle will not connect to a wireless network


first you need to have a wifi network and have to connect it to the internet. Then on your eouter setting you set up a password. After that you go into the kindle's setting look for your wifi acces point name and type the password you create on the router and it should work

Aug 22, 2011 | Amazon Kindle Wireless Reading Device

1 Answer

I'm trying to connect my Kindle 3 to my wireless network (Cisco Linksys wireless-N broadband router) and I get the error message "unable to connect to wi-fi network. The password you entered is...


Four reasons come to mind that may prevent you from connecting:
  1. Wi-Fi Passwords are case sensitive. Please check again if you entered the password with proper casing and you did not put any extra white space in front or behind. I know, this sounds annoying, but it is really the most common cause for connection problems.
  2. Give your network a unique SSID. This is the network name that shows up in the list of detected networks. Default names like LINKSYS can be troublesome if a neighbor one block down the street happens to have a router from the same company.
  3. Some routers have a MAC address filter as a security measure, limiting service to devices specifically whitelisted. If your router is set up for this, add your Kindle's MAC address to the list of permitted devices. See your router's configuration under Wireless > Wireless MAC Filter. You can check the MAC of your Kindle from its settings page (press HOME, MENU, select SETTINGS, see paragraph headlined "Device Info".
  4. There are twelve different standards for Wi-Fi transmission collected under the hood IEEE 802.11. The four most dominant transmission modes are called a, b, g and n. They differ in radio frequency, modulation method and data rate. Kindle supports the two standards IEEE 802.11 b and g only, which is not really a problem because all wireless routers I ever encountered support one or both of these, too. However, the Linksys N-series can be set up to use 802.11n exclusively, not allowing for b or g connections. In the router menu Wireless > Basic Wireless Settings (Manual Setup), make sure the network mode is configured as "Mixed".
Please add a comment to this solution if one of these items resolved your problem. If you suffered from a different issue I did not think of, it would be nice to drop me a line, too. Other people will benefit from any experience you made.

Jan 15, 2011 | Amazon Kindle 3 WiFi

2 Answers

I've only found 1 wi fi network on my kindle and it asks for a password, where do I get the password


From the owner of the Wi-Fi network.The password is usually set up in a network router to limit wireless access to authorized people.

If you have no idea what I am talking about, your Kindle probably located a neighbour's wireless internet access point and you cannot use it without his permission.

Dec 26, 2010 | Amazon Kindle 1

Not finding what you are looking for?
Amazon Kindle Wireless Reading Device Logo

412 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Amazon Tablets & eReaders Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

Lesley Cameron
Lesley Cameron

Level 3 Expert

371 Answers

castletech
castletech

Level 3 Expert

372 Answers

Are you an Amazon Tablet and eReader Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...