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Initial post: Dec 17, 2011 4:14:37 AM PST
Can I register and download books to a kindle without a wifi connection? I've connected it to a pc using the USB and tried to register, however it keeps asking me to connect wifi.

Posted on Dec 17, 2011 4:52:54 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 17, 2011 5:41:39 AM PST
x says:
Stacey McCastlain

This will help,

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200375510

Also this will help,

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200375630

You may want to make a copy of those, print copy. At sometime you will need to make at least one Wi-Fi connection so the Kindle will show second page of settings and other items. Some place like a Starbucks has free Wi-Fi hotspots.

Posted on Dec 17, 2011 11:01:48 AM PST
Hello Stacey McCastlain,

If you are registering your Kindle from the device itself, you will need a Wireless connection.
If you don't have a WiFi connection but your Kindle connects through 3G, you can try to manage the registration directly from the device:

On E-Ink devices:
On your Kindle, go to the Settings screen and select the "Deregister" link.

On Kindle Fire:
On your Kindle Fire, tap the "Quick Settings" icon then tap "More" from the Settings menu, tap on "My Account," and then tap "Deregister."

Now When you connect your Kindle to the computer, it will become a Hard Drive, you will not be able to get internet connection through the USB.
In order to register your Kindle using a computer you must visit Manage Your Kindle at http://www.amazon.com/manageyourkindle.

To learn how to transfer content to your Kindle using a USB, please visit the link below to our Help Pages:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200730150#usb

I hope this helps!
Best Regards,

J. Daniels
Amazon Kindle Customer Service

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2011 11:35:11 PM PST
Carole says:
On the kidnle Fire when I go to my account only register is shown not deregister? How do I register without wi-fi?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2011 1:06:24 AM PST
You don't. You have to connect to WiFi to register. You're also going to find the Fire of limited utility without a WiFi connection, as that's the only way it can connect to the Internet.

Posted on Dec 20, 2011 1:51:06 AM PST
ePub Crawler says:
You can go to a public wifi hotspot and register your device there, its once-off. After that you can load books using a usb cable.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 16, 2012 8:55:30 PM PST
prairierose says:
Did you ever get a satistactory reply to your question-same problem I have?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 16, 2012 9:10:27 PM PST
@prairierose: If you read the other posts above yours, you'll find that answer is given there - you need to make a wifi connection to Amazon to complete the registration.

Posted on Feb 18, 2012 9:25:48 AM PST
prairierose says:
Thank you-I am new at this computer stuff and what seems so straightforward to most is sometimes a bit more difficult to grasp for us.
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