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How to make a WIFI network to use the Internet in Kindle WIFI?

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Initial post: Sep 10, 2010 3:14:08 AM PDT
Hello! My computer is connected to the Internet via a normal network card. To create a WIFI network, I bought and put into a computer PCI WIFI network card. How to configure the network card and how to configure WIFI settings in the Kindle for using of WIFI Internet in Kindle WIFI?

Respectfully, Alexander

Posted on Sep 10, 2010 3:25:51 AM PDT
SeaLevel274 says:
You would need to have a wireless router as part of your network - between your cable/DSL modem and your computer(s). The card you added would be used to connect your computer to a wireless router, not to connect other devices to the Internet.

Posted on Sep 10, 2010 3:35:23 AM PDT
I heard that if in the network 2 computers, you can do it without the router and in the one computer set up 2 network cards.

Posted on Sep 10, 2010 3:37:48 AM PDT
SeaLevel274 says:
The Kindle doesn't support Ad Hoc wireless networks. It needs to be Infrastructure mode, which would require a wireless router.

Posted on Sep 10, 2010 3:38:09 AM PDT
I'm not a geek.

1. Go online and order a couple of free books. Then, visit a WiFi hotspot with your Kindle. Some coffee shops, restaurants, public libraries, etc. had publicly available internet connections via WiFi. You might need to order a cup of coffee to get the password if the wifi network is protected. I suspect your Kindle will work just fine and will download the waiting books.

2. If your Kindle works on the wifi at the coffee shop then you need a wireless router at home. Buy a wireless router. It connects to your desktop via cable. You Kindle should then find the router and connect. The only techie thing you should do is assign a passwork to your network so you won't have neighbors on your network.

Posted on Sep 10, 2010 3:42:47 AM PDT
I opened WIFI settings in the Kindle and it is possible to configure the network as in a normal computer, enter the desired IP addresses and DNS

Posted on Sep 10, 2010 3:51:38 AM PDT
SeaLevel274 says:
From the Kindle 3 user guide:

"Your Kindle can connect to Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b or 802.11g standard. Kindle does not connect to enterprise or ad-hoc Wi-Fi networks (networks that allow peer-to-peer connections without a wireless access point)."

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 10, 2010 4:25:48 AM PDT
OK, for what possible enter the IP addresses and DNS in the Kindle WIFI settings ? I want to use the Kindle at home too and not just in the cafe:)

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 10, 2010 4:34:08 AM PDT
sabst79 says:
To use the Kindle at home you need a wireless router. connecting a wireless card to your computer is not the same thing.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 10, 2010 4:39:19 AM PDT
Ok, for example, I installed the router. How to configure the network, so the neighbors did not use my WIFI Internet?

Posted on Sep 10, 2010 4:44:38 AM PDT
SeaLevel274 says:
Read the manual for the wireless router.

Posted on Sep 10, 2010 6:58:17 AM PDT
I cannot access the 3G signal ( I live in a remote area) I purchased a portable hot spot for my PC use, ipod and other devices. The Kindle 3 will auto-detect the signal and you only have to enter your password (which is located on the bottom on a decal on my MIFI from Verizon), I am not good with the whole internet set up process, but I set up the WIFI myself, or it set it's self up I should say. VERY simple to use the hotspot. No router required just the device. It is so easy to use and smaller than my cellphone, runs up to 5 devices at the same time and I didn't know that there was such a thing until I moved here and can't even get broadband, DSL or any other service other than dial up. It is a great option for those of us who live in a rural area or those who want the ability to use WIFI anywhere.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 10, 2010 7:32:55 AM PDT
Alexandr Molceanski says: "Ok, for example, I installed the router. How to configure the network, so the neighbors did not use my WIFI Internet?"

You will want to follow the instructions for your router to set up WPA/WPA2 security. In the part of the instuctions that asks you to enter a security key enter something that nobody would know, it should be even more obscure than anything you would use as a password so that a nosey neighbor won't guess it. If you want to also make it secure from some computer hacker or nosey kid nearby that may try to break in, you would want to enter the longest one you can that is as random as you can make it. Do not use any words or patterns. You will probably want to write it down so that you can remember it. You won't have to mess with any of the other settings, you can leave the router to assign IP addresses, etc. You should also rename the SSID to something else as well. You don't need to bother with MAC address filtering or turning off the SSID broadcast. They are not security measures.

On your Kindle you won't need to enter any settings. Just connect to your router, you sill see the SSID in the list of available wireless networks. It will ask you for the security key, just enter in the one you entered when you set up the router. The 2 will then connect and the Kindle will remember the necessary information and automatically connect.

Posted on Sep 10, 2010 7:45:31 AM PDT
Thank you, but I heard that a computer with PCI WIFI network card can be configured as a router and I will seek information on this subject

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 10, 2010 7:48:49 AM PDT
British Gal says:
I am in the same situation as you are, rural. I now have a Sprint hotspot and run my desktop, netbook, and Kindle from it. It is so easy and i just pop it in my netbook case when I travel. Sprint has only been available here for a little over a year. Anyone in the rural situation can check their cellphone area coverage online and if they have coverage can purchase a hotspot card from that cellphone provider. I only get 1 bar on the 3G Whispernet so i use my WiFi instead, it downloads much faster. I purchased the new K3 so i would have the choice of either when i travel.

Posted on Sep 10, 2010 8:06:57 AM PDT
Sheldon says:
This is not rocket science.

1. Most people will need a high speed connection to the Internet (usually cable or DSL).
2. You will need an inexpensive wireless router, like a Linksys which can be purchased on Amazon.
3. Connect the router to your modem. If your computer is wireless that's all you need. If your computer is not wireless the router will go between the modem and your computer.
Now, any wireless device, such as your Kindle or a wireless notebook computer, can be connected to the internet without running any wires.

If you do not want to go through this expense or trouble, you can use any wireless signal you can find, like at a Starbucks or McDonalds to order and download your books. It's really simple even for a rank novice.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 10, 2010 10:39:32 AM PDT
Alexandr Molceanski says: "Thank you, but I heard that a computer with PCI WIFI network card can be configured as a router and I will seek information on this subject"

That's called an Ad Hoc network connection and the Kindle is not compatable with that. Sorry.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 10, 2010 10:45:52 AM PDT
But in the Kindle WIFI settings possible to configure IP addresses and DNS of the network connection. How they should be set up?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 10, 2010 10:52:01 AM PDT
sabst79 says:
People already told you how its possible. connect to a wireless router. if you have a wireless router, you should've set up an SSID and a password. The Kindle will discover the SSID and will ask for the password. You need a router that's connected to the internet to get internet on the Kindle.

Is your computer connected to the internet?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 10, 2010 10:52:11 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 10, 2010 10:53:02 AM PDT
Bubba says:
A computer with PCI WIFI network card can be configured as a router (assuming that the OS can do it), but it won't do what you want to do with your Kindle. You can do what you need to do, if you connect your Kindle to your computer using the included USB cable to transfer files to/from your Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 10, 2010 10:54:16 AM PDT

Posted on Sep 10, 2010 10:55:14 AM PDT
OK, may be you are right, I will look for WIFI Router

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 10, 2010 10:55:31 AM PDT
sabst79 says:
Or buy via computer and transfer via USB.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 10, 2010 10:56:14 AM PDT
They are automatically assigned by the router when your device (in this case the Kindle) connects to it. They can be manually set up in the Kindle becasue some networks turn off the automatic setting in the router and set up a static network. Though I actually haven't seen that for a long time now.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 10, 2010 10:59:57 AM PDT
Possibly do that when you connect Kindle to the Internet did not have to enter the password in the Kindle, but it was binding to the Kindle MAC address ?
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