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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 9:26:14 AM PST
Martin says:
Kindle Fire has a wifi (wireless) connection inbuilt in it, go to "Settings>Wireless" and there you will see:
1) Airplane mode - On/Off
2) Bluetooth >
3) Wi-Fi - On/Off

and a list of available networks underneath. Turn On the Wi-fi if it is in Off mode. Then you will be asked to enter log in data to your network. or you can use any "free" or open networks (these are those without a padlock symbol, but be aware that unlocked networks are not secured and anyone can theoretically break into your device and hack sensitive data of yours, so no banking thru such network, for example). If you want to connect the device into your own network at home you have to have your network to be wireless too, otherwise you won't be able to connect Kindle to it. To make it wireless, you need a router, which as I said you can buy on your own in Office Depot or Radioshack for 60 bucks, connect it to your existing cable modem and set it up and set a password to your network, so nobody can use it and consume your bandwidth. So yes you need a router if you do not have it to make your own network wireless, unless you already have a wireless modem from Comcast (when you were ordering the service from them you may have got the modem wireless if you asked for it, if not, you need a router).

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 10:10:28 PM PST
Martin. The big 32 gb is suppose to be wireless like my old generation 2. Yes I have a router to install. Infuses I will give it a try but I do have Camcast internet. Sorry I'm not real quick on new tech we have to learn. Lol

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 10:03:17 PM PST
My kindle doesn't seem to charge. It's been plugged into my computer to charge overnight and it's only at 20%. The light it on although I occasionally see that it is not. Any suggestions?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2012 10:02:35 PM PST
Oh no u r correct but I wanted to if any of the fire have wireless connect? Wouldn't that me I wouldn't need that router? Correct(?) or am I misled

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 9:57:22 PM PST
Daniel brown says:
contact customer support. The day I received my kindle fire I noticed there was an issue with the micro port having a good connection to the supplied cord ....they shipped a replacement unit with no new kindle will arrive tomorrow, Dec 26th

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2012 9:48:50 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 25, 2012 9:49:48 PM PST
Martin says:
Darlene, I am not sure whether I understand your question correctly, but correct me if I am wrong. You are asking whether you can connect your Kindle Fire wireless to your Internet, which I assume you already have at home. You probably already have a cable connection at home. If not, you won't be able to connect your device to the network. If you do a cable at home, you do not need anything to do with Comcast, you still can use what you already have. Just go to Office Depot and buy a wireless router i.e ActionTec or Linksys and connect your cable modem to the router. From the router you can connect the cable back to your computer and then your Kindle Fire can connect to the router wireless. It will cost you circa $60. That's it and I do not see an issue here.
If I misunderstood your question, please specify in detail.

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 9:35:19 PM PST
My Kindle fire wont hold a charge got it in June this year checked different cords outlets you name help even did a reset

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 9:30:19 PM PST
Help does anyone out their understand what I'm ask???

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 9:21:47 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 25, 2012 9:28:11 PM PST
I do not have wifi on my computer. My old generation 2 kindle does all the done loading and has whispernet. Now I have the Fire HD and now I have to buy a router/key card for too much plus Comcast is going me for hooking up monthly and I can't get wifi on it even through the neighbors. So is there a Fire with wifi capabilities I can get?

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 8:52:01 PM PST
Do any of the kindle Fires HD have there own Wi Fi connections?

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 8:38:52 PM PST
The charging light doesn't come on the kindle. I was able to charge with my granddaughter's charge cord that came with her kindle fire. Does this mean that the charge cord I have is defective?

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 4:40:55 PM PST
PJ says:
Sorry to hear that. Did you have a question?

Initial post: Dec 25, 2012 4:27:06 PM PST
can't use usb supplied cable to charge my kindle with my Mac laptop running Snow Leopard
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