"Here was the fix that finally worked: The internet provider had to reset the channel they were connecting me to, from channel #11 to channel #1. Seems all other devices aren't as effected by the interference of weaker channels but the Kindle is more sensitive to the disruption."
That sounds a lot like the problem I'm having connecting to internet via WiFi with my Kindle Fire HD at work. All other devices can access the internet via wifi with no problems - ipads, touchpads, phones, android tablets - just not anyone's Kindle Fires. But every now and then one will start working. I've noticed that happens only when the IP address is assigned to channel 1 - if one from any other channel is assigned you get the 'X' symbol next to the WiFi indicator and can't access internet.
Talked to Amazon's techs and they consider that being a router problem and not something wrong with the Kindle. The router customer service people see it the other way. So no help from either side.
Best you can do is try connecting disconnecting till you get an IP address on channel one.
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