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Initial post: Jul 16, 2012 10:41:18 AM PDT
Helene Farve says:
I have a kindle with 3G and my daughter wants her own kindle. My question is if she just got a wi-fi version, would my 3G work as a hotspot/wi-fi?

Posted on Jul 16, 2012 10:41:57 AM PDT
LadyH95 says:
No.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2012 10:53:06 AM PDT
J. Donahue says:
That's a big negative.

Posted on Jul 16, 2012 10:58:56 AM PDT
Helene Farve says:
I'm guess we can use the usb internet connection on the laptop then. Can we share books?

Posted on Jul 16, 2012 11:00:50 AM PDT
PJ says:
If both kindles are registered under the same accnt, then yes. Otherwise it depends on if the book is lending enabled

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2012 11:01:43 AM PDT
How is the laptop connected to the internet?

Posted on Jul 16, 2012 11:08:28 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 16, 2012 11:09:16 AM PDT
Helene Farve says:
They will be registered on the same account.... Laptop is connected via wireless usb connection. I've had problems (no doubt a setting issue) with being able to "share" my home network in the past (ie; trying to bluetooth photos/music, etc). Or use other wi-fi devices with it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2012 11:10:43 AM PDT
Well! If you have wireless USB, then you have WiFi. No need for 3G at all. Just connect any old kindle directly to the wifi.

All you need is the security code for the router. Same as you needed when you connected the Laptop to it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2012 11:16:16 AM PDT
Helene Farve says:
lol - I should have thought of that, but just so I'm straight on it, I just need to connect the laptop to the internet and plug the kindle into the laptop? OR, call my provider (cuz I don't have any idea what my security code is) to get the code... I used to think I could keep up with technology, but I got lost at twitter!!! ha ha

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2012 11:24:19 AM PDT
Get the code from whoever set up the laptop.

Then from the home screen go to Menu, Settings, Wi-Fi Networks.

You will see a list of any and all Wifi networks in range. Pick yours.

You will be asked for a password. Enter it and choose "Connect".

That's it! Now it will stay connected to your wifi whenever it is in range. This will make the battery last not quite as many WEEKS as it would otherwise between recharges, but I wouldn't worry about that.

You might want to go ahead and try it with your Kindle now. Wifi is faster than 3G and your kindle supports both.

Posted on Jul 16, 2012 11:26:25 AM PDT
Helene Farve says:
Thanks so much for the info.... Will give it a go!
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