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Posted on Jun 20, 2012 11:50:26 AM PDT
Ok, as a complete neophyte when it comes to wi-fi, mi-fi, whatever-fi, I was attempting to educate myself by surfing the web. I came across an article regarding 3g for the Fire. It said there was a way to buy a 3G Router and a sim card for the Kindle. I'm not clear on the protocal so I won't paste the data here but was wondering if anyone had tried this and were you successful? Also, is there a service fee (monthly?)for the router or how does that work? I do not have a smart phone so can't go that route.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2012 12:03:36 PM PDT
J. Donahue says:
The Fire has no slots for a sim card. You can only use the Fire on a home or public wifi network.

If you have a wireless network in your home, that uses a wireless router to provide a wifi signal. Your Fire can connect to that.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2012 12:44:22 PM PDT
Ed G says:
>>You can only use the Fire on a home or public wifi network.

You can also connect to a wi-fi hotspot from a smart phone or dedicated mi-fi device. I use my iPhone 4 for this all the time. You don't need a sim card.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2012 1:26:27 PM PDT
so, what would qualify as a dedicated mi-fi device if I don't have a smart phone?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2012 1:28:33 PM PDT
Sorry, I wasn't clear - the sim card was for the Huawei E586 Mobile WiFi HSPA+ 21Mbps Hotspot router. I'm just not clear on whether that is a portable "hotspot" - meaning can I use it on a road trip? or do I have to wait for a stationary wi-fi spot?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 22, 2012 1:15:12 PM PDT
Linda says:
I had problems with registering and the store. Had to go to a public network. Mifi seems to be blocking. No problem with internet or email however.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 11:53:23 PM PST
I have a kindle fire HD and I have mobile hotspot on my HTC EVO V it connects but said I need to log in to use the net so I click ok and it sends me to the Amazon website so what does it want me to log into cuz my Amazon stays logged in

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 1, 2013 10:20:33 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 1, 2013 10:25:10 PM PST
luckygirl68 says:
@Brittany Faith - I'm having the same issue with my my Virgin Mobile Overdrive Pro that I bought recently. I'm getting internet connection on my Kindle Fire, but, the wifi signal icon has a x beside it. I'm able to surf the net... but, nearly every 5 minutes a message pops up saying: sign-in to network required. The Virgin Mobile Overdrive Pro sign-in goes directly to Amazon. I've been trying to figure out why this is happening. Virgin Mobile customer service overseas knows diddley squat about how to help with this issue. :-/

I've been fiddling around with the Overdrive Pro wifi settings trying to fix this. Anyone have an suggestions?

Posted on Jan 7, 2013 11:25:43 PM PST
Amazon fan says:
I hope I can ask this question well. I have a Kindle Fire HD 8.9", wireless. I have paired it to my Razr Maxx by Bluetooth, although I've read that this won't work for getting internt on the Kindle. I gather that tethering it just as a wireless hotspot to the cell will only give it internet where the cellphone gets internet access (which it seems gives me no more internet access than I have by signing on directly). Researching mifi hasn't gotten me anywhere. So, in short, my question is, is there any mechanism/device/means/method/subscription by which I can get mobile internet on the go on my Kindle, whether wireless or bluetooth. As Kathleen asked above, is there a portable modem to give me wireless access all the time (ie, I'm riding in a car and want to sign on). Thank you so much for any clarification you can give!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 1:30:29 AM PST
jsh1120 says:
Your error is trying to pair the KFHD to the Razr Maxx via bluetooth. Instead, what you need to do is to enable tethering on your Razr Maxx. This involves modifying your phone's data plan with Verizon to include that service. That will turn your Razr Maxx into a mobile hotspot, identical to the mobile hotspots sold by Verizon. Once you do so, you can sign onto the wifi network created by the Razr.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 4:25:58 AM PST
Amazon fan says:
I remain unclear if that means I will have access anywhere anytime or if I have to be in the vicinity of some kind of "sign-on" hotspot you find in public places from time to time. Will I have access from anywhere where Verizon has a wireless network or only in specially designated locations (ala Brighthouse does with its "hotspots", which is not the full access of my phone)? Also, to confirm, Bluetooth is not an alternative?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 4:47:36 AM PST
jsh1120 says:
Amazon Fan,

You won't have to "sign on." When you access the internet on your Razr Maxx (and your wifi is not active) your connection is via 3G or 4G. You can see the little "4G" at the top of your screen when you're using the Verizon network. (I have a Droid Razr Maxx, too.)

Turning on "tethering" on the Razr Maxx simply creates a local wifi network that your KFHD can detect. So the internet connection then becomes "KFHD <-> wifi <-> Razr Maxx< -> 4G <-> Verizon Cellular Network.

Does that clarify it for you?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 5:27:59 PM PST
Amazon fan says:
If I understand (I think I do), it clarifies it outstandingly! :) Will explore from here. Thank you!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 5:55:56 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2013 5:45:01 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 9, 2013 5:45:36 AM PST
Brittany Faith -
Did you ever find a solution to your problem. I have mobile hotspot on my Galaxy S2. The first night I used it on my Kindle Fire it was fine, but the next night I could not get onto the web or download anything. Then I recieved the message about signing in to amazon. However it never would download the page completely for me to do that.

Posted on Jan 9, 2013 8:00:09 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 9, 2013 8:06:58 AM PST
Amazon fan says:
William, your post vanished, but thank you. Nickengee, I haven't tried yet. It's a packed week for me, but if I have any success I will let you know!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 7, 2013 4:19:23 PM PST
E. Chin says:
I have the same problem. I called kindle support and their suggestion was to reset the kindle to factory default. Which didn't work and I lost my saved data. I starting to think they are not compatible.

Posted on Mar 8, 2013 5:17:27 PM PST
Kelly says:
I have a Kindle fire HD just got it this weekend and I have a mifi hotspot card that connects to the Kindle and then tells me I have to sign in to connect to the internet and get directed to the amazon website to log in but I stay logged in to Amazon and it even shows that on the screen Frustrated because Sprint says it is not on their end and Kindle has had me do factory reset twice and I still have no internet connection. Please someone help. I see other post with same problem.

Posted on Mar 8, 2013 7:11:38 PM PST
Amazon fan says:
I downloaded the Foxfire app on my Verizon android phone, synched it by bluetooth with my Kindle, and then found it would connect to my Kindle via wireless connection (so I don't know if the bluetooth connect was necessary or not). It works! Give it a try.

Posted on Mar 16, 2013 5:50:58 AM PDT
Memphis says:
I have the same problem when trying to connect my two Kindle Fires to my verizon hotspot. They connect for a bit and then tell me I have to sign in to connect to the internet and get directed to the amazon website. I have worked with Kindle tech support for hours, downloaded and sent them file logs off the Kindles and still no solution. As stated in other messages, the wifi symbol has an X beside it too. I had the same problem with a Sprint broadband card hotsopt signal. Kindle has a problem with this setup and they act like it is my problem. I would never buy another Kindle for this reason and Amazon needs to use some of the Millions made from Kindle Fire sales and get this fixed.

Posted on Mar 26, 2013 5:25:37 PM PDT
Kelly says:
I took my kindle Fire to Staples and the tech says that the mifi I have is 3/4g and kindle getting confused so it doesn't allow the internet. Maybe Kindle planning a solution soon.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 26, 2013 6:48:54 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 26, 2013 6:54:12 PM PDT
PS56k says:
try the SEARCH box on the right hand side - middle of the screen -
You can search out other MIFI discussions...

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 26, 2013 7:34:36 PM PDT
 Ann says:
@Kelly - I have a Verizon 3G/4G mifi, and all of my Kindles are able to connect to it just fine. The Staples "tech" is confused.

Posted on Mar 26, 2013 8:02:30 PM PDT
I've had a mifi device for some time. It works, mostly. I think they just tend to be flaky. Any problem people have connecting any kind of kindle to a mifi is probably NOT a Kindle problem.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 27, 2013 5:20:18 PM PDT
Kelly says:
The 4g LTE works fine with the Kindle fire but the mifi I have lets you connect to wireless but when you try to go to internet you get the amazon website and a message saying you must sign in and I stay signed into Amazon, can't access internet.
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