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Will the Kindle Fire "work" with a wireless internet connection


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Initial post: Nov 23, 2012 1:09:12 PM PST
I live in an area where there is no access to a wifi connection. Is the Fire able to pick up the wireless connection from my computer?Kindle Fire HD 7", Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 16 GB - Includes Special Offers

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2012 1:23:48 PM PST
The Fire will pick up the wireless from a router. I'm not sure if when you say "from my computer" you mean computer to computer wireless or that your computer connects to your internet access point wirelessly. If the later, then the Fire will have no problems.

The Fire will also access the internet using your smart phone as a hotspot.

Posted on Nov 23, 2012 1:27:26 PM PST
Linda - If you have high speed internet in your home, either through DSL or cable (or something similar) it is fairly simple and inexpensive to set up a wireless network. All you would need is a wireless Router. I just purchased this one and it works GREAT with my Kindle Fire HD:

Factory Refurbished NETGEAR WNDR3400 N600 Wireless-N Dual Band Router

You cannot access the internet on your Fire by plugging it in to your computer. Without wi fi, the Kindle Fire is not very useful, so you will want to consider this before making a purchase.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2012 1:33:36 PM PST
Popcap says:
It all depends on if you have WiFi.

Posted on Nov 23, 2012 1:43:19 PM PST
HOW CAN i find my kindle fire's mac address

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2012 1:44:55 PM PST
Popcap says:
I don't have my Kindle with right now but I belive that it's in settings.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2012 1:46:46 PM PST
swipe down from the top to access settings - > more - device -> about

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2012 4:17:38 PM PST
Vickie, thanks for the info. I have DSL and a box (probably a router?) that provides internet signal to my computers so it looks like it will work just fine. If not I can do what Laura suggests. Thanks all.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2012 4:21:07 PM PST
Linda, is that "box" connected to your computers by cables?

Posted on Nov 25, 2012 11:11:04 AM PST
We have a home network, with 2 computers, the TV, and my old Kindlefire. All work fine. When we travel, I take the Kindlefire, and I've always been able to connect at some restaurants, and hotels. I've gone to seminars held at a Holiday Inn, and sure enough, there's the network.

Posted on Jul 6, 2013 10:32:27 AM PDT
I want to use a wireless speaker in my car for better sound in listening to books. It seems the only speakers I can find require an Internet connection which won't do me much good in the car. Any suggestions?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2013 10:36:16 AM PDT
~nospin says:
There are bluetooth speakers available.

Alternatively, you can get an adapter to hook the Fire to your car stereo.
Check with Radio Shack.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2013 10:37:23 AM PDT
Dittie says:
I'm pretty sure you're mistaken about speakers needing an internet connection. If your Kindle has bluetooth, you need a portable bluetooth speaker. If your Kindle doesn't have bluetooth, then you'll have to connect it to your car stereo speakers with a wireless transmitter, cassette adapter or an aux audio cable depending on the specific stereo options.

Posted on Jul 15, 2013 3:17:05 PM PDT
LMW says:
how do i connect my kindle to the internet at work

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 15, 2013 3:33:25 PM PDT
Do you have a WiFi network at work? Try connecting to it the same way you did to your WiFi network at home. You will likely need the password. Be aware that the Kindle will not work with some enterprise networks.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2013 10:43:04 AM PDT
Soulrider says:
You should probably talk to one of the IT people at your place of work (computer people) and ask them about connecting your Kindle to the network. I wouldn't just bring it to work and see if you can find a wi-fi signal and access it. The reason I say this is many companies are very strict with who and what is connected to their networks (for security reasons). Likely any wi-fi network at your work will need a password to access it anyway so you'll probably need to contact someone to get the password. But either way I would ask first and get permission. I've seen people get in trouble for accessing computer networks at work in various ways without permission.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 17, 2013 5:00:22 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 17, 2013 5:23:54 AM PDT
I think you need to read the OP again.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 17, 2013 5:40:39 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 17, 2013 5:43:22 AM PDT
Oh, just click "ignore this customer" and let it go. Life's too short.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 17, 2013 5:57:09 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 17, 2013 6:07:58 AM PDT
In the Original Post, the writer does not sound like she has much understanding of WiFi or other networks. The Netgear extender is a very useful gadget (I have one myself), but it seemed to me unlikely to help her. Hence my suggestion that you look at the OP again.
It was a simple suggestion, no insults. Why the outraged response?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 17, 2013 6:09:46 AM PDT
Just Peachy says:
I'm also wondering how a router extender is going to help someone who apparently doesn't have a router.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 17, 2013 6:13:15 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 17, 2013 6:13:37 AM PDT
Ahah. I hadn't looked at the product you mentioned. An extender doesn't "create" a hotspot. It only throws the wi-fi signal farther in the house (or in my case, out to the porch for al fresco web surfing!).

Could it be that you meant a different product?

That said, (speaking to notwhoIusedtobe: You could have asked the same question, as opposed to just saying, "...read the OP again...")

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 17, 2013 6:42:24 AM PDT
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Initial post:  Nov 23, 2012
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