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Initial post: Jun 25, 2013 3:56:20 PM PDT
I got email that my Kindle Paperwhite is on its way. I read the get started. It appears to get started I need Wi-Fi. I have a computer but don't have Wi-Fi. I don't want to have to go to Starbucks or McDonalds everytime I want to use my new Kindle. What can I do? Or do I need to send it back?

Posted on Jun 25, 2013 3:58:40 PM PDT
Once you have registered the Kindle, you no longer need wifi to get books. You can download and transfer the books via USB. However, it is really easy to get and install a wifi router. You might enjoy having it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2013 4:01:37 PM PDT
It has to connect to wi-fi at least once to be registered and to enable some of its features. After that one time, you don't need wi-fi or even a wired connection to read e-books that have already been downloaded, or have been sideloaded from your computer.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2013 4:02:46 PM PDT
Loz says:
You will only need to set it up via wifi once, then you don't need to use it (wifi that is) at all if you don't want to. You mention Starbucks and McDonalds, but depending on where you are, lots of other places offer wifi.

Posted on Jun 25, 2013 4:38:03 PM PDT
GnomeEd says:
Without wifi I'd opt for a paperwhite 3G

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2013 5:08:58 PM PDT
MikeJW says:
"What can I do?" How about purchasing and installing a router? Or, contact your ISP to install a router.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2013 5:26:05 PM PDT
Agreed - Wi Fi is fairly easy to set up if you already have high speed internet. I resisted setting it up at home for years, and feel silly that it took me so long to do it. We now enjoy our 4 Roku devices and 2 Kindle Fires, and the fact that we can use a computer anywhere in the house or backyard when we want to.
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