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Initial post: Jun 4, 2013 8:49:35 PM PDT
Hanna says:
I just bought a new laptop and now, when I check the wi-fi connections on my Kindle Touch, I have about 14 connections listed!!! One of the connection names is my laptop password. And the number of connections keep changing. What is going on? HELP!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2013 9:21:10 PM PDT
Sue says:
Your laptop and Kindle is checking for any available wifi connection. That does not mean you can use all of them because they may be locked and you will need a security code to access them.

When I turn on my Kindle Fire and go to the wifi area, there are many connection listed. I just use mine from at home because that is the only one I have access to.

Posted on Jun 4, 2013 9:26:38 PM PDT
Hanna says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2013 9:29:31 PM PDT
Zanzibar says:
Why do you expect to know the passwords of your neighbors' networks? You'll have to just connect to your own wifi.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2013 9:36:26 PM PDT
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R. Wilde says:
Maybe your desktop's wireless card wasn't picking up the signals, or your desktop was only displaying networks to which it was connected.

If you want to use your neighbors' wireless networks, you'll have to ask them for their passwords (and, depending on how obvious the network name is, which networks are theirs).

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2013 9:57:26 PM PDT
Desktop computers often aren't set up to default to wifi connections, even if they have the capability to connect via wifi. Laptops, on the other hand, do default to wifi connections because the whole point of them is portability, not being plugged into a cable.

If one of the connection names is your laptop password, then I'd say either you've set both name and password of your wifi router to be the same thing (very insecure; should be changed immediately!) or when the set-up was done the network name and password were put into the wrong fields. If that's the case, then try connecting to that network using whatever network name you chose (or if an independent tech set it up, try the router model number) as the password.

There are other things you can do as well, like logging in to the router settings and changing them, but it sounds like you're inexperienced enough that you might need some more direct assistance with that than we can give on a public forum.

Posted on Jun 4, 2013 10:00:48 PM PDT
Hanna says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2013 10:08:22 PM PDT
A. Dietz says:
Your Kindle is going to show all of the WiFi networks in range. Just ignore them and log onto the one that's yours. I can see 3 other hotspots when I'm at home and about 20 when I'm in my office at work. It is absolutely nothing to spend time worrying about.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2013 10:09:07 PM PDT
Artist says:
What's your concern? That you can't find your own network?

The list may keep changing because not everyone keeps their router turned on. When they turn it off, it stops broadcasting so it won't appear on the list of nearby Wi-Fi signals. Mine only displays 14 at a time as well, even though I know there are a lot more nearby signals because I live in a huge apartment building.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2013 10:15:06 PM PDT
Hanna, you said "every one I've tried asks for a password", so you were obviously attempting to log in to your neighbours' wifi networks. (Not saying you were doing it with malicious intent; it's natural to be trying all possibilities when you suddenly get faced with a problem.) But it's actually just as well they're all password protected, or you'd have ended up accidentally piggybacking off someone else's Net connection.

It could be something as simple as that your laptop is picking up wifi signals from further away than your destop was, so you're seeing more of them. Just ignore them, and focus on connecting to your own.

Posted on Jun 4, 2013 10:42:03 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 4, 2013 10:50:13 PM PDT
Hanna says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2013 12:09:10 AM PDT
Sue says:
Hanna,

Do you know the password to your network? That is what you will need to connect to a secure network. This is something you would have set up when you connected your router to the computer. That is how mine is set up. We came up with a name and password that only my son and I know. That way no one else can get into our network and mess with all of our electronic devices that are connected to the router.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2013 12:12:18 AM PDT
Neither the p/w for your laptop nor the p/w for your kindle matter at all in terms of getting an active wifi connection, so forget about them for a minute. The only one you need to worry about right now is the router p/w, because your devices need to be told that in order to connect to it.

When you say "the only link that looks like it might be mine does not work", you need to be more specific. What are you actually attempting, and are you getting any error messages? Can you still connect using your desktop? What happens when you do?

In the other thread (please stick with this thread; I got confused myself and posted in the other one, but it's silly having two going at once) you said you have a D-Link router. Look on the bottom of it and see if there's a password given there.

Posted on Jun 5, 2013 6:55:33 AM PDT
Hanna, your desktop probably doesn't connect wireless and it hard-wired to your modem. Your laptop will see every friggin' wireless router within range and only one of them should be yours. Then you select that one, the one that's yours, enter the appropirate password, and there you go.

You can't really call Kindle Customer Support since there is no evidence you have a Kindle. You're asking a Kindle forum about your friggin' laptop.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2013 7:56:53 AM PDT
Hmmmn...one does wonder why she didn't ask the makers of the router or the makers of the laptop, yeah.

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**Meya** says:
Jonas, we're going to let the Moderators know that every post you have been making has been done to call other posters stoopid.

Please stop.

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Whoa. That's exactly what I just typed in the Report Abuse box!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2013 8:05:53 AM PDT
**Meya** says:
I take it school is out in most areas.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2013 8:06:36 AM PDT
Indeed. Welcome to summer.

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**Meya** says:
Amazon will ban the account you are using, if you keep posting in this manner. That is going to make your mom really unhappy.

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