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I dont have wifi at this house so I cant register my new Kindlefire HDX


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Initial post: Dec 7, 2013 6:20:16 AM PST
I have a new kindle fire hdx and I dont have wifi where I am currently. I need to register my new kindle. I have a 3 year old kindle touch,so I have an account.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2013 6:23:43 AM PST
Simple, go to a hotspot as in many McDonalds, coffee shops, libraries, motels, etc.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2013 6:30:19 AM PST
Thank you. I'll do that. Will I be able to use my new kindle once I've registered my kindle at another location?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2013 6:43:33 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 7, 2013 6:44:16 AM PST
Bixillarla says:
Yes, you will want to download any content you want to use while at the hotspot.

The Fire will be 90% useless without WiFi.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2013 6:49:50 AM PST
B. Marks says:
If you're at home you might want to consider getting Wifi. As long as you have an internet connection there it just means adding a router, which you can get for about $25. Setting them up is trivial these days. You connect it to your computer and insert the enclosed CD and accept the defaults on a few questions and you're ready to go.

Barry

Posted on Dec 7, 2013 7:04:22 AM PST
I have a similar problem. I have no usable wireless internet service at my home at my location in E. Tennessee.Tried it once. it was slower than my Dial-Up POTS internet connection.
If one is using a McDonald's Hot Spot for example, will my fire work only at that hot spot?
Right now I plan to use my Fire HDX at work. I will have to find the MAC address though, because all devices PCs,MACs,Laptops,Phones and Tablets have to be registered by the University before they can access the U.T. Chattanooga network.
Any help?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2013 7:10:43 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 7, 2013 7:10:57 AM PST
Your Fire will work at any hotspot once you have made the connection at that hotspot. Mac address is usually under system info. I don't have a Fire so I can't be more specific

Posted on Dec 7, 2013 7:10:59 AM PST
To use WiFi at home, first you have to have a high-speed broadband Internet connection, usually DSL or cable, then you add a wireless router and set up a network.
Many features of the fire will only work with an active internet connection, although you can, for example, read an already downloaded book or luster to downloaded music.
To find the MAC address look under Settings for Device Information

Posted on Dec 7, 2013 7:14:36 AM PST
Cluny says:
Harold
Wifi for McD's works only while at McD's.. library wifi only while at library etc....you will have to agree to terms of their particular service....no biggie..but this is where you want to download...once that you are home w/o wifi, you cannot access cloud or materials not already ON your kindle

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2013 7:17:03 AM PST
 Ann says:
@Harold - You can download books when you're connected to a wifi hotspot, then read them when away from wifi. Other content (such as videos) may be too large to download via a public hotspot.

To find the MAC address, swipe down from the top of the screen to open Quick Settings, then tap Wireless, then Wi-Fi.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2013 7:46:24 AM PST
Thanks,that helps me along the way quite a bit. If I go to a new hotspot,will I have to do this all over again, or will the Kindle keep settings for different places and recognize them when I get close again.
Now I will just have to wade through the IT labyrinth at work.
I sure wish I had usable wireless service at home. No cable either. I guess that is what happens when you live way out in the country.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2013 7:52:45 AM PST
MikeJW says:
Harold, do you have cell phone coverage where you live? If so, you might explore with your cell phone provider using your phone as a hotspot or a separate device as a hotspot.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2013 9:13:20 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2013 9:42:48 AM PST
I live in S.E. Tennessee and I can get Wireless phone service. I tried Wireless Internet Service from AT&T too, several months ago for a trial period and was getting only 2400 bps. Slower than my POTS service from AT&T. 49.2 bps most times I dial up. $60.00 + a month for that compared to less than $25.00? You have got to be kidding.My cell phone connections are good enough for voice,but a friend, who works for the phone company, tested my cell phone and it was not fast enough other stuff.
So no using my cell phone as a intermediate step in the process.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2013 9:45:59 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
You aren't able to get DSL service from AT&T?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2013 9:52:28 AM PST
darn sorry, not sure what to suggest besides tethering to a cell but that gets expensive fast

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2013 10:22:34 AM PST
Can you get satellite service? We also can't get cable or any other service but can get DirecTV and Dish. They provide internet and TV services. We're in the boonies also.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2013 4:42:57 PM PST
B. Marks says:
My Sister has satellite internet because she's not able to get anything else where she lives. It's fine for casual use but it can't be used to stream videos. They have a maximum before they throttle your bandwidth and it's a pretty low maximum.

I helped her pick out a company for this and I called a lot of them. They're all that way.

Barry

Posted on Dec 7, 2013 5:42:48 PM PST
People forget that there are large chunks of the country that are not big cities!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2013 11:48:34 PM PST
Carbonbased says:
Some satellites have an unmetered period during the night. I got an HDX so I could download Prime videos overnight.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 8, 2013 5:28:09 AM PST
B. Marks says:
My Sister's satellite is unmetered overnight but there weren't any HDX's when I looked into this. She was interested in video streaming and that was no real help to her.

Barry

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 8, 2013 9:02:23 AM PST
Not where I live. Too far from the central office. There was some talk about putting DSL "Repeaters/boosters" in the Phone boxes out in the country side( There is one of these boxes < 1/4 mile from from my location,but it never materialized.
Not enough money in it for AT&T, I guess.

Posted on Dec 8, 2013 9:03:14 AM PST
Debi says:
I used to have to drive 45 minutes to a different state to connect to wireless. I only did it a few times for updates, to register, and to get collections. Pre wifi kindles.

Posted on Dec 8, 2013 9:32:37 AM PST
(actually, the Gummint has talked about trying to get broadband connections available to everyone, including the boonies. The problem is the expense of fiber optic cable and upgraded phone lines)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 8, 2013 9:39:46 AM PST
Carbonbased says:
Actually, according to an article last week in the Oregonian (AP?) the gummint has declared that 'mission accomplished.'

It said 95+% of households have access to high-speed internet, although only 69% are connected. Clearly (to me) they are including satellite coverage as access.
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