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Initial post: Dec 11, 2013 8:40:53 AM PST
for free wifi, do you have to have wifi router in your home?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 11, 2013 8:43:29 AM PST
or go to a coffee shop, McDonalds, library, motel that offers free wifi

Posted on Dec 11, 2013 8:44:32 AM PST
Grimwinder says:
If you are using it at home, then yes, you need a WiFi router, otherwise you need to be somewhere there is free WiFi access (like a library, restaurant, coffeeshop, etc).

Posted on Dec 11, 2013 8:49:30 AM PST
DinDC says:
The wireless routers are not that expensive, you can get one for less than $50. If you buy it yourself rather than rent it from your cable company, there is no monthly fees, just a one-time cost for the router. Thought I'd mention it since I recently learned that a friend of mine did not get a router because she thought there were monthly fees.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 11, 2013 8:49:31 AM PST
Thank you, do you recommend any in particular that works well with Kindle HDX

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 11, 2013 8:52:31 AM PST
DinDC says:
I haven't researched routers in quite a while. I have a very old Lynksys router that still works just fine. A few of my friends like the Netgear router.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 11, 2013 8:53:10 AM PST
This is for my son and they do not have wifi, but I have an extra router I can give him, how do you program it to the kindle. It is a Christmas present so I don't want to have him do it

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 11, 2013 8:54:43 AM PST
I believe mine may be Lynksys as well, do you just plug in to Kindle and phone jack?

Posted on Dec 11, 2013 9:02:04 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 11, 2013 9:08:56 AM PST
Grimwinder says:
If it's a WiFi router you don't plug it into your phone line, you plug it into your wired network router or cable modem via a network cable. It then becomes a wireless access point to your network/internet. You'd have to look up the setup procedures online if you don't still have the manual/CD for the router. Once it's up and running there shouldn't be any need to "program" it for the Kindle the Kindle should see it on the available WiFi list when you attempt to connect to WiFi.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 11, 2013 9:06:26 AM PST
DinDC says:
I'm assuming your son has high speed internet. If so, you just plug the router into the back of the modem. There are normally instructions that come with the modem for set-up. Once set up, swipe down on the Fire screen, hit wifi symbol, find name of your network, click, and add router password.
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