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wifi problems with Static IP or Wireless-N (802.11n)

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Initial post: Feb 15, 2012 5:59:37 AM PST
snowflake says:
I have a new "kindle keyboard" (with software version 3.3) and I can connect OK to my wi-fi router if it is set to: wpa2+dhcp+only-802.11b
However, If I try to set a static IP, the kindle will not connect: wpa2+static+only-802.11b
Also, If I change my router to "Wireless-N only" (wpa2+dhcp+802.11n), the kindle will not connect.
Does the kindle not support static IP or wireless-N??

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 6:01:49 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 15, 2012 6:03:13 AM PST
T. Cook says:
It doesn't support Wireless N.
For Static IP, I do not know if it supports it, don't know why it wouldn't, did you check the gateway and subnet IP addresses were entered correctly?

From the Product Page:
Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n (in b or g compatibility mode) standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication; does not connect to WPA and WPA2 secured networks using 802.1X authentication methods; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 6:12:39 AM PST
snowflake says:
Thanks, They should not list 802.11n as supported if it requires b or g compatibility.
As for the static IP, I am certain I have the correct settings, and even tried padding numbers with zeros (i.e.
The kindle will not connect with a static IP.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2012 6:19:21 AM PST
T. Cook says:
Good to know about the static, I have a K Keyboard, but not at work here, so can't check anything on it.
I don't think you should use for the IP address, but yeah, you shouldn't need to pad with zeroes.
And yes, I agree "802.11n (in b or g compatibility mode)" does not necessarily mean what it should.

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 6:20:12 AM PST
BareThoughts says:
Having a static IP should not matter at all, as long as you have the router set-up correctly. I have a static IP and have no issues with my Kindle Keyboard connecting....

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 6:26:54 AM PST
Um, seems an odd address to assign to a peripheral like a kindle. I am assuming that your netmask is probably, correct? I would kind of expect that the first entry in the range is going to be something "important" like your primary server, or more likely your router.

Come to think of it, I think is the default address for a linksys router. Are you sure that IP isn't already assigned somewhere else?

Also, why do you even need to assign a static IP to a kindle? I can't imagine it acting as any sort of server. Personally I do assign statics to effectively stationary components in my home network (printers, media server, routers, data servers), but I also leave a block of addresses for DHCP for our, and visitors, laptops, game devices, kindles, and what have you.

Basically if nobody else needs to get to the device through the network, there usually isn't any good reason to assign static IP.

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 8:31:50 PM PST
snowflake says:
Thanks, it worked. I was able to get the Kindle keyboard to connect to my wi-fi access point using static IP config with both WPA and WPA2 (using Wireless-b/g).

Posted on Jun 11, 2013 8:49:35 PM PDT
dthurney says:
This was extremely painful. After returning a device that stopped working and receiving a new device that also did not connect I was finally able to stumble on a static configuration that et e connect to ny Wireless N with WPA2 security network.

This is the article that gave me a clue, but you will have to hunt down and experiment with your own settings:

IP Address = Unique for your household
Enter IP Address you want your Kindle Device to acquire during the connection. This should not clash with the Router's Or any other Device's IP on the same Network. y needs to be same as your roter. xxx is unique and not used by other devices on your house hold network.

Subnet Mask
Should be the same as the Subnet mask of your WiFi Router. Contact the person who set up your router to log into your router settings.

Router (which means IIP Address of the Router) or are the most common. The third position should be entered the same as y above.

DNS IP address
The Primary DNS of your local ISP (IP address of my ISP is Use google to fins your ISP.)
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