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How to register Kindle DX without whispernet

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Initial post: Jun 14, 2014 2:32:55 AM PDT
Tim Burton says:
I have purchased a Kindle DX International version ( My Kindle was registered to my Amazon account when purchased.

Now I want to register the device to unlock its features, but I am now outside the United States and have no access to whispernet. I read some hacks over the internet, but I do not want to use a non-standard method for registration.

Is there a way to connect my Kindle to the internet without whispernet to register my device?

Posted on Jun 14, 2014 2:59:26 AM PDT
Artist says:
If you have the international version DX, you should be able to use 3g, as long as you are in AT&T covered area. Whispernet is just the cutesy name that Amazon gave to its ability to a wireless signal.

Posted on Jul 13, 2014 3:35:55 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 13, 2014 3:40:27 AM PDT
TheAppleGuy says:
Is Whispernet down for good? I have tried to use it after not using my kindle for a while and did not get connected. Then tried every trick in the book and even contracted Amazon x 2. Once some dude from India wanted to look at my home Wifi and then I told him to get lost, since this was a device issue and nothing to do with my home computer. New guy told him Kindle DX large screen version and could not help, trying to see what they can do in a few days. Otherwise, everyone was happy to see me a HDX at a only 30-50 dollar discount. Told them I just wanted my black and white version to work, since it lasts so long. Only would take their offer if device was half priced and only the 8.9" screen.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2014 4:56:34 AM PDT
Sometimes even when other devices are connecting to the home wifi ok, if your kindle won't connect to it it can still be the wifi that needs to be reset. I've seen many people on these threads not believe that, and even vow and declare they've tried it and the kindle still won't connect, and then *actually* try it and admit that was what was required. So try it.

Also, if you haven't used your kindle/wifi connection in a while, stop and think whether you've changed the wifi password in that time. If so, you'll need to enter the new password into your kindle (make it forget the wifi network and then reconnect). And try connecting at nearby wifi hotspots to test whether it's the kindle or the wifi at fault.

Whispernet isn't "down", unless your local mobile phone transmitter tower is down.

Posted on Jul 13, 2014 5:14:22 AM PDT
Debi says:
Dx's aren't wifi. ;)

I had to drive 70 miles to update mine before we actually got service here. We're not in a AT&T area. We do get service now, just not great. Enough to download books tho.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2014 5:30:20 AM PDT
<smacks forehead> Thanks. I missed the fact that he mentioned a DX :-)

So, he's got a device that's some years old (he said it's "lasted so long"), it's possibly failing, and he wants half price on an HDX replacement? I wish him good luck with that!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2014 5:46:17 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
well, the original DX's cost about as much as the 8.9" HDX back then

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2014 6:02:36 AM PDT
Sure. But I can just imagine him trying a similar argument at the local electronics store: "I bought an LCD TV here four or five years ago, and it's dying, so I want you to sell me a new one for half price."

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2014 6:06:24 AM PDT
**Meya** says:
The Amazon CS person wouldn't care a bit about your WiFi, because the Kindle DX doesn't use WiFi. That model only connects to 3G signals. If you can't connect, a tower may be down in your area. Or you are in a location with no signals.

Post some details about your issue.
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