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Connecting Your Kindle Fire 1st Generation Wirelessly
Kindle Fire can connect wirelessly via Wi-Fi, allowing you to download and stream music, videos, Kindle content and apps stored on your Amazon account. You can also browse the web using the built-in Amazon Silk web browser and access your e-mails using the preinstalled e-mail app.
Getting Started with Wi-Fi
To wirelessly stream and download digital content on Kindle Fire, you'll first need to connect to a Wi-Fi network. Once connected, your books, magazines and newspapers are delivered wirelessly, typically in less than 60 seconds. Download times for videos, MP3s, and apps may vary, depending on file size and connection speed.
You must be connected to Wi-Fi to stream music, videos, or other content stored on the Amazon Cloud. You will also need to be connected to browse websites using Amazon Silk web browser and use certain apps. Once you've downloaded books, magazines, videos, MP3s or apps to your device, a wireless connection is not required to access these items.
Connecting Your Kindle Fire
Watch this video to learn how to wirelessly connect your Kindle Fire using Wi-Fi.
Connecting with Wi-Fi
To connect to Wi-Fi follow these simple steps:
A list of networks will appear. You may have to wait a moment as your Kindle detects networks in range. If your network doesn't appear tap the box next to Wireless Networking off and on to refresh the list.
Tip: Tap the 123!? key to enter numbers or symbols. Tap the ABC key to return to the regular keyboard. Tap the Shift key (up arrow) for uppercase letters.
Once you are connected to a Wi-Fi network, Kindle Fire automatically connects to it again whenever that network is in range. If more than one previously used network is in range, your Kindle Fire automatically connects to the network that was most recently used.
Manually Adding a New Wi-Fi Network
If you don't see the network you want to connect to in the list of detected networks, you can add it by selecting Add a Network at the bottom of the list of detected networks.
If your Kindle Fire fails to connect to the new Wi-Fi network, it will display an Unable to Connect message. You can try manually entering all the network information for the Wi-Fi network by choosing Set Up when you see the Unable to Connect message. If you don't know the network information, try connecting to a different network or contact the network's administrator.
Remembering and Forgetting Wi-Fi Networks
After you have successfully connected to a Wi-Fi network once, your Kindle Fire will automatically connect to it again when it detects a signal from that network.
You can tell Kindle Fire to forget a Wi-Fi network so that your Kindle Fire doesn't connect to it automatically in the future.
Tip: If viewing Kindle Fire in landscape view, tap the remove keyboard button to return to the password screen to select Forget.
Syncing Content Across Your Devices
If you read the same Kindle book across multiple Kindles, you'll find Whispersync makes it easy for you to switch back and forth between devices and free Kindle reading applications. Whispersync synchronizes the bookmarks and furthest page read among devices registered to the same account. Whispersync is on by default to ensure a seamless reading experience across multiple Kindles and Kindle apps.
To turn Whispersync on or off:
Once you turn Whispersync off, your books will still open to the last page read on that device, but Whispersync will no longer sync bookmarks or the furthest page read with other devices or apps. If you would like to sync the book manually on your Kindle Fire, tap the Quick Settings icon, then the Sync icon.
Receiving Your Kindle Content Wirelessly
All items currently available on your Kindle Fire are accessible through the Newsstand, Books, Music, Video, Docs, Apps and Web tabs from the Kindle Home screen. To access additional digital content from your Amazon account, you can download content from your Cloud Drive, Video Library, and App Library. View our Transferring, Sending and Downloading files to Kindle Fire help page for more information.
Supported Wi-Fi Networks
Kindle Fire support multiple router types and Wi-Fi network encryption types.
Kindle Fire can connect to Open, WEP, WPA PSK, WPA2 PSK, WPA EAP, and WPA2 EAP encrypted networks. Kindle Fire can also connect to B, G & N type routers on 2.4Ghz.
Kindle Fire can connect to enterprise networks.
If your router has MAC filtering enabled your Kindle's MAC address is added to your router's whitelist in your network settings.
You may want to contact your Internet service provider or router manufacturer for assistance with troubleshooting your home network.
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