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Initial post: Dec 28, 2012, 8:51:05 AM PST
I got a KF HD 8.9 for Christmas, no wifi in the country. We run into local Mc D's, exelent wifi service. Start download on movie, after 4 hours of download I get a download error. Never lost wifi service. I have the start of the movie, right up to the last 15-20 mins of movie, but still got charged for movie. Not real happy with that, but why did I get an error, AND does it usually take that long to download a movie?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012, 8:52:33 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 28, 2012, 8:57:18 AM PST
Perhaps McDonalds has a bandwidth limit? Some places offering free wifi do.

ETA or time limit... 4 hours on their wifi? (You say 6 hours elsewhere) Seriously?

You were probably cut off by them.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012, 8:54:48 AM PST
PeepDittie says:
Some free hot-spots only allow limited bandwidth. After four hours, you could very well have reached that limit. If the "local" McDonalds has wi-fi, you could probably also get it at home and it's worth looking into. Without that connectivity, a wi-fi tablet probably isn't going to rock your world.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012, 8:55:44 AM PST
ok, explain bandwidth limit, please.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012, 8:55:49 AM PST
I also see, in a review on your Profile page, that you can't find a user Guide for your device. There is one on your Kindle, but i don't have your model so don't know where to tell you to look.

Here is a link to obtaining one here on the Amazon site, too.:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_kindle_nav_ts_guide?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200317150

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012, 8:57:48 AM PST
PeepDittie says:
Bandwidth is the amount of data whether it be downloading, streaming, whatever.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012, 8:59:46 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 28, 2012, 9:00:34 AM PST
Four or six hours on a site, especially downloading something, takes up a lot of data. They may have a limit to how much time and or data you can obtain from their wifi connection. Just because it is FREE to you, doesn't mean that McDonalds isn't paying for it.

Posted on Dec 28, 2012, 9:01:48 AM PST
Because I do live 20 mins from the nearest town, I am looking into the myfi (mifi) through AT&T, which has 4G in my area. Which brings me to the next question, from what I've read I can plug 4 devices into myfi. The question is; does anyone have one of these, and if so, what is your review on the myfi? Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012, 9:02:56 AM PST
@ Happy New Year Dittie
Thanks, though that was it, just wasn't sure.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012, 9:04:31 AM PST
@ Coleen
Thank You for the link, I appreciate the help.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012, 9:08:09 AM PST
PeepDittie says:
You're welcome. I don't know when you last looked into wi-fi at home but you might want to do that again. I live in a remote area and DSL has actually been available here longer than it's been available in the surrounding metro areas, so it doesn't hurt to just keep checking. I don't have my-fi or anything like that so I can't help you with that.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012, 9:10:55 AM PST
You're welcome... hope you find a solution.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012, 9:24:02 AM PST
DSL stops about 2 miles from our place (very rural area), I checked into it, not an option; as I was told by the installer, I'd be low man on the tole de' pole and service would be scetchy at best.
I appreciate the help!!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012, 9:29:42 AM PST
PeepDittie says:
Being that close is a good sign. It might become available sooner than you think. If you're talking AT&T, just so you know, they always say that. If you don't have anything to lose to try it and find out, you might want to consider it.

Posted on Dec 28, 2012, 10:16:28 AM PST
Mel37214 says:
I bought a myfi from Verizon when my area had a flood so that I could get internet wherever I was relocated. It worked great. We were able to do anything we wanted on the computers while we had it. It is a good choice if you cant get internet where you live.
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