How to Connect Amazon Kindle to the Wireless Network

Amazon Kindle is a small portable electronic device for reading books, which has been develop by Amazon. Just like you download music to an IPod or Mp3 device, you download book into an Amazon Kindle via a wireless network and read it later when it’s convenient for you. Before you could download a book on your Kindle, your device should be connected to the internet and registered with Amazon account. And if you want to purchase a new book, your Amazon account must have a valid payment method added to it.

Your Kindle device should automatically detect all available wireless networks in the range. Some networks are unsecured for everyone to join, while others need a password to connect. You can join your Kindle Fire to your residence Wi-Fi network, public Wi-Fi networks, and some enterprise private networks. It is suggested by Kindle Support that you should not connect your Kindle device with unsecure networks as it might cause trouble for you.

To set up Amazon Kindle to connect to Wi-Fi network, follow the following steps:

Kindle Wireless Connection
  • Press the Home button, and then press the Menu button.
  • If you can see the Settings, tap on it.
  • Choose view next to Wi-Fi Settings to bring out a list of detected Wi-Fi networks for you to select yours. The Kindle will automatically scan to search for available Wi-Fi networks from time to time. You will also get an option to re-scan for available wireless networks. Note: If the wireless network is turned off at that time, you will be asked if you want to switch it on. Click “OK” to do so.
  • Now you might be able to see your wireless network name which is also called SSID.
  • Select the SSID for your wireless network.
  • Most wireless networks are secured with a password or pass key, you might be sure that you have the correct one. Just put that password in appropriate field when asked.

Your Kindle must now be connected to your wireless network. Your Kindle will automatically connect when the wireless connection is on.

Still experiencing connection problems?

You may get an alert Unable to connect to Wi-Fi network, followed by one of the following errors. These errors can be fixed easily just following onscreen instructions on your Kindle still if you face problems; contacting Kindle Fire Support is recommended to get expert advice.

The password you entered is incorrect or invalid: Again, click Enter Password; be sure to enter the correct security code.

Internet connection failed: You might need to restart your router or contact your wireless service provider.

Your Kindle is unable to connect to the Wi-Fi network: You might not be in the range of your wireless router and you might need to come close to it.

You might also need to restart both your wireless router and Kindle if you are still facing connectivity issues. It has also been observed that if your Kindle device has not been updated with latest operating system, you might not be able to get connected with wireless network. Just update your Kindle device with latest Fire OS and try connecting again with the same wireless.

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