Connecting your Kindle Paperwhite to WiFi and 3G

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To search and shop for books, newspapers, blogs, and other Kindle content wirelessly from your Kindle Paperwhite, you'll first need to connect to a Wi-Fi network.

Your Kindle Paperwhite can wirelessly connect to private Wi-Fi networks at your home or office through your Wi-Fi router, as well as public Wi-Fi hotspots like Waterstones or your favourite café, which often offer free public access to their Wi-Fi network.

Kindle Paperwhite automatically detects nearby Wi-Fi networks that broadcast their network name.

Your Kindle Paperwhite can connect to Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard. Kindle Paperwhite can also connect to Wi-Fi networks via WPS technology which is provided by some routers, removing the need of a password.

For Kindle Paperwhite models that include Free 3G, wireless connectivity to 3G is automatic. If you see one of the 3G network indicators (3G, EDGE, or GPRS) in the upper right corner of your Kindle Paperwhite screen, your Kindle Paperwhite is already connected wirelessly using 3G. Your Kindle Paperwhite automatically turns 3G coverage off when you connect using Wi-Fi. If you disconnect from a Wi-Fi network or if you move out of Wi-Fi range, Kindle Paperhwite automatically switches back to 3G coverage.

If you want to turn off 3G coverage, you can turn wireless off. Keep in mind that turning wireless off also disables Wi-Fi connections.

  • Connecting to a WiFi Network

  • Connecting to your BT Homehub

  • Connecting to your Sky provided router

  • Connecting to your Orange provided router

  • Manually adding a new WiFi network

  • Wireless status indicators

  • Connecting to a WiFi network

    To connect your Kindle Paperwhite via Wi-Fi:

    1.From the Home screen, select Menu.

    2.Select Settings, then Wi-Fi Networks.

    3.You'll see a list of detected Wi-Fi networks. You may have to wait a moment as your Kindle Paperwhite detects networks in range.

    4.Tap a network to connect. If you see a lock icon, a network password is required.

    If your Wi-Fi network and router support WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup), Kindle will detect it. From Wi-Fi Password Required screen, tap WPS , then press the WPS association button on your router to connect.

    If your network doesn't support WPS, enter the Wi-Fi network password. If you don't know this password, contact the person who set up the Wi-Fi network.

    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) to enter uppercase characters. Your password may not include non-English letters (accents, umlauts etc.).

    After you have successfully connected to a Wi-Fi network once, your Kindle Paperwhite will automatically connect to it again when it detects a signal from that network. If more than one previously used network is in range, your Kindle Ppaperwhite automatically connects to the network that was most recently used.

    Connecting to your BT Homehub

    You can find the name of your network (SSID) and your wireless key on the back of your BT Home Hub.

    Navigate to the "Wi-Fi Networks" page and Choose "connect" next to the Wi-Fi network to which you wish to connect. Enter the "Wireless Key".

    You can find additional information on finding your SSID and wireless key on the BT Help Pages.

    Connecting to your Sky provided router

    You can find the name of your network (SSID) and your network key printed on your router.

    This information will be displayed in the following format:

    SSID - SKY12345

    Network Key - ABCDEFGH

    Navigate to the "Wi-Fi Networks" page and Choose "connect" next to the Wi-Fi network to which you wish to connect. Enter the "Network Key".

    Please note that your Network Key is case sensitive and must be entered in uppercase letters.

    Connecting to your Orange provided router

    Orange Livebox

    To connect your Kindle to your Orange Livebox, activate Wi-Fi pairing mode by pressing the "Wi-Fi" button or "1" button on the side of your Livebox.

    Check that the Wi-Fi LED light on your router is flashing. You can now enter your network's Security Key (or WEP key) which can be found on the sticker on the base of your Livebox.

    You can find additional information on connecting your Kindle to your Orange Livebox on the Orange Help and Support Pages.

    Livebox 1.1

    Livebox 1.2 Mini



    Netgear DGN1000

    You can find the name of your network (SSID) and your security key printed on the base of your router.

    Navigate to the "Wi-Fi Networks" page and Choose "connect" next to the Wi-Fi network to which you wish to connect. Enter the "Security Key".

    You can find additional information on connecting your Kindle to your Orange Livebox on the Orange Help and Support Pages.

    Netgear DGN1000



    Siemens Gigaset SE572

    You can find the name of your network (Product Name / SSID) and your security code printed on the base of your router.

    Navigate to the "Wi-Fi Networks" page and Choose "connect" next to the Wi-Fi network to which you wish to connect. Enter the "Security Code".

    You can find additional information on connecting your Kindle to your Siemens Gigaset SE572 on the Orange Help and Support Pages.

    Siemens GigasetSE572



    Bright Box

    You can find your "wireless password" and your "wireless network name" printed on a sticker on the bottom of your router, and on your 'keep me' card.

    Navigate to the "Wi-Fi Networks" page and Choose "connect" next to the Wi-Fi network to which you wish to connect. Enter the "wireless password".

    You can find additional information on connecting your Kindle to your Bright Box on the Orange Help and Support Pages.

    Bright Box



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    Manually adding a new WiFi network

    If you don't see the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to in the list of detected networks, you can add it by selecting Other at the bottom of the Wi-Fi Networks list.

    To manually add a network:

    1.Confirm that you're in range of the network, and you know the name and password (if required).

    2.From the Home screen, tap Menu and select Settings.

    3.Select Wi-Fi Networks to display a list of detected Wi-Fi networks.

    4.Tap Other

    5.Enter the Network Name with the onscreen keyboard.

    6.Tap the Password box and enter Wi-Fi password / Network Key if required.

    7.Tap Connect.

    If you see an Unable to Connect message, try to manually enter the network information by choosing Set Up, then Advanced. If you don't know the network information, try connecting to a different network, or contact the person who set up the network.

    Tip: Once your Kindle Paperwhite connects to a Wi-Fi network, that network displays "forget" next to it in the list of available networks. Selecting "forget" disconnects your Kindle Paperwhite from that Wi-Fi network and also prevents your device from automatically connecting to it in the future.

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    Wireless status indicators

    The wireless status indicator in the upper right corner of your Kindle Paperwhites screen shows the signal strength of your wireless service. Here are the indicators and their meanings:

    Your Kindle is connected to a Wi-Fi network. The Wi-Fi symbol will appear when in range of a trusted Wi-Fi network.

    Your Kindle is connected to a Wi-Fi network and has a strong signal.

    Your Kindle is connected to a Wi-Fi network and has a weak signal.

    Your Kindle is in Airplane Mode, and wireless connectivity is off.

    Your Kindle is momentarily not connected to wireless. You may see this when you first turn on your Kindle, and it takes a few seconds to connect.

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