Connecting your Kindle Fire to WiFi

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

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

Your Kindle Fire can connect to Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard.

Connecting to a WiFi network

To connect your Kindle Fire via Wi-Fi:

1.Swipe down from the top of the screen and tap Wireless.

2.Ensure that Airplane Mode is Off.

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

4.Tap a network to connect. If you see a lock icon, a network password is required. Enter the Wi-Fi network password using the onscreen keyboard. The password is the one used to set up the Wi-Fi network, not your Amazon account password. If you don't know this password, please contact the person who set up the Wi-Fi network.

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. If more than one previously used network is in range, your Kindle Fire 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 Broadband 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

Manually adding a new WiFi network

If you don't see name of the Wi-Fi network you want, you can add it manually.

To add a network manually:

1.First, make sure you are within range of the network you want to add, and that you know the network name and password (if required).

2.Swipe down from the top of the screen and tap Wireless. Ensure that Airplane Mode is Off.

3.Tap Add Network.

4.Use the onscreen keyboard to enter the name (Network SSID) of the Wi-Fi network that you want to add.

5.Choose the type of encryption the network uses from the Security dropdown menu.

6.If you select an encryption other than Open, enter the password.

7.Tap Save, and then tap Connect.

If you see an "Unable to Connect" message, you can then try to manually enter the network information by choosing Set Up. 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 Fire connects to a Wi-Fi network, that network displays "forget" next to it in the list of available networks. Selecting "forget" disconnects your Kindle Fire from that Wi-Fi network and also prevents your device from automatically connecting to it in the future.