Connecting Your Kindle to WiFi

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

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

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

Kindle does not connect to enterprise or ad-hoc Wi-Fi networks (networks that allow peer-to-peer connections without a wireless access point). Keep in mind that you must be within range of one or more Wi-Fi networks in order to connect to one.

Connecting to a WiFi network

1.Press the Home button, then press the Menu button.

2.Use the 5-way controller to navigate to "Settings" and press down to select.

3.Select "view" next to "Wi-Fi Networks" to display a list of detected Wi-Fi networks. You may have to wait a moment as your Kindle detects networks in range. Kindle automatically scans for available Wi-Fi networks at periodic intervals. To rescan for available networks, select "rescan" using the 5-way controller at any time.

4.Select "connect" to connect to a network. If you see a lock symbol next to "connect," the network requires a password to connect.

5.If your Wi-Fi network and router supports WPS technology Kindle will detect it. Navigate to "Connect via WPS" using the 5-way controller and press to select. Then press the WPS association button on your router.

6.If your network does not support WPS, enter the Wi-Fi network password by using the 5-way controller to navigate to the characters in your password. Then use the 5-way controller to select "submit".

Tip: Press the previous page and next page buttons, to navigate to characters not present on the default view of the kindle virtual keyboard.

Once you are connected to a Wi-Fi network, Kindle automatically connects to it again whenever that network is in range.

Connecting to your BT Home Hub

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 WiFi network

If you don't see the network you want to connect to in the list of detected networks, you can add it by choosing "Enter other Wi-Fi network" at the bottom of the list of detected networks.

1.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.Press the Home button, then press the Menu button.

3.Navigate to "Settings" by moving the 5-way controller down, then press the 5-way controller to select.

4.Select "view" next to "Wi-Fi Networks" to display a list of detected Wi-Fi networks.

5.Use the 5-way controller to navigate down to "Enter other Wi-Fi network" and press to select.

6.Enter the name of the Wi-Fi network that you want to add using the 5-way controller.

7.Use the 5 way controller to enter the Wi-Fi password / Network Key (if required).

8.Choose "submit". Kindle connects to the new Wi-Fi network.

If your Kindle 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 network" 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 WiFi networks

After you have successfully connected to a Wi-Fi network once, your Kindle will automatically connect to it again when it detects a signal from that network.

You can tell Kindle to forget a Wi-Fi network so that your Kindle doesn't connect to it automatically in the future.

1.While connected to the network that you want to forget, press the Home button, then press the Menu button.

2.Navigate to "Settings" by moving the 5-way controller down, then press the 5-way controller to select.

3.Select "view" next to "Wi-Fi Networks" to display a list of detected Wi-Fi networks. You may have to wait a moment as your Kindle detects networks in range. The Wi-Fi network you are currently connected to displays the word "forget" next to it in the list of available networks.

4.Use the 5-way controller to select "forget" to disconnect from the network.

Aeroplane mode

Aeroplane Mode turns off the wireless connection on your Kindle. You can use this setting to disable wireless connectivity on your Kindle at any time.

To turn on Aeroplane Mode:

1.From the Home screen, select Menu, and then select Settings.

2.Select "turn on" next to Aeroplane Mode.

Select "turn off" to restore wireless connectivity.

When Aeroplane Mode is on, an aeroplane icon will appear at the top of your Kindle screen next to the battery indicator.

Wireless status indicators

The wireless status indicator in the upper right corner of your Kindle's screen shows whether wireless is turned on or off, the signal strength of your wireless service, and the connection speed. Here are the indicators and their meanings:

The wireless service is active and your Kindle has a strong signal. The more bars that are filled in with black, the stronger the wireless signal.

The bars are outlined in grey. This means wireless is checking for signal strength. This usually lasts less than 30 seconds.

This indicator appears when your Kindle is in Aeroplane Mode and you have no wireless connectivity. To turn wireless on again, from the Home screen, select Menu, and then select Settings. Next to Aeroplane Mode, select "turn off."

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