Connecting your Kindle Touch to WiFi or 3G

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

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

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

For Kindle Touch 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 Touch screen, your Kindle Touch is already connected wirelessly using 3G. Your Kindle Touch 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 Touch 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

To connect your Kindle Touch via Wi-Fi:

1.From the Home screen, tap Menu.

2.Tap 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 Touch detects networks in range.

4.Tap the name of the network you wish to join. If necessary, enter the Wi-Fi network password. 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.

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 Touch 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 Touch 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 the network you want to connect to in the list of detected networks, you can add it by selecting Join at the bottom of the list of detected networks.

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.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 Join to enter network details.

5.Use the onscreen keyboard to enter the name of the Wi-Fi network that you want to add.

6.Once the Network Name has been entered, tap the Password box and enter Wi-Fi password / Network Key using the onscreen keyboard (if required).

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 include non-English letters (accents, umlauts etc.). To view accent options, press and hold a letter down, and accent options appear.

7.Tap Connect.

If your Kindle Touch fails to connect to the new Wi-Fi network, it will display an Unable to Connect message. You can manually enter all the network information for the Wi-Fi network by choosing Set Up 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 person who set up the network.

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

Wireless status indicators

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

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

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

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