Amazon Kindle WiFi Setup and Wireless Guide

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Learn how to connect your Amazon Kindle to WiFi. Amazon Kindle devices offer the ability to connect to your home wireless network to sync books or browse the internet. Please see the following directions for assistance in enabling your Kindle's wireless connection, viewing available wireless networks, and connecting to your home network.
 

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How to connect your Kindle (with keyboard) to WiFi

To connect a Kindle model with a physical keyboard to an available wireless network, follow these steps:Amazon Kindle with keyboard

 

  1. Press the Home button on your Kindle, then press the Menu button.
  2. Use the directional 5-way button to highlight and select Settings.
  3. From the new screen, select View (shown next to Wi-Fi Settings) to display a list of available local wireless networks.
  4. Using the directional button, select your network based on its name (also called the SSID). If you're connecting to a wireless network provided by a Shaw wireless modem, you can find your distinct SSID listed on a sticker affixed to your modem*. With your preferred network highlighted, select Connect.
  5. If the network to which you are attempting to connect requires a password (also called a Pre-shared Key or Passphrase), you will see a request appear on screen. The password (Pre-Shared Key or Passphrase) for your Shaw wireless modem is listed on a sticker affixed to the modem*. With the password entered, choose Submit to finish and connect.

 

For further Kindle connection support please see the Amazon support page here.

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*If you have customized your network name (SSID) and/or password and can no longer remember the login credentials, you will need to restore your Wireless Modem to the default settings.

        

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How to connect your Kindle (touch screen) to WiFi

To connect a touchscreen-based Kindle to an available wireless network, follow these steps: Amazon Kindle Touch
 

  1. From the Kindle home screen, tap the Menu button.
  2. From the options on screen, select Settings and then Wi-Fi Networks
  3. You will be presented with a list of available wireless networks. Select your network based on its name (also called the SSID). If you're connecting to a wireless network provided by a Shaw wireless modem, you can find your distinct SSID listed on a sticker affixed to your modem*.
  4. If the network to which you are attempting to connect requires a password (also called a Pre-shared Key or Passphrase), you will see a request appear on the screen. The password (Pre-Shared Key or Passphrase) for your Shaw wireless modem is listed on a sticker affixed to the modem*. With the password entered, tap Connect.

 

For further Kindle Touch connection support please see the Amazon support page here.

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How to connect your Kindle Fire to WiFi

To connect a Kindle Fire to an available wireless network, follow these steps: Amazon Kindle Fire

 

  1. From the Kindle home screen, tap the Quick Settings icon (looks like a gear or sprocket) in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
  2. Tap Wi-Fi and confirm that the Wireless Network switch is set to ON
  3. You will be presented with a list of available local wireless networks and can tap your network based on its name (also called the SSID). If you're connecting to a wireless network provided by a Shaw wireless modem, you can find your distinct SSID listed on a sticker affixed to your modem*.
  4. If the network to which you are attempting to connect requires a password (also called a Pre-shared Key or Passphrase), you will see a request appear on the screen. The password (Pre-Shared Key or Passphrase) for your Shaw wireless modem is listed on a sticker affixed to the modem*. With the password entered, tap Connect.

 

For further Kindle Fire connection support please see the Amazon support page here.

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