Kindle WiFi Issues

A reader has an issue with connecting their Kindle to Wifi.

“I have just noticed that my WIFI is not working right. I have free books sent to my computer, then I can download them to the Kindle. But one I wanted to read did not show on the Kindle, so I looked and noticed that the one light on the Wi-Fi router is not on. It is a little triangle at the bottom of my router (netgear n300). And it does not show up as being in my other Netgear router. It use to be there but not sure how it left. The Kindle will let me enter my WiFi network but I’m not sure what that is.”

Your router is likely not the problem if your PC and other devices are still online. The issue could just be your Kindle’s connection to WiFi. Let’s check it out.

Start by turning on your Kindle tablet. If you’re connected to WiFi, you’ll see this symbol at the upper right.

If you don’t see the icon, swipe down on the screen to get this menu. Make sure the little airplane logo isn’t activated. That’s Airplane Mode and will take you offline. If it is, just tap to turn it off. If that’s not the issue, then tap the little arrow at the bottom to see more options.

From the full menu, tap the gear icon.

Then tap Internet

You should see your network listed under WiFi. Make sure the button is the on position. If your network is not active, tap on WiFi.

You should see a list of available networks. The ones with locks next to them are secured by passwords. Locate your network.

Tap on it and you’ll be prompted to enter your password. This should reconnect you.

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