Amazon Kindle - set up a wireless connection

Before you start

To connect using wireless, you'll need your router's wireless network name and wireless password. You'll find these printed on a sticker on the bottom or back of most routers, as seen in the example below.

It can also help to move close to your router while setting up the connection.
 

Connect to your router

To connect an Amazon Kindle to your router, follow the steps below:

  1. Click the Menu button on your Kindle

    Click the Menu button on your Kindle
  2. Scroll down to Settings and press Select

    Scroll down to Settings, and press select
  3. The scroll buttons are the up, down, left and right facing buttons - select is the centre button

    Scroll and select buttons
  4. Select view - you'll find this next to WiFi settings

    Scroll down to view WiFi Settings, and press select
  5. You may be asked if you want to Turn Wireless On - if so select OK

    Press OK to turn on WiFi settings
  6. Locate your router in the list of wireless network connections - in the example below, the router is called EE-1a2b3c
  7. If you can't see any wireless networks, try moving closer to your router and check it's turned on, then highlight rescan and press select
  8. Press down to highlight your router and select connect
    Scroll down to your router, and press select
  9. Enter the wireless password for your router

    Scroll down to Settings, and press select
  10. To enter the dashes, press the symbol key

    Scroll down to Settings, and press select
  11. Press the symbol button again to enter letters
  12. Once you've finished entering your wireless password select submit
    Scroll down to Settings, and press select
  13. The Kindle will connect to your router
  14. You'll return to the Settings page - you've successfully set up a connection to your router

    Scroll down to Settings, and press select

Connection problems

You may receive the alert Unable to connect to WiFi network followed by one of the errors below:

  • The password you entered is incorrect or invalid. Select enter password again, making sure you enter the security code correctly.
  • Internet connection failed. Check that your router is definitely connected to the internet - if it is, restart the router and Kindle and try again.
  • Your Kindle is unable to connect to the WiFi network. You may have moved out of range of your router - get a bit closer to it and try again.
If you're still having problems, try turning your router off then back on again and restarting your Kindle.

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