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Help, my mum bought my dad a Kindle & I have to set it up as a surprise......I can't find the wireless bit

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KatyMac Sat 04-Dec-10 19:46:34

It's supposed to be all ready to go, but I can't go on-line

The little bars are see through & I thought it would just work

Please help me

Gay40 Sat 04-Dec-10 19:47:19

go onto menu
then scroll up or down to switch wireless on

Gay40 Sat 04-Dec-10 19:47:41

you might have to link to your router - you can do this via wireless settings

KatyMac Sat 04-Dec-10 19:49:38


I thought it would be automatic as it was the more expensive one or have I mis-understood completely

Gay40 Sat 04-Dec-10 19:52:27

Did your mum buy it through her own amazon account - does she share it with your dad?

No, it will link but my router is passworded, so the Kindle had to have the password put on it - once it is done, it is done

Are you trying to sort the Kindle there, for her? If so I'll try and talk you through

NormaStanleyFletcher Sat 04-Dec-10 19:53:01

You probably need to put in the password for your wireless, otherwise, if it is the 3G version it will connect to the mobile network.

How is DD btw (not been around)

MistletoeAndWhineWithMe Sat 04-Dec-10 19:53:09

You don;t have to do anything except turn the wireless on with the 3g one.

Gay40 Sat 04-Dec-10 19:54:28

It sounds you just need to switch the wireless on and it will link to 3G automatically

KatyMac Sat 04-Dec-10 20:00:48

Wireless is on

I haven't had a prompt for my amazon password - I bought it & it is 'apparently' registered to my account

<<I think I want one>>

Could there just be no signal here?

Gay40 Sat 04-Dec-10 20:03:26

So what do you want to do on it that you can't do yet?
(Forget amazon password for now - yes it will be OK on your account until you dad starts buying books on it lol)

KatyMac Sat 04-Dec-10 20:08:23

Buy some books so when he goes into hospital on Thursday he can be entertained (in between the surgery & morphine.....wink)

KatyMac Sat 04-Dec-10 20:18:01

Sorry DD is now fine, who knows what it was all about hmm

Gay40 Sat 04-Dec-10 20:18:27

Right OK - there's a few ways.

Easiest and quickest is to go onto your Amazon account online, buy some e-books and then when you switch your Kindle on, it will whispernet them on and be displayed

MistletoeAndWhineWithMe Sat 04-Dec-10 20:20:01

Order a free book and see what happens.
Glad your DD is ok .

KatyMac Sat 04-Dec-10 20:24:40

It wants to connect to my broadband - but I can't remember the password

Oh damn

NetworkGuy Sat 04-Dec-10 20:30:41

password on sticker on the router by any chance ?

depends on the ISP of course...

KatyMac Sat 04-Dec-10 20:34:01

no it's 1010 etc but I can't remember how many times & I can't remember how to reset it

It's a Belkin (quite old)

KatyMac Sat 04-Dec-10 20:38:07

If I restore factory defaults will that take away the password?

Gay40 Sat 04-Dec-10 20:42:04


KatyMac Sat 04-Dec-10 20:43:06

Done it

KatyMac Sat 04-Dec-10 20:52:42

All sorted Thanks everyone

Now downloading tonnes of books (all free) for him

& I have discovered Baen who do I want one now

KatyMac Sat 04-Dec-10 21:05:25

testing the browser

KatyMac Sat 04-Dec-10 21:10:06

OK - how do you close the browser?

I feel so usless

Gay40 Sat 04-Dec-10 21:17:53

press home

KatyMac Sat 04-Dec-10 21:53:27


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