Kindle Paperwhite wifi setup

All Amazon Kindle Paperwhite comes with the feature of Wi-Fi; 3G. IF in case you are having a Kindle with wifi only feature then you need to do Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi set up to receive e-books and content wirelessly. In case you don’t find any wifi currently then you have the option to do Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi set up later by tapping the x in the upper-right corner of the Wi-Fi Networks dialog box and then tapping Complete to do Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi set up Later.

Kindle Paperwhite wifi setup

Note: Please be aware that if your Kindle Paperwhite is wifi only and you do not do to do Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi set up for your Kindle Paperwhite then you will not be able to complete the registration process, the step after doing the to do Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi set up. 


The process of doing the Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi set up

  • In the first step of doing Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi set up, you need to know if the network is password-protected. We usually protect our home and office networks with a password to prevent any unauthorized access and to save our data. But in general public networks such as Starbucks and McDonald’s are not password protected.
  • To set up wifi on your Kindle Paperwhite please turn on your Kindle device. Then open the Menu and go to the settings. Under settings, you will find the option wifi networks. Tap on wifi networks. In some cases, the wifi is not turn on then you will get a message asking if it should be turned on. Tap OK. Also if the Kindle Paperwhite is in Airplane mode then Wi-Fi is not turned on, in that case, you’ll see a message asking if you want to turn off Airplane mode.
  • Under the wifi network option, you will see the wifi networks name within the range, Select on the wifi network which you want to connect with your Kindle Paperwhite device. When the wifi is in protected mode then you will see a lock icon next to wifi name. If the network you want to connect to has a lock icon next to its name, you need to enter a password.
  • Now enter the password for known wifi network the in a dialog box using the onscreen keyboard. Also please visit the network Administrator if If you are connecting to a network at work and don’t know the password

Note: You have the choice to use numbers and symbols by tapping the keyboard’s 123!? etc. key. Tap ABC to go back to the regular keyboard.

  • When your Kindle Paperwhite is connected with wifi network then wireless indicator appears in the upper-right corner of the screen, next to the battery charge meter. Generally, this is seen as an indicator on the Home screen and when you display the toolbar while reading an e-book.

Kindle Paperwhite wifi setup troubleshooting

Reboot your Kindle

As technical as this sound, so is this simple. To do the troubleshooting for Kindle wifi setup, first, reboot your Kindle. TO do so, first switch off your Kindle device. You can do this when you hold the power button for 5–6 seconds. Now, after some time, switch it on and then try to connect. This is the first step to do troubleshooting for Kindle wifi setup.

Reset the router

If above mentioned of doing the rebooting your Kindle does not fix the issue, then don’t panic. We have a second solution to do the troubleshooting for Kindle wifi setup. Try resetting the router. To do the troubleshooting for Kindle wifi setup, first, change the IP address of your router from DHCP to static IP address. It is quite easy. All you have to do is to simply turn off the router and clearing all the DHCP records on your internet router. This trick will do the work and work in long to do troubleshooting for Kindle wifi setup.

Reset to factory default settings

In case both of the above methods like resetting the router and rebooting the Kindle does not work for you. Then there is a sure shot way to fix the issue and will work for doing the troubleshooting for Kindle wifi setup. It is seen that that most of the issues arising in mobile phones and tablets can be fixed by restoring your device’s factory settings. This trick will work for your Kindle as well. If you will reset your Kindle to factory default settings then you will be able to connect Kindle to wifi successfully.

Update the Kindle software

On several times, Amazon keeps on updating its Kindle software versions. So if in case you have not checked the new version of your respective Kindle software then now is the time to do so as it might fix your Wi-Fi problem. You can simply update the operating system manually from manage kindle device option within your Kindle settings.

troubleshooting for Kindle Wifi issues

Before fixing the issue of wifi setup, first of all, please diagnose the issue, which is the root cause of the problem. Identifying the issue automatically the do the half work done and rest of the fixing the problem will be easy. So to identify the root cause of wifi setup issue for your Kindle please refer below-mentioned steps:

Doing the diagnose for the wifi issues

  • In the first step please check if the Other devices in your home can connect to your network. If they can’t connect, you may need to contact your Internet service provider.
  • In the second step please see if your Kindle is in Airplane mode. Sometimes it is switched on by mistakenly touching the icon and sometimes we switch it on and then forget to switch it off when in need. So To check, swipe down from the top of the screen and tap Wireless. If Airplane Mode is On, tap Off to enable wireless connectivity.
  • Please make sure that if the password for the network has been changed, then you had updated your Kindle wifi password and also check if you know the password and entering the same password which case sensitive. If you’ve forgotten or don’t know your Wi-Fi password, you may need to refer to your router manufacturer or Internet service provider.
  • On several times, Amazon keeps on updating its Kindle software versions. So if in case you have not checked the new version of your respective Kindle software then now is the time to do so as it might fix your Wi-Fi problem. Please check that Your device is on the latest software version. You can install the latest software version wirelessly if you’re able to connect to a more stable network, or download and transfer the software update to your device via USB.

ways to Fix the wifi issues in Kindle

  • The first step to do the troubleshooting is to Restart your Wi-Fi connection on your device. To do this, first Swipe down from the top of the screen and tap Wireless, and then tap Wi-Fi. Next to Wi-Fi, tap Off, then tap On.
  • Another way is to restart the device. All you have to do is to Press and hold the Power button for 40 seconds or till the time the device restarts automatically. If your device restarts automatically before 40 seconds have passed then, in that case, release the Power button. There are chances that your Kindle device would not restart automatically, If your device does not automatically restart after 40 seconds, press the Power button to turn it on.
  • If possible please Move closer to your router. From your device, check if you can connect to your Wi-Fi network. If your network doesn’t appear in the list, tap Scan from the Wi-Fi menu. If you still don’t see your preferred network, you can add it manually to your device. To do so please refer below-mentioned steps:

Your Kindle device is programmed to scan the all available networks, Wi-Fi networks and wireless hotspots that broadcast their network name automatically. We all know that some of these are open for everyone to join, while others require a password to connect. You can connect your Kindle Fire to your home Wi-Fi network, public Wi-Fi networks, and some enterprise private networks. To do so please refer these steps:

  1. First of all, Swipe down from the top of the screen to show Quick Settings, and then tap Wireless.
  2. After this please Verify that Airplane Mode is Off. Next step goes to Wi-Fi and taps On.
  3. In next step move further and Tap a network to connect to it. If you see a lock iconimage of lock icon , a network password is required. Enter the Wi-Fi network password, and then tap Connect.
  4. When you see that the when connecting to a Wi-Fi network, your Kindle Fire automatically connects to the network again when it’s in range. In case if there are more than one network is in range, your Kindle Fire automatically connects to the last network used. 
  • Please verify the router channel. Check if your wireless router is set to use a Wi-Fi channel from 1 to 11. Also Please refer to your Internet service provider, if they provided your wireless router, or the router manufacturer, for additional help.
  • Another thing is to do is to Restart your router and modem. To restart you can Unplug your modem and router, After the unplugging, wait a full 30 seconds, and then plug the modem in. After your modem turns on, plug in your router and wait for it to turn on.

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