Sapper wrote:Hi all, I have had a 3G Kindle for a long time and it is great. but my husband has been bought a Wi Fi Kindle which is different to mine ( it was bought in the UK at Tescos)
I have opened an Amazon account for him and registered the Kindle but I cannot find a wi fi network to download anything. It says 0 networks on the settings list of networks. Lower down it says "manually add a Network" I have no idea how to find a network.
Does this mean we are out of range and cannot use the Kindle?
Any idiot proof advice please? Pat.
Hi Sapper, I reckon that Hubby being an ex Royal Engineer can either build or blow up this problem!
Firstly, read this link which will explain why your 3G Kindle most probably works and your WiFi one does not (at the moment anyway).
So, according to that link, your 3G is connecting to a signal that is not coming from your computer, but a mast like the one where your mobile signal comes from. (This is all news to me too as I knew nothing about 3G before reading this).
Therefore, my WILD guess is that as you do not have a Laptop, but a Desktop set-up, you most probably have a hard wired connection from your Router to the back of your Desktop computer?
Modern Laptops have WiFi already built in, but for your Desktop to become a WiFi computer it is 'usual' for one to have to add something called a DONGLE which will send out a WiFi from the Desktop signal that your Kindle can find and use.
I was looking at Tesco Kindle on-line just now, but do not know which model you have. If there is by any chance a USB connector on this Kindle then all you would need is the cable to connect it to your Desktop computer, but you would not be WiFi and restricted to the length of your USB cable.
Anyway, one STEP at a time. First let us/me know whether or not you have a cable connecting your Router to your Desktop. This might be grey or white in colour but connects similar to a BT telephone socket.
If you do not have a cable connection then, that would indicate that there is a WiFi connection that you/we need to find.
Lastly, tell us the model name/number of this Tesco Kindle as to enable further internet research.
Ps. I am no computer expert either and others might shoot me down in flames, but I am working from my version of logic.