How to Connect Kindle WiFi

Kindle wifi allows you to connect your Kindle Fire to the internet wirelessly, making it easy to get content delivered directly to your Kindle and to download Kindle apps and content from Amazon or stream music and videos. With the Silk browser that comes on the Kindle Fire, internet access also allows web browsing and even the ability to get into your email using the pre-installed app.

Amazon Kindle Wifi

  1. Go to the Home Screen.
  2. Look at the top right corner.
  3. Tap the Quick Settings Icon.
  4. Select “Wi-Fi”.
  5. Check the Wireless Networking Switch to ensure it is in “ON” position.

A list of networks should appear within a few moments. Allow time for your Kindle Fire to detect networks, but if after a minute or so your network has not appeared, tap the box next to Wireless Networking off and on to refresh the list again.

  1. Find the network you wish to connect to in the list of available networks.
  2. Tap the network to select it.
  3. Tap Connect.

If you are using Kindle in Landscape View, you may have to scroll down to find your network using your finger to swipe down the list.

If you see a lock symbol next to your network, it requires a password. Use the onscreen keyboard to enter the password. Tap the 123? Key to enter numbers or symbols, or the ABC Key for the regular letter keyboard. Tap the Shift Key or Up Arrow for uppercase letters.

Your Kindle Fire wireless connection should now be active!

Troubleshooting Kindle Fire Wifi Problems

If the network you want to connect to is not in the list of detected networks, you may be able to add it manually by following these steps:

  1. Go to the Home Screen.
  2. Look at the top right corner.
  3. Tap the Quick Settings Icon.
  4. Select “Wi-Fi”.
  5. Check the Wireless Networking Switch to ensure it is in “ON” position.
  6. Scroll down the list of networks.
  7. Select “Add a Network”.
  8. Enter the name of the network you wish to add (“Network SSID”).
  9. Tap the “Security” box and select the correct encryption type.
  10. If you do not select “Open”, tap the “Password” box.
  11. Enter the wifi password or network key.
  12. Tap “Save”, then “Connect.

If the Kindle Fire fails to connect, it will say “Unable to Connect” on the screen. You can try selecting “Set Up” and manually entering all the network information for your wifi. If you don’t know the network information, you have two choices; contact the network’s administrator for assistance, or use another network.

How to Remember or Forget a WiFi Network

Once you connect to a Wi-Fi network, your Kindle Fire will remember it and will automatically connect to that network whenever it is in range. If you have connected to more than one network in the past, and they are both within range, your Kindle Fire will automatically connect to the network you used last.

If you want to remove a network from your list so that your Kindle Fire doesn’t connect to it automatically in the future, follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the Home Screen.
  2. Look at the top right corner.
  3. Tap the Quick Settings Icon.
  4. Select “Wi-Fi”.
  5. Check the Wireless Networking Switch to ensure it is in “ON” position.
  6. Scroll down the list of networks.
  7. Tap the name of the network you wish to remove.
  8. When prompted for a password, select “Forget”. In landscape view, you will have to tap the “remove Keyboard” button in order to return to the password screen and select “Forget”.

You can start downloading content and receiving synched content wirelessly as soon as you set up your Kindle wifi! 3G is not yet available on the Kindle Fire, but rumor has it that Amazon plans to include 3G capability on later models.