We had a little bit of trouble setting up Steve’s Kindle for wi-fi. He doesn’t have the model with 3G. In case anyone else is having the same trouble, I thought I’d describe how we got it up and running. Note: I am not Amazon tech support, and if you need help beyond what I share in this post, you should probably contact Amazon directly.
First, we tried connecting and entering our wi-fi network’s password. We kept getting an error message that said that the Kindle was unable to connect to the network and suggesting we either enter information manually or try the password again. I tried both. Neither worked.
Finally, I logged in to my wi-fi network and added the MAC address for Steve’s Kindle. You can find the MAC address on a Kindle by pressing Menu and going into Settings. It’s under Device Info. I went into Network Settings on my wi-fi network, and I found a section labeled “Add DHCP Reservation.” I checked a box labed “Enable,” and I entered an IP address that wasn’t being used by anyone else on our network. I entered the MAC address on Steve’s Kindle. Then I saved the settings. My wi-fi router restarted. After the wi-fi was running again after the restart, I tried to connect to the network again, and this time I was successful.
Your mileage may vary, but in case you’re having trouble connecting your wi-fi Kindle to your network, you might need to try this step out.