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It Arrives this Friday

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    It Arrives this Friday

    Anxiously awaiting the arrival of my KF this Friday. Figgued I would get a leg up on how the thing works and what people think by reading the KF Fourm notes. I am currently using a Toshiba Thrive and the KF is for my wife... that said I better know how to use it so that I can show her otherwise it will end up being a paper weight. I am hoping is is as esasy as people say. She currently has a Kindle Reader but the Fire will give her a lot more. Lets see... reading... shopping... email... back to shopping.

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    ALOHA & welcome! Glad u joined us. I'm sure she will enjoy it. I work between the KF, Xoom, Nook & all my darn Android phones LOL

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    Welcome to the site. Your wife will like her Fire.

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    Thanks guys but I have to say I am really disapointed in the internet connection. The unit droppes off the connection all the time. Even if I go stant a few feet from the routher. The two reasons why I bought this is one for it's intergration with Amazon Books (Kindle) and two for internet use! I will play with it a bit but I suspect by the end of next week it will be going back. I have zero problems with internet connection on any of my other devices!

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    Quote Originally Posted by calloused View Post
    Thanks guys but I have to say I am really disapointed in the internet connection. The unit droppes off the connection all the time. Even if I go stant a few feet from the routher. The two reasons why I bought this is one for it's intergration with Amazon Books (Kindle) and two for internet use! I will play with it a bit but I suspect by the end of next week it will be going back. I have zero problems with internet connection on any of my other devices!
    Before returning the Fire, try giving it a fixed IP (static) address. It works for some, not others, based on router/revision/firmware differences.

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    Maybe yours has a defect. My KF can literally stay connected to my router for days without losing the connection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calloused View Post
    Thanks guys but I have to say I am really disapointed in the internet connection. The unit droppes off the connection all the time. Even if I go stant a few feet from the routher. The two reasons why I bought this is one for it's intergration with Amazon Books (Kindle) and two for internet use! I will play with it a bit but I suspect by the end of next week it will be going back. I have zero problems with internet connection on any of my other devices!
    Have you tried to reboot the router? If not, turn it off for a couple of minutes and while it is off go ahead and " forget" ( aka delete) the network on the Fire.
    After a couple of minutes turn the router back on and reinput the network into the Fire.

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    I will try the two suggestions above. One question is how or where do I find a fixed IP address. I can see on the Fire where you can enter a manual IP but do not no all those items. I have a Cisco E2000 router. It is not that old.

    Before returning the Fire, try giving it a fixed IP (static) address. It works for some, not others, based on router/revision/firmware differences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calloused View Post
    I will try the two suggestions above. One question is how or where do I find a fixed IP address. I can see on the Fire where you can enter a manual IP but do not no all those items. I have a Cisco E2000 router. It is not that old.

    Before returning the Fire, try giving it a fixed IP (static) address. It works for some, not others, based on router/revision/firmware differences.
    http://support.unblock-us.com/custom...on-kindle-fire
    Hope that helps

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