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killing_rose ([personal profile] killing_rose) wrote in [community profile] ebooks2013-10-12 01:29 pm

Help: I would like this connected to my wifi, damn it.

Okay, so for some really annoying reasons (primarily weak grip, startle reflexes and grocery store linoleum), I had to replace my Kindle 3 last night. The Best Buy man who sold me both the new ebook and its protection plan was a little startled by the very fervent, "That one. Please god, tell me you have it in stock." He also apparently has few scruples, as he explained to me that 2.5 years from now, about 6 months before my protection plan expires, my ereader should meet with an accidental death, I can replace the ebook for free, and re-up on the protection plan for another three years.

I have to say "This is pretty much the last time you need to buy an ereader" is one of the more interesting ways I've heard a protection plan hawked.

It is bad enough that I had the option of Fire (no thank you, I already have the iPad known as my Toy), the Paperwhite (oh gods, my retinas, oh gods), and the Kindle.

I am very annoyed by the lack of my beloved Kindle 3, as I was perfectly fine with the extra space and my keyboard.

But, fine, I'm fine with the less space given that it's not emulating all the things I hate about the iPad Kindle app. And gods know that since I have years of Kindle ebook purchases and no brain to try and crack them, the Kindle was the only option for replacing my 3.

And now, for neither love nor money, can I get the damned thing to connect to our password protected wireless. My housemate's unlocked (only for this experiment) mobile hotspot? Yes.

Password protected wifi? Nope.

I have the password! That failed. 

I have a blinking WPS light! I have been next to the light. I have been next to the modem! That failed.

It will not connect.

I would like to get my collections reestablished, since apparently one of the features Amazon has introduced since my last Kindle death includes "being able to sync your collections"; I'm not putting a lot of trust in being able to do it, mind, but I'd like to at least try. I'd also really appreciate being able to quit having to drag out my USB cord to put new books on my ereader.

I mean, yes, I had to wait six and a half months with my first Kindle to get it connected to my college's wifi, but it turns out the several years since then exactly meant I'd forgotten how much I loathed that whole period.

Please gods, tell me someone knows how to fix this.


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