UK Motorhome Information, Motorhome facts, American RV, Forums, Reviews, Sales, Campsites


Go Back   MotorhomeFun > LIFESTYLE > COMPUTERS
Register Forums Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

COMPUTERS All things PC and Mac. Hardware and Software

Kindle Tethering

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 21-08-2011, 20:02   #1 (permalink)
ShiftZZ's Avatar
Funster No : 1546
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Leicestershire
About Me: Pas d'anglais je suis Galloise
Interests: Genealogy, Music, Reading, Politics
MH Type: Lowline
MH Model: Rapido 786F
Years Motorhoming: Since 2007
Posts: 16,365
Thanks: 2,843
Thanked 3,087 Times in 1,657 Posts
Default Kindle Tethering

Is it possible to tether a Kindle 3 to a PC to use the free internet connection?
"REVOLUTION,- A bursting of the boilers which usually takes place when the safety valve of public discussion is closed."

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
ShiftZZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 21-08-2011, 20:05   #2 (permalink)
keith's Avatar
Funster No : 168
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: SW Scotland
Interests: Motorhoming, Fishing, Walking
MH Type: Coachbuilt
MH Model: Autocruise - Star series
Years Motorhoming: Caravaning since 1974 - Motorhoming since 2003
Posts: 2,552
Thanks: 188
Thanked 923 Times in 544 Posts
Blog Entries: 4

Originally Posted by ShiftZZ View Post
Is it possible to tether a Kindle 3 to a PC to use the free internet connection?
Ooooooo now that might get me to buy one.
keith is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to keith For This Useful Post:
Lyngary (22-08-2011)
Old 21-08-2011, 21:01   #3 (permalink)
olley's Avatar
Funster No : 32
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Ipswich
Interests: History, reading
MH Type: RV
MH Model: Winnebago Brave
Years Motorhoming: 30 years
Posts: 3,049
Thanks: 280
Thanked 765 Times in 491 Posts

Hi apprently it has been done, but the perceived wisdom is Amazon will block you after a day or to and you will have an expensive doorstop.

This from "Mobile Read"

It has been done. I've seen it on google before (long time ago, probelty fixed). I remember reading that all requests must go through amazon. The kindle web browser uses a proxy ( or something like that). In addition all http requests must include your kindle unique Id base 64 encoded. So even if you were to find that id (it's generated from your certificates and not found anywhere), know that all amazon has to do is either 1) turn off the proxy server, or 2) delete your unique id from their servers. The speed would be the same speed as your kindle web browser or any AT&T phone accessing (aka slow). It would be a great pain to set up and very easy for amazon to stop. You may get one or two days of free Internet, then a $189 brick. Hopefully this stops any more questions on this matter, as I'm telling you logically why you shouldn't attempt to tether and not just yell "NOOOO!"

Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.

Brave 30W 8.1 GM petrol LPG conversion
Autogas in Europe
olley is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to olley For This Useful Post:
activecampers (22-08-2011), ShiftZZ (22-08-2011)

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Design by vBSkinworks
MotorhomeFun Shop
Autogas2000 -Refillable LPG solutions for the Motorhome
Get a free giffgaff Sim
Friendly professional service from qualified technicians
Pure Water From Your Tank
Free Fun Stickers
Don't buy a Motorhome before you read this guide
Johns Cross Motorcaravans
Garage run by Geo