KindleFire not connecting to portable hotspot !

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  1. bryandh

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    Recently replaced Kindle 3G Keyboard with Kindle Fire HD generally quite pleased with performance. However have discovered that it will not connect with my Samsung Tablet 2, 10.1 when I switch tablet to Portable Hot Spot. Both units recognise each other and each records the other as "connected" but cannot connect Kindle to internet.

    The only clue I can offer is that in the top corner of Kindle a wireless icon appears BUT with a small (x) superimposed which I presume blocks internet access.
    The Kindle connects to internet through MOST other wi .fi hotspots.

    Any ideas how to resolve this problem. Btw, Amazon say the Kindle Fire was not designed to function this way ....... cannot believe, after all a portable hot spot is just another hot spot.

    Regards, Bryan
     
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    Btw, Amazon say the Kindle Fire was not designed to function this way ..

    could have something to do with it :Doh:
     
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    Had hoped for a more constructive comment than flippancy ...... but there you go.

    Perhaps I should have been more fulsome in the OP but did not wish to make the thread a harangue about the quality of assistance available from Amazon Help lines.

    The agent actually said, "I don't BELIEVE the Kindle Fire HD is meant to work that way". Need to hear what he knows, not what he believes to be the case.

    Regards, Bryan
     
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    ok, I am not a tech wiz kid but heres my thoughts.

    correct me if I have this wrong..

    your using a 3g internet connection with a sim in the samsung tablet....then you activate the samsung as a hotspot, then u connect the kindle fire to the wifi signal sent out by the samsung and connect the fire, but the connection does not allow connection to the internet....

    does the samsung connect to the net ok on its own using the 3g? if it does then try setting up the hotspot as an unsecure connection and see if that works.......

    The kindle fire should just see a wifi hotspot so the issue would be with the samsung in my opinion.
     
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    my post wasnt meant as flippant in any way but merely stating the obvious.

    what i dont understand is, you're using a 3G Samsung tablet as a wifi hotspot to try to connect a crappy Kindle to the internet....why not just use the tablet ?

    Oh, and i do use a kindle fire.
     
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    maybe they are trying to share the one connection on both devices!
     
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    :Doh: never thought of that :Blush:
     
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    Yes to all in para 1

    Yes to para 2 and have changed settings in portable hotspot configuration setup to "open", no joy. I agree the Kindle should just see another hot spot.

    Maybe that the problem lies with the tablet or it is a settings issue which I have not spotted, or of course ........ the dreaded "operator error!"

    Regards, Bryan
     
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    As a Fire user you will know it needs a wi .fi connection to operate online.
    My wife uses Fire and I have an older wifi (only) keyboard. When pitched up in remote areas, as we often are, dependable wifi is not readily available for internet connection, hence the need for portable hotspot. Guess my planning for such an eventuality was flawed.


    Bryan
     
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