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Kindle Fire HD Wifi Problems connecting to an iPhone Hotspot


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In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jan 2014 12:53:23 GMT
Karen White says:
Have you found answer to why it wont connect

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Dec 2013 22:41:14 GMT
Worked

thank you

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Dec 2013 20:46:31 GMT
See the comment from K Stuttard on 11-26-2012, I did this and haven't had any problems connecting to the hotspot on my iphone

Posted on 19 Dec 2013 20:16:17 GMT
Last edited by the author on 19 Dec 2013 22:40:52 GMT
I have been unable to connect Kindle HDX 7" to iPhone Hotspot. It has neither connected to the bluetooth not to wifi.
Kindle help line told me that it won't connect to Apple device bluetooth - what a lame excuse
I was ask to restart the device by pressing the power button for 20 sec and retry as it will work
done that and.....after resetting the network settings on the iPhone it worked -

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2013 16:48:50 BDT
Denis Powell says:
If your Fire is showing it's connected but with an "x" that man that it has actually connected to the Hotspot but that hotspot won't allow it access to the Internet. There could be several reasons for that and one of them is that the phone hasn't been configured to allow access.

Posted on 19 Jul 2013 11:40:28 BDT
ChrisJ says:
Have you restarted it? Long hold on the power button for a slow count of 20 seconds ignoring any screen flashes and changes that may occur. Then release and leave it to recover for 2 mins. Then turn it on again.

Posted on 19 Jul 2013 10:45:27 BDT
Jo says:
My Kindle Fire won't connect to ant WiFi hotspots - not on iPhone or any phone. At the top of my Fire screen it shows a completely full and strong WiFi signal, but there is a little white x. Anyone have any ideas as to how I can fix this???

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jul 2013 10:41:05 BDT
Denis Powell says:
I have several different e-ink Kindles, Sony eReader, a Sony MP3 player, a Sony BluRay player, a Fire HD and an Asus tablet. I've never had any problems connecting through my BT hub that a reboot of the hub hasn't cured. When that's needed I can't connect my Laptop either. Amazon may have a problem with BT but I certainly don't, nor do any of my Kindles.

Posted on 15 Jul 2013 10:10:51 BDT
Manc girl says:
My iphone 5 connects my two kindles (keyboard and touch) via hotspot no problem - unlike my BT hub - Amazon have a problem with BT (they told me) I have an ipad which is, in my humble opinion, far superior in every which way to any other tablet/kindle fire etc. and also connects to my iphone every time :)

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jul 2013 07:15:29 BDT
No

Posted on 15 Jul 2013 06:47:44 BDT
Al says:
Can the kindle fire HD be connected
To the i phone 4 g via a lead ?

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jun 2013 12:03:38 BDT
Did you sort this our new Kindle is doing the same ?

In reply to an earlier post on 10 May 2013 06:26:21 BDT
Thanks K, tried this and it worked right away after reading many post this is the one that helped

Posted on 4 May 2013 16:20:02 BDT
I am having the same problem it is connected to my wifi but the wireless has a small white cross through it - does anyone have a solution to this? Very frustrating
Kindle fire hd

Posted on 20 Mar 2013 23:13:58 GMT
J. A. Spence says:
Same prob. Connected to internet with BT hub. Solution: Switched off hub and turned it back on. Connection restored.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Mar 2013 15:53:52 GMT
Adam Bennett says:
The old Kindle works with free 3G as the book files you're downloading are tiny - the bandwidth costs for Amazon to offer this service are a miniscule percentage of what they would face if they offered the same service in a world of videos, images, music and games.

I get he white cross frequently, but am still able to access web, download music etc - is there a resource anywhere which states exactly what that white crss means?

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Mar 2013 22:35:06 GMT
tworans says:
I've had the same problems as all u other guys trying to teather iPhone 4 getting the WiFi symbol with a cross . Phoned Amazon customer services who were polite but useless just said an engineer would look into it etc etc (uk call centre was in Manilla !) Anyway last ditch attempt of resetting network settings on my iPhone worked however had to be well out of range of my home WiFi network as kindle automatically connects to this.
IPhone 4 ios 6.1.1, Bluetooth on. Personal hotspot on. WiFi on but used 3g network.
Kindle fire hd 7.2.3 Bluetooth off. Wireless on.
I will try again tomorrow to see if it still works.
Another point to note is that sometimes a BT FON wireless router in the local vicinity can hijack your wireless connection on both iPhone and kindle. Just go into the wireless connections menu on your device and set them to "forget this network".
Hope this can be of help as I know how frustrating this is. I have previously teathered my kids 2 ipad s and an iPod all at the Same time whilst travelling down th M6for for 5 hours! With no problems.

WAKE UP AMAZON IF A 40 yr old CONSTRUCTION WORKER CAN FIGURE THIS OUT WHY CAN'T YOUR TECH BOFFINS!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Feb 2013 08:34:44 GMT
Bawmer says:
Have you tried the solution in the post above yours?

Posted on 18 Feb 2013 22:19:51 GMT
ChrisJ says:
Which phone? Which operating system? Which carrier? Do they allow the phone to work as a hotspot? Do you have a data plan with your phone, or just voice and text?

Posted on 18 Feb 2013 19:58:45 GMT
I have had my fire hd now for a few days now and have been trying to conect to the I phone hot spot since without joy. Is there a way around this? :)

Posted on 4 Jan 2013 19:14:31 GMT
Your a fool its a fantastic product.

PROBLEM SOLVED

The pad needs to connect via wpa psi

IPhone users
simply reset your wireless settings on phone...done

galaxy s2/ android ect
settings
more....
tethering and hotspot
configure Wi-Fi hotspot
under security select wpa psk
enter a numerical password like 1234567890
save

turn on portable wireless hotspot

now when you connect it will say you have to log in to continue and will open a window, just close it and your good to go. all sounds long winded but takes 2 minutes.

this is not the kindles fault, different devices connect differently hence the multiple options on your phone.

oh yeah Amazon........... your welcome.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jan 2013 16:58:34 GMT
Jenny Wren says:
Thank you for your response but I am returning this product

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jan 2013 16:58:13 GMT
Jenny Wren says:
Thank you for your response but I am returning this product

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jan 2013 16:57:59 GMT
Jenny Wren says:
Thank you for your response but I am returning this product

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jan 2013 16:57:34 GMT
Jenny Wren says:
Thank you for your response but I am returning this product
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