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Initial post: 3 May 2014 11:32:38 BDT
C. R. Allman says:
Kindle Fire HDX 7", HDX Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB
I have an Orange Livebox router/wi-fi. It has an additional roaming router attached that can be plugged in to any mains socket in my property. The roaming router has a different wi-fi name but the same broadband connection as the main router.
When my kindle moves out of range of the roaming router, it detects the main router and connects to that. However, when doing this it very often causes the router to disconnect and reset itself. This does not happen with other devices such as smart phones or laptops.

Posted on 3 May 2014 11:41:30 BDT
Highwayman says:
Usually you need your booster to be a long way from the main box as it needs to be the dominant signal. They recommend placing them at the very limit of your wifi signal (at least they used to). If both signals are too strong it can cause problems. The Kindle will have a cheap and nasty wifi chip that probably won't perform as well as your laptop or other devices. Your kindle might be hitting both boxes and causing your problem. You could try telling your kindle to forget your primary router to start with.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 May 2014 12:30:40 BDT
C. R. Allman says:
Hi, thanks for quick response, difficult to situate the booster a long way from the box, it has its own 'base' station that plugs into the house power plug next to the main router and connects with a cable to that router. However, I'll give your other suggestion a go and force the kindle to forget the primary router. Will let you know the result. Many thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 May 2014 23:51:46 BDT
C. R. Allman says:
Hi again. I have forced the Kindle to connect only to the secondary router and after a few days of disconnecting and reconnecting it seems to have resolved the problem. It seems to work the other way too, allowing connection only to the primary router. Many thanks for your help. Looks like it's just a Kindle thing and I live with it.
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