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I have just received (in Australia) my new Kindle. My previous had 3G and wireless, this one is wireless only. I have been trying to connect to wireless, put in password but it says invalid password. I have done the restart through settings. Doesnt help. Any suggestion? What I want to do is download all the books I have accumulated on my old Kindle. Is there a way of downloading using my computer if i cant connect the Kindle to wireless?

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  • lorraine972 Apr 15, 2011

    there was no suggestion about the problem of Kindle not accepting wireless password (it is correct password as iphone and ipad both use it) but the second question asked was answered and gave me a way of downloading without wireless. I am still wondering why wireless wont connect.

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How to download books to your Kindle from your computer

We had a reader email us and ask us how he could get a TeleRead-mentioned e-book onto his Kindle. In case anyone else would like a tutorial, here's how to do it.

Download the e-book to your computer. Connect the Kindle to the computer's USB port. The Kindle will show up as a new drive on your computer. If you have an SD card in the Kindle it will show up as a second new drive. Copy, or drag and drop, the e-book to the Documents directory in the Kindle or SD card. That's all there is to it. When you disconnect the Kindle the machine will automatically recognize the new book. Be sure not to disconnect the Kindle until the little silver block at the bottom right stops spinning around.

If you use an SD card, you can dispense with all of the above and just remove the SD card from your Kindle and connect it to a card reader and copy the book directly from your PC to the proper directory on the card. The Kindle will recognize the new book when you plug the card back in. To be safe, shut off the Kindle when removing or inserting the card.

You can also just email it to your kindle's address. Although there is mention of a 10 cent charge per email, no one has ever been charged and Kindle support says there are no plans to do so, at this time.

It's definitely being charged now - I sent a 50 MB PDF to my kindle email address and received a $4 charge.



http://findpdf.net/

and

http://consumerist.com/2009/07/how-to-load-up-your-kindle-with-non-amazon-ebooks.html

Posted on Apr 15, 2011

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3G is a mobile phone data service, supported by selected Kindle devices. Your Kindle 3 3G has a SIM card built inside, just like the fingernail-size chips you put into a mobile phone. Amazon set up contracts with phone service providers in many countries so you can use it to download books to your Kindle at no extra costs for you other than the higher price of Kindle 3 3G compared to the non-3G version. You do not need any extra hardware for this to work, and it will work in most places of the world. This is the guarantee you were promised.

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