How to Get a Hotspot for a Kindle Fire

By Todd Bowerman

Kindle Fire can connect to any available Wi-Fi network.
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Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet is capable of connecting to both cellular wireless networks and Wi-Fi hotspots. If you want to download new books, browse the Web, or play online games, you will first need to connect the device to the Internet. Connecting your Kindle Fire to a Wi-Fi hot spot is similar to connecting it to your home network, with one extra step.

Swipe down on the Kindle Fire screen to display the “Quick Settings” pane. Touch “Wireless.”

Set “Wi-Fi” to “On” and double-check to ensure that “Airplane Mode” is set to “Off.”

Tap the name of the Wi-Fi hot spot to start a connection. If the hot spot is secured, enter the network password.

Open the Amazon Silk Web browser and navigate to any Web address. A login screen from the hot spot provider will display. Enter your hot spot login information or agree to the terms of service to open up Web access.


Information in this article applies to second-generation Amazon Kindle Fire HD tablets. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.