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I just purchased a Kindle and my Linksys e1000 router will

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I just purchased a Kindle and my Linksys e1000 router will not let me connect with the internet. The kindle will not accept my router password.r.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Networking
Expert:  James replied 5 years ago.
Hi, did you configure the E1000 using the setup CD?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Yes, but I have had the roouter for a long time.
Expert:  James replied 5 years ago.
I understand.
Please try to re-run the setup procedure, but this time select the network encryption mode to be WEP. Then setup a 10 digit number as the network key (e.g. your phone number).

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

your insructions did not work, the response on the Kindle is "unable to connect to Wi-Fi Network

Local connection failed

Your Kindle unable to connect to the Wi-fi network"shortflamingo". would you like to enter the password XXXXX or manually set up this network" I tried both manual and enter password XXXXX no results.

Expert:  James replied 5 years ago.
Did you change the network mode to WEP?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

I changed the security type to WEP. What is the network mode?

Expert:  James replied 5 years ago.
Same thing. And did you put in a new 10 digit key?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
yes my telephone number
Expert:  James replied 5 years ago.
Disconnet the router from the wall power for 2 minutes, then reconnect and wait a minute. Then try to connect the kindle again, using the phone number as the password.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I tried your instructions, still network connections..
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I tried your suggestion. still no network connection
Customer: replied 5 years ago.


What happened to you? I have not received a response.

Expert:  James replied 5 years ago.
I'll opt out so that someone else can try to help you.

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