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Laptop wifi for Kindle Fire
February 12, 2012
2:17 pm
Jean Watson
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August 5, 2010
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I just love my Kindle fire but it must have a wifi connection to download and to use the web. When our satellite dish is working its no problem but I always thought why can't I tether my DROID2 to my laptop and then make my laptop a wifi hot spot. i couldn't figure it out so I asked our friend super geek Don. Between him and John they used a cradlepoint router hooked into my laptop and then shared it using windows 7. I don't know all the techie details but just wanted to share since it can be done. Works great for my Kindle fire and since I have unlimited data on my DROID2 I have  another way to access the internet.

February 13, 2012
8:55 am
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Thanks for that, Jean.  Glad to hear you found a solution.

The problem is, it does take not one, but two gurus to set it up.  

I expect they used Internet Connection Sharing to accomplish the task.  It is built in to Windows 7 and it works, mostly.  But when it doesn't work, due to updates or for no apparent reason, it can be a real pain to fix.  

ICS is not something I care to support, especially remotely.  There are “how-to” articles on the web.

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April 3, 2012
10:21 pm
Barbara Dalderis
Northern CA
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September 20, 2010
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Jean,  Glad you worked out your issue of using your Kindle Fire with your Droid cell.  There is another good way to accomplish the same thing.  We have a Droid X and Razr and we use the free app Fox Fi.  It turns your Droid into a hotspot that uses your unlimited data plan.  I use it with my Nook Color and laptops.  Works great.  I got the free app at the Google Market Place.  Think its called Google Play or something close to that.


Good traveling

Barbara Dalderis

SF Bay Area

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