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    Smile Transparent Proxy for Kindles - Can smoothwall do it?

    Hi,

    I have been asked to get kindles working at our school.

    We have an upstream proxy which is required to access anything internet based.

    I understand (and have read quite a few threads on edugeek) that I require a transparent proxy to allow the kindles to work.

    I setup Smoothwall Express 3.1 RC3 - the kindles can browse the internet fine - but registering them and downloading books to them does not work.

    From what I have read Smoothwall Express will not allow https traffic to work (and I believe this is what is stopping the kindles working correctly).

    Does the full smoothwall software / hardware work correctly with kindles?

    Any ideas would be helpful - or if the full smoothwall does work correctly could someone from smoothwall contact me please about pricing etc. Taaaaaa

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    Hi,
    Look at this guide to configure proxy for Kindle
    Configuring proxy settings for Kindle Fire HD

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    What sort of kindles? keyboard, paperwhite, fire?

    I'm sure I've read here somewhere that even with a transparent proxy the e-book only ones still don't play nicely.

    Ben

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    It was for some Kindle 4's... (about 200!)

    And I gave up trying as they wanted it doing quickly.... lol

    I just ordered a separate unfiltered broadband line so the kindles can use that. (Parental locking the kindles so they cannot browse unfiltered internet)

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    I used ipcop's transparent firewall, but Notts' 1c1n allows https connections without going through a proxy, so for those connections it works anyway.

    https://tribut.de/blog/amazon-kindle-and-eduroam/ may be of use to someone

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