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    I haven't seen any proxy support yet.

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    Our library bought 10 kindles, I setup a transparent proxy which the kindles could connect to fine but when it came to HTTPS this is where it failed. The kindles can browse the web using the experimental web browser they have but they cannot connect to the Amazon store, or send the login details to download books.

    So at the moment the kindles have to be taken off site to download the books, joy! I wish Amazon had just allowed proxy settings to be configured on the Kindles.

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    It would have been so much easier just to get a 3G one

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    Ha!

    I said the exact same thing, although I suppose they'd have to fork out extra money and pay for the 3G service.

    At least we now have a guest wifi for visitors.

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    Just a thought - has anyone tried WPAD to configure them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachael View Post
    I said the exact same thing, although I suppose they'd have to fork out extra money and pay for the 3G service.
    Rather than them spending a couple of pounds extra (there is no ongoing 3G cost) you just had to spend hours of your life finding a work around. Those are hours you will never get back

    The problem with the transparent proxy solution is that you have no logging of who is accessing what. It might be filtered but what if somebody uses your wifi to plan a terrorist attack or run a drug cartel? I know I'd like to have a rough idea of who was accessing it. Of course the 3G Kindle doesn't log anything either.

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    Can you allocate a range of IP addresses in your firewall then give the Kindles those addresses. We do this with guest laptops/iphones etc. That way they can use the wireless network to get out to the internet but not actually touch or join your main network and you can still keep some sort of control over what is accessed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    Rather than them spending a couple of pounds extra (there is no ongoing 3G cost) you just had to spend hours of your life finding a work around. Those are hours you will never get back

    The problem with the transparent proxy solution is that you have no logging of who is accessing what. It might be filtered but what if somebody uses your wifi to plan a terrorist attack or run a drug cartel? I know I'd like to have a rough idea of who was accessing it. Of course the 3G Kindle doesn't log anything either.
    Smoothwall Express keeps a log of what was accessed by which IP and when, and we're issuing static IPs to the Kindles, E-Pads etc. and we've connected it to our pupil filtered internet, so it's pretty much ok here

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