Windows Thread, Amazon Kindle and Wifi setup in Technical; Hi Guys
Just wondering if anyone has bought any Amazon Kindle for use in schools? Did you manage to setup ...
13th October 2011, 03:18 PM #1
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Amazon Kindle and Wifi setup
Just wondering if anyone has bought any Amazon Kindle for use in schools? Did you manage to setup the wifi connection successfuly?
I tried one this morning with no luck in connecting it and i can't find the proxy settings options!
Any help would be appreciated.
13th October 2011, 03:24 PM #2
I dont think you can set a proxy on a kindle, thats why we brought the 3G versions
13th October 2011, 03:30 PM #3
Depending on your wifi security that bit will work however you cannot set a proxy server on a kindle.
13th October 2011, 03:33 PM #4
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We are an EMBC site so i take it there is no point having a go at connecting the wifi?
I have WPA-PSK TKIP encryption set on the access points.
15th October 2011, 02:20 AM #5
Setup a transparent proxy, there's no real way to set up a proxy, or to automatically set any wifi keys
Amazon Kindle - MobileRead Forums is the best place to search for such info
15th October 2011, 07:08 PM #6
I've setup a Kindle using WPA2-AES security and it works absolutely fine. I have to agree with others, I don't re-call seeing an option for proxy settings.
The alternative is to bypass WiFi and download books using a USB cable connected to a PC. It's also a good idea to switch off WiFi, as the battery life will last upto 3 months.
15th October 2011, 07:21 PM #7
I can't really remember the details but a colleague attempted to setup a kindle on wifi; I recall that it had difficulty with certain characters in the SSID - spaces,dashes or underscores perhaps
16th October 2011, 06:27 PM #8
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My Kindle had no issues with spaces in the SSID.
Originally Posted by CyberNerd
17th October 2011, 11:50 PM #9
In general any SSID should just be one word, with no spaces or special characters to avoid problems. Most if not all decent access points allow you to create multiple SSIDs, so you could experiment with different names.
It does amaze me how companies seem to forget about proxies though. When I last checked Microsoft's XBOX doesn't support proxies, but Sony's PS3 and Nintendo's Wii do!
Thanks to Michael from:
CyberNerd (18th October 2011)
18th October 2011, 12:16 AM #10
yeah, MS seems to be rapidy departing from the corporate market (win8 and the forayer with opening xbox shacks opposite apple stores) , forgetting proxies. Whilst Google are entering the same market, also forgetting about proxies (android). Clearly the IT industry has already decided for us; BYOD and transparent proxying is the way forward ?
Originally Posted by Michael
18th October 2011, 02:45 PM #11
Transparent proxies are becoming an increasing need, but have a look at your managed wireless solution to see if they will operate as a transparent proxy and forward traffic to your specified proxy. When we had a demo for local schools of Ruckus kit last year this question was asked and it could be done. I know similar can be done on Cisco offerings, but not sure on other solutions.
19th October 2011, 11:35 AM #12
It seems a little difficult to the newbie, could not connect directly?
19th October 2011, 11:41 AM #13
if you have a proxy no it dosent support them there are no settings for you to enter
Originally Posted by carsonchan
18th November 2011, 01:14 PM #14
Just been given a couple to setup and quickly forund the no proxy issue but....we have just had a new Ruckus wireless network installed, did anyone know if this could be done on Ruckus i.e. to set up a transparent proxy and any ideas how to do it?
Originally Posted by GrumbleDook
20th November 2011, 04:30 PM #15
This is interesting - I was speaking with someone (who will remain nameless) recently and I did mention about transparent proxies.
It's very easy to deploy proxy settings in a Windows environment, however some schools and businesses are increasingly using multiple platforms or devices. Ensuring proxy settings are enabled (if it's even supported) is becoming increasingly difficult. Plus many users have Smartphones on the move, and although they can connect to internal WiFi, they cannot actually use it due to proxy settings not being entered.
It's been mentioned to me that transparent proxies are less secure than standard proxy setups. What's your opinion of this?
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