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Offline sunnyboy

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Fire can't obtain IP address from router
« on: February 11, 2012, 08:51:24 pm »
Just unpacked a Kindle Fire and have spent the last 5 hours trying to connect to my NetGear WPN824 router. The Fire "sees" the wireless network but isn't obtaining an IP address. Called Amazon tech support and after upgrading to 6.2.1 they told me it was a router issue. My router is set for DHCP and I don't want to mess with it as I am a moron when it comes to network devices and I am sure changing that will mess up my connectivity for other devices. Interestingly, my iPod Touch connected in a snap. Any ideas?
« Last Edit: February 12, 2012, 08:43:27 pm by Betsy the Quilter »

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    Re: Fire can't obtain IP address from router
    « Reply #1 on: February 12, 2012, 08:38:31 pm »
    What kind of security does the router have?  You might have to authorize the Fire by adding the Fire's Mac address to the router.

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    Re: Fire can't obtain IP address from router
    « Reply #2 on: February 14, 2012, 05:12:44 pm »
    What kind of security does the router have?  You might have to authorize the Fire by adding the Fire's Mac address to the router.

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