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Some Amazon Kindle Fire owners are experiencing bugs with Wi-Fi and internet connectivity

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Some Amazon Kindle Fire owners are experiencing bugs with Wi-Fi and internet connectivity

There’s no kidding that Amazon has a hit with its impressively priced $199.99 Kindle Fire tablet, especially when it boasts plenty of lovable qualities on the inside and out, however, it appears as though some owners are experiencing one nasty issue than renders it almost unusable.

 

Seeing that internet connectivity is what drives most of the cloud based services with the Kindle Fire, any sort of disruption to that flowing stream can result in some serious limitations. Well, there are some owners reporting that they’re unable to connect to the internet – and in some cases, they can’t even connect to any Wi-Fi hotspot whatsoever.

 

Of course, it’s going to raise some concern, especially when owners say that other devices connected to their Wi-Fi network are able to establish an internet connection – whereas, there’s nothing going on with the Kindle Fire. Another person has mentioned speaking to an Amazon customer support rep, who mentions that it was a “known issue” and that they ‘re in the process of resolving the problem – yet, the issue continues to happen for some.

 

Luckily, for those affected owners who recently managed to install the latest update for the tablet (version 6.2), they’re reporting that it has corrected the connectivity bug – though, the update doesn’t explicitly say that it fixes any sort of Wi-Fi bug. Nonetheless, it seems to work out for many people, so it doesn't hurt to give it a shot.

 

Have you been experiencing any of these nagging connectivity problems with your Amazon Kindle Fire?

via CNET

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posted on 05 Dec 2011, 11:05 1

1. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Samsung Galaxy Tab is the best Android Tablet in the World, Kindle Fire is for e-reader and search the web only.

posted on 05 Dec 2011, 11:14

2. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 642; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


They should have bought Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 or 8.9.... Which "IN MY OWN OPINION" is the best table. And ofcos most ppl buy what is popular not what works best.

posted on 05 Dec 2011, 12:50

3. LewsTherin006 (Posts: 140; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)


pretty much, we have one at work and it works like a dream. that or the asus transformer/Prime.

posted on 05 Dec 2011, 14:40

4. networkdood (Posts: 6261; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Every product has some bugs on at least 3%-5% of the total product line - this is a non-story...next.

posted on 05 Dec 2011, 15:07

5. kindlefireowner (Posts: 339; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Let the hate begin. The update fixed some bugs. I side loaded opera mobile and dolphin browsers and they fly on the fire. Side loading apps does not hurt your prime or other features.

posted on 05 Dec 2011, 15:18

6. networkdood (Posts: 6261; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


so, how is it? How does it compare with a Samsung Tab?

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