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    Right, so I don't have wireless at home, I'm using some T-Mobile dongle thing. I went onto Amazon, signed my Kindle up on my account and brought a few books. It said they will be sent via whispernet. Thing is, they haven't shown up? Why not?

    Do I need to connect to the internet on my kindle to recieve books? It has wifi, but there are no connection points around. I may sound a little retarded right now, But I was under the impression you didn't need to have internet on the kindle, you just had to go onto the laptop and buy books from there and they are transfered to the kindle?

    Yes I brought it in the kindle store, I signed up with the correct serial number.
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    Theres two kindles:

    The cheap one with just WIFI.
    The more slightly more expensive one with free 3g mobile broadband built in.

    If you have the basic WIFI one then you will need a wireless network to download books I'm afraid.
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    (Original post by TheCount.)
    Do I need to connect to the internet on my kindle to recieve books?
    Well, how else do you expect them to get there. Magic?

    However, there are instructions here for transferring via a computer using the USB cable. So it should still be fine!
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    Yes, if you have the WiFi one, you'll need to connect to the internet through a wireless router to get your books. You could, if you know how, create a local wireless area network on your laptop, connect your Kindle to that and use it to get on the internet, but you'd have to Google how to do it, because I'm not sure how you'd do it on Windows (assuming that's what you're using).
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    For normal books .mobi, you can just copy them over to the Kindle folder on the laptop. For ones bought straight from Amazon, they have to be delivered wirelessly. You could also tether your T-Mobile dongle so it acts as a wireless access point for your Kindle. Other ways:
    Ah, ok. Thankyou.

    One other thing. It says I can register on Amazon or via Kindle. I chose to register through 'Manage your kindle' on Amazon. It said it was successful, but on my kindle homepage it still says 'My kindle' which apparently means it is unregistered. Do I need to register via Kindle settings wirelessly too??
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    If you don't have a wireless router then just go for a walk and scan for an open network, or visit a friends who does have wirelss.
 
 
 
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