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Can I connect my Kindle to the campus network?

Yes, it is possible to connect Kindles using version 5.1.0 and above of the Kindle software so you will first need to update the software if you're using an earlier version.

Kindles cannot use the setup network so you will first need to register the wi-fi address of your device manually using a different computer that is already connected to the internet.

First, find the wi-fi address for your Kindle:

  • tap on Menu, then Settings and Device Options
  • tap on Menu again and choose Device Info 
  • make a note of the Wi-Fi MAC address

Now register the address using a computer that is already connected to the internet:

  • open a web browser and go to
  • login with your IT username and password
  • click on the button to Register a computer
  • enter a name for your device (e.g. Kindle), set the device type to Tablet and the operating system to Linux
  • click on register and then Register again to add the device's address
  • enter the Wi-Fi MAC address you noted earlier, choose Wireless and click on register to finish

Finally, you can connect to the Sussex wi-fi network (eduroam) on your Kindle:

  • Tap on Menu and then go to Settings and tap Wi-Fi networks
  • Tap on eduroam
  • Enter your IT username followed by e.g. if your username is ano23 you would enter 
  • Enter your IT password and tap connect

Your Kindle should now connect to eduroam. Some Kindle users have noticed that it takes a few attempts to connect so it's worth persevering if the connection doesn't succeed immediately.

You normally have to run through this process just the first time you connect - next time you use it on the campus, it should connect to eduroam automatically. If you would like assistance with the setup please visit the IT Service Desk in Shawcross.

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Created by Sandy Radford on 18 July 2012 and last updated by Tom Stanton on 14 August 2015