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Why Can’t I Connect To Neighbors WiFi?

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 by | Filed Under: Android, Quick Tips

Barbara  from San Angelo, Texas writes:

Recently bought a Kindle HDX – tried connecting to my neighbors WiFi using her password and it wouldn’t work. Was there something else I should have done? Her site showed up when I turned it on, but it wouldn’t connect.

Barbara,  make sure that WiFi is turned on under settings and that Airplane Mode is turned off.  If that’s as it should be, I’d suggest checking with your neighbor to make sure she hasn’t changed the password since she shared it with you and that you are typing it exactly right.  It’s also possible that the network you are attempting to log onto isn’t your neighbor’s network, but belongs to another neighbor. So, make sure you’re trying the correct network.

Also, just because you can see the network, doesn’t mean the signal strength is strong enough to connect. You may just be out of range. Your best bet for a reliable connection is to set up a router in your home.

~ Cynthia

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One Response to “Why Can’t I Connect To Neighbors WiFi?”

  1. Roberta Wescott says:

    Also.. check the bars showing on the neighbors internet to check signal strength. Try going to his/her house and signing on. One more option, get an internet booster. I live in a old house with solid wood walls inside and out. This made my signal from the middle of the house to the back very weak. I got a booster and had to ‘mate’ it to the router, but wow, does it work.
    On my second Kindle and love it.
    One more suggestion: Portable WiFi. I have internet anywhere I can get a phone signal. Got mine through Verizon.

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