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    Kindle and Sky -Sagen Router

    This is a discussion on Kindle and Sky -Sagen Router within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi - have just bought a Kindle and cannot get it to connect with router wifi. Have looked at router ...

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      Kindle and Sky -Sagen Router

      Hi - have just bought a Kindle and cannot get it to connect with router wifi.
      Have looked at router and I now appear as MER network type - is this what is causing problem and if so how do I deal with it?
      Or does anyone have any other siggestions about the Kindle and wifi?


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      Re: Kindle and Sky -Sagen Router

      I've seen these problems reported elsewhere and the cure has always been the WiFi password entry. Most suggest you change the default Sky WiFi password (which you should do as it's easy to break) and enter a password that you definitely know and can enter on the Kindle exactly as you entered on the Sky router.

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      Re: Kindle and Sky -Sagen Router

      I do not seem to be able to access the default password to change it and would mean changing it on other equipment. The Kindle support information say the network should be 802 but router shows MER and I assume that means incompatible so how do I deal with that?

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      Re: Kindle and Sky -Sagen Router

      MER is nothing to do with the WiFi, it's to do with the connection between router and Sky
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      Re: Kindle and Sky -Sagen Router

      well in that case, why can I not connect wirelessly with the Kindle?

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      Re: Kindle and Sky -Sagen Router

      Not sure why, but sometimes with sky routers and random devices it just wont connect unless you change SSID (Name of wireless) and passphrase.
      Normally changing SSID and changing WPA PSK pass will do this.

      Sometimes you may have to change security from WPAPSK to WEP. (Slightly less improved security but still is fine)

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      Re: Kindle and Sky -Sagen Router

      Quote Originally Posted by SkyCST View Post
      Not sure why, but sometimes with sky routers and random devices it just wont connect unless you change SSID (Name of wireless) and passphrase.
      Normally changing SSID and changing WPA PSK pass will do this.

      Sometimes you may have to change security from WPAPSK to WEP. (Slightly less improved security but still is fine)

      You mean no security at all.

      Is your router the older 2504 or the new 2504n? If it is the older one that you have had since joining ignore the comment below.

      The encryption cannot be changed to WEP on the new sagem router.
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      Re: Kindle and Sky -Sagen Router

      No,

      You should be able to change the security on all Sky routers to WEP.

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      Re: Kindle and Sky -Sagen Router

      Check again there is a bug in the firmware that stops you being able to change it on the new sagem.

      As for the WEP comment about being less secure 16.7million possible combinations is basically no security at all can be hacked in 5 mins by a 10 year old with access to google.
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      Re: Kindle and Sky -Sagen Router

      Well the information i gave on WEP security being less secure than WPA PSK is correct.

      WEP is secure which is why it is still in use, but like i stated it isnt AS secure as WPA PSK.

      And WPA PSK will offer better features too.

     

     
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