Fire Won't Connect to Public Wifi? Here's the Fix!
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Fire Won’t Connect to Public Wifi? Here’s the Fix!

here is the solution!

need to learn how to connect your fire tablet to public wifi and have it show the login screen?

On this page, I suggest some of the tricks I use when I travel to make sure I can light my fire wherever I go.

Reading: How to connect fire to wifi

There’s nothing more frustrating than settling into your hotel room with your fire tablet, maybe to watch a movie or surf the web, only to find you can’t connect to public Wi-Fi.

The problem is usually not making the initial connection.

Connecting to Wi-Fi when you’re on the go is the same as connecting inside your home. simply go to wi-fi within your settings and look through the available networks to find the network you are on.

You may or may not need a password, depending on your network configuration; if a password is required, a lock symbol will appear on the right of the screen. this password must of course be provided by the hotel/airport/store etc where you are trying to access the wifi network.

once you’ve entered the password (if needed) and hit the button to connect, then the fire will usually connect fine and your screen will confirm you’re connected.

The problem is that as soon as you access the internet, your browser will tell you that it can’t connect because you’re not connected.

huh?

then you look at the wi-fi symbol on your screen, and lo and behold, it has the dreaded exclamation mark on it! this means that although you are technically connected to the network, you do not have access to the internet for some reason.

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in this case, the reason is that you have not been presented with the login screen, or the screen where you accept the terms of service, which is necessary to use public wi-fi.

how to get to the login screen to use public wifi

There are a few different ways to make the login screen appear.

1. open your browser

sometimes all you need to do is open the silk browser on your device. if you’re lucky, the login screen may already be there.

if not, try step 2.

2. check your notifications

Just swipe down from the top of the screen to see your notifications and look for one about the public Wi-Fi network you’re trying to connect to. hopefully there will be a notification there that will take you to the login screen.

if not, try step 3.

3.force load the router’s default login page

This sounds more complicated than it is!

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just go to the browser and type the magic code: routerlogin.net

this always works for me and takes me directly to the login page. if it doesn’t work for you, there are a few others you can try…

  • http://localhost
  • neverssl.com
  • 8.8.8.8
  • captive.apple.com
  • example.com

If none of these help you connect your fire tablet to public wi-fi, there’s one more thing you can try.

4. reboot your device

if all else fails, the old trusty technique of simply turning your fire tablet off and back on is sometimes enough to bring up that elusive login screen.

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I hope one of these methods works for you!

If you found this tutorial helpful, please let me know or check out my other tips and tricks for kindle.

You can also leave a comment below or on my facebook page. thanks!

and if you’re having trouble connecting your fireplace at home, find out how a wi-fi extender can boost your signal.

i ♥ my fire!

– cristina

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