A question for all Australians, well, the ones who read this blog, how many of you have a kindle?
Are any of you experiencing a problem with Whispernet?
I've heard from a reliable source that several others in Adelaide have this problem, which is a relief since it means my actual much loved Kindle itself isn't faulty.
I'd like to hear from any of you about this, and from interstate readers too.
Whispernet is the wireless system used to very quickly, (about two minutes per book), download books purchased from Amazon to your Kindle device.
My Whispernet connection has been unavailable to me for several weeks now.
The alternative method of getting the books is to buy them, download them to my laptop, send them to my kindle documents page, then transfer them to kindle via usb connection.
I knew this, but wasn't having any luck getting the books transferred.
My daughter K, little genius that she is, came to my rescue, (she of the Firefox switcheroo set up), went through the process and discovered a step I'd not realised needed doing. Half an hour later, several new books were installed on my Kindle.
It's an unsatisfactory process, because of the number of steps involved and the length of time it takes.
But it does get the job done.
There is a message on the Amazon Kindle site, I think it's in the "manage your kindle" link, that indicates an update must be downloaded, (and perhaps downloading will set the whispernet going again), but, a big but, it needs a wi-fi connection to download.
I don't have one.
So, do any of you have a problem with no whispernet?
Do you know why?
How do I get it back?
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