Kindle – first impressions…

As I said this morning, when connecting your Kindle to your wi-fi network it will ask you for the password.

You can input your password from now til hell freezes, and it won’t work.

What it actually wants is the Network Key.

A minor fault, but a stupid one. After all, many people, having had their system set up by a friend, would have no idea what a Network Key is, or where to find it. Of course, as the Kindle asks for a password, they have no reason to suspect they might actually need something else. If it asked for the Network Key they would at least have the opportunity of asking someone for help.

Anyway, I’ve said as much to Amazon and, if they take any notice, future Kindles might get it right (it’s a simple firmware fix).

However, it’s now mid-afternoon, and I’ve had time to give it a good going-over, and this is what I think. Continue reading