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Kindle 3    D-Link DIR-655  connection problem

Posted on 2010-11-23
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How, specifically, do I access my DIR-655? The answer to a similar question here was inadequate for my purposes. I've tried using the DIR's Admin and User passwords. One D-Link advisor referred to a manual hook-up. Another said D-Link did not have an answer.

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by:garys99
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Are you saying that you are trying to log in to your DIR-655 and can't?  Have you ever successfully done so?  If it's on factory settings, the login should be 'Admin' for the username and a blank password.
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by:BillWV
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No, I've logged frequently with my netbook.

 The Kindle 3 recognizes the DIR-655 network's  existence, but  says "the password entered is incorrect or invalid." This is when using the user password, no password or the Admin password. And, yes, the Kindle's wireless is turned on.

A Kindle tech said my problem was that the Kindle does not operate on 802.11/n. My DIR-655 is set up to response to /g and /n.

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If the kindle is a wireless g device, and the router is an n/g router it should work fine.

I'm thinking you may be using the wrong thing as the password on the Kindle.  The reason I think this is because you say you have tried using the user password, the admin password and no password from the Kindle, correct?  These passwords are not for wireless access - they are for accessing the admin mode of the router from a web browser.

The password you need to use from the Kindle is the wireless security password (or pre-shared key).  This is configured on your router by logging into the admin page and clicking the 'setup'  tab, then 'wireless setup' on the left-hand side.

Based on the 'Security Mode', it could be set up slightly differently, but you should probably be using WPA-PSK (or WPA Personal).  This is where the pre-shared key is set up, and THIS is what needs to match the password you enter on your Kindle when you try to access the wireless network.

It doesn't look like the DIR-655 lets you see the key that's set up, but if you don't know it and if you've set up wireless access for other devices, you may be able to go into their configs to find out what you set up as the pre-shared key on the router.  If you haven't set up any wireless devices yet, you need to set up the wireless security on your router first, which will let you define security mode and pre-shared key.

Let me know if you need help setting up wireless access on the router or if you have any questions on any of the above and I can walk you through it.

Good luck, and let me know how it goes.

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by:BillWV
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Other internet sources referred to Kindle DIR-655 connection problems, but your solution really striaghtened me out.
Many Thanks
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