The Amazon Kindle lets you read electronic books (e-books) and digital magazines while on the go via its tablet computer-like display. The device also contains a built-in wireless Internet adaptor that is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi "hotspots" at coffeehouses, libraries and even at McDonald's. The McDonald's hot spot is free to access and doesn't impose any time restrictions. Once connected, you can even download e-books and other content to your Kindle as well as connect to preprogrammed websites on the device.
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Turn on your Kindle by sliding its "Power" switch on the bottom of the device to the right. Make sure you are inside McDonald's or within the restaurant's Wi-Fi range --- outside on the patio or in the playground area, if available.
Press the "Home" button on your Kindle then the "Menu" button. Use the device's 5-way controller keys to navigate to "Settings" then press centre button in the controller to select "Settings."
Press the "Down" controller key to select "View" next to "Wi-Fi Settings." A list of detected Wi-Fi networks. Press the "Up" or "Down" controller key to navigate to "Wayport_Access."
Press the centre button in the controller to select "Connect." Your Kindle's "Basic Web" will launch automatically and load McDonald's connection website. Use the "Right" or "Left" controller keys to navigate to the "Connect" button on the website then press the centre button in the controller to press the button.
Tips and warnings
- When you are finish using the McDonald's hot spot, turn off your Kindle to disconnect from the network. Your Kindle will remember the hot spot the next time you return---you don't have to select the "Wayport_Access" network again.
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