BN: wifi-centric follows. Skip if one is interested only in hardware solutions.
Originally Posted by hfpop
But without a hack on Kindle, the Kindle does not connect to a WiFi point that is itself not connected to the net.
Perhaps this means "will only connect to a wifi access point", since the kindle has no way of knowing, pre-association, whether or not the AP has an internet connection.
Consider the scenario of tethering to a phone that does not have a data plan; the android phone looks like an AP to the kindle, gives it a dhcp lease, etc, but just has nowhere to forward those packets.
But at least now we have both devices on the same subnet over wifi. I don't know Kindles well enough to know whether this gets us any further down the road.* Maybe we can ftp/scp back to the kindle, or run a lightweight web server
on the android phone and pull files from it using the kindle's browser?
I like the discussion as an intellectual exercise and experiment but two practical points stick in my pea-brain:
1. I would be surprised if I could read a complete kindle-load of ebooks in any period of time shorter than incarceration or exile.
2. I would also be surprised if one didn't stumble across open wifi APs while travelling. Certainly before running out of ebooks to read.
* my first Kindle, a KK, is on the way from eBay. It was, a quick google stalking suggests, used for textbooks by a med student. On the plus side, I am not entirely unfamiliar with android and linux devices.